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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.

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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


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


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

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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.

5th Sunday of Easter: Christ is the vine that sustains us in times of struggle. Catholic Inspiration

The accident at the oil refinery in Superior last week was a stark reminder how we rely on and support one another in times of danger.  Where do we find the strength to work together?  United in our faith in Jesus Christ we are nourished with God’s grace so that we can offer our lives for one another.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter


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6th Sunday of the Year: Renewing relationships afflicted with suffering. Catholic Inspiration

Suffering affects our lives on many levels – body, mind, heart and soul – and it can weaken and wound our relationships with one another.  When we respond with compassion, help, unity and God’s grace we can restore what was broken with the healing power of Christ.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: Finding calm in the storms of life. Catholic Inspiration

Terrified by a violent storm, the disciples call out to Jesus who immediately calms it.  Storms are a part of life, and whether physical, emotional, psychological, relational or spiritual we find in the Lord a peaceful strength to face them with confidence and conviction.

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


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Daily Mass: Ask, Seek and Knock! Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 27th Week of the Year

The Lord invites us to persistently ask for what we need, trusting that God’s goodness will reach out to bless us in ways beyond our imagination.


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