Tag Archives: Help

Daily Mass: The revelation of Raphael. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Tobit, Part V – In the final installment, we see the revelation of the angel Raphael who urges Tobit and Tobiah to give unceasing praise to God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 9th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Lord, in your great love, answer me. Catholic Inspiration

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The psalm response stirs our hearts as we recognize our need for God’s help, especially in times of great distress.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of Holy Week

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Daily Mass: In our distress, we call upon the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response today reminds us that even in the darkest moments of terror and distress we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The Lord guards us like a shepherd. Catholic Inspiration

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Guided and guarded by God, we grow in grace so as to give ourselves in service to one another.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 16th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: We draw strength from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As we draw near to Jesus we find new strength when we need it most.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 15th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: God gives us the strength we need today. Catholic Inspiration

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The showdown between Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal illustrates how we rely on the Lord for the strength we need, even against impossible odds.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 10th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our help is from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response joyfully proclaims a fundamental Christian truth: God is the source of our strength!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 10th Week of the Year

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29th Sunday of the Year: Don’t give up! Catholic Inspiration

Don’t give up. Don’t. Give. Up. The Scriptures today show us the need to be persistent, call upon one another for help and keep praying each and every day for what we need. Keep fighting, keep moving forward…but don’t give up!

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord guards his people. Catholic Inspiration

The psalm response reveals God’s protection, guarding us in the midst of difficulty and strife. Held safe in God’s hand, we continue the Lord’s work as we strive to protect and defend life.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 25th Week of the Year

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20th Sunday of the Year: God gives us strength for the race

Study: Name a time when your endurance was tested to complete a project.  What kept you going?

Pray: Call upon the Lord for strength!  Consider the many ways God has touched and blessed your life.

Serve: We all can help lighten the load of others.  Who can you help today?

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

In the book of Hebrews we hear how living our faith can be compared to running a race.  A cloud of witnesses (the Angels and the Saints) are cheering us on, and we set our eyes on a great prize at the finish line.

Yet we know that a race can be filled with difficulty.  Our endurance is tested, an injury may occur, an accident or change in circumstances can overturn our best plans.  Both Jeremiah and Jesus experienced these types of trial and anguish, reminding us that it happens in our lives as well.

So where do we find our strength?  The answer comes from the Psalm Response: Lord, come to my aid!  In our need we call upon God for the grace we need to face our challenges and keep our eyes fixed on the Kingdom of Heaven.

May we look to the Lord for what we need today, and even if we fall…trust that Christ will pick us up and set us on the path that leads to life.

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Note: This post was first published on August 8, 2016.