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14th Sunday of the Year: We offer our lives for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus sends out the 72 disciples, he empowers them to carry on his earthly mission. Their efforts inspire us to consider how the Lord directs and sends us out into the world to offer our lives today.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:10-14c

  • Rejoice and exult over the prosperity of Jerusalem.
  • The Lord’s power shall be known to his servants in the sight of these blessings.

Psalm 66:1-7,16,20

  • “Let all praise the name of the Lord.”
  • Shout for joy and praise the good works of God.

2nd Reading – Galatians 6:14-18

  • Paul boasts in the cross of Jesus Christ, and now he bears the marks of Jesus on his body.
  • Peace and mercy be to all who follow the Lord.

Gospel – Luke 10:1-12,17-20

  • Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to announce the Kingdom of God.
  • They return, rejoicing at the power of the name of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The kingdom of God is upon us. Catholic Inspiration

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After driving out a demon, Jesus teaches the crowds and reveals how God’s kingdom is upon them. May we run to meet the Lord and confront the evil in our lives with his grace!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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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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Study, Pray, Serve: The 11th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the major themes we find in the readings for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

1st Reading – Ezekiel 17:22-24

  • The prophet offers the cedar as a sign of God’s restoration for the people of Israel, which will be ultimately fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.
  • God’s power reigns supreme over all creation.

Psalm – 92:2-3,13-14,15-16

  • “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.”
  • God is praised for mighty deeds that bring blessings to those who live holy lives.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 5:6-10

  • We remain courageous as we follow the Lord in faith.
  • In both life and death we belong to the Lord, from whom we will receive recompense for the good or evil we have done.

Gospel – Mark 4:26-34

  • This passage offers two parables about the kingdom of God that highlight the contrast between the humble beginnings of a seed and the final glory of a mature plant.
  • The simple start of a small seed reminds us that God’s power touches the little and the lowly, resulting in a final creation beyond our expectation.

Mass Readings – 11th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Kingdom of God starts small with steady growth. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers two parables which show how the Kingdom of God expands through steady growth from a tiny beginning. May this process encourage us to foster our faith – no matter how small – as we invite the Lord to dwell in our hearts.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Let’s live our faith in the present moment. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus warns his disciples not to go chasing for the Kingdom of God; it is already among them! Rather, we make the most of each day to live our lives for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 32nd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: A practical example of the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

Using an example of bread Jesus explains the Kingdom of God.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 30th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Driving out demons. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus drives out a demon and then teaches how we unite with the Kingdom of God in the daily fight to keep evil away from our hearts.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 27th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: We must proclaim the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Luke’s Gospel reveals the Lord’s drive to travel and announce the Kingdom of God, and as His disciples this same urgency underscores our need to proclaim our faith to all we meet.

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


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