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12th Sunday of the Year: God guides us through the storm. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus calms the storm (and the fears of the disciples!) we recognize the Lords power to help us face the storms that surface in our lives. May we call upon Christ for the hope, wisdom and courage we need each and every day.

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year


Study, Pray, Serve: The 12th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes that surface in the readings on this 12th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Job 38:1,8-11

  • God speaks to Job in the midst of a storm, revealing that the Almighty is transcendent and above any human criteria of judgment.
  • This passage focuses on the act of creation (as contrasted with Job, who is a mortal creature.)

Psalm 107: 23-26,28-31

  • “Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.”
  • This part of the Psalm pertains to those who have been rescued from a storm at sea.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 5:14-17

  • Once we understand the love of Jesus on the Cross, we are moved to love one another.
  • Our sincere love for God is a selfless love; we no longer live for ourselves, but for the Lord.

Gospel – Mark 4:35-41

  • During a storm on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples are terrified and wake up Jesus.
  • The Lord stills the storm and exhorts them to grow in faith.

Mass Readings – 12th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: Finding our courage in the midst of the storm. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals his power to the disciples in the midst of a storm, inviting us to call upon Him in our need as well.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 18th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: Christ calms our fears and strengthens our souls. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus rebukes the storm, the terror of the disciples changes to amazement. May the Lord strengthen us to face our fears today!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 13th Week of the Year

Daily Mass: Faith in face of fear. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 13th Week of the Year

During the storm on the sea the disciples cry out in fear.  Jesus calms the storm and comforts them, reminding us that when fear threatens to overwhelm us we seek the one who gives us strength.


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