Tag Archives: gratitude

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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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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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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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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St. Leo the Great…pray for us!


28th Sunday of the Year: Letting go of the things of this world. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Wisdom and Mark’s Gospel challenge us to let go of worldly things and put the Lord at the center of our lives.

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

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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: Sing for joy to God our help! Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm Response offers a beautiful proclamation in the context of the two feeding miracles from the first reading and the Gospel. May our hearts give joyful praise to God as we count our blessings this day!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 18th Week of Year

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17th Sunday of the Year: An example of giving and receiving. Catholic Inspiration

My parents, Pat & Diane Ricci, making ravioli for a feast!

Christ nourishes body and soul as he feeds the 5000 following his time teaching and healing. As the crowd’s hunger is satisfied with the Lord’s abundance, we gain spiritual insight into how we generously give and gratefully receive the blessings of life.

Mass Readings – 17th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: How sin can weaken a family. Catholic Inspiration

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The original sin of Adam and Eve carries on within their family, reminding us how sin – if left unchecked – leaves devastating consequences on those closest to us.

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

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Daily Mass: The beginning of creation in Genesis. Catholic Inspiration

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The beginning of the Book of Genesis fosters gratitude and wonder in our hearts as we reflect upon the beauty of creation around us.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of the Year

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