Tag Archives: Compassion

Daily Mass: Christ restores us to life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the sabbath, revealing not only his majesty, but also his compassion to heal and restore us to life.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ is moved with pity for our plight. Catholic Inspiration

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The pity of Jesus in the presence of a leper reveals the Lord’s compassion for human suffering. As Christ heals the leper, we recognize God’s great desire to restore us to health and wholeness.

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

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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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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!


Study, Pray, Serve: 31st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes for the readings of the 31st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 11:22-12:2

  • The creator is far beyond the capacity and comprehension of the created.
  • The creator loves all of creation, seeking its redemption, healing and renewal.

Psalm – 145:1-2,8-11,13-14

  • “I will praise your name forever, my king and my God.”
  • We join creation in praising the Lord, who is faithful, merciful, compassionate and just.

2nd Reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2

  • Paul prays that the people remain worthy of their calling and stay faithful.
  • When a spirit or oral statement threatens to upset them, they are to remain steadfast and calm.

Gospel – Luke 19:1-10

  • Jesus approaches Zaccheus and invites himself to his home.
  • Zaccheus stands his ground in the face of opposition, and speaks in a way that reveals the repentance in his heart.

Mass Readings – 31st Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Good Samaritan. Catholic Inspiration

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When asked, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds with the parable of the Good Samaritan, inviting us to consider how we might go beyond the ordinary call of duty to put God’s love into practice.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 27th Week of the Year

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24th Sunday of the Year: Repentance and compassion. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus speaks of repentance in these three parables of the Gospel of Luke, revealing God’s compassion and desire for our healing and restoration.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The compassion of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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We glimpse the compassion of Christ as he pities the people who come to him with their suffering and pain. May the Lord’s mercy inspire us to run to him in our needs, as we share his kindness and love.

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

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St. Anthony Zaccaria & St. Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for us!


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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