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Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s review some of the themes we find in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 31:7-9

  • God’s power is revealed as the Lord delivers, gathers, consoles and leads the people.
  • The people respond with joy, praise, exultation and hope.

Psalm – 126:1-6

  • “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
  • This psalm connects directly with the 1st reading as our human response to God’s goodness.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 5:1-6

  • Christ was chosen by the Father to offer his life for us.
  • Christ, because he understands our human weaknesses, deals with us patiently.

Gospel – Mark 10:46-52

  • The blind man, Bartimaeus, calls out to Jesus and asks for help so he can see.
  • Jesus acknowledges his faith and immediately heals him.
  • Bartimaeus then follows Jesus on the way.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Abraham’s faith, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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We learn more about Abraham’s faith in the Letter to the Romans, inspired to search our hearts for any obstacles that are keeping us from Christ. May we cast these stumbling blocks to the foot of the Cross!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 28th Week of the Year

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St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Abraham’s example of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows how Abraham’s example reveals the power of faith for all who follow God.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 28th Week of the Year

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St. Teresa of Jesus…pray for us!


Daily Mass: We have Good News for all. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows in his Letter to the Romans how all people have sinned and are in need of God’s grace. This is the Good News that we have to share with one another today!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 28th Week of the Year

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St. Callistus…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 29th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the central themes in the readings for the 29th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 53:10-11

  • The Church applies this passage of the “suffering servant” to Jesus Christ, whose saving passion and death is offered for “the many.”
  • This passage is referenced heavily during Holy Week.

Psalm – 33:4-5,18-20,22

  • “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
  • Psalm 33 praises God and encourages us to turn to the Lord with open hearts.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 4:14-16

  • The humanity of Jesus is emphasized, and he understands our temptations and weaknesses.
  • Because he became like us, we can confidently approach the Son of God to receive mercy, grace and help.

Gospel – Mark 10:35-45

  • Jesus responds to the question posed by James and John with a reflection on the role of suffering.
  • The Lord then shows how service to others reveals true greatness in the kingdom of heaven.

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Faith, forgiveness and love. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 24th Week of the Year

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St. Cornelius & St. Cyprian…pray for us!


Daily Mass: There’s still time to turn to Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Even with only an hour left in the day, the master of the vineyard gave a chance to workers in need. God gives us the same opportunity to seek mercy. It’s not too late! Today is a new beginning to turn to Jesus Christ.

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

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Daily Mass: Forgiveness as a way of life. Catholic Inspiration

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Forgiveness is one of those commandments of Jesus that can sound lovely until we have to put it into practice…again and again. And yet forgiveness is the crucial key that unlocks our hard hearts and allows God’s grace and mercy to enter in.

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

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned. Catholic Inspiration

Psalm 51 offers a powerful opportunity for repentance and conversion of heart. When we honestly acknowledge our sins and ask for forgiveness, the Lord’s grace can heal and renew us with new life.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 18th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our faith in God’s mercy. Catholic Inspiration

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The exchange between Jesus and Bartimaeus reveals the Lord’s profound compassion in the midst of human suffering. May the faith of a blind man inspire us to turn to Jesus Christ for the grace we need each day.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 8th Week of the Year

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