Category Archives: Ordinary Time

Daily Mass: Be Vigilant! Catholic Inspiration

The Lord calls us to be vigilant – against drowsiness, anxiety, and drunkenness – as we pray for the strength to face our challenges in this life.  For always remember: one day we will stand before the Son of Man.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Dominion of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The prophet Daniel speaks of the Lord’s everlasting dominion, and Jesus affirms that his words are everlasting.  In the midst of the distractions and frantic pace of life, may we remember the permanence and strength we receive when we join our hearts to Christ.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Fishers of Men. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord calls Peter, Andrew, James and John by name to carry out a specific task: invite others to follow Jesus Christ.  This work continues today, and our invitation is to consider how the Lord calls us to invite others to follow as well.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 34th Week of the Year (St. Andrew)

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Daily Mass: Persecution and Perseverance. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord speaks bluntly to the disciples, saying that many who follow him will suffer persecution.  Yet as we persevere in faith we are reminded that God will give us what we need to keep going.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: When will it end? Catholic Inspiration

“When will it end?” This common question has been with humanity since the dawn of time.  When people ask Jesus, the Lord responds with two simple points of common sense:

  • Do not be deceived
  • Do not be afraid

Thus, we live each day as the precious gift it is, ready at a moment’s notice to step from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The resurrection to eternal life. Catholic Inspiration

The resurrection.  Life after death.  Eternal communion with God and one another.  This crucial teaching reminds us of what is at stake in the battlefield of our souls – the opportunity for everlasting life with the peace, joy and love of Jesus Christ.  I want to be there, and I want you to join me!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 33rd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: A house of prayer. Catholic Inspiration

In this passage of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus focuses his time and attention in the Temple area.  This “house of prayer” is a place of teaching, reflection, insight and communion with God and one another.  Every time we step inside a church to pray we enter holy ground; may we frequently take time to encounter the Lord and grow as his sons and daughters.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 33rd Week of the Year

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts