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2nd Sunday of the Year: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

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The Psalm response stirs our hearts to offer our lives each and every day in service to God. May we call upon the Lord’s grace to journey through life with open eyes as we say, “Here am I, Lord!”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Bringing others to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus heals the paralytic on a stretcher, the action of the four men who brought him reveals our opportunity to bring others to the Lord for help and comfort.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of the Year

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St. Hilary, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Bringing others to Christ for healing. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a paralytic who was brought to him by others who were determined and faithful. May their witness inspire us to bring others to Christ for the healing they need.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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Daily Mass: We serve one another with the compassion of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus empowers and sends out the Apostles to continue his ministry. What’s more, the Lord’s compassion for those in need sets the context for how we serve one another in his name.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent

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St. Francis Xavier, pray for us!


1st Sunday of Advent: Getting ready for both the Lord’s birth and return in glory. Catholic Inspiration

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The season of Advent urges us to prepare not only for the Lord’s birth, but also for his return in glory. May these coming weeks help us to meet the Lord on Christmas day and make us ready for the hour when we are called from this life to the next.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Serving the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses an example to illustrate and expand our concept of service. Rather than simply completing what is expected, we actively strive to seek out new ways to respond to the opportunities around us.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Good Samaritan. Catholic Inspiration

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When asked, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds with the parable of the Good Samaritan, inviting us to consider how we might go beyond the ordinary call of duty to put God’s love into practice.

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

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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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