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Christmas

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Merry Christmas! Depending on the Mass you attend, there are four different sets of readings. Yet as we ponder God’s love for our fallen world, may the hope in our hearts burst forth as we proclaim the Good News with tidings of glad joy: today is born our savior, Christ the Lord!

Mass Readings

Vigil MassMass at Night Mass at DawnMass during the Day

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: The Lord strengthens those who labor and are burdened. Catholic Inspiration

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We draw near to Jesus and find comfort, rest and strength. The Lord renews us so that we may run and not grow weary!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Ambrose, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 2:1-5

  • The mountain of the Lord shall be the highest mountain, and people shall come toward it.
  • On this mountain will be peace among the nations.

Psalm – 122: 1-9

  • “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.”
  • We rejoice and pray that Jerusalem is a city of peace and prosperity.

2nd Reading – Romans 13:11-14

  • The hour is at hand to awake from sleep; salvation is at hand.
  • We put on the Lord Jesus Christ, throwing off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light.

Gospel – Matthew 24:37-44

  • Referring to the time of Noah, Jesus urges the people to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
  • Christ calls us to be prepared, for at an unexpected hour the Son of Man will come.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: The Lord chooses to stay with us. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus chooses to stay with Zacchaeus, a despised tax collector and sinner. May this Scripture give us all hope, for the Lord chooses to stay with us – knowing full well all our sins – that he might seek and save what was lost.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 33rd Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Albert the Great, pray for us!


Daily Mass: God is our refuge and our strength. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 90 inspires us with God’s strong and everlasting protection. May we trust the Lord in times of trial as we face the challenges of each new day.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We have died with Christ; we will also rise with him! Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows the people of Corinth how the resurrection of Jesus propels our hope that at the end of our earthly lives the Lord will raise us up. May this conviction empower us to shine with the light of Christ!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Robert Bellarmine, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The resurrection of Christ is the source of our faith. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul emphasizes the crucial role of the resurrection in the faith of Christian disciple. May the impact of this fact renew our faith and inspire us to proclaim the Good News.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 24th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Cornelius and St. Cyprian, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Lord in your great love, answer me! Catholic Inspiration

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Today’s psalm both acknowledges our struggles and affirms our faith in God’s grace. May we turn to the Lord in our times of trial and draw strength from the one who died that we might have eternal life.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 17th Week of the Year

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Peter Chrysologus, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Paul ends his life in Rome. Catholic Inspiration

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For the last two years of his life Paul will live as a prisoner in Rome, meeting with people and teaching them about Jesus.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Civic leaders discuss Paul’s case. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul’s particular circumstances are discussed by regional Roman leaders, revealing how one person’s life can make a huge impact on others.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, pray for us!


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