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30th Sunday of the Year: What do we want from the Lord? Catholic Inspiration

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The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the longing within the blind man’s heart: he wants to see! This passage provides insight for us as we ponder the Lord’s question “What do you want me to do for you?” in our lives today.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We embrace the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul teaches that if Christ dwells in us, then the one who raised Christ from the dead will raise us up as well.

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

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St. John of Capistrano…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ delivers us! Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul addresses the ongoing challenge of temptation we all face with the hope we have in Christ. It’s a spiritual battle, but one that we face everyday with the grace and strength of God.

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

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St. Pope John Paul II…pray for us!


Daily Mass: The gift of God is eternal life. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul speaks about how God’s grace transforms our lives and leads us on a path of sanctification, the lifelong process where Christ makes us ready for Heaven.

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

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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

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St. Paul of the Cross…pray for us!


Daily Mass: A contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers a contrast between the sin of Adam and the redemption we have in Jesus Christ, thus providing us with a view of the world that is both realistic and hopeful.

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

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St. John de Bréfeuf and St. Isaac Jogues…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Go proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! Catholic Inspiration

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The Gospel of Luke reveals several insights regarding how we proclaim the Good News: we do it together; we go with the Christ’s blessing; we carry out the Lord’s task and let people make their own choice.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

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St. Luke…pray for us!


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

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29th Sunday of the Year: Christ calls us to serve one another. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord takes a teachable moment and shows the disciples how greatness in Heaven is manifested by our service for others here on earth.

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Abraham’s faith, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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We learn more about Abraham’s faith in the Letter to the Romans, inspired to search our hearts for any obstacles that are keeping us from Christ. May we cast these stumbling blocks to the foot of the Cross!

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

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St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque…pray for us!


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