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3rd Sunday of the Year: The light of Christ leads us to repentance. Catholic Inspiration

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From the prophecy of Isaiah to the preaching of Christ, the Lord’s light banishes the darkness in our hearts and leads us to repent of our sins. May we walk in his light!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: An observation about the humanity of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Big or small, all of us are part of a family that has many different dynamics. Mark’s Gospel reveals that similar traits were also present in the family of Jesus, offering insight into the humanity of Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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St. Agnes, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ calls and sends us on a mission. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus calls, empowers and sends the Twelve Apostles to carry out his ministry. We, too, have been chosen by the Lord to offer our lives for service in the world.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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St. Fabian & St. Sebastian, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Jesus heals and drives out evil. Catholic Inspiration

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As the crowds flock to Jesus, he cures the sick and rebukes the evil spirits that recognize he is the Son of God.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ restores us to life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the sabbath, revealing not only his majesty, but also his compassion to heal and restore us to life.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus is Lord of the sabbath. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a teachable moment about the sabbath to reveal his divinity as the Lord.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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St. Anthony, Abbot, pray for us!


Daily Mass: An insight about fasting. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a helpful insight about the purpose and nature of fasting, reminding us that this powerful, spiritual practice is a tool that is meant to draw us closer to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 8:23-9:3

  • The Gentiles who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
  • The people have abundant joy, and the rod of their taskmasters has been broken.

Psalm – 27:1,4,13-14

  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
  • The Lord’s strength gives us courage; we are no longer afraid.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:10-13,17

  • Paul urges the people to be united in the same mind and the same purpose.
  • Christ is the source of our unity, and all our efforts give glory to him.

Gospel – Matthew 4:12-23

  • Jesus, preaching repentance, fulfills the words of Isaiah the prophet.
  • The Lord calls Peter and Andrew, then James and John to follow him.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of the Year

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2nd Sunday of the Year: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

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The Psalm response stirs our hearts to offer our lives each and every day in service to God. May we call upon the Lord’s grace to journey through life with open eyes as we say, “Here am I, Lord!”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we’re at, then invites us to follow. Catholic Inspiration

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The call of Levi and his response to the Lord reveals how God meets us where we’re at in life and invites us to step out in faith and follow.

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

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