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Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew the Apostle. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus calls Andrew to follow after him, we are reminded that the Lord’s call echoes in every generation…inviting us to draw near to Christ as we invite others to join us along the way.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle


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St. Andrew…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew. Catholic Inspiration

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With just two words Jesus calls Matthew and changes his life forever. The Lord continues to call us by name; may we listen and respond!

Mass Readings – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist


St. Matthew…pray for us!

15th Sunday of the Year: We are chosen and sent by God. Catholic Inspiration

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The readings today reveal how God chooses and empowers us so that we might offer our lives for service in the world. Everyday the Lord invites…how will we respond?

Mass Readings – 15th Sunday 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


Feast of St. Matthew: We live in a manner worthy of our call. Catholic Inspiration

The Letter to the Ephesians beautifully illustrates how we are directed to live according to the manner of our call to follow Jesus Christ. Simply put, if we have been given gifts, then may we joyfully offer them to the Lord!

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle

Note: Today is my birthday, and I give thanks to God for the gift of my life!

Daily Mass: How is the Lord calling us today? Catholic Inspiration

Both the Letter to the Ephesians and the Gospel of Matthew offer insights into how the Lord calls us (with all our imperfections) in various ways, giving us the grace we need for the work entrusted to our care.

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


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Daily Mass: We have been chosen by God. Catholic Inspiration

We have been chosen by God to offer our lives for service in the world.  Our actions will be unique to our own particular qualities, gifts, talents and opportunities…but when we do so the Lord will take our offering and bless it with power.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 28th Week of the Year (Brebeuf, Jogues and Companions)


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Daily Mass: Christ calls and sends us. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus calls and empowers the Twelve to be Apostles, we see how the Lord continues to work in our lives…calling us to follow and then sending us into the world to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 23rd Week of the Year


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