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Daily Mass: How fruitful is my life? Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading offers practical advice to help us evaluate the spiritual state of our souls. Do we find bitterness, jealousy, or self-ambition? Instead, may we cultivate the fruits of the Spirit, a true harvest that comes from Heaven.

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


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St. Peter Damian, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 8th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the themes in the readings for the 8th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 27:4-7

  • The quality of something (be it grain, pottery or fruit) is revealed when it is tested.
  • When people speak, their speech offers a fitting test of what they think and believe.

Psalm 92:2-3,13-16

  • “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.”
  • Those who are close to the Lord flourish and are fruitful.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 15:54-58

  • The sting of death is sin, which has been conquered through the victory of Jesus Christ.
  • We remain steadfast and devoted to the Lord, knowing that our hard word is not in vain.

Gospel – Luke 6:39-45

  • Through humble adherence to Christ we “remove the splinter from our eye” as we acknowledge our sins and seek to help others.
  • We can discern the content of a person’s heart by the fruit of their words and actions.

Mass Readings – 8th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: The work of our lives reveals our faith. Catholic Inspiration

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The example of our lives (our “works”) reveals our faith. This fruitfulness of our actions expresses our love for Christ. May our faith shine forth in the works we do as we offer our lives today.

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


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Daily Mass: A parable explained. Catholic Inspiration

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The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord’s words and tend a fruitful harvest.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year


22nd Sunday of the Year: Working in the garden of our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

What’s growing in the spiritual garden of our hearts? The Letter of James urges us to welcome the Word of God that was planted in us and become doers, not just hearers.

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: We know our hearts by the fruitfulness of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with a powerful spiritual principle to help us in our decision making and discernment.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 12th Week of the Year


5th Sunday of Easter: Connected to Christ we reach out to others. Catholic Inspiration

Christ is the vine; we are the branches. Drawing strength from the Lord we flourish and grow, fruitfully sharing the grace we have received with the people in our lives.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter


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Daily Mass: The Fruits of the Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul speaks of the Fruits of the Spirit, offering us an insight that can help guide our actions as we seek to follow Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 28th Week of the Year

Monday Conversation: Now what do I do? Catholic Inspiration

With COVID-19 disrupting our daily routines, many people have new “pockets” of time. Here are a few ideas what to do with them!


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Daily Mass: I am the vine, you are the branches. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches in plain language that just like a vine and its branches, when we are connected to Christ we thrive and bear fruit.  Today we consider not only how we can continue to draw closer to the Lord, but also how we might share our lives to bring glory and praise to God in the world today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter


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