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Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 2:1-5

  • The mountain of the Lord shall be the highest mountain, and people shall come toward it.
  • On this mountain will be peace among the nations.

Psalm – 122: 1-9

  • “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.”
  • We rejoice and pray that Jerusalem is a city of peace and prosperity.

2nd Reading – Romans 13:11-14

  • The hour is at hand to awake from sleep; salvation is at hand.
  • We put on the Lord Jesus Christ, throwing off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light.

Gospel – Matthew 24:37-44

  • Referring to the time of Noah, Jesus urges the people to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
  • Christ calls us to be prepared, for at an unexpected hour the Son of Man will come.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Living the Christian life. Catholic Inspiration

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The exhortation in Ephesians invites us to embrace the call of our life in Christ and live it in a truly exemplary manner.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 29th Week of the Year

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16th Sunday of the Year: Christ calms our anxieties and fears. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus speaks to Martha, he reveals how anxiety and worry are calmed by pausing to be still and listen to him.

Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We come to the Lord for rest from our labors. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord offers comfort in times of exhaustion, reminding us that we find a lasting peace in his presence.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 15th Week of the Year

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St. Kateri Tekawitha, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord speaks of peace to his people. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 85 offers a beautiful reflection on the serenity that comes from the Lord; a peace that our world is in short supply of today. May we pray for peace!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 13th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:10-14c

  • Rejoice and exult over the prosperity of Jerusalem.
  • The Lord’s power shall be known to his servants in the sight of these blessings.

Psalm 66:1-7,16,20

  • “Let all praise the name of the Lord.”
  • Shout for joy and praise the good works of God.

2nd Reading – Galatians 6:14-18

  • Paul boasts in the cross of Jesus Christ, and now he bears the marks of Jesus on his body.
  • Peace and mercy be to all who follow the Lord.

Gospel – Luke 10:1-12,17-20

  • Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to announce the Kingdom of God.
  • They return, rejoicing at the power of the name of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good – and what a challenge at times it can be!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

(Or as I was taught when I needed this mighty saint’s help: “Tony! Tony! Look around! Something’s lost that must be found!”)


6th Sunday of the Year: Peace I leave with you. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord extends a peace that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. May we draw near to Christ and allow his peace to flow through our hearts to one another.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes we discover in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2,22-29

  • There is a conflict regarding whether a man must be circumcised to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • The leaders in Jerusalem determine that circumcision is not required, thus allowing non-Jews to become Christians more easily.

Psalm – 67:2-3,5-6,8

  • “O God, let all the nations praise you!”
  • The people give praise to God who has pity and blesses them.

2nd Reading – Revelation 21:10-14,22-23

  • Jerusalem is revealed as a radiant city polished with precious gems.
  • There is no temple in the city, nor sun nor moon; God is the source of its glory and light.

Gospel – John 14:23-29

  • The Father and the Son will dwell with those who out of love keep the word of Jesus.
  • The Holy Spirit will come upon the disciples, offering them God’s peace.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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2nd Sunday of Easter: God’s peace casts out doubt and fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The Risen Lord casts out doubt and fear with the gift of peace from the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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