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School Mass: The Solemnity of All Saints. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of All Saints

When athletes compete in a stadium, the cheering crowd inspires and encourages them to do their best.  In a similar way the saints inspire us with their example – they cheer us on from Heaven – and at the same time remind us that we can join them as we embrace the challenges of this life with our eyes fixed on Jesus…our coach, trainer, medic, and greatest fan.


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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Gospel Reading – The Queenship of Mary – Luke 1:26-38

Mary’s “fiat” to the angel Gabriel cooperates with God’s plan of salvation.  Mary serves as our example, Mother, intercessor and guide.  She’s also the Queen of Heaven, and through her witness we are inspired to draw near to her Son.


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32nd Sunday of the Year: Our eyes fixed on Heaven. Catholic Inspiration


Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

Our conviction that there is a Heaven both consoles and challenges us as we face our struggles here on earth.  May we drawn near to the Lord’s Divine Fire of Love as we journey through this life with our eyes fixed on Heaven.

The Solemnity of All Saints. Catholic Inspiration


Fr. Andrew’s Feast of All Saints Homily Podcast – with the kids from Cathedral School

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of All Saints

Young and old, rich and poor, male and female…they faced their challenges in life as they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus Christ and now they pray for us with the choirs of angels in heaven.  May the examples of the saints inspire us to lives – in the midst of the messiness and imperfection of life – with hope they we will one day join them!

And here are some Cathedral School 3rd Grade saints in the making…!


20th Sunday of the Year – God come to my aid! Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast 

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

As we run the race of faith we call upon the Lord for strength and we look for support from those on earth and in heaven.

See you at the Finish Line!

Daily Mass: St. Peter and St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration


Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Sts. Peter & Paul

These two great figures in the Church had their share of spectacular successes and failures.  They sinned, yet with God’s grace they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus – and they are wonderful examples for us today.  May we embrace our faith, return to Christ when we have sinned, and seek the Lord above all else!


Solemnity of All Saints – Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Solemnity of All Saints Homily Podcast

“Do you want to be a saint?”  When we look at the lives of the saints we see people just like us – young/old, rich/poor, possessing a wide variety of skills, experiences, and abilities.  May their example inspire us to live our faith in Christ…so we can one day rejoice with them in heaven.

Solemnity of All Saints


Study: Consider the people who inspire you.  What qualities do they possess that speak to your mind and heart?

Pray: Invoke your favorite saint(s) in you daily prayers.  Remember that they are cheering you on the journey of faith!

Serve: How can you be an example and witness to others?  How can your life draw others closer to the Lord?

Solemnity of All Saints Readings

Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

When you think of saints, what comes to mind?

  • Angel wings?
  • Halos and extra holiness?
  • Serene, smiling faces in clean white robes?

How about this: survivors!

Saints come in all shapes and forms – men & women, young & old, rich & poor, with a variety of abilities, challenges, and opportunities.  Yet all of them share some common traits:

  1. They had their share of struggles.  Life brought them obstacles and difficulties.
  2. They had their share of blessings.  They experienced beauty and grace.
  3. They made mistakes.  Sometimes their sins were epic…with horrible consequences.
  4. They returned to Christ.  Over, and over, and over again!

We celebrate the saints this Sunday, recognizing in their lives the hope we have in Jesus Christ.  The Lord makes the path to heaven possible, and the saints have walked on the way before us.  They made it!  Not because they were perfect, but because they turned (and returned) to the Lord.

They are our inspiration.  In our struggles, in our blessings, in our mistakes…we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ.  We have hope that the one who bridged the gap between heaven and earth will continue to support and guide us on our journey to eternal life.

Do you have favorite saints?  Call upon them for help!  Are you unfamiliar with the saints?  Check out any of the links below and get started learning some more about the supernatural heroes who cheer us on to eternal victory.

Mary and all the Saints…PRAY FOR US!


All Saints Picture, Albrecht Durer; 1511, oil on panel, 441 x 500 pixels, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

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