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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26th Sunday of the Year: We have the tools we need for the journey. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, we discover that our faith has given us all the tools we need for our spiritual journey through this life to the next.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ is handed over…for us. Catholic Inspiration

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In the midst of the miracles, healings and teachings, Jesus reminds his disciples that he will be handed over. Knowing the sacrifice that Christ makes on our behalf, may we be renewed to seek the Lord each and every day.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ suffers for our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord speaks with his disciples, he reveals his suffering, death and resurrection.  May this sacrifice inspire us to recognize our sins and return to Christ, who reveals God’s love through the Cross.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Padre Pio, pray for us!


Daily Mass: God is our refuge and our strength. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 90 inspires us with God’s strong and everlasting protection. May we trust the Lord in times of trial as we face the challenges of each new day.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ calls us to new life from our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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Through the example of St. Matthew, Christ demonstrates his desire to call sinners to newness of life.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle

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St. Matthew, pray for us!


Daily Mass: When we do the Father’s will, we join a heavenly family. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus makes a startling statement: when we do the Father’s will, we are included into the Lord’s family! May we see today new opportunities to live our faith and connect with one another.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, St. Paul Chong Ha-sang, and companions, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Shine with the light of Christ! Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord reminds us that light is meant to be seen and not hidden. May our lives shine with the light of Christ as we proclaim the Good News to others!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Januarius, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 26th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 26th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Amos 6:1a,4-7

  • The prophet admonishes those who waste their wealth on excessive pleasures.

Psalm – 146: 7-10

  • “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • God is the eternal source of all blessings and goodness.

2nd Reading – 1st Timothy 6:11-16

  • Timothy is charged to persevere in faith.
  • Christ will come again, and we strive to keep his commandment without stain or reproach.

Gospel – Luke 16:19-31

  • The reversal of fortune between the rich man and Lazarus happens between this life and the next.
  • Christ reminds us that in the Scriptures and his resurrection we have what we need to guide our lives.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year

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25th Sunday of the Year: The speed of our sacrifices. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers an example of a dishonest steward to illustrate how the speed of our sacrifices reveals the values and priorities of our hearts.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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