Tag Archives: Prayer

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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Daily Mass: Searching for Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Mary and Joseph are searching for Jesus in Jerusalem, only to find him in the Temple.  When asked by his mother his response “I must be in my Father’s house” invites us to follow his example and meet the Lord in church…where he is always present in the tabernacle!

Mass Readings – Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Mass: The Lord prays for us. Catholic Inspiration

In the Gospel of John we hear today how the Lord prays to his Heavenly Father for the disciples.  In other words, the Lord prays for us!  May this personal relationship we have with Jesus draw us closer to the Christ and one another.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Christ on the Mount of Olives, Josef Untersberger.


Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer. Catholic Inspiration

It’s a powerful prayer, and this gift from the Lord strengthens and directs our lives.  Only 55 words in English; may we pray it with conviction and conversion of heart.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Ash Wednesday: Make it a powerful Lent. Catholic Inspiration

The ashes on our foreheads invite us to repent of the sins that keep us from God and one another.  Through fasting, prayer and almsgiving we have powerful tools that can open our hearts and transform our lives in this great season of Lent.

Mass Readings – Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: Directing others toward the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

John the Baptist redirected the attention he received toward Jesus, and his example inspires us to consider how our words and actions – attentive to the needs of those around us – can bring people closer to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Memorial of Saints Basil & Gregory Nazianzen

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The Holy Family. Catholic Inspiration

Family life is crazy and chaotic, sometimes blissful, sometimes frustrating, big and noisy, small and quiet, in a every shape, size and configuration imaginable.  Yet it is within the specific context of our families that we grow in faith and life lessons.  May we look to the Holy Family for inspiration as we seek the best in our families, dedicate earnest effort in supporting them, and pray every day for the Lord’s guidance and strength.

Mass Readings – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

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