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2nd Sunday of the Year: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

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The Psalm response stirs our hearts to offer our lives each and every day in service to God. May we call upon the Lord’s grace to journey through life with open eyes as we say, “Here am I, Lord!”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The sacrifice of St. Stephen, the first martyr. Catholic Inspiration

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The Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Stephen immediately after Christmas, in no small way to remind us that the child we worship in the manger will grow to offer his life for the salvation of the world. May Stephen’s example inspire us today to live our lives for the Lord.

Mass Readings – St. Stephen, the first martyr

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St. Stephen, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord invites us to give without thought of repayment. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus continues to teach at a banquet, this time inviting us to give to others without expecting repayment.

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

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord exhorts his disciples to take up their Crosses and follow him. Crosses come in all sizes; may the Crosses we carry become a worthy offering to the Lord as we put his example into daily practice.

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

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Good Friday

We recall the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross so that we never take for granted the Lord’s saving gift as we are inspired to grow in faith, hope and love.

Readings – Good Friday

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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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