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Daily Mass: What will we offer the Lord today? Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus comments on the humble yet extravagant offering of the poor widow. She gives all that she has…and inspires us to consider how we will offer our lives for the Lord today.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 34th Week of the Year

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St. Cecilia…pray for us!


32nd Sunday of the Year: Making a worthy sacrifice. Catholic Inspiration

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The two widows in the readings today make great sacrifices from the little they possess. Their example invites us to consider what sacrifices are we willing to make in our lives today.

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 32nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 32nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Kings: 17:10-16

  • Elijah asks for food from a widow and tells here not to be afraid; God will provide.
  • The woman gives all that she has…and she has all that she needs for a year!

Psalm – 146:7-10

  • “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • The Lord protects those who are…hungry, captives, blind, bowed down, strangers, and widows.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 9:24-28

  • The priesthood of Jesus Christ is compared and contrasted with the Levitical priesthood.
  • Christ, as God on our behalf, offers a sacrifice that takes away our sins.

Gospel – Mark 12:38-44

  • Jesus offers a warning on false teachers, then he contrasts the example of a poor widow.
  • The widow gives all that she has, and in the sight of Heaven it is a greater gift than the surplus wealth of others.

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

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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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