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Daily Mass: We proclaim the greatness of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary’s Magnificat becomes a model for our prayer and praise to God. May these words inspire us to keep our focus upon the Lord as we draw strength from the one who saves us.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of Advent

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1st Sunday of Advent: Getting ready for both the Lord’s birth and return in glory. Catholic Inspiration

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The season of Advent urges us to prepare not only for the Lord’s birth, but also for his return in glory. May these coming weeks help us to meet the Lord on Christmas day and make us ready for the hour when we are called from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Pray always! Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reminds his disciples with a parable to pray always. May we take this instruction to heart as we pause each day to draw near to the Lord.

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

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St. Josaphat, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 29th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 29th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Exodus 17:8-13

  • Moses, supported by Aaron and Hur, prays during a battle.
  • With their physical help and God’s intervention, Israel was victorious.

Psalm – 121:1-8

  • “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
  • Wherever we are in the world, God guards and guides us.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 3:14-4:2

  • Persist and remain faithful to what we have learned and believed.
  • All Scripture is inspired by God and useful for daily life.

Gospel – Luke 18:1-8

  • The dishonest judge responds to the persistent efforts of a widow.
  • God will respond to our needs, but will the Son of Man find faith on earth?

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Prayerful persistence. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches the disciples of the crucial need to pray with persistence.

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

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St. Bruno and St. Marie Rose Durocher, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer offers the words we need. Catholic Inspiration

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Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer reveals the desire of Jesus to help his disciples find the right words in our daily lives.

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

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St. Faustina Kowalska and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Listening to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus responds to a stressed-out Martha and teaches us that those who pause to listen to him have chosen the better part.

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

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St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 25th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes for the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Amos 8:4-7

  • The prophet Amos lists a number of ways that the needy have been harmed.
  • The Lord will not forget the evil that people have done to those in need.

Psalm – 113:1-2,4-8

  • “Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.”
  • The Lord, who is enthroned on high, raises the lowly.

2nd Reading – 1st Timothy 2:1-8

  • Prayers and supplications are offered for those who are in authority.
  • There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, Jesus Christ.

Gospel – Luke 16:1-13

  • Jesus offers a parable of a dishonest steward who shows initiative.
  • The Lord offers a principle: those who are trustworthy in small matters will be trustworthy in great ones.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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19th Sunday of the Year: We have been given so much. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord exhorts the disciples to be prepared and ready to act. For those to whom much has been given, much is expected!

Mass Readings – 19th Sunday of the Year

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17th Sunday of the Year: Persistently praying for what we need. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches his disciples the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke, emphasizing the importance of persistence in praying for what we need.

Mass Readings – 17th Sunday of the Year

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