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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer and the crucial role of forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

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These fifty-five words in English form a powerful part of our prayer practice. Coupled with the injunction to forgive one another, the Lord’s Prayer directs us to draw close to our Father in Heaven as we unite with those around us.

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

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Daily Mass: Our actions are for God’s glory, not ours. Catholic Inspiration

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This familiar passage from Matthew’s Gospel reminds to always seek God’s glory above our own. As we follow the Lord, may we strive to live in a manner that directs others to Jesus Christ.

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

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Daily Mass: Return evil with good. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus continues his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount with a reminder that we are called to offer a response to evil that is worthy of heaven.

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

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Study, Pray, Serve: The 12th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes that surface in the readings on this 12th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Job 38:1,8-11

  • God speaks to Job in the midst of a storm, revealing that the Almighty is transcendent and above any human criteria of judgment.
  • This passage focuses on the act of creation (as contrasted with Job, who is a mortal creature.)

Psalm 107: 23-26,28-31

  • “Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.”
  • This part of the Psalm pertains to those who have been rescued from a storm at sea.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 5:14-17

  • Once we understand the love of Jesus on the Cross, we are moved to love one another.
  • Our sincere love for God is a selfless love; we no longer live for ourselves, but for the Lord.

Gospel – Mark 4:35-41

  • During a storm on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples are terrified and wake up Jesus.
  • The Lord stills the storm and exhorts them to grow in faith.

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our faith in God’s mercy. Catholic Inspiration

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The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the Lord’s profound compassion in the midst of human suffering. May the faith of a blind man inspire us to turn to Jesus Christ for the grace we need each day.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 8th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We bring the Good News of Christ to others. Catholic Inspiration

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The prayer of Jesus in the Gospel of John reveals the crucial work we carry out every time we share our faith in Christ with one another. As we bring the Good News to the people in our lives, we foster Christian communion and extend God’s grace and mercy to the next generation.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Paul at work in Ephesus. Catholic Inspiration

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As Apollos leaves for Corinth, Paul enters the city of Ephesus and begins to help new Christians grow in their faith.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 7th Week of Easter

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The Ascension of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Ascension of the Lord reveals how God works in our lives during times of transition and change. May our trust in Christ help us to respond to divine grace, especially in those awkward and uncomfortable moments that are part of daily life.

Mass Readings – The Ascension of the Lord

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Daily Mass: Be a light to others! Catholic Inspiration

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As Paul and Barnabas encounter resistance, they turn to the Gentiles to proclaim the Good News of salvation.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Paul offers a Bible study, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul continues the message we heard yesterday, highlighting keys points about Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

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