Daily Mass: Christ restores us to life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the sabbath, revealing not only his majesty, but also his compassion to heal and restore us to life.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus is Lord of the sabbath. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a teachable moment about the sabbath to reveal his divinity as the Lord.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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St. Anthony, Abbot, pray for us!


Daily Mass: An insight about fasting. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a helpful insight about the purpose and nature of fasting, reminding us that this powerful, spiritual practice is a tool that is meant to draw us closer to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 8:23-9:3

  • The Gentiles who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
  • The people have abundant joy, and the rod of their taskmasters has been broken.

Psalm – 27:1,4,13-14

  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
  • The Lord’s strength gives us courage; we are no longer afraid.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:10-13,17

  • Paul urges the people to be united in the same mind and the same purpose.
  • Christ is the source of our unity, and all our efforts give glory to him.

Gospel – Matthew 4:12-23

  • Jesus, preaching repentance, fulfills the words of Isaiah the prophet.
  • The Lord calls Peter and Andrew, then James and John to follow him.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of the Year

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2nd Sunday of the Year: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

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The Psalm response stirs our hearts to offer our lives each and every day in service to God. May we call upon the Lord’s grace to journey through life with open eyes as we say, “Here am I, Lord!”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we’re at, then invites us to follow. Catholic Inspiration

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The call of Levi and his response to the Lord reveals how God meets us where we’re at in life and invites us to step out in faith and follow.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Bringing others to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus heals the paralytic on a stretcher, the action of the four men who brought him reveals our opportunity to bring others to the Lord for help and comfort.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of the Year

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St. Hilary, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ is moved with pity for our plight. Catholic Inspiration

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The pity of Jesus in the presence of a leper reveals the Lord’s compassion for human suffering. As Christ heals the leper, we recognize God’s great desire to restore us to health and wholeness.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus heals the sick. Catholic Inspiration

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Crowds gather as Jesus heals the mother-in-law of Simon Peter and the subsequent people who come for comfort and relief. May we turn to the Lord for the healing grace we require today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus reveals his authority to teach and drive out demons. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals his authority in Capernaum through his teaching and ability to drive out demons. May we pledge our allegiance to Christ and submit to his rule of our hearts.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 1st Week of the Year

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