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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 11:1-10

  • The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon an ancestor of the line of Jesse, and he shall judge with justice.
  • Creation will experience profound peace with those who were formerly at odds.
  • Even the Gentiles will seek out God.

Psalm – 72: 1-2,7-8,12-13,17

  • “Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.”
  • The king shall rescue the poor and judge with justice.

2nd Reading – Romans 15:4-9

  • Through Christ, God gives us hope, endurance and encouragement.
  • We welcome one another, as Christ welcomes us.

Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12

  • John the Baptist proclaims, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
  • John speaks of one who is coming after him, who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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1st Sunday of Advent: Getting ready for both the Lord’s birth and return in glory. Catholic Inspiration

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The season of Advent urges us to prepare not only for the Lord’s birth, but also for his return in glory. May these coming weeks help us to meet the Lord on Christmas day and make us ready for the hour when we are called from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Be vigilant at all times. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord exhorts his disciples to remain awake and be vigilant in the midst of the struggles of life.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The words of Jesus remain forever. Catholic Inspiration

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Amidst the changes of life, one thing remains permanent, one thing remains constant…Jesus Christ!

Mass Readings – Friday of the 34th Week of the Year

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St. Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us!


Daily Mass: What are you thankful for today?

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On this Thanksgiving Day we pause to count our blessings as we cultivate gratitude for the gift of life.  

Mass Readings – Thanksgiving Day

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St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, Lord, mighty God! Catholic Inspiration

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Both heaven and earth proclaim God’s glory, which we glimpse when we reflect upon the beauty of nature.  May the glory of creation inspire us to offer our lives to the creator with grateful and humble hearts.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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St. Clement I, St. Columban, and Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response reminds us that all judgement belongs to the Lord, and one day we will all be held accountable when we stand before the Just Judge.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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St. Cecilia, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Jesus teaches his disciples the value of sacrifice. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus observes a poor widow offering a few coins for the temple treasury, he reveals that in the eyes of Heaven what is valued looks a little differently. It’s the sacrifice, not the amount, that makes the angels rejoice.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 2:1-5

  • The mountain of the Lord shall be the highest mountain, and people shall come toward it.
  • On this mountain will be peace among the nations.

Psalm – 122: 1-9

  • “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.”
  • We rejoice and pray that Jerusalem is a city of peace and prosperity.

2nd Reading – Romans 13:11-14

  • The hour is at hand to awake from sleep; salvation is at hand.
  • We put on the Lord Jesus Christ, throwing off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light.

Gospel – Matthew 24:37-44

  • Referring to the time of Noah, Jesus urges the people to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
  • Christ calls us to be prepared, for at an unexpected hour the Son of Man will come.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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The Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

The words of the Dismas (the “good thief”) in the Gospel of Luke echo in our hearts as we claim Jesus Christ as our King: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!”

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

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