Tag Archives: Family

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

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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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Monday Conversation: The domestic and local Church. Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew and Dan Tracy discuss the crucial role of “domestic Church” (our family and close friends) as it impacts the “local Church” (where we receive our sacraments and practice our faith.)

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Daily Mass: Divine Providence in our families. Catholic Inspiration

The Gospel of Matthew recounts the genealogy of Jesus, showing us the times of blessing and sin within the Lord’s extended family. This list gives us hope, as God continues to work in our own families today.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent

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17th Sunday of the Year: Drawing close to the Lord and one another. Catholic Inspiration

Our relationships with the Lord and one another form the foundation for all our interactions and accomplishments. In good times and bad, we build up these connections, recognizing the crucial need to keep them vibrant and strong.

Mass Readings – 17th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Reconciling within our families. Catholic Inspiration

The story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis recounts the power of reconciliation within a family.  Joseph chooses the higher path and overcomes hatred and discord as he returns compassion toward his brothers.  His example inspires us to examine our own families and actively seek opportunities to foster peace.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 14th Week of the Year (St. Benedict)

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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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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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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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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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