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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: Like runners in a race, we strive to proclaim the Gospel. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers himself as an example, preaching the Gospel and training his body and soul with the same intensity as an athlete preparing for a great race. May we do the same, living for the Lord with conviction and drive.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 23rd Week of the Year


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St. Peter Claver, pray for us!

Daily Mass: The second Passion prediction. Catholic Inspiration

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Matthew’s Gospel offers the second prediction of the Lord’s Passion, reminding us that all disciples must face the Cross as they journey through this life.

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


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St. Dominic, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: Palm Sunday

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As we journey into the heart of Holy Week, let’s take a look at some of the key themes in our readings for Palm Sunday.

1st Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7

  • Called by God, the prophet speaks the truth in the face of oppression.
  • God gives strength to face all trials and remain true in faith.

Psalm – 22:8-9,17-20,23-24

  • “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
  • Grab your Bible and read this entire Psalm…then look at the Cross of Jesus Christ!

2nd Reading – Philippians 2:6-11

  • Jesus “empties himself” and takes on our human form, even facing death on a cross.
  • God glorifies Christ for his saving work, and every knee shall bend as all will acclaim Jesus Christ is Lord!

Gospel – Luke 22:14-23:56

  • This is our great love story; Christ dies for us…even in our worst sins.
  • Read this passage. Pray and reflect on what the Lord has done.
  • If you find it helpful, watch one of the many films which proclaim the Passion of the Lord.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday


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

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John the Baptist came to point others to Jesus, and his death inspires us to face our sufferings with fervent hope in Christ through His victory on the Cross.

Mass Readings – The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Palm Sunday – May we clearly see the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Palm Sunday Podcast

We read the Passion of Christ ever year, not as some sad, distant, impersonal story that happen long ago, but as OUR STORY – a reminder that Christ endured his Cross for US, for our our sins and transgressions.  As we enter into this sacred season, may we draw near to the one who saves and sets us free.

And if you would like to have a mini-retreat this week, I invite you to listen to any of these podcasts from my Mission last year in Arizona.

Walking with the Lord in Holy Week (March 9-12, 2015 – Our Lady of the Valley – Green Valley, AZ) This parish mission takes the listener on a journey with Christ – from his entry into Jerusalem, through the Last Supper, his Passion, and his Resurrection.

Have a blessed Holy Week.

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