Tag Archives: Mary

Daily Mass: What’s your focus? Catholic Inspiration

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

Mary, Jonah and the people of Nineveh all showed a remarkable sense of focus in the readings today.  They were able to zero in on something crucial, and with God’s grace they were able to carry it out.

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Daily Mass: Do you want to be part of the family? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 25th Week of the Year

Here’s some good news: those who hear the Word of God and act on it are treated as sisters and brothers to Jesus.  Now, do  you want to be part of the family?

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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Gospel Reading – The Queenship of Mary – Luke 1:26-38

Mary’s “fiat” to the angel Gabriel cooperates with God’s plan of salvation.  Mary serves as our example, Mother, intercessor and guide.  She’s also the Queen of Heaven, and through her witness we are inspired to draw near to her Son.

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The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of the Annunciation

Mary says “yes” to the Good News announced by the angel Gabriel…showing us how we can say yes to the Lord every day of our lives.

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Annunciation, Botticelli, 1481, Fresco, Florence, Italy.


Christmas Season: Do whatever he tells you! Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Christmas Season (Jan. 7th)

The wedding at Cana in Galilee offers a glimpse at the relationship between Mary and Jesus…helping us to understand that when we allow the Lord to work in our lives we discover that what he wants is nothing less than the best.


The Octave of Christmas: Mary, the Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – The Octave of Christmas: Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Our knowledge of Mary flows from our knowledge of her Son, and her example teaches us how to be living witnesses in the face of adversity as we continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.

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The Octave of Christmas: Mary, the Mother of God

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Study: Consider a time when you had to trust another person.  What helped or hindered you to trust?

Pray: Is there a major decision in your life?  As the Lord for guidance and direction.

Serve: Do you know someone who is searching for God?  How can you help point them to Jesus?

Mass Readings – Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

This great feast of Mary flows from the heart of the Christmas story.  Jesus, like us in all things except sin, had a mother who reflected on the great events that had happened in her life.  She witnessed how God was at work, and she took time to ponder…even as she held baby Jesus in her arms.

Mary’s trust in the Lord inspires us to turn to God in our need and live the gift of our faith.  Like Mary, we can reflect upon the Lord’s goodness in our own lives and express with gratitude what God has done for us.

What’s more, as Mary brought forth Jesus into the world we, too, can continue Christ’s saving work as we proclaim the Good News today.  Our words and actions can point others to Jesus Christ, directing those in our lives to trust in the Lord’s mercy and love.

May Mary’s example strengthen our faith and empower us to live it with joy.  As we reflect on what God has done in our lives, may we express with gratitude the graces we have received as we put them into practice.