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Daily Mass: Jesus sends out the Twelve. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus selects the Twelve apostles and empowers them with his authority for ministry. May we see in their call our own opportunity today to proclaim the Kingdom of heaven by the gift of our lives.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 14th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 15th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for this 15th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Amos 7:12-15

  • Amos is rejected by Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, to be a prophet far away in the land of Judah.
  • Amos admits that he was a shepherd; it was God who called him to prophesy to the people of Israel.

Psalm – 85:9-14

  • “Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”
  • God is the source of blessings and graces…and we will hear what God proclaims.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 1:3-14

  • This hymn of praise gives glory to Christ, the source of our redemption.
  • We have been chosen by the Lord to hear his word of truth, the gospel of salvation.

Gospel – Mark 5:7-13

  • Jesus summons the Twelve apostles and sends them out two by two with a sense of urgency and trust.
  • They are empowered to continue his earthly ministry: preaching repentance, driving out demons, and curing the sick.

Mass Readings – 15th Sunday of the Year

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The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Catholic Inspiration

These two heavy hitters are remembered today, not because they were perfect; rather, they accepted the grace from God that they received and made an offering of their lives to the Lord. May they inspire us today!

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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Daily Mass: Choosing the apostle Matthias. Catholic Inspiration

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As Matthias takes the place vacated by Judas among the Apostles, the early Church demonstrates its ability to adapt and grow through prayer and thoughtful reflection.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The example of Philip and James. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of the Apostles, Philip and James, we recall that God calls every one of us in a unique and personal way to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles

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Daily Mass: Christ calls His apostles by name. Catholic Inspiration

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Luke’s Gospel shows how Jesus called His twelve apostles by name, selecting them for their particular work. May remember that Christ calls us as well.

Mass Readings – Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles


Daily Mass: A spiritual insight that guides our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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The wisdom of Gamaliel reveals a spiritual insight: things of divine origin cannot be destroyed. As we place our lives under God’s guidance, may we seek the Lord in everything we do.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: God gives us strength to do God’s work. Catholic Inspiration

The Apostles encounter hostility from their preaching and are thrown in prison; God sends an angel to free them…to get back to the work of God!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Called by name. Catholic Inspiration

A moment to reflect on the Sea of Galilee.

The call of the Twelve Apostles in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that a call by Christ is personal. The Lord knows our hearts and calls us as unique individuals to offer our lives for particular service in the world.

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

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Daily Mass: God sends us into the world. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord gives his authority to the Twelve Apostles and sends them out to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven.  This is our legacy of faith; like those first apostles we are empowered by the Lord for service in the world.  Now get to work!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 14th Week of the Year (St. Benedict)

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