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Study, Pray, Serve: 5th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 5th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 58:7-10

  • The prophet exhorts the people to corporal works of mercy: sharing food; sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, responding to the needs of others.
  • The Lord responds to us when we care for others, and the Lord’s light shines upon us.

Psalm – 112:4-9

  • “The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.”
  • Light shines upon those who care for the needs of others.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 2:1-5

  • Paul reminds the people that he came to them speaking of Christ crucified.
  • He gave the message simply and without demonstrations of power, so that they would trust in God alone.

Gospel – Matthew 5:13-16

  • Jesus teaches that we are salt and light, meant to use what we have been given for the good of others.
  • When we let our light shine, we give glory to our heavenly Father.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of the Year

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4th Sunday of the Year: Our strength comes from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The lives of the Saints repeatedly demonstrate a central point in the Scriptures today: our strength does not come from us but from the Lord. May we call upon Christ for the guidance and help we require as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Some scripture lessons about faith. Catholic Inspiration

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We find aspects of faith in the Letter to the Hebrews, the Canticle of Zechariah, and the words of Jesus to the disciples in the midst of a storm. In all three we see how our faith in God is built up as we trust in the Lord and look to the future with hope.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!


Daily Mass: A plan to build the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers two crucial insights about the Kingdom of God, reminding us that we all start small and flourish with slow and steady growth over time.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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St. Angela Merici, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Be a light in the world! Catholic Inspiration

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Both Timothy and Titus were friends and companions of St. Paul. Their example follows the exhortation of Christ to let the light of our faith shine in the world.

Mass Readings – The Memorial of St. Timothy & St. Titus

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St. Timothy & St. Titus, pray for us!


The Conversion of St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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The conversion of St. Paul reveals how God’s grace can transform our lives. Once an enemy of the Christian faith, Paul went on to become one of its greatest champions, and his New Testament letters continue to inspire disciples today.

Mass Readings – The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

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St. Paul, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We are part of Christ’s family when we do the will of God.

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When we conform our lives to God’s will we are united into Christ’s family. May the Lord’s love inspire us to faithfully follow him with sincere and open hearts.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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St. Francis de Sales, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Jesus guides us in the spiritual battle of life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus addresses the scribes, revealing his power to cast out Satan and sin. Calling upon the Holy Spirit, we follow Christ in the midst of our spiritual battles and face our challenges with God’s grace.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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St. Vincent & St. Marianne Cope, pray for us!

On this Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, we call upon the Holy Spirit to help us defend their lives and foster their safety and growth.


Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes in the readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

  • Seek the Lord in justice and humility, observing the Lord’s laws.
  • The Lord will preserve a remnant who will remain faithful to God.

Psalm – 146:6-10

  • “Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!”
  • The Lord protects those in need, bringing healing, comfort, and hope.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:26-31

  • God works through the weak and despised to shame the strong.
  • We boast only in God, who sustains us through Jesus Christ.

Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12a

  • The Beatitudes have given comfort and consolation to countless people.
  • This is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, a source of the great teaching of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year

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3rd Sunday of the Year: The light of Christ leads us to repentance. Catholic Inspiration

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From the prophecy of Isaiah to the preaching of Christ, the Lord’s light banishes the darkness in our hearts and leads us to repent of our sins. May we walk in his light!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of the Year

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