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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19

  • God has known Jeremiah from the womb and appointed him to be a prophet to the nations.
  • Jeremiah will need to call upon the Lord for help, for the people will not like the message!

Psalm – 71:1-6,15,17

  • “I will sing of your salvation.”
  • The Lord is our refuge, rock and strength…the one in whom we place our hope in times of trial.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 12:31-13:13

  • Without love we are nothing.
  • Paul goes on to describe how love is essential for the life of faith.

Gospel – Luke 4:21-30

  • The people are amazed at the words of Jesus, but they have doubts about “the son of Joseph.”
  • This doubt leads to violent rejection and an attempt to cause the Lord physical harm.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Confronting conflict. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers sound practical advice for engaging one another in situations of conflict. May we take the Lord’s words to heart as we reach out to one another with a healing spirit.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of 19th OT

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St. Clare…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Setting the stage for the life of Moses. Catholic Inspiration

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Todays’ first reading explores the early life of Moses, from his birth to his flight in Midian. The passage also reveals the pattern of conflict that often persists in human life.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 15th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Following Christ means we will encounter conflict. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s Gospel offers sobering words to prepare us for the conflict that we will encounter as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: How our faith helps us in the face of conflict. Catholic Inspiration

The book of Wisdom and the Gospel of John reveal the conflict that arises when we follow the Lord in our daily lives.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Lent

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Walking with Christ in the midst of conflict. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 15th Week of the Year

Sometimes we discover conflict even when we do the right things for the right reasons…just like the Lord in the Gospel today.  In these moments we trust in God’s grace to face our difficulties with our faith in Jesus Christ.


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