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Daily Mass: St. Peter preaches repentance and baptism. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter continues to proclaim the Good News of Christ, calling the people to repentance and baptism.

Mass Readings – Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

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3rd Sunday of Lent: Christ is our master gardener. Catholic Inspiration

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While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life. Where do we get the courage to do this? We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent (Year C)

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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Exodus 3:1-8a,13-15

  • Moses encounters the Lord who speaks from the burning bush.
  • God announces the plan to save the people of Israel from their bondage in Egypt and will be called “I AM” when the people ask Moses what is God’s name.

Psalm – 103:1-4,6-8,11

  • “The Lord is kind and merciful.”
  • God is merciful and gracious, healing, redeeming and pardoning our sins.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12

  • St. Paul recounts part of the mistakes of the people of Israel as they fled Egypt.
  • We are encouraged to learn from this and seek what is good as we follow Jesus Christ.

Gospel – Luke 13:1-9

  • Jesus speaks to the people, encouraging them to repent.
  • The Lord then offers a parable about cultivating a fruitful life, and he includes a warning if we neglect our growth.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Note: These are the readings for “Year C” in the Lectionary for Mass. On the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent, parishes may use the “Year A” readings at Masses that includes members of the RCIA process.


Daily Mass: We are called to repent of our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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The readings today all point out the crucial need to repent of our sins. It’s one of those teachings that we all acknowledge yet find hard at times to carry out. May we call upon the Lord for the grace we need to honestly admit our faults and seek God’s forgiveness.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

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St. Frances of Rome, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We repent and return to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Christ calls Levi, who follows him and invites others to meet Jesus. May the Lord’s longing to call sinners to repentance inspire us to repent of the evil we have done and return on the path that leads to Heaven.

Mass Readings – Saturday after Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday: Cleaning the house of our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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Ash Wednesday offers us an opportunity to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel” as we repent of our sins and embrace time-tested spiritual practices. May this housecleaning of our hearts help us to renew our faith and draw us closer to the Lord and one another.

Mass Readings – Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: It’s not too late to make a course correction in life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a parable to show the crucial opportunity we have to make a change for the better. So…do we need to make any course corrections today?

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent

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St. John of the Cross…pray for us!


Good News that calls us to repent. Catholic Inspiration

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This homily was preached on December 7th, 2021 at Cathedral of Christ the King. May the Good News inspire us to fearlessly seek out the grace of the Sacrament of Penance as we reconcile our hearts to God.

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2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent and prepare for Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah as he preaches repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The Reason? To prepare the people to encounter Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Jonah, Part III, dealing with our hard hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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Jonah’s response to the people of Nineveh reveals a hardness of heart that God addresses in the wilderness. May we examine our lives with care, rooting out anything that is unworthy of the Lord.

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

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St. Bruno & Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher…pray for us!


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