Tag Archives: Love

Daily Mass: God’s generosity toward us. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a parable to show how God’s generosity far surpasses our notion of justice. May this insight inspire us…no matter what has happened before, God welcomes us with generous grace.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 20th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: In God we trust. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s words challenge and console us as we consider who will be saved. The challenge happens when we place our hope in worldly things. The consolation comes when we trust in the Lord, who makes all things possible.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 20th Week of the Year

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St. Stephen of Hungary, pray for us!


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary proclaims her great Magnificat in Luke’s Gospel, giving praise to God who does mighty things through our lowly lives. May her words inspire us to offer our lives to the Lord!

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 21st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes present in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:18-21

  • God gathers the people of all nations, and the Lord knows their works and thoughts.
  • These people will proclaim God’s glory and gather in Jerusalem.

Psalm – 117:1-2

  • “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”
  • Give praise to the Lord, for his kindness and fidelity endure forever.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13

  • Endure your trials and do not disdain the discipline of the Lord.
  • For whoever the Lord loves, he disciplines!

Gospel – Luke 13:22-30

  • Jesus urges us to strive to enter through the narrow gate of salvation.
  • Some people will be turned away, while others will come from all parts of the world.
  • “Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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20th Sunday of the Year: Persevere in running the race. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Hebrews offers the example of running a race before a cheering crowd as an example of our spiritual journey through this life. May we run toward Jesus with all our heart, and encourage each other along the way.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Let the children come to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus welcomes the children and blesses them, making it clear to his disciples that all obstacles must be removed. Let the children come to Jesus!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Pontian & St. Hippolytus, pray for us!


Daily Mass: A question about divorce. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus addresses the topic of divorce to both the Pharisees and his disciples. As painful as the topic is today, we acknowledge that it has been a challenge throughout human history, reminding us to do all that we can to foster marriage as well as help those who suffer when marriage fails.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Jane Frances Chantal, pray for us!


Daily Mass: How often must I forgive? Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a powerful parable to teach us the crucial role of forgiveness in our lives. Understanding the teaching is the easy part; our task is to make forgiveness a daily discipline that shapes our thoughts, words and actions.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Clare, pray for us!


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!


Daily Mass: The greatness of a humble heart. Catholic Inspiration

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Using the example of a little child, the Lord teaches the disciples that true greatness comes from a humble heart.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 19th Week of the Year

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