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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of the Year.

1st. Reading – Isaiah 49:3,5-6

  • The people are brought back and gathered together, made glorious by God’s strength.
  • They shall be a light to the nations, so that God’s salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Psalm – 40:2,4,7-10

  • “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
  • We wait for the Lord, who strengthens us to offer our lives in service.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:1-3

  • Paul introduces his letter stating that he is an apostle of Christ.
  • He greets the people in the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus.

Gospel – John 1:29-34

  • John the Baptist sees Jesus and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”
  • John testifies that he has seen the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven upon the Lord.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: John testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

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After he saw the Spirit come down and remain upon the Lord, John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the Lamb of God, the Son of God who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 3rd

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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the key themes for the readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 13:14,43-52

  • While in Antioch, Paul and Barnabas preach Good News to the Gentiles who are delighted.
  • As they quote from the prophet Isaiah, they incur the wrath of the Jews and are expelled.

Psalm – 100:1-3,5

  • “We are his people, the sheep of his flock.”
  • We rejoice at the kindness and faithfulness of the Lord, who protects us.

2nd Reading – Revelation 7:9,14b-17

  • John has a vision of a great multitude who have survived the time of great distress and are before the throne of the Lamb.
  • The Lamb will shepherd them, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Gospel – John 10:27-30

  • Jesus teaches that his sheep hear his voice and follow him for they know him.
  • United with the Father, no one can the sheep out of the Lord’s hand.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: An encounter with the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

An encounter with the Lord empowers two disciples of John the Baptist to go out and invite other people to meet Jesus.  As we draw closer to Christ may we eagerly reach out to those around us with the joy of the Good News.

Mass Readings – January 4th

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Daily Mass: Behold the Lamb of God! Catholic Inspiration

John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the “Lamb of God.”  These words proclaim the sacrifice of Christ’s life for our salvation; by his blood on the Cross he will redeem our souls from sin and death.

Mass Readings – January 3rd

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School Mass: The Passover, Judas, and the Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

Speaking at Mass to the kids at Cathedral School, Fr. Andrew speaks about the Passover, Judas and the blood of Jesus…the Lamb of God.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of Holy Week

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: The Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

John the Baptist calls Jesus “the Lamb of God” and invites us to draw upon the significance of this title within the salvation story.  May we call upon the Lord’s sacrifice for our sins, and see our brothers and sisters through the eyes of Christ’s saving grace.

Mass Readings – Christmas Weekday

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: The heritage of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

In the Gospel today we learn about the priestly lineage of John the Baptist.  John’s ministry – calling people to repentance and showing them the “Lamb of God” – fulfills the priestly role and sets the stage for the coming of the Messiah.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Daily Mass: Religion & Politics. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent

In the Gospel today the stage is set for the drama of the Lord’s Passion.  The Sanhedrin is convened to figure out what to do about Jesus as his followers increase.  The issue: if the crowds become a mob the Romans will come and take away their land and their nation.  It’s a perfect storm of religion and politics, and at the center is one who is innocent: the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts


Christmas Season: Behold the Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Christmas Weekday (Jan. 3)

John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the one who takes away our sins.  As we renew our faith each day, may we seek Jesus above all else and commit our lives to his saving grace.


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