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Daily Mass: The will of God. Catholic Inspiration

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The exchange between Jesus and the leper in the Gospel of Matthew reveals God’s compassion and desire to heal our souls.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 12th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We build our lives on Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches his disciples that when we build our lives upon His words we find strength and support to face the storms of life. Let the construction commence!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 12th Week of the Year

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The Birth of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s birth ushers in a new event in salvation history as he prepares the people and points out the Messiah to them. His example inspires us to recognize Christ present in our lives as we lead others to Jesus.

Mass Readings – The Birth of John the Baptist

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Daily Mass: Choose the narrow path of God’s love. Catholic Inspiration

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Loving God and others – especially when we find ourselves in difficult moments – challenges us to stretch and grow. Welcome to the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 12th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Let’s pay attention to our own sins first. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord offers some powerful spiritual insights to the disciples, reminding us of the importance to examine carefully the state of our souls.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 12th Week of the Year

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13th Sunday of the Year: We have Good News that brings hope to our hearts

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Study: Recall a time when you received really good news.  How did it affect your life?

Pray: Reflect on the blessings of your life – perhaps even make a list – and take a moment in your prayer to thank the Lord.

Serve: It’s easy to take our blessings for granted; look for a way to help someone in your life recognize the gifts they have been given.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

There is a lot of Good News in the readings this week:

  • 1st Reading – Elisha offers hope to an aging couple
  • Psalm – “For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.”
  • 2nd Reading – Paul reminds us that we have died and risen with Christ
  • Gospel – Christ invites us to put Him first in our lives

As much as the world might try at times to make us think that bad news sells, deep in our hearts we long to hear Good News – words that inspire, give us hope, and energize our lives.

Good News reminds us that the Lord has a plan for our lives and invites us to trust as we make Jesus Christ the center of what we say and do.  Good News is not “pie-in-the-sky” that says just hang on long enough as you’ll get your reward; rather, we keep going because every day (good or bad) has unique lessons that can draw us closer to God and one another.  Good News proclaims that not only is there something fantastic at the end of the journey, but that the Lord himself will accompany us every step of the way.

Where do you see Good News in your life right now?  Where have you recognized Jesus Christ at work in your life?  Take a moment to thank the Lord for the blessings you have and help others to see the ways that they have been touched by God’s grace.  In other words: proclaim the Good News!

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Note: This post was first published on June 26, 2017.


12th Sunday of the Year: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

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Three times Jesus exhorts the Apostles to not be afraid. This timeless wisdom requires us to cultivate a healthy perspective as we receive the strength of our faith in Christ.

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year

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Note: Here is the Post from the Smithsonian that I used to reference the events of 1968.


The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

We read in the Gospel of Luke that “Mary kept all these things in her heart.” May her example inspire us to reflect on our faith in her Son as we put it into daily practice.

Mass Readings – Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus reveals a love beyond our comprehension yet accessible every time we let go of our ego and embrace Him.

Mass Readings – Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s Prayer sums up with brevity and power some key elements of our faith. May this gift from Christ be a daily, regular reflection that unites us to God and one another.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 11th Week of the Year

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