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The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

The world can be a dangerous place where we encounter struggles that test us to the limit.  Today we are reminded that we are not alone; in the order of creation God’s angels are among us, and some of them are appointed to help us in times of need.  Among them the archangels are God’s “heavy hitters” who remind us to call for help when times are tough.

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Daily Mass: A true friend is a blessing from God. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of the Year

The book of Sirach speaks about the great gift of friendship.  As we build up our friendships on earth, may we also foster our life with Jesus Christ – the best friend of all.

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Daily Mass: Rise, pick up your mat, and walk! Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of the Year

Another podcast from Indiana…this time with Fr. Andrew’s nephews Drew & Dominic.  They discuss the miracle of the paralytic, where Jesus both forgives sins and heals the body at the same time.


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

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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

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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

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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!

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