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Study, Pray, Serve: 27th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Genesis 2:18-24

  • God makes different animals for the man (who gives them names) but none are a suitable partner.
  • God casts a deep sleep on the man and fashions a woman from one of his ribs.

Psalm – 128:1-6

  • “May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”
  • The man who follows the Lord is blessed in his family, with sufficient food and prosperity.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 2:9-11

  • The passage reflects on the person of Jesus, who was “for a little while” made “lower than the angels” that he might taste death.
  • Christ is the one through whom all things exist, and he made our salvation perfect through his suffering.

Gospel – Mark 10:2-16

  • Jesus responds to a question from a Pharisee about divorce.
  • Jesus then says, “Let the children come to me” when they were being prevented by the disciples.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The creation of woman. Catholic Inspiration

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The creation account continues in Genesis with a focus on God’s goodness and our need for relationships, particularly in the context of marriage. May the beauty of marriage inspire us to help all marriages foster and grow.

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

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Daily Mass: The creation of living things in Genesis. Catholic Inspiration

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Genesis continues with the account of the creation of living creatures throughout the earth. God then creates humanity and charges us with care and stewardship of the earth before taking a rest on the seventh day.

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

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Daily Mass: The beginning of creation in Genesis. Catholic Inspiration

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The beginning of the Book of Genesis fosters gratitude and wonder in our hearts as we reflect upon the beauty of creation around us.

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

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Daily Mass: All the ends of the Earth have seen the saving power of God. Catholic Inspiration.

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The proclamation of praise from the psalm today reminds us to look to nature when we require a reminder of the awesome power of the Almighty.

Mass Readings – Memorial of Saints Basil & Gregory


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

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The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.

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


Daily Mass: The beauty of creation. Catholic Inspiration

The creation of Eve reveals the beauty and goodness of God’s work, reminding us of our opportunity to take the good things we have received from God and offer them in service to one another.

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

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Daily Mass: Creative work and prayerful rest. Catholic Inspiration

The story of creation includes both the dynamic force of work and the renewing power of rest.  We, too, require a balance of both, for when we invite the Lord into our labor and our relaxation we find that they are truly blessed.

Mass Readings Tuesday of the 5th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Monday Conversation: Go play outside!

 

Mom always said, “Go play outside!” Summer is a great time to rethink how we live, and this podcast offers some thoughts about how to engage our lives in the great outdoors.  (17 minutes)

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12th Sunday of the Year – God’s Beauty in Creation – Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s 12th Sunday of the Year Homily Podcast

We get to live in this beautiful part of the country!  From the wonder of creation we can get some insights into the power and love of God.  May these insights inspire us:

  • to recognize the Lord’s presence in our lives
  • to respond with grateful hearts to our blessings

With open eyes and willing hearts…may our love for the Creator be inspired by the creation we enjoy!


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