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Daily Mass: We are part of a larger story. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we hear in the Gospel of Matthew the genealogy of Jesus as the context for the birth of the Lord. The reading demonstrates how we are part of the larger story of salvation history; God works in and through countless lives to weave together our journey from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Holy Mary, Mother of God…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Giving thanks to God for the people in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading offers a beautiful reflection on Paul’s gratitude for the people in the Church of the Thessalonians. It’s a good reminder for us as we thank the Lord for the relationships in our lives.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 21st Week of the Year

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St. Rose of Lima…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Let the children come to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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It’s a beautiful image: Jesus inviting the children to come forward to be blessed and embraced. May Christ’s example inspire us to bring our kids to the Lord – to encounter the unconditional love of God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Maximilian Kolbe…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Dealing with divorce. Catholic Inspiration

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The pain of divorce is a part of our human experience, and our response can be guided by faith, wisdom and a compassionate heart. May the Lord’s teaching today in the Gospel of Matthew help us to support one another.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 19th Week of the Year

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Saints Pontian and Hippolytus…pray for us!


Daily Mass: A joyous moment for Tobit. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Tobit, Part IV – Tobit is healed and reunited with his son and daughter-in-law.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 9th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Joseph and his brothers. Catholic Inspiration

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The story of Joseph occurs in the last chapters of the Book of Genesis. In today’s first reading we discover how it all begins when the jealousy and hatred of his brothers leads them to sell Joseph into slavery.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: How sin can weaken a family. Catholic Inspiration

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The original sin of Adam and Eve carries on within their family, reminding us how sin – if left unchecked – leaves devastating consequences on those closest to us.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 6th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ drives out demons and restores relationships. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus drives out the demon “Legion” from a man and directs him to return to his family. May we call upon the Lord to help us remove anything that divides our families as we unite in faith, hope and love.

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


Daily Mass: Hearing and acting on the Word of God. Catholic Inspiration

As I spend time today with my Mom on her birthday, I pause to thank God that my parents shared their faith and helped me live it.

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


Daily Mass: Living our faith around those who know us well. Catholic Inspiration

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Sometimes the most awkward place to share our faith is around those who know us best. Drawing strength from the Lord and St. Paul in the readings today, may we authentically follow Christ with an open heart.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 22nd Week of the Year


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