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Daily Mass: The Lord is gracious and merciful. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Isaiah and Jesus offer words of hope and consolation regarding the faithful and tender compassion of God. The Psalmist sums it up, “The Lord is gracious and merciful.”

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent


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3rd Sunday of Lent: Christ is our master gardener. Catholic Inspiration

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While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life. Where do we get the courage to do this? We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent (Year C)


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Daily Mass: When we serve those in need, we serve the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord reveals in the Gospel of Matthew how he takes on the services we render to the suffering and marginalized as being done to him. May we take the lesson to heart as we offer our lives to help others today.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 1st Week of Lent


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St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 7th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 7th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 1st Samuel 26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23

  • While trying to kill David, Saul is asleep and unattended when David comes upon him.
  • David spares Saul’s life, offering clear proof of his mercy.

Psalm – 103:1-4,8,10,12-13

  • “The Lord is kind and merciful.”
  • God, who is merciful and gracious, has compassion on us and pardons all our sins.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 15:45-49

  • Paul contrasts the first man, Adam, with Jesus (the last Adam) to highlight the natural and the spiritual.
  • By becoming like us, Christ unites our nature to his and restores what was lost by sin.

Gospel – Luke 6:27-38

  • The “Golden Rule” (Do to others as you would have them do to you) is highlighted in this passage in a number of ways: love one’s enemies, share or lend with those in need, stop judging, forgive one another.
  • “For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

Mass Readings – 7th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: The Lord reveals his compassion for us. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus weeps over the city of Jerusalem, we discern the compassion and tenderness that the Lord has for all who suffer.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 33rd Week of the Year


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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Faith, forgiveness and love. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 24th Week of the Year


St. Cornelius & St. Cyprian…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The compassion and ministry of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord carries out his earthly ministry, his compassion and pity emerge through his response to the people in their need.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 14th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Be somebody’s somebody today. Catholic Inspiration

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The healing miracle and revelation of Jesus as God are made possible through the selfless service of four friends who made the effort to help somebody in need. May their example inspire us to be somebody’s somebody today!

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

Daily Mass: The mercy of Christ wipes away our tears. Catholic Inspiration

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The pity and mercy of Jesus are echoed in the prophecy of Isaiah who tells us that “the Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.” May this compassion inspire us to respond to Christ’s call today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent

Daily Mass: God’s mercy extends throughout our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven that offers us hope in God’s abundant mercy throughout our lives. Even to our last breath, the Lord extends to us compassion and grace. May we accept it today!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 20th Week of the Year

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