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Daily Mass: Mary gives witness to the saving work of her Son. Catholic Inspiration

On this memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, we recall that Mary witnessed the events that St. Paul recaps in his First Letter to the Corinthians. May Mary’s faith inspire us to draw near to her Son!

Mass Readings – Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows


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At the Cross her station keeping,

Stood the mournful Mother weeping,

Close to Jesus to the last.

Daily Mass: God works in and through our families. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we see how God worked through the Holy Family, and recognizing how the Lord works through our own.

Mass Readings – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Behold your mother. Catholic Inspiration

From the Cross, Jesus entrusts his mother into the care of his beloved disciple. His words to John are also directed to us as we recognize Mary as our mother and Mother of the Church.

Mass Readings – The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church


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Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary visits Elizabeth and both women experience a revelation about how God is present in their lives.

Mass Readings – Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

Solemnity of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Joseph is the strong, silent saint who we are told is righteous and steadfast in carrying out God’s will. May his example inspire us to live our faith with vibrant actions that proclaim that the Lord is the center of our lives.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary


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St. Joseph, pray for us!

Mary, the Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

She was chosen to be the Mother of God, and as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary this day we draw near to her Son, the Savior of the World.

Mass Readings – Mary, the Mother of God


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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Mary’s song of praise. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary’s song of praise – often called the Magnificat – encourages us to echo her words through the example of our lives. May our voices join with hers as we magnify the Lord by what we say and do.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent


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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the key themes that we see in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Micah 5:2-5a

  • Bethlehem is prophesied as the birthplace of the Messiah.
  • The one to be born will stand firm and shepherd the flock, drawing strength from God and bringing peace to the ends of the earth.

Psalm – 80:2-3,15-16,18-19

  • “Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.”
  • We call upon God for help, protection and salvation.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 10:5-10

  • Christ offers the sacrifice of his body for our sins.
  • In carrying out the Father’s will he consecrates us to God.

Gospel – Luke 1:39-45

  • Mary travels to meet Elizabeth, who is filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • Elizabeth then proclaims that Mary is blessed to be the mother of the Lord.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Advent


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Daily Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, may we find strength in this powerful prayer as we follow the counsel of Christ to “ask, seek and knock” for the needs before us.

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


Our Lady of the Rosary…pray for us!

Our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows


Our Lady of Sorrows…pray for us!

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