Tag Archives: Repentance

Daily Mass: Heaven rejoices when we repent. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals through two parables the joy of Heaven when we repent of our sins and turn to God.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 31st Week of the Year

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St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We are given the sign of Jonah. Catholic Inspiration

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As the crowds draw near, Jesus reveals that the only sign to be given is that of Jonah…a call to repentance of sins and a change of heart.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 28th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ calls us to repentance. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus makes it clear that there will be consequences for the villages that failed to repent.  This stern warning applies to us as well, inviting us all to turn away from our sins and return to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Jerome, pray for us!


24th Sunday of the Year: Repentance and compassion. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus speaks of repentance in these three parables of the Gospel of Luke, revealing God’s compassion and desire for our healing and restoration.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 24th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 24th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Exodus 32:7-11,13-14

  • In Moses’ absence, the people have made a molten calf, offering worship and sacrifices.
  • Moses implores God to spare the people and remember the covenant; God relents from punishing the people.

Psalm – 51:3-4,12-13,17,19

  • “I will rise and go to my father.”
  • We call upon the Lord for mercy, cleansing us from our guilt and creating a clean heart within us.

2nd Reading – 1st Timothy 1:12-17

  • Once a blasphemer who was a persecutor and arrogant, now mercifully treated by God’s grace.
  • The author reveals God’s goodness: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners!

Gospel – Luke 15:1-32

  • Jesus offers three parables: a man with a hundred sheep; a woman with ten coins; the Prodigal Son.
  • The Lord shows how heaven rejoices when we repent of our sins and turn back to God.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The sign of Jonah. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus states that the only sign that will be given to the scribes and Pharisees is the sign of Jonah, a call to repent of our sins and turn back to God.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 16th Week of the Year

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St. Camillus de Lellis, pray for us!


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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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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