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Daily Mass: The heart of a humble servant. Catholic Inspiration

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The end of today’s passage in the Gospel of Matthew invites us to reflect on humble service, offering us a way to engage with one another in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 20th Week of the Year

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St. Bernard, pray for us!


Daily Mass: To follow Jesus means that we serve one another. Catholic Inspiration

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As the disciples become indignant over the request from the mother of James and John, the Lord uses the opportunity as a teachable moment…showing how his disciples are called to serve one another.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. James, Apostle

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St. James the Apostle, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 16th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 16th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Genesis 18:1-10a

  • Abraham offers hospitality to three strangers with food that Sarah prepares.
  • The strangers foretell that she will have a child within a year.

Psalm – 15:2-5

  • “He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.”
  • The fear of the Lord guides us to act in a holy and virtuous manner.

2nd Reading – Colossians 1:24-28

  • Our suffering allows us to participate in the afflictions of Christ.
  • When we unite our lives to the Lord, we draw strength from him.

Gospel – Luke 10:38-42

  • Martha, burdened with much suffering, complains to Jesus about her sister, Mary.
  • Jesus addresses Martha’s worries and tells her that Mary has chosen the better part.

Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We give and receive without cost. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus gives instructions to the Twelve in preparation for their mission, reminding them that they have received the the truths of salvation without cost…and thus without cost they give them to others.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 14th Week of the Year

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14th Sunday of the Year: We offer our lives for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus sends out the 72 disciples, he empowers them to carry on his earthly mission. Their efforts inspire us to consider how the Lord directs and sends us out into the world to offer our lives today.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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3rd Sunday of Easter: Our sacrifices reveal the depths of our love. Catholic Inspiration

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The profound transformation of the Apostles is witnessed by their joyful willingness to suffer for the name of Jesus. Why? Because they have been filled with the love of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: The noble calling to serve. Catholic Inspiration

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The formal selection of the first deacons reveals the noble calling it is to be chosen to serve others. May we look for opportunities to care for one another with dignity and respect.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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St. Pius V, pray for us!


Holy Thursday

Our need for connection – with God and one another – is revealed on Holy Thursday as we celebrate the gifts of holy communion and service.

Mass Readings – Holy Thursday

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Daily Mass: We follow Christ on the path of service. Catholic Inspiration

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Teaching the disciples, Jesus emphasizes that to follow him requires us to serve one another.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: When we serve those in need, we serve the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord reveals in the Gospel of Matthew how he takes on the services we render to the suffering and marginalized as being done to him. May we take the lesson to heart as we offer our lives to help others today.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

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St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, pray for us!


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