Tag Archives: Offering

Daily Mass: Greatness through service. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches a powerful lesson regarding how the path to greatness may be found through our service toward one another.

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

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Jesus is crucified. Catholic Inspiration

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In this 5th installment of the Lent Retreat, Fr. Andrew talks about the sacrificial offering of Christ on the Cross…inspiring us to recognize the Crosses in our lives and carry them with the hope we have in the Lord’s triumph.

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Daily Mass: Jesus Christ is our great high priest. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus, our great high priest, bridges the gap between Heaven and earth through his divinity and humanity. As the Son of God he has the power to make a sacrifice for the salvation of the world; as the Son of Mary he meets us in our human weakness and struggle. May we turn to our Savior for the strength we need!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: What are we doing with our lives? Catholic Inspiration

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The Gospel parable today raises the challenging question, “What are we doing with our lives?” We have been given so much, how do our lives proclaim the great chorus of Heaven – Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 33rd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Have the attitude of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading encourages us to cultivate the attitude of Christ as we humbly offer our lives out of love for one another.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 31st Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Making real sacrifices. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals in the “widow’s mite” that our sacrifices are not measured by what we do but by how what we do affects us.

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

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Daily Mass: The death of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

The death of John the Baptist makes it clear that in no uncertain terms there is a price for following the Lord. Our “yes” to God means that we will follow a path where sacrifice will be part of the offering of our lives.

Mass Readings – The Passion of St. John the Baptist

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Daily Mass: We are servants of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

To say “I serve the Lord” has tremendous implications for our understanding and action.  Recognizing Jesus as our Lord, we configure every aspect of our lives to him as our daily actions and interactions are infused with his grace.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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33rd Sunday of the Year: What will you make of your life? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year

The Gospel reading makes it clear that all of us will be judged according to what we have been given in this life.  Our invitation?  To take stock of the gifts and talents we have and make something special for the glory of God.

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Daily Mass: To drink from the cup of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of St. James, Apostle

Jesus addresses a teachable moment when he explains that glory in Heaven comes from offering one’s life in charity and service.  James and John will drink from the cup of of Christ, reminding us that every time we offer our lives for others we follow the example of Christ.

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