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Daily Mass: We cherish each moment of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul, convinced that the Lord’s return in imminent, urges the people to stay the course in their lives and relationships. His advice reminds us to cherish each day as the treasure it is: the precious gift of life.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 23rd Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: Lessons learned from a grain of wheat. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a grain of wheat to explain the marvelous gift of love that happens when a person offers one’s life for others.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Lawrence


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St. Lawrence, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 20th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

  • Jeremiah’s life hangs in the balance as he is thrown into a cistern for his preaching.

Psalm – 40:2-4,18

  • “Lord, come to my aid!”
  • We call upon the Lord for help in times of affliction.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:1-4

  • Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we run our race with our eyes fixed on Jesus.
  • Faith gives us strength to endure opposition and sin.

Gospel – Luke 12:49-53

  • The Lord comes to set the earth on fire as he fulfills his mission on earth.
  • The presence of Jesus brings a challenge and division that will touch all people.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: Lord in your great love, answer me! Catholic Inspiration

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Today’s psalm both acknowledges our struggles and affirms our faith in God’s grace. May we turn to the Lord in our times of trial and draw strength from the one who died that we might have eternal life.

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


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St. Peter Chrysologus, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches that he has come, not to abolish, but to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. As we follow the Lord with all our hearts we pray that his saving work will flourish within and through our lives.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 10th Week of the Year


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Friends, today is the 25th anniversary of my priesthood. Please know that I remember you in my prayers at the altar as I offer my Mass at the Cathedral today! God bless you!

Daily Mass: Civic leaders discuss Paul’s case. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul’s particular circumstances are discussed by regional Roman leaders, revealing how one person’s life can make a huge impact on others.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter


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St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, pray for us!

Easter Vigil

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On this holy night Christians around the world celebrate the great events of salvation history as we acknowledge our part in God’s great love story. May we embrace what we have been given and share it with one another!

Mass Readings – Easter Vigil


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Palm Sunday: The Passion of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

We begin Holy Week every year be recounting the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, who offered his life on the Cross for the salvation of the world.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday: The Passion of the Lord


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Daily Mass: We live for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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In the midst of adversity, we keep our gaze focused on the Lord and offer our lives in service to him. In this way we choose a life rooted in Christ, the source of our wisdom and strength.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Ash Wednesday


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St. Katharine Drexel, pray for us!

3rd Sunday of Advent: Rejoice, the Lord is near! Catholic Inspiration

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Paul’s Letter to the Philippians offers a rich insight filled with joy and hope: The Lord is near! May Christ’s presence in our lives encourage us to embrace the gift of faith and live it in the world.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Advent


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