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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer and the crucial role of forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

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These fifty-five words in English form a powerful part of our prayer practice. Coupled with the injunction to forgive one another, the Lord’s Prayer directs us to draw close to our Father in Heaven as we unite with those around us.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our actions are for God’s glory, not ours. Catholic Inspiration

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This familiar passage from Matthew’s Gospel reminds to always seek God’s glory above our own. As we follow the Lord, may we strive to live in a manner that directs others to Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

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Perhaps one of the most demanding teachings of Christ, the passage from Matthew’s Gospel challenges us to put this command of God to the toughest test, as we love the hardest group of all…our enemies.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Return evil with good. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus continues his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount with a reminder that we are called to offer a response to evil that is worthy of heaven.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: The 12th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes that surface in the readings on this 12th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Job 38:1,8-11

  • God speaks to Job in the midst of a storm, revealing that the Almighty is transcendent and above any human criteria of judgment.
  • This passage focuses on the act of creation (as contrasted with Job, who is a mortal creature.)

Psalm 107: 23-26,28-31

  • “Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.”
  • This part of the Psalm pertains to those who have been rescued from a storm at sea.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 5:14-17

  • Once we understand the love of Jesus on the Cross, we are moved to love one another.
  • Our sincere love for God is a selfless love; we no longer live for ourselves, but for the Lord.

Gospel – Mark 4:35-41

  • During a storm on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples are terrified and wake up Jesus.
  • The Lord stills the storm and exhorts them to grow in faith.

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year

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11th Sunday of the Year: God’s growth and life lessons. Catholic Inspiration

The Gospel parables remind us that growth happens over time, often when we least expect. Let us learn the lessons of the pandemic and call upon God’s grace that we may continue to grow to our full stature as sons and daughters of the Most High.

Mass Readings – 11th Sunday of the Year

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God’s love. The intensity of Mary’s love in light of her “Yes!” to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

Mass Readings – The Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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This feast draws us into the awesome mystery of God’s unconditional love for us…inspiring us to embrace this love into our hearts and let it flow through our lives.

Mass Readings – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Daily Mass: Go and be reconciled. Catholic Inspiration

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One of the toughest commandments of Christ is the directive to forgive and reconcile. Yet this commandment is essential as we follow the Lord with full and open hearts.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 10th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We fulfill the commandments of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and as we carry out his commands we continue his saving mission in the context of our daily circumstances.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 10th Week of the Year

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