Tag Archives: Prayer

Monday Conversation: Living a life of grace

What does it mean to live in God’s grace?  These two presentations were given at a parish retreat at St. Pius X Catholic Church on April 18, 2019.

Part I – Key Components of Grace (55 Minutes)

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Part II – Our Relationships in a Life of Grace (53 Minutes)

Handouts that were given to participants for both presentations

Living a Life of Grace (I & II)

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Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: We pray to draw nearer to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Prayer is not magic.  Rather, it is the way we grow in our relationship with God, listening to the Lord’s word and opening our hearts to receive the grace we need to face the difficulties of life.  May our prayer help us to draw nearer to Christ today, so that we can offer our lives for Him.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Find the balance in work and rest. Catholic Inspiration

The Gospel today shows the disciples both at work and at rest with Jesus.  Finding balance in our lives can be challenging, yet when we take the long view we recognize that there are many different elements that enrich God’s gift of life.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Pray always. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord uses a parable to express our need to pray always without growing weary.

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

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Daily Mass: Be persistent in prayer. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord offers a couple of examples to highlight the crucial need to be persistent in prayer.  May these words inspire us every day to open our hearts to the Lord as we ask for what we need to grow in faith, hope and love.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 27th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord teaches us to pray. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s Prayer has shaped the lives of countless Christians over the centuries.  May we find in this powerful prayer a way to articulate the needs in our hearts as we open our souls to the grace of God.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 27th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The power of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Catholic Inspiration

The practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving are powerful disciplines that the Church has embraced from the teaching of Jesus, and they offer immense power in shaping and guiding our spiritual lives.

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

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