Category Archives: Ordinary Time

Daily Mass: Listening to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus responds to a stressed-out Martha and teaches us that those who pause to listen to him have chosen the better part.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 27th Week of the Year

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St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Good Samaritan. Catholic Inspiration

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When asked, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds with the parable of the Good Samaritan, inviting us to consider how we might go beyond the ordinary call of duty to put God’s love into practice.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 27th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 28th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 28th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 2nd Kings 5:14-17

  • Naaman, a foreigner from Syria, is cured of his leprosy after he carries out the command of Elisha to bathe seven times in the Jordan river.
  • Elisha will take no gift for this miracle, and Naaman now worships only the Lord.

Psalm – 98:1-4

  • “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.”
  • Rejoice, for all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 2:8-13

  • Paul contrasts the chains he wears with the power of the word of God, which is not chained.
  • We persevere in faith, trusting in the eternal glory and power of Christ, who remains faithful.

Gospel – Luke 17:11-19

  • Jesus cures ten lepers, one of whom is a foreigner…a Samaritan.
  • The foreigner alone gives praise to God and returns to thank Jesus.

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

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27th Sunday of the Year: Great things start small. Catholic Inspiration

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Both the example of the flame and the mustard seed reveal how little things become great through the steady application of attention over time. May these illustrations help us to keep our focus on our faith, especially in times of trouble.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus triumphs over evil. Catholic Inspiration

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The disciples rejoice over the power of the name of Jesus in the presence of evil, and the Lord gives praise to his Heavenly Father.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ calls us to repentance. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus makes it clear that there will be consequences for the villages that failed to repent.  This stern warning applies to us as well, inviting us all to turn away from our sins and return to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Jerome, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We follow the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus interacts with three people on his way to Jerusalem, revealing to us what it means to follow the Lord with all our mind and heart.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Wenceslaus and St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We fight fire…with faith! Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord faces hostility, he shows the disciples a way that transcends animosity and violence. May his example inspire us to fight fire with faith!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We work with others in the Lord’s service. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches the disciples that greatness in the Kingdom of God comes when we welcome the powerless and recognize the efforts of those who are different. In other words, we are a team who sees the value that all can contribute in a rich variety of ways.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Cosmas and St. Damian, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 27th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s examine some of the themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4

  • The prophet calls upon the Lord for help in the midst of suffering and misery.
  • God answers, stating that the fulfillment will come in its proper time.
  • One must have faith, the steadfast trust in God’s promises, in order to live.

Psalm – 95:1-2,6-9

  • “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
  • With enduring faith, we worship and acclaim the Lord our God.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 1:6-8,13-14

  • We “stir into flame the gift of God” when we bear hardship for the Gospel.
  • The Holy Spirit will help us remain faithful.

Gospel – Luke 17:5-10

  • The Lord exhorts the Apostles to have faith like a mustard seed.
  • Faith is a normal response to our love for the Lord, and not an excuse for special rewards.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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