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Daily Mass: Jesus guides us in the spiritual battle of life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus addresses the scribes, revealing his power to cast out Satan and sin. Calling upon the Holy Spirit, we follow Christ in the midst of our spiritual battles and face our challenges with God’s grace.

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

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St. Vincent & St. Marianne Cope, pray for us!

On this Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, we call upon the Holy Spirit to help us defend their lives and foster their safety and growth.


Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of the Year.

1st. Reading – Isaiah 49:3,5-6

  • The people are brought back and gathered together, made glorious by God’s strength.
  • They shall be a light to the nations, so that God’s salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Psalm – 40:2,4,7-10

  • “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
  • We wait for the Lord, who strengthens us to offer our lives in service.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:1-3

  • Paul introduces his letter stating that he is an apostle of Christ.
  • He greets the people in the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus.

Gospel – John 1:29-34

  • John the Baptist sees Jesus and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”
  • John testifies that he has seen the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven upon the Lord.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ baptizes us with the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist proclaims that Christ will baptize with the Holy Spirit. As we follow the Lord today, may we call upon the Spirit to draw us into a deeper, fruitful union with the Lord and one another.

Mass Reading – Christmas Season, January 6th

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St. André Bessette, pray for us!


Daily Mass: John testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

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After he saw the Spirit come down and remain upon the Lord, John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God, the Son of God who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 3rd

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Daily Mass: We stay close to Christ and call upon the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear that our choice to follow him has eternal consequences. As we struggle through the spiritual battles of this life, we call upon the Holy Spirit for guidance and strength.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 28th Week of the Year

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St. Theresa of Jesus, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We are guided by the Spirit of God. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul teaches us about the Spirit of God which guides and directs our minds in understanding. May we call upon the Spirit for the insight we need each day as we journey through life.

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

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The Most Holy Trinity. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus refers to the Trinity in John’s Gospel, pointing out that we are “works in progress” who are growing in our discipleship and communion with one another.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Study, Pray, Serve: The Most Holy Trinity

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Let’s explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

1st Reading – Proverbs 8:22-31

  • From the beginning, God’s wisdom was present and prior to all creation.
  • God delights in creation, including the human race.

Psalm – 8:4-9

  • “O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!”
  • God’s awesome creation calls forth wonder and awe from his creatures.

2nd Reading – Romans 5:1-5

  • We have peace with God through Jesus Christ, in whom we place our hope.
  • We face our trials with the grace and help of the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Gospel – John 16:12-15

  • Jesus promises his disciples that they will be given the Spirit of truth as their guide.
  • The Spirit will affirm all that Jesus has said and taught.

Mass Readings – Most Holy Trinity

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Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit! Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit ignites the hearts of the disciples and empowers them to go out into the world. May their example inspire us to call upon the Spirit each and every day!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mass Readings – Pentecost

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Daily Mass: The Holy Spirit comes to disciples in Ephesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Upon his arrival in Ephesus, Paul encounters disciples who had not yet received the Holy Spirit until he prays over them.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 7th Week of Easter

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