Tag Archives: Family

Monday Conversation: Living a life of grace

What does it mean to live in God’s grace?  These two presentations were given at a parish retreat at St. Pius X Catholic Church on April 18, 2019.

Part I – Key Components of Grace (55 Minutes)

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Part II – Our Relationships in a Life of Grace (53 Minutes)

Handouts that were given to participants for both presentations

Living a Life of Grace (I & II)

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: We are part of God’s family. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord teaches us that as our actions conform to God’s will we are drawn ever closer into Christ’s family.  In other words, our relationships are strengthened the more we align our lives to Jesus Christ through our words and actions.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Who is with us? Catholic Inspiration

Jesus offers an important insight into how different groups can work together.  When we put aside our ego and focus on the Lord’s mission we discover our ability to empower one another in the spirit and mission of Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of the Year

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: Jesus encounters hometown hardships. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus returns home with his disciples, but the people – limited by their thinking – cannot see him by the light of his ministry.  The Lord’s rejection reminds us that we, too, have a community of our own…and we can either build it up or tear it down.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of the Year (St. John Bosco)

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: You are part of the Lord’s family! Catholic Inspiration

The Lord claims us as part of his family in the Gospel of Mark.  God chooses us and invites us to accept the Good News and put it into practice.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: Family Dynamics. Catholic Inspiration

The relatives of Jesus in the Gospel today show us that sometimes our family dynamics can cause stress and struggle.  Yet our families can also be the place where we are supported and nurtured to grow.  May we give our best effort to our family as we encourage and build up one another.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


The Holy Family. Catholic Inspiration

Family life is crazy and chaotic, sometimes blissful, sometimes frustrating, big and noisy, small and quiet, in a every shape, size and configuration imaginable.  Yet it is within the specific context of our families that we grow in faith and life lessons.  May we look to the Holy Family for inspiration as we seek the best in our families, dedicate earnest effort in supporting them, and pray every day for the Lord’s guidance and strength.

Mass Readings – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts