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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

The feast of the Sacred Heart of the Jesus celebrates the love of God for the whole world.  Without limit or boundary, the Lord’s love for us is unconditional and offers us the opportunity to both receive and share this love with one another.


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Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 11th Week of the Year

“Love your enemies” may be one of the toughest teachings of Jesus.  Sometimes to seek the best in those who are opposed to us is possible only through the grace of God.  If that’s the case, then today is a good day to pray for that grace!


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12th Sunday of the Year: God’s grace in the darkness of evil.

Study: Consider a time when you had to confront evil.  How did your faith in Christ give you strength?

Pray: Is there a difficult situation in your life right now?  Ask the Lord for wisdom and guidance.

Serve:  Do you know someone who is struggling right now?  How can you offer support?

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year

The readings this Sunday all come with an edge to them, signifying that there’s a lot at stake in a life of faith.  Take a look:

  • 1st Reading – Jeremiah praises the Lord even as he recognizes the evil of others.
  • Psalm – “Lord, in your great love answer me.”
  • 2nd Reading – Sin and death came through Adam; grace and peace come through Jesus Christ.
  • Gospel – The Lord will acknowledge those who acknowledge Him, and he will deny those who deny him.

These readings address the reality of sin and evil in our world.  We know this reality through our experience, and whether through our own actions or the actions of others we recognize that the human heart has the capacity for sin.

Yet we also recognize that God’s grace is greater than the darkness.  This is why Christ came into the world!  Through the Lord’s cross and resurrection we have hope to call upon Heaven for the strength, courage and wisdom we need to face the challenges of life.

Have we sinned?  Then we seek reconciliation and forgiveness.  Have we been wounded by wickedness and evil?  Then we call upon the Lord’s grace.

The triumph of Jesus Christ inspires us to follow the example of Jeremiah and Paul – acknowledging the Lord in this world so that we can be with Him in the next!


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Daily Mass: The love of Christ impels us. Catholic Inspiration

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

St. Paul reminds us that we live for the Lord, offering our lives as His ambassadors and sharing the love that we have received through a life of grace.


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Daily Mass: Be reconciled with one another. Catholic Inspiration

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

The Lord invites us to a higher standard as we reconcile our hearts with one another.  May we examine our lives today and remove any obstacle that keeps our relationships from growing in God’s grace.


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20 Years as a Catholic Priest! Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 9th Week of the Year

Today is my 20th anniversary as a priest!  As I reflect on the Gospel reading today, I pray that each of us will live our Christian vocation to love the Lord and one another with all our heart!

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Daily Mass: Do you love the Lord? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter

“Do you love me?” This is the question that the Lord puts to Peter three times following the resurrection.  It’s a good reminder, for in the end our lives are measured by the love – shared and received – that’s found in our hearts.


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