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6th Sunday of the Year: We shape our lives by what we choose and how we choose to do it. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Sirach reminds us to choose wisely as we confront the daily decisions before us. Not only is it crucial what we choose; we are also defined be how we choose to do it.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of the Year


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Study, Pray, Serve: 13th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 1st Kings 19:16b,19-21

  • God tells Elijah to anoint Elisha as a prophet to succeed him.
  • Elijah throws his cloak over Elisha as he is plowing with 12 oxen.

Psalm – 16:1-2,5,7-11

  • “You are my inheritance, O Lord.”
  • We rejoice and take refuge in God who counsels and protects us.

2nd Reading – Galatians 5:1,13-18

  • We are called to freedom through the saving action of Christ.
  • We live in the Spirit, who calls us to avoid the desire of the flesh and love one another.

Gospel – Luke 9:51-62

  • Jesus is rejected by a Samaritan village on his journey to Jerusalem.
  • The Lord responds to some of the people who claim to want to follow him.

Mass Readings – 13th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: The Father sends the Son to set us free. Catholic Inspiration

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As the tension builds around Jesus, he speaks about his relationship with his heavenly Father. May we stay close to the word of Christ as we seek to live each day for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent


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Daily Mass: Freed from sin, we are slaves of righteousness. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul addresses how the grace of Jesus frees us, not to sin but to become slaves of the righteousness of God. As a result, we have an insight into freedom: Christ frees us not to do whatever we want, but to do what is good, holy and true!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 29th Week of the Year


St. Paul of the Cross…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The departure from Egypt. Catholic Inspiration

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As the people of Israel begin their journey out of Egypt they will experience the awkward sense of being unsettled as they make the transition from slavery to freedom. Transitions are part of our experience, and this passage from Exodus invites us to trust in the Lord as we face the uncertainty of life.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 15th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Slavery and Sin in the Book of Exodus. Catholic Inspiration

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For the next three weeks we will encounter the key elements that surface from the Book of Exodus, which offers an encounter of freedom from the bondage of slavery that is crucial for both Jewish and Christian prayer.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 15th Week of the Year


14th Sunday of the Year: The sacrifices we make for freedom and faith. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Ezekiel and Jesus faced opposition as they carried out their ministry. In light of their challenges we recall the hard work and effort that forged our country as we cherish our faith and freedom, recognizing that there are times when we are required to make sacrifices for our convictions.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Three qualities to apply as we serve the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord empowers the Apostles for their work, he gives them some insights into how they are to do it.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 14th Week of the Year

Monday Conversation: Remembering Memorial Day. Catholic Inspiration

We remember the sacrifice and service of the men and women who have served our country.  May this observance help us to count the blessings we have received and live the gift of freedom with conviction and dedication.


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Daily Mass: Standing in the presence of God. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 15th Week of the Year

Moses stands before God and receives his commission to go to Egypt.  It will be hard, but the Lord will walk with him.  As we face our challenges in life, God will give us what we need as well.

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