Tag Archives: Family

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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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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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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School Mass: We are living stones. Catholic Inspiration

God calls us to work together as living stones – building up our families, schools and churches.  May we work together, guided by the hand of Jesus, to accomplish our tasks for the service of one another.

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

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

This short reading from the Gospel of Matthew reveals a beautiful scene: Jesus blessing the children.  May we bring our children to the Lord – in prayer, sacraments, and a holy way of life – so that they can receive the blessing of God’s grace as they grow.

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Daily Mass: A teaching on marriage. Catholic Inspiration

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

When asked about divorce Jesus references the Book of Genesis and offers a simple but profound teaching on the sacrament of Marriage: two people become one flesh.  While this holy union is a blessing from God, even in ancient times it came with challenges.  May we work to support and help those who live this sacred vocation!

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For those who would like to hear more about some pastoral thoughts regarding marriage and divorce, follow this link to Fr. Andrew’s podcast.


Daily Mass: Healing the blindness in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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

As Jesus heals the blind man in the Gospel today, he shows how healing is often an intimate process that leads back to our relationships at home.  May we set before the Lord whatever is wounded in our lives, trust in his process of healing, and renew the relationships within our families and friendships.

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The Octave of Christmas: The Holy Family. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – The Holy Family

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph helps us see how God works through each of our families.  We face our struggles, make sacrifices, support each other, and receive blessings with gratitude…and through it all we grow in grace.


Daily Mass: Welcome to the family. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Advent

The genealogy of Jesus outlined in Matthew’s Gospel recalls the crucial role of family.  Our families are crucial networks where we grow and face the challenges of life.  While no one has a perfect family (certainly not Jesus!) we all can find within our own families opportunities to foster faith, hope and love.

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Daily Mass: The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

As we celebrate Mary’s birth, we recall that she herself was part of a vast extended family.  As she brought Jesus into the world, she offers us an example – that we might continue to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to those in our lives.