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Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

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We find in this selection from the Sermon on the Mount one of the hardest teachings of Jesus: to love our enemies. Yet when we do this we cleanse our hearts of hate and fill them with God’s grace, so that we will be prepared to follow Christ in this life and be with Him in the next.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Go first and be reconciled. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus urges his disciples to make reconciliation a priority in their lives, reminding us that forgiveness is a daily discipline as we follow the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Christ falls 3x. Catholic Inspiration

The Way of the Cross in Jerusalem: Pilgrimage in December 2019

The three falls of Jesus on the Way of the Cross express our awareness of the humanity of Jesus through his Incarnation; he becomes like us – taking on our human weakness – to redeem our weakness and restore us to grace.

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Daily Mass: Asking for what we need. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches us to ask, seek and knock as we trust in God who knows the good things that we need.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The ongoing call to repentance. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus affirms the preaching of Jonah to repent. This is the constant message throughout salvation history: to acknowledge our sins and return to the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer and the power of forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

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Matthew’s Gospel offers the Lord’s Prayer – a powerful spiritual tool that speaks practically about the crucial role of forgiveness in our daily lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

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St. Peter, for all his mistakes and sins, is empowered by Christ with a new name and a commission to lead the Church. May his example inspire us to follow the Lord today with full and open hearts.

Mass Readings – Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

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Monday Conversation: Praying daily with the Bible.

Prayerfully reading the Bible (often called Lectio Divina – Divine Reading) is a powerful way the listen to what God has to say to our lives. Reading a small passage of Scripture we reflect and respond to the Lord by answering three simple questions: What does it say? What does it say to me? What does it make me say?

To access the daily Mass Readings from the US Catholic Bishops’ website, click here.


1st Sunday of Lent: Confronting the darkness in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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The temptation of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that the darkness of sin must be confronted in our hearts with the triumph of Christ.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Lent

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Daily Mass: Christ calls Levi, a sinner like us. Catholic Inspiration

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The call of Levi (a tax collector and sinner) offers us hope that just as Jesus reached out to Levi the Lord also invites us – even with all our sins. May we joyfully respond to His call and offer our lives today.

Mass Readings – Saturday after Ash Wednesday

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