Tag Archives: Help

20th Sunday of the Year – 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.


15th Sunday of the Year – Putting Love into Practice. Catholic Inspiration

Here-I-Am-Man

Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – 15th Sunday of the Year

Like the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, we are called to be neighbor to all who cross our path – sharing the Love that Christ offers us with one another.


Daily Mass: Fighting the Battle

St. Michael

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

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

Hezekiah calls upon the Lord when the people of Israel were in grave peril.  May we face the battles in our lives with the same conviction, calling upon the Lord for the strength, courage, and wisdom we need to carry on.

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And if you are in need of a little extra prayer support, call on St. Michael!

Prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel


Daily Mass: Loving & Helping Others. Catholic Inspiration

2nd grade kids

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Daily Mass Readings – Friday of the 8th Week of the Year

Some enthusiastic 2nd graders from Cathedral School help Fr. Andrew with the reading from 1st Peter in the Scriptures today!

Three Great Things


Daily Mass: Do not be Troubled. Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

Daily Mass Readings

Mrs. Hockenbrock’s 2nd graders from Cathedral School discuss common fears and how Jesus helps us face them.

2nd Graders

 


Daily Mass: Help Wanted! Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast (Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent)

God offers to help us in the first reading today.  Will we accept it?  Will we open the door of our hearts and allow God’s grace inside?  Help Wanted!

Help wanted


27th Sunday of the Year – The Beauty of Marriage and The Pain of Divorce – Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s 27th Sunday of the Year Homily Podcast

We face a dilemma in our world today: we want to say something positive and beautiful about the blessing of marriage, yet we also know first hand the pain and awkwardness of divorce.  Two words from the example of Jesus can guide us – Connect & Help.