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Daily Mass: Life is uncertain; let us take every opportunity to put love into practice!

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The exhortation of the first reading to love one another serves as a ready reminder for daily life. For as the Lord cautions in the Gospel of Luke, the Son of Man will come at an unexpected time. May we take every opportunity to put love into practice!

Mass Readings – Friday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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St. Martin of Tours, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Good, evil and final judgment. Catholic Inspiration

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In a rare moment Jesus explains a parable and reveals the significance of good, evil and the final judgment. Whoever has ears ought to hear!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 17th Week of the Year

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St. Joachim and St. Anne, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: Christ the King

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Let’s take a look at some of the main themes from the readings for the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe.

1st Reading – Daniel 7:13-14

  • The Son of Man comes before the Ancient One to receive dominion, glory and kingship.
  • His kingship shall not be destroyed, and all peoples, nations and languages serve him.

Psalm – 93:1-2,5

  • “The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.”
  • The Lord’s splendor and throne is everlasting; his decrees are worthy of trust.

2nd Reading – Revelation 1:5-8

  • Christ, the faithful witness and firstborn of the dead, loves us and has freed us by his blood.
  • The Lord, who is the Alpha and the Omega, comes with God’s might amid the clouds.

Gospel – John 18:33b-37

  • Pilate questions Jesus to see if he is the King of the Jews.
  • Jesus claims his kingship does not belong to this world, but yes! He is a king!

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

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Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response reminds us that the Lord will come again to judge the world, and we are both challenged and consoled with this promise.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: The final judgment. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s explanation of parable of the weeds reminds us of the reality of the Final Judgment and our opportunity today to seek Christ above all else.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 17th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Choosing the Kingdom of Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord teaches that our actions today result in eternal consequences. As we offer the gift of our lives may we be guided by the light of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 17th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The sobering reality of final judgment. Catholic Inspiration

Our faith clearly acknowledges that there will be a final judgment, and while this reality can bring a grim awareness of our sins, it can also serve as an inspiration to take hold of the gift of today and live our faith with conviction.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 34th Week of the Year

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The Solemnity of All Saints. Catholic Inspiration

The victory of the Saints stands as a reminder for us.  For just as Christ sustained the Saints in their trials, so God will also walk with us.  They inspire us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we encounter the obstacles of life…so that one day we will join their ranks in Heaven.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of All Saints

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The Last Judgment, Michelangelo, 1536-1541, Sistine Chapel, Rome.


Daily Mass: God’s judgment at the end of the age. Catholic Inspiration

Like fishermen who cast their nets and then sort their catch on land, Jesus teaches that we will be sorted at the end of time.  Knowing that there will come a day when we will judged can help us live each day as a precious gift that is meant to be lived with faithful conviction.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 17th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: When will it end? Catholic Inspiration

“When will it end?” This common question has been with humanity since the dawn of time.  When people ask Jesus, the Lord responds with two simple points of common sense:

  • Do not be deceived
  • Do not be afraid

Thus, we live each day as the precious gift it is, ready at a moment’s notice to step from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts

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