Category Archives: Ordinary Time

1st Sunday of Lent: The Lord shows us how to respond to temptation. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus confronts the devil in the wilderness, his response to three temptations shows us how we can face the deceptions of evil in our lives with courage, faith and wisdom.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Lent

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Daily Mass: Giving up everything for Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

St. Peter’s words “we have given up everything and followed you” can inspire us to consider how we offer our lives for the Lord.  Recognizing that everything we have comes from God, we begin to see ourselves as stewards, not owners, who offer our lives for the glory of the one who made us.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 8th Week of the Year

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8th Sunday of the Year: What is growing in our hearts? Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s advice is both practical and spiritual.  How do we know the secret of our hearts?  We examine how we respond: under pressure, alone and with a subordinate…and we learn what’s really happening on the inside.

Mass Readings – 8th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Let the children come to me. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s words are beautiful and moving: “Let the children come to me!  Do not prevent them!”  May we remove all obstacles and provide every opportunity to let our children come to know Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Marriage and Divorce. Catholic Inspiration

The discussion between Jesus and the Pharisees shows the reality that marriage and divorce have existed from the dawn of human history.  As we recognize the challenges of these relationships we do what we can to help build strong marriages as well as help those who have suffered from divorce.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our goal is the Kingdom of Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

In light of the teaching of Jesus in the Gospel today, we can ask ourselves a simple question when confronted by any behavior, response, or action…is this leading me closer to Heaven, or farther away?

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We are either with Jesus or against him. Catholic Inspiration

It’s not complicated.  Either we stand with the Lord or against him.  No matter how difficult, how challenging, and however many times we fail…may we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of the Year

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