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Daily Mass: A powerful test of our love for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading minces no words when it comes to testing the depth of our love for God. As we apply this insight to ourselves, may we call upon the Lord to help us love one another in a manner worthy of Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Epiphany


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St. André Bessette, pray for us!

Daily Mass: We are under the authority of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The centurion in the Gospel of Matthew reveals his trust in the healing power of Jesus Christ. Familiar with the role of authority, this soldier places himself under the command of Jesus…giving us a powerful example of how we offer our lives in the service of the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 1st Week of Advent


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Daily Mass: Cleansing the Temple of our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus cleanses the Temple in Jerusalem, we are reminded to give careful scrutiny to the state of our souls…cleansing our hearts of anything that is unworthy of Heaven.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 33rd Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: An example of great faith in Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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A Roman centurion displays extraordinary faith in the Lord when he approaches Jesus for a healing request.

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


St. John Chrysostom…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The Good News of Jesus Christ must be shared! Catholic Inspiration

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In Luke’s Gospel the crowds grow in response to the healing and teaching of Christ, who moves on to other villages so that more people might discover the Good News.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 22nd Week of the Year


Study, Pray, Serve: 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes running through the readings for this 23rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 35:4-7a

  • Be strong! Fear not! God comes with power and authority to save.
  • People will be healed and nature itself will be renewed.

Psalm – 146:7-10

  • “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • God heals the sick and raises up the lowly.

2nd Reading – James 2:1-5

  • Exhortation to show no partiality, especially based on wealth or power.
  • The example used speaks just as loudly today!

Gospel – Mark 7:31-37

  • People bring a deaf man with a speech impediment to Jesus.
  • The Lord heals the man, and those who witness the miracle proclaim it far and wide.

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: God does not give up on us! Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Judges recounts a pattern as the people follow the Lord, stray, and then return to the Lord through God’s intercession. Throughout this human weakness to sin, God remains faithful…always seeking to bring us back.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 20th Week of the Year


St. Steven of Hungary…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Healing and Forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a paralytic and at the same time forgives his sins. May we recognize the healing power of forgiveness in our lives as we seek to follow Christ as we put his commands into practice.

Daily Mass – Thursday of the 13th Week of the Year


13th Sunday of the Year: How our faith helps us face sickness. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals two people, encouraged those present to have faith in him. May we pray for the needs in our lives as we follow Christ today and learn the lessons the Lord is teaching in our hearts.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: There are no limits to God’s healing. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals many people, including a soldier of the Roman Empire, and in so doing teaches us about God’s desire for all of creation to flourish in faith.

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


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