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Daily Mass: Christ calls us into the household of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Christ calls the Twelve Apostles, who become the foundation of the faith we have received. May we continue to build upon the efforts of those who have gone before us, adding to the household of God and providing for those who will follow after.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude


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St. Simon and St. Jude, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

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Having called and empowered the Twelve Apostles, Jesus exhorts them to cast aside fear in the face of difficulty and duress.

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


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St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, pray for us!

Daily Mass: We give and receive without cost. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus gives instructions to the Twelve in preparation for their mission, reminding them that they have received the the truths of salvation without cost…and thus without cost they give them to others.

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


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Daily Mass: Christ sends the Twelve Apostles. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus calls the Twelve Apostles by name and empowers them to carry out his earthly ministry. Their efforts, fortified by the Holy Spirit, would change the world and leave us a legacy of faith. May we continue this ministry today!

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


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St. Maria Goretti, pray for us!

Daily Mass: We stand on the spiritual shoulders of the Apostles. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul recounts a quick recap of how Christ was present after his resurrection to the Apostles. May their example inspire us to continue to proclaim the Good News in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Philip and St. James


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St. Philip and St. James, pray for us!

Daily Mass: The Lord sends us out into the world. Catholic Inspiration

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The Gospel of Matthew shows Jesus sending out the Twelve Apostles, empowering them to carry out his work. Their example inspires us to offer our lives for the Lord’s service today.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent


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St. John Damascene…pray for us!

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


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


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


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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