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31st Sunday of the Year: The Lord chooses to stay with us. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus encounters Zaccheus and invites himself into his home. The Lord takes the initiative to meet us where we dwell, and thus invites us to open the chambers of our heart to welcome him.

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Mass Readings – 31st Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: Christ calls us into the household of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Christ calls the Twelve Apostles, who become the foundation of the faith we have received. May we continue to build upon the efforts of those who have gone before us, adding to the household of God and providing for those who will follow after.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude


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St. Simon and St. Jude, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Solomon builds the Temple. Catholic Inspiration

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As his kingdom prospers, Solomon gives thanks to God and dedicates vast resources for the construction of the Temple which will house the Ark of the Covenant.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: You are a temple, and God’s Spirit dwells in you. Catholic Inspiration

On this Feast of the Lateran Basilica – the Cathedral of Rome – we look to St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians for inspiration. As we honor the building that signifies the universal Church, we reaffirm our daily commitment to cleansing the temple of our hearts.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome


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Holy Mother Church…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Working together for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord reminds the disciples that anyone who is not against them is for them. No matter what corner of the vineyard we are in, may we all work together for the Lord!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 26th Week of the Year


St. Vincent de Paul…pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 21st Sunday of the Year

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Here some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Joshua 24:1-2a,15-17,18b

  • Joshua calls upon the people to make a choice…who will they serve?
  • The people affirm their faith in God, who led their fathers out of the land of Egypt.

Psalm – 34:2-3,16-21

  • “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
  • God delivers the just person from distress, trouble and trials.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 5:21-32

  • The relationship between husband and wife takes on spiritual dimensions, far beyond the household code of authority.
  • Marriage, with its interdependent relationship of love, reveals the greater mystery of the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Gospel – John 6:60-69

  • Jesus persists in his teaching of the “Bread of Life” discourse, even as the disciples are murmuring.
  • Many disciples separate from Jesus and return to their former way of life.
  • The Twelve remain with Jesus as Peter testifies that the Lord has “the words of eternal life.”

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Proclaim the Good News! Catholic Inspiration.

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The Acts of the Apostles recounts how the Church continues to grow through the efforts of many people in many places.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter


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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

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St. Peter, for all his mistakes and sins, is empowered by Christ with a new name and a commission to lead the Church. May his example inspire us to follow the Lord today with full and open hearts.

Mass Readings – Chair of St. Peter, Apostle


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The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Catholic Inspiration

Today we honor the cathedral of Rome – the mother Church – as we recall the power of our churches to foster our faith and help us grow in grace as living temples of the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings – Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

In the Lateran Basilica is the tomb of Pope Leo XIII, one of my favorite popes who I stopped to pay my respects to when I prayed at the basilica this past January.

Monday Conversation: Discerning a vocation. Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew and Dan Tracy offer some key insights to help discern God’s calling for those who are searching for their vocation or those who mentor them along the way.


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