Tag Archives: almsgiving

Daily Mass: When you fast, pray and give alms. Catholic Inspiration

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Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are non-negotiable in the life of a Christian. The Lord gives us some key insights into these powerful spiritual practices, and by using them we refine our hearts and purify our souls.

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

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Ash Wednesday

“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” May the start of this season of Lent transform our hearts as we draw closer to Christ and one another.

Mass Readings – Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: Focusing on the inside. Catholic Inspiration

It’s easy to sometimes focus on externals and miss the spiritual disciplines that are essential. May we take the time today to reflect on where we put effort in our lives as we follow Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 28th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Pray, fast and give alms…in secret. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches that our actions are accountable to God and not to be done for our own gratification.  Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are powerful ways to live our faith, provided that they are done for God’s glory and not our own.

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

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Daily Mass: Almsgiving and the spiritual life. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus offers a rebuke in the Gospel today with the insight that almsgiving is powerful way we can foster our spiritual life.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 28th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The power of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Catholic Inspiration

The practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving are powerful disciplines that the Church has embraced from the teaching of Jesus, and they offer immense power in shaping and guiding our spiritual lives.

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

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Ash Wednesday: Make it a powerful Lent. Catholic Inspiration

The ashes on our foreheads invite us to repent of the sins that keep us from God and one another.  Through fasting, prayer and almsgiving we have powerful tools that can open our hearts and transform our lives in this great season of Lent.

Mass Readings – Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: God loves a cheerful giver. Catholic Inspiration

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

God loves a cheerful giver, and with the enthusiasm of a child we can offer our lives in prayer, service, fasting and almsgiving.  May we give generously and joyfully, recalling that all that we have is a gift from the Lord.

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Monday Conversation: a Mid-Lent Check-up

How’s your Lent going?  This 15 minute conversation can help us make the 2nd half of Lent powerful.

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Daily Mass: Washing clean the inside. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 28th Week of the Year

Jesus invites us to give alms as a way to wash “the inside” with the same care that we give to keeping “the outside” clean.