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21st Sunday of the Year: We discipline our lives for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Hebrews exhorts us to be disciplined by the Lord, who out of love trains us for the spiritual battles of life. May we call upon Christ to see where discipline is lacking and put it into practice.

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 21st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes present in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:18-21

  • God gathers the people of all nations, and the Lord knows their works and thoughts.
  • These people will proclaim God’s glory and gather in Jerusalem.

Psalm – 117:1-2

  • “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”
  • Give praise to the Lord, for his kindness and fidelity endure forever.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13

  • Endure your trials and do not disdain the discipline of the Lord.
  • For whoever the Lord loves, he disciplines!

Gospel – Luke 13:22-30

  • Jesus urges us to strive to enter through the narrow gate of salvation.
  • Some people will be turned away, while others will come from all parts of the world.
  • “Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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Monday Conversation: Fasting and Abstinence. Catholic Inspiration

Fasting and Abstinence are ancient disciplines that can dramatically enhance our spiritual life. Fr. Andrew offers some practical tips to bring these tools into our own unique circumstances today.

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Daily Mass: Growing in grace through daily discipline. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Hebrews makes a clear case for the role of daily discipline in our spiritual lives. May we take these words to heart as we face our own challenges today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Running the great race to Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul uses the image of an athlete to remind us that discipline, effort and commitment are also crucial elements of our spiritual life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 23rd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: When you fast, pray and give alms. Catholic Inspiration

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Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are non-negotiable in the life of a Christian. The Lord gives us some key insights into these powerful spiritual practices, and by using them we refine our hearts and purify our souls.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Monday Conversation: The gift of discipline from COVID-19. Catholic Inspiration

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COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, offering us an opportunity to examine our habits and reflect on what might change for the better. Discipline – the ability to consistently and regularly carry out an appointed task with a high level of performance – is a crucial element that can help us thrive in body, mind, heart and soul.

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Daily Mass: The power of fasting. Catholic Inspiration

Fasting is an ancient in the Church that has helped countless Christians grow closer to Christ and one another. May we examine how this discipline can empower us today.

Mass Readings – Friday after Ash Wednesday

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21st Sunday of the Year: Unity, Discipline and Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

The readings this Sunday both challenge and console us to foster unity, endure discipline, and focus on the Kingdom of Heaven. While life will not be easy, God will give us what need for the journey.

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Fostering the flame of faith in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

What do we do to strengthen and nourish our faith in Jesus Christ? The Lord’s response in his native place reminds us that being a disciple is a daily decision that demands our determined discipline.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 17th Week of the Year

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