Tag Archives: Hope

Daily Mass: A contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers a contrast between the sin of Adam and the redemption we have in Jesus Christ, thus providing us with a view of the world that is both realistic and hopeful.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 29th Week of the Year

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St. John de Bréfeuf and St. Isaac Jogues…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s review some of the themes we find in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 31:7-9

  • God’s power is revealed as the Lord delivers, gathers, consoles and leads the people.
  • The people respond with joy, praise, exultation and hope.

Psalm – 126:1-6

  • “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
  • This psalm connects directly with the 1st reading as our human response to God’s goodness.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 5:1-6

  • Christ was chosen by the Father to offer his life for us.
  • Christ, because he understands our human weaknesses, deals with us patiently.

Gospel – Mark 10:46-52

  • The blind man, Bartimaeus, calls out to Jesus and asks for help so he can see.
  • Jesus acknowledges his faith and immediately heals him.
  • Bartimaeus then follows Jesus on the way.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Abraham’s faith, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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We learn more about Abraham’s faith in the Letter to the Romans, inspired to search our hearts for any obstacles that are keeping us from Christ. May we cast these stumbling blocks to the foot of the Cross!

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

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St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque…pray for us!


Daily Mass: We have Good News for all. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows in his Letter to the Romans how all people have sinned and are in need of God’s grace. This is the Good News that we have to share with one another today!

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

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St. Callistus…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 29th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the central themes in the readings for the 29th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 53:10-11

  • The Church applies this passage of the “suffering servant” to Jesus Christ, whose saving passion and death is offered for “the many.”
  • This passage is referenced heavily during Holy Week.

Psalm – 33:4-5,18-20,22

  • “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
  • Psalm 33 praises God and encourages us to turn to the Lord with open hearts.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 4:14-16

  • The humanity of Jesus is emphasized, and he understands our temptations and weaknesses.
  • Because he became like us, we can confidently approach the Son of God to receive mercy, grace and help.

Gospel – Mark 10:35-45

  • Jesus responds to the question posed by James and John with a reflection on the role of suffering.
  • The Lord then shows how service to others reveals true greatness in the kingdom of heaven.

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: In God is our safety and our glory. Catholic Inspiration

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When the going gets tough, the tough turn to the Lord! The Psalm response articulates the source of our strength, especially in difficult moments in life.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 23rd Week of the Year

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23rd Sunday of the Year: Facing our fears with faith in the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

In every age there are situations and circumstances that foster fear in our hearts. Our answer? We turn to the Lord in faith for the healing grace we need to face the obstacles that frighten us. In other words, we place our hope in Christ for the strength we need each and every day.

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The consolation of our faith in Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading – commonly read at funerals – offers a profound sense of hope as it connects our lives to the great mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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

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Daily Mass: God speaks to Moses about the promised land. Catholic Inspiration

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As God speaks to Moses about his task in Egypt, the Lord refers to a land that shall be given to the people of Israel after they have been liberated from slavery…a land flowing of milk and honey.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 15th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

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Having warned the Apostles of the cost of discipleship, Jesus urges them to let go of fear and follow in faith. It’s a good reminder for us all!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 14th Week of the Year

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