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Daily Mass: The kingdom of God is upon us. Catholic Inspiration

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After driving out a demon, Jesus teaches the crowds and reveals how God’s kingdom is upon them. May we run to meet the Lord and confront the evil in our lives with his grace!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of the Year


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Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s review some of the themes we find in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 31:7-9

  • God’s power is revealed as the Lord delivers, gathers, consoles and leads the people.
  • The people respond with joy, praise, exultation and hope.

Psalm – 126:1-6

  • “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
  • This psalm connects directly with the 1st reading as our human response to God’s goodness.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 5:1-6

  • Christ was chosen by the Father to offer his life for us.
  • Christ, because he understands our human weaknesses, deals with us patiently.

Gospel – Mark 10:46-52

  • The blind man, Bartimaeus, calls out to Jesus and asks for help so he can see.
  • Jesus acknowledges his faith and immediately heals him.
  • Bartimaeus then follows Jesus on the way.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord! Catholic Inspiration

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The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 34th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: God's life giving touch. Catholic Inspiration

God’s touch brings life giving power that leads to healing and wholeness. As we confront the physical illness of COVID-19, we also call upon the Lord to restore whatever is wounded in body, mind, heart and soul.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent


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Daily Mass: The Lord Jesus is triumphant over sin and death. Catholic Inspiration

The Book of Daniel offers a vision of the awesome power of Christ. As Jesus prompts his disciples to be vigilant, we too, are invited to actively look for ways that we can respond to the Lord’s call as allow God’s grace to flow through our hearts.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 34th Week of the Year


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30th Sunday of the Year: God’s power in our lives

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Study:  Where have you seen signs of God’s grace at work in your life?  How did it change you?

Pray:  Are there people or circumstances in your life that are wounded or hurting?  Pray for healing power!

Serve:  Do you see someone in need?  How can you help them?

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

The readings this week reveal a common theme of divine power:

  • 1st – The Lord delivers his people
  • Psalm – “The Lord has done great things for us”
  • 2nd – Christ the great high priest
  • Gospel – Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus

Throughout these scriptures the Lord comes with dynamic energy: liberating, saving, healing and redeeming.  This is Good News!  In the midst of the challenges and struggles of human life we find Jesus coming to us – meeting us where we are – with the transformative power of his grace.

With this power in mind, I would suggest two points for consideration this week:

  1. What in my life needs to receive the Lord’s power?
  2. How can I share my life to give the Lord’s power?

Let’s start with receiving.  Where in my life am I wounded, hurting, or helpless?  Do I identify with Bartimaeus, calling upon the Lord for pity?  If so, our prayer (in private and at Mass) can be directed to heaven…asking for the grace we need to keep going.

Giving means we allow the Lord’s power to work through us.  Giving requires that we see the needs of those around us, determine a proper response, and act in a manner worthy of Christ.  We become the Lord’s hands and feet in service to others; our words speak encouragement and hope.

God continues to work with power in our world today, giving us all the opportunity to open our hearts to the endless grace of Christ.  May we draw near to the Lord with confidence and allow his strength to work through us as we touch the hearts of those we meet.


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Note: This post was first published on October 20, 2015.

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