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Daily Mass: The multiplication of the fishes and loaves. Catholic Inspiration

This is the altar at the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Note the two fish and the basket containing four loaves…the fifth loaf is for the altar!

The multiplication of the fishes and loaves in the Gospel of Mark uses the same language that we use to describe what happens at Mass when the priest takes the bread and wine. May we be nourished every time we go to pray, so that we can nourish others with the gift of our lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday after Epiphany

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Daily Mass: Building up Body and Soul. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord takes pity on the crowd and he nourishes them through teaching, compassion and food.  Following his example, we are called to do the same as we help our brothers and sisters by building them up…body and soul.

Mass Readings – Tuesday after Epiphany

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Daily Mass: God feeds us, body and soul. Catholic Inspiration

Anyone who loves cooking knows the wonderful smell of fresh baked bread.  Our bodies require daily nourishment to thrive, and we rely on spiritual food for our relationship with the Lord.  Jesus offers both in John’s account today of the miracle of the fish and loaves.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Little things make big differences. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord warns the disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod, and he reminds them of the multiplication of the loaves to feed thousands.  It’s a good insight that both good and bad things start small, and like leaven in dough, they can make big differences.

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

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Daily Mass: The leaven of God’s grace. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of the Year (Sts. Cyril & Methodius)

Jesus recalls how a little yeast can transform dough – making it grow larger into something new.  In our spiritual lives this process can work for both good or evil, and we are invited today to embrace God’s grace into our hearts, changing us into daughters and sons of God.

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Daily Mass: Christ cures and feeds us! Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast – Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Some 1st graders from Cathedral School share their thoughts on the Gospel reading today!

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17th Sunday of the Year – Gratitude & Petition at the Lord’s Table – Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s 17th Sunday of the Year Homily Podcast

Our daily need for nourishment reminds us of our basic dependence on wholesome food.  What’s more, we recognize that we depend upon the Lord for spiritual grace as well.  As we ponder the multiplication miracle in today’s Gospel, I suggest that we draw near to the Lord with Gratitude and Petition – responding in love to the one who knows our needs and longs to provide the sustenance we require.