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Daily Mass: What are you thankful for today?

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On this Thanksgiving Day we pause to count our blessings as we cultivate gratitude for the gift of life.  

Mass Readings – Thanksgiving Day

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, pray for us!


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

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Both heaven and earth proclaim God’s glory, which we glimpse when we reflect upon the beauty of nature.  May the glory of creation inspire us to offer our lives to the creator with grateful and humble hearts.

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

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Clement I, St. Columban, and Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, pray for us!


28th Sunday of the Year: Gratitude is powerful spiritual medicine for the soul. Catholic Inspiration

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Cured by Jesus, a Samaritan leper returns and gives thanks, reminding us that gratitude is powerful spiritual medicine for the soul.

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 28th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 28th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 2nd Kings 5:14-17

  • Naaman, a foreigner from Syria, is cured of his leprosy after he carries out the command of Elisha to bathe seven times in the Jordan river.
  • Elisha will take no gift for this miracle, and Naaman now worships only the Lord.

Psalm – 98:1-4

  • “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.”
  • Rejoice, for all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 2:8-13

  • Paul contrasts the chains he wears with the power of the word of God, which is not chained.
  • We persevere in faith, trusting in the eternal glory and power of Christ, who remains faithful.

Gospel – Luke 17:11-19

  • Jesus cures ten lepers, one of whom is a foreigner…a Samaritan.
  • The foreigner alone gives praise to God and returns to thank Jesus.

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: We give thanks to God for the gift of one another. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul begins his First Letter to the Corinthians with gratitude to God for the gift of their lives.

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

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Louis & St. Joseph Calasanz, pray for us!


Daily Mass: David gives thanks and praise to God. Catholic Inspiration

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David gives praise and thanks to God for the blessings he has witnessed. It begs a question for each one of us: when was the last time I counted my blessings?

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

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Angela Merici, pray for us!


Baptism of the Lord: The humility of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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When asked if he was the Christ, John the Baptist redirected the crowd to the coming of Jesus. His humility offers us an example about how to live our lives as we follow the Lord.

Mass Readings – Baptism of the Lord

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Thanksgiving Day

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There are some options for the readings today, but a common theme is appropriate: What are you thankful for today? Start with God…and keep going!

Mass Readings – Thanksgiving Day

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Catherine of Alexandria…pray for us!


Daily Mass: The heavens proclaim the glory of God. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response reminds us to pause a contemplate the beauty and grandeur of our world…and then give thanks to the Creator!

Mass Readings – Friday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Josaphat…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Gratitude is excellent spiritual medicine! Catholic Inspiration

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The healing of ten lepers offers the Lord an opportunity to reinforce the crucial role of gratitude in our spiritual lives. How can we acknowledge our thanks to God today?

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Leo the Great…pray for us!


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