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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

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St. Vincent de Paul…pray for us!


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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26th Sunday of the Year: We all can take part to be part of something great. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Moses and Jesus respond to division, encouraging us to look for ways that we can work together…rather than being torn apart.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. Catholic Inspiration

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The words of Jeremiah express the response today. May we look to the Lord, our shepherd for guidance we need!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Knowledge of Jesus means knowledge of the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear that true knowledge of his identity will lead us to the Cross.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord takes delight in his people. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response touches a deep longing in our hearts: to have relationships where those around us breathe joy and love into our lives. This is God’s response to all creation! The Lord takes delight in his people!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina…pray for us!


Daily Mass: When we follow Jesus we get to work! Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles with power and authority to carry out his earthly ministry. Their work inspires us to consider how we can serve the Lord with our lives today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew. Catholic Inspiration

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With just two words Jesus calls Matthew and changes his life forever. The Lord continues to call us by name; may we listen and respond!

Mass Readings – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

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St. Matthew…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Do not hide your light; let it shine! Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches that one does not light a lamp and then cover it; rather, it is put on a stand so that all might see. May we uncover the gifts we have received and shine with Christ’s light in the world!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Andrew Kim Taegon and St. Paul Chong Hasang…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 26th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the main themes in the readings for the 26th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Numbers 11:25-29

  • Some of the spirit of Moses is bestowed upon seventy elders who now prophesy.
  • Eldad and Medad were not on the list of Moses, but the spirit still came upon them; when Joshua attempted to have Moses stop them, Moses prayed that the Lord would make everyone a prophet!

Psalm – 19:8,10,12-14

  • “The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.”
  • The Psalmist praises the law of the Lord and exhorts others to follow God’s commands.

2nd Reading – James 5:1-6

  • James calls on the rich to weep over their impending miseries as their wealth will be destroyed.
  • Included is a list of the evils they have done for their own benefit at the expense of others.

Gospel – Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48

  • Jesus stops the Apostle John from preventing someone who is casting out a demon in the Lord’s name.
  • The Lord then teaches that anything that keeps us from the kingdom of God should be “plucked out” lest it lead us to destruction in Gehenna.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year

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