Category Archives: Ordinary Time

Study, Pray, Serve: 13th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 1st Kings 19:16b,19-21

  • God tells Elijah to anoint Elisha as a prophet to succeed him.
  • Elijah throws his cloak over Elisha as he is plowing with 12 oxen.

Psalm – 16:1-2,5,7-11

  • “You are my inheritance, O Lord.”
  • We rejoice and take refuge in God who counsels and protects us.

2nd Reading – Galatians 5:1,13-18

  • We are called to freedom through the saving action of Christ.
  • We live in the Spirit, who calls us to avoid the desire of the flesh and love one another.

Gospel – Luke 9:51-62

  • Jesus is rejected by a Samaritan village on his journey to Jerusalem.
  • The Lord responds to some of the people who claim to want to follow him.

Mass Readings – 13th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Do not worry! Catholic Inspiration

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It is so easy to give in to worry! How often do we feed our fears and yield to anxiety? Jesus speaks to this common human condition and offers us a powerful way forward.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Store up treasure in Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches his disciples to examine their hearts regarding WHAT their treasure is and WHERE they will store it.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s Prayer has provided spiritual strength and guidance for countless Christians. May we call upon it frequently throughout our day!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord speaks of three ancient and powerful spiritual practices: fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

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Perhaps one of the toughest teachings in Christianity is found in the Gospel of Matthew today. Yet this command to love our enemies offers a practical path that unites us to the example of Jesus.

Mass Readings- Tuesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good – and what a challenge at times it can be!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

(Or as I was taught when I needed this mighty saint’s help: “Tony! Tony! Look around! Something’s lost that must be found!”)


Daily Mass: Jesus teaches us to use simple speech. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Saturday of the 10th Week of the Year

Jesus urges his disciples to use plain direct speech when interacting with one another.

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Barnabas, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Jesus teaches about adultery and divorce. Catholic Inspiration

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While we might be tempted to think that adultery and divorce are recent problems of modern society, the Lord’s teaching today reminds us that these issues have been with humanity from the beginning.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 10th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We reconcile with one another. Catholic Inspriation

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The Lord challenges us to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. How? By reconciling with one another!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 10th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Ephrem, pray for us!


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