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Daily Mass: The Lord is my light and my salvation. Catholic Inspiration

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Light is so important to us as we rely on our sense of sight. Yet there is also spiritual sight that guides us always…and so we welcome Christ our light!

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of Advent


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St. Francis Xavier…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Listen, act and trust in the Lord! Catholic Inspiration

The first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew inspire us to trust in the Lord as we listen to Christ and act on his word.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent


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Daily Mass: As disciples of Jesus Christ, we know our destination. Catholic Inspiration

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The readings today all point to a time of fulfillment and hope. The “mountain of the Lord” or the “house of the Lord” or even the healing and restoration made possible by Jesus…it all looks to our final destination where the Lord Jesus Christ reigns supreme!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent


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Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew the Apostle. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus calls Andrew to follow after him, we are reminded that the Lord’s call echoes in every generation…inviting us to draw near to Christ as we invite others to join us along the way.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle


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St. Andrew…pray for us!

Daily Mass: We are under the authority of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The centurion in the Gospel of Matthew reveals his trust in the healing power of Jesus Christ. Familiar with the role of authority, this soldier places himself under the command of Jesus…giving us a powerful example of how we offer our lives in the service of the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 1st Week of Advent


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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Here’s a quick look at the themes for the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Baruch 5:1-9

  • The prophet encourages the people to take off the robe of mourning and misery and put on the splendor of glory from God.
  • God has commanded; he is leading the people in joy and bringing them back in glory.

Psalm 126:1-6

  • “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
  • The people who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.

2nd Reading – Philippians 1:4-6,8-11

  • Paul confidently prays with joy for the people that they will continue their good work until the day of Christ Jesus.
  • This good work includes love, knowledge, discernment, purity and the fruit of righteousness.

Gospel – Luke 3:1-6

  • Luke sets the context of John the Baptist with the names of history, such as Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate and the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas.
  • John’s ministry is understood in light of the words of Isaiah…prepare the way of the Lord!

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent


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1st Sunday of Advent: May God’s love abound in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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The exhortation in the First Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians inspires us to cultivate hearts that are full of God’s love. What a great way to enter into the season of Advent!

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent


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Daily Mass: Be vigilant and pray! Catholic Inspiration

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When the going gets tough, the tough get praying! Our help is in the Lord, and we are invited to be vigilant in our prayer as we face the challenges before us.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 34th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: Paying attention to the changes in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a fig tree as an example of paying attention to the changes around us. This is true for what we see in nature and discover in our hearts.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 34th Week of the Year


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Thanksgiving Day

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There are some options for the readings today, but a common theme is appropriate: What are you thankful for today? Start with God…and keep going!

Mass Readings – Thanksgiving Day


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St. Catherine of Alexandria…pray for us!

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