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13th Sunday of the Year: Following Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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It’s one thing to say “I follow Jesus” and other thing to actually do it. May Luke’s Gospel inspire us to trust the Lord as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: We live for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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In the midst of adversity, we keep our gaze focused on the Lord and offer our lives in service to him. In this way we choose a life rooted in Christ, the source of our wisdom and strength.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Ash Wednesday


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St. Katharine Drexel, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 21st Sunday of the Year

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Here some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Joshua 24:1-2a,15-17,18b

  • Joshua calls upon the people to make a choice…who will they serve?
  • The people affirm their faith in God, who led their fathers out of the land of Egypt.

Psalm – 34:2-3,16-21

  • “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
  • God delivers the just person from distress, trouble and trials.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 5:21-32

  • The relationship between husband and wife takes on spiritual dimensions, far beyond the household code of authority.
  • Marriage, with its interdependent relationship of love, reveals the greater mystery of the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Gospel – John 6:60-69

  • Jesus persists in his teaching of the “Bread of Life” discourse, even as the disciples are murmuring.
  • Many disciples separate from Jesus and return to their former way of life.
  • The Twelve remain with Jesus as Peter testifies that the Lord has “the words of eternal life.”

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Putting aside our doubts and excuses. Catholic Inspiration

We can be pretty good at finding excuses not to do something, yet the Lord – who never gives up on us – continues to invite us to follow him that we might have eternal life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent


Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts

Daily Mass: Catching St. Peter. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 22nd Week of the Year

When Jesus steps into the boat he changes Peter’s life forever.  As the Lord teaches the crowds and invites Peter to abandon fear and follow him, we find that Christ continues to do the same in our lives, reaching out to us and welcoming us into a life of faith.


Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts

Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Friday of the 18th Week of the Year

The Lord’s words to “take up your cross” invite us to acknowledge our own crosses, ask for help, and carry them with the conviction that as Christ was victorious through his Cross, he will triumph through ours as well.

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