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Daily Mass: Bringing others to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus heals the paralytic on a stretcher, the action of the four men who brought him reveals our opportunity to bring others to the Lord for help and comfort.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Hilary, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ is moved with pity for our plight. Catholic Inspiration

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The pity of Jesus in the presence of a leper reveals the Lord’s compassion for human suffering. As Christ heals the leper, we recognize God’s great desire to restore us to health and wholeness.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus heals the sick. Catholic Inspiration

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Crowds gather as Jesus heals the mother-in-law of Simon Peter and the subsequent people who come for comfort and relief. May we turn to the Lord for the healing grace we require today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus reveals his authority to teach and drive out demons. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals his authority in Capernaum through his teaching and ability to drive out demons. May we pledge our allegiance to Christ and submit to his rule of our hearts.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 1st Week of the Year

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The Baptism of the Lord fosters our desire to please God.

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As Jesus is baptized, the Father’s voice is heard from Heaven, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” May these words inspire us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.

Mass Readings – The Baptism of the Lord

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of the Year.

1st. Reading – Isaiah 49:3,5-6

  • The people are brought back and gathered together, made glorious by God’s strength.
  • They shall be a light to the nations, so that God’s salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Psalm – 40:2,4,7-10

  • “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
  • We wait for the Lord, who strengthens us to offer our lives in service.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:1-3

  • Paul introduces his letter stating that he is an apostle of Christ.
  • He greets the people in the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus.

Gospel – John 1:29-34

  • John the Baptist sees Jesus and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”
  • John testifies that he has seen the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven upon the Lord.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Epiphany: The journey to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Magi encounter the Christ child in Bethlehem, their example inspires us to continue our daily journey to Jesus, guided by the Lord’s light through this life to our Heavenly home.

Mass Readings – The Epiphany of the Lord

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Daily Mass: Jesus at the wedding at Cana in Galilee. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s first miracle takes place at a wedding at Cana in Galilee, foreshadowing the glory of his saving death and resurrection for us all.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 7th

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Raymond Penyafort, pray for us!

Note: this photo was taken at Cana during the renewal of vows of those married couples who traveled on my pilgrimage to the Holy Land in December 2019.


Daily Mass: Christ baptizes us with the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist proclaims that Christ will baptize with the Holy Spirit. As we follow the Lord today, may we call upon the Spirit to draw us into a deeper, fruitful union with the Lord and one another.

Mass Reading – Christmas Season, January 6th

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St. André Bessette, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Following Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s invitation to Philip is simple and direct: “Follow me.” May Philip’s swift response inspire us to embrace Christ’s invitation in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 5th

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. John Neumann, pray for us!


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