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Daily Mass: The Lord strengthens those who labor and are burdened. Catholic Inspiration

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We draw near to Jesus and find comfort, rest and strength. The Lord renews us so that we may run and not grow weary!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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St. Ambrose, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Our Heavenly Father wills to rescue the lost. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches that it is the will of our Heavenly Father to seek out those who are lost. May we call upon the Lord in our moments of doubt and confusion as we seek the Good Shepherd of our souls.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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St. Nicholas, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Bringing others to Christ for healing. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a paralytic who was brought to him by others who were determined and faithful. May their witness inspire us to bring others to Christ for the healing they need.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 35:1-6a,10

  • The earth will be renewed by the glory of the Lord.
  • When God comes upon his people, the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame leap and the mute sing.

Psalm – 146:6-10

  • “Lord, come and save us.”
  • The Lord God nurtures, heals and supports his people.

2nd Reading – James 5:7-10

  • Like a farmer tending the soil, we must be patient for the Lord.
  • We stand firm without complaint, for the Just Judge is near.

Gospel – Matthew 11:2-11

  • From prison, John the Baptist sends disciples to Jesus if he is the one who is to come.
  • Christ responds with the fulfillment of Isaiah 35, and affirms that John is the greatest of all the prophets.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Advent Reconciliation: Coming to our senses

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This homily was part of a Communal Penance Service at the Cathedral on November 29, 2022. Reflecting on the Parable of the Lost Son, we take time this Advent to “Come to our senses” and return to the Lord.

Luke 15:11-32

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2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

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John the Baptist bluntly and forcefully addresses the crowds, calling them to repent and prepare for the one who will come after him. May this message inspire us to repent of our sins and be ready for the Lord’s coming.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: We serve one another with the compassion of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus empowers and sends out the Apostles to continue his ministry. What’s more, the Lord’s compassion for those in need sets the context for how we serve one another in his name.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent

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St. Francis Xavier, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord is our light and our salvation. Catholic Inspiration

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Two blind men are healed by Jesus and are filled with joy. As we drawn near the Lord today may we see clearly, for the Lord is our light and our salvation!

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of Advent

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Daily Mass: We build our lives on the rock of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Isaiah and Jesus use the image of rock when speaking about a relationship with God. Unchanging and immutable, the rock of faith is a sure and solid foundation that provides the stability we need to build our spiritual lives.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent

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Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle. Catholic Inspiration

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The call of Andrew, along with Peter, James and John reveals God’s initiative in our lives. As St. Paul reminds us, we are all called and sent by the Lord so that others may hear the Good News.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle

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St. Andrew, pray for us!


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