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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 11:1-10

  • The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon an ancestor of the line of Jesse, and he shall judge with justice.
  • Creation will experience profound peace with those who were formerly at odds.
  • Even the Gentiles will seek out God.

Psalm – 72: 1-2,7-8,12-13,17

  • “Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.”
  • The king shall rescue the poor and judge with justice.

2nd Reading – Romans 15:4-9

  • Through Christ, God gives us hope, endurance and encouragement.
  • We welcome one another, as Christ welcomes us.

Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12

  • John the Baptist proclaims, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
  • John speaks of one who is coming after him, who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response reminds us that all judgement belongs to the Lord, and one day we will all be held accountable when we stand before the Just Judge.

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

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St. Cecilia, 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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Study, Pray, Serve: 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 33rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Malachi 3:19-20a

  • A day comes when evildoers will be like stubble set on fire, and nothing will remain.
  • Those who fear the Lord’s name, however, will be arise in the light of the sun.

Psalm – 98:5-9

  • “The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.”
  • We praise and sing before the one who rules the earth.

2nd Reading – 2nd Thessalonians 3:7-12

  • Paul offers his own example as a model for the Christian community.
  • “If anyone was unwilling to work, that one should not eat.”

Gospel – Luke 21:5-19

  • Jesus speaks about the destruction of the Temple, as well as signs and plagues among the nations.
  • The Lord also says that his followers will be persecuted, exhorting them to persevere.

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We are stewards of the mysteries of God. Catholic Inspiration

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As he confronts the divisions among the people of Corinth, St. Paul reminds us that we are stewards of the mysteries of God. Our labor and service belong to the Lord, who will judge our efforts on the unique circumstances of our lives.

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

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Daily Mass: Good, evil and final judgment. Catholic Inspiration

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In a rare moment Jesus explains a parable and reveals the significance of good, evil and the final judgment. Whoever has ears ought to hear!

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

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St. Joachim and St. Anne, pray for us!


33rd Sunday of the Year: We are vigilant in our faith in Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reminds us in the Gospel of Mark that there will be consequences for the choices we make in life, and he also makes it clear that we will not know the day nor the hour of judgment. Our response? To be vigilant at all times as we follow the Lord!

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 33rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Daniel 12:1-3

  • Michael the great prince and guardian of the people shall arise.
  • During this time of upheaval there will be an accounting for the good and the bad.

Psalm – 16:5,8-11

  • “You are my inheritance, O Lord!”
  • We rejoice in the Lord who does not abandon us, but shows us the path to life.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 10:11-14,18

  • Jesus Christ offers one sacrifice for sins and takes his place at the right hand of God.
  • Compared with the sacrifice of the Levitical priests, Christ’s perfect offering makes possible our forgiveness.

Gospel – Mark 13:24-32

  • Jesus teaches about the end times where there will be tribulation and judgment.
  • The Lord uses the example of a fig tree to teach the disciples how to read the sign of the times.

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Each of us shall give an account before the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul continues his exhortation in the Letter to the Romans, reminding us all that whether we live or die we are the Lord’s. May this insight guide us in our interactions with one another today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 31st Week of the Year

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St. Charles Borromeo…pray for us!


Daily Mass: The danger of judging others, without judging ourselves. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul switches his indictment on those who know God’s plan but do not apply it to themselves. Swift to judge others, they fail to evaluate their lives with the same scrutiny.

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

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