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Daily Mass: Faith, Fellowship and Joy. Catholic Inspiration

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The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth reveals how God’s gift of joy surfaces in the presence of faith and fellowship. As we count our blessings today, may we express the Good News of the Lord’s love in our lives with those around us.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent


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St. Peter Cansius, pray for us!

Daily Mass: We give thanks to God for the gift of one another. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul begins his First Letter to the Corinthians with gratitude to God for the gift of their lives.

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


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St. Louis & St. Joseph Calasanz, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 20th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

  • Jeremiah’s life hangs in the balance as he is thrown into a cistern for his preaching.

Psalm – 40:2-4,18

  • “Lord, come to my aid!”
  • We call upon the Lord for help in times of affliction.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:1-4

  • Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we run our race with our eyes fixed on Jesus.
  • Faith gives us strength to endure opposition and sin.

Gospel – Luke 12:49-53

  • The Lord comes to set the earth on fire as he fulfills his mission on earth.
  • The presence of Jesus brings a challenge and division that will touch all people.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: The queen of Sheba visits Solomon. Catholic Inspiration

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The queen of Sheba seeks out Solomon to listen to his responses to her questions. Her search for wisdom gently reminds us to draw near to those who help us grow in knowledge and insight.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: You are a temple, and God’s Spirit dwells in you. Catholic Inspiration

On this Feast of the Lateran Basilica – the Cathedral of Rome – we look to St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians for inspiration. As we honor the building that signifies the universal Church, we reaffirm our daily commitment to cleansing the temple of our hearts.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome


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Holy Mother Church…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Go proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! Catholic Inspiration

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The Gospel of Luke reveals several insights regarding how we proclaim the Good News: we do it together; we go with the Christ’s blessing; we carry out the Lord’s task and let people make their own choice.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist


St. Luke…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The visit between Mary and Elizabeth. Catholic Inspiration

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The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth offers and example where faith and fellowship intersect. We support each other in so many ways…how can we lift each other up to God today?

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Advent

26th Sunday of the Year: Confronting the darkness in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

The people in the readings were tempted, even as they were striving to follow God.  They show us that we need to be vigilant against temptation as we engage our faith in Christ with the support of one another.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: How will we use what we’ve been given? Catholic Inspiration

The well known parable of the rich man and Lazarus offers a powerful reminder that we have been given what we need to know the Lord. May we draw up these great gifts: Church teaching, Scripture, Sacraments, Prayer, Fellowship, and the example of the Saints!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent


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Daily Mass: Doing God’s will. Catholic Inspiration


Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of the Year (St. Francis de Sales)

Jesus teaches in the Gospel today that all who do God’s will are part of his family.  Through prayer, Scripture, sacraments and fellowship we become spiritually fruitful as we offer our lives to the Lord.

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