Tag Archives: Friendship

Daily Mass: Giving thanks to God for the people in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading offers a beautiful reflection on Paul’s gratitude for the people in the Church of the Thessalonians. It’s a good reminder for us as we thank the Lord for the relationships in our lives.

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

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St. Rose of Lima…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Let the children come to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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It’s a beautiful image: Jesus inviting the children to come forward to be blessed and embraced. May Christ’s example inspire us to bring our kids to the Lord – to encounter the unconditional love of God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Maximilian Kolbe…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Dealing with divorce. Catholic Inspiration

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The pain of divorce is a part of our human experience, and our response can be guided by faith, wisdom and a compassionate heart. May the Lord’s teaching today in the Gospel of Matthew help us to support one another.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 19th Week of the Year

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Saints Pontian and Hippolytus…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ’s friendship with Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Catholic Inspiration

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The feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus offers an opportunity to reflect on their friendship with Jesus, inviting us all to consider how we might foster our friendship with the Lord as we grow in faith and love.

Mass Readings – Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

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17th Sunday of the Year: Drawing close to the Lord and one another. Catholic Inspiration

Our relationships with the Lord and one another form the foundation for all our interactions and accomplishments. In good times and bad, we build up these connections, recognizing the crucial need to keep them vibrant and strong.

Mass Readings – 17th Sunday of the Year

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Monday Conversation: Living a life of grace

What does it mean to live in God’s grace?  These two presentations were given at a parish retreat at St. Pius X Catholic Church on April 18, 2019.

Part I – Key Components of Grace (55 Minutes)

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Part II – Our Relationships in a Life of Grace (53 Minutes)

Handouts that were given to participants for both presentations

Living a Life of Grace (I & II)

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Daily Mass: Jesus encounters hometown hardships. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus returns home with his disciples, but the people – limited by their thinking – cannot see him by the light of his ministry.  The Lord’s rejection reminds us that we, too, have a community of our own…and we can either build it up or tear it down.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of the Year (St. John Bosco)

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Daily Mass: The power of family life. Catholic Inspiration

After the praise of Anna in the Temple, Mary and Joseph return home to Nazareth where Jesus will grow in strength and wisdom.  It’s a good reminder about the power of a family to foster faith, encourage goodness and build lasting bonds of love.  May we dedicate ourselves to building up our own families each and every day.

Mass Readings – The 6th Day in the Octave of Christmas

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Daily Mass: A true friend is a blessing from God. Catholic Inspiration

Rear View of Group of Friends Hugging

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of the Year

The book of Sirach speaks about the great gift of friendship.  As we build up our friendships on earth, may we also foster our life with Jesus Christ – the best friend of all.

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Daily Mass: Healing the blindness in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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

As Jesus heals the blind man in the Gospel today, he shows how healing is often an intimate process that leads back to our relationships at home.  May we set before the Lord whatever is wounded in our lives, trust in his process of healing, and renew the relationships within our families and friendships.

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