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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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Daily Mass: We know our hearts by the fruitfulness of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with a powerful spiritual principle to help us in our decision making and discernment.

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

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Daily Mass: The new heaven and earth. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading from the Book of Revelation sums up the end time with judgment and the fullness of God’s glory.

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


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

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The Psalm response reminds us that the Lord will come again to judge the world, and we are both challenged and consoled with this promise.

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


Daily Mass: Our actions have consequences. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord reproaches the villages where he he performed many mighty miracles. Why? They did not repent and change their lives. May we take this lesson to heart as we turn away from sin and follow Christ.

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


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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Daily Mass: Justice and Mercy. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Daniel and the Gospel of John offer us examples of Justice and Mercy, crucial concepts that require our careful thought and attention as disciples of the Lord. May we strive for Justice in all our actions as we we recognize our ongoing need for God’s Mercy when we sin.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Lent

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