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4th Sunday of the Year: Our strength comes from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The lives of the Saints repeatedly demonstrate a central point in the Scriptures today: our strength does not come from us but from the Lord. May we call upon Christ for the guidance and help we require as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord strengthens those who labor and are burdened. Catholic Inspiration

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We draw near to Jesus and find comfort, rest and strength. The Lord renews us so that we may run and not grow weary!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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St. Ambrose, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 35:12-14,16-18

  • The Lord, a God of justice, hears the cry of the weak and the oppressed, the orphan and the widow.
  • The prayer of the lowly reaches the Most High who judges justly and affirms what is right.

Psalm – 34:2-3,17-19,23

  • “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.”
  • God is close to the brokenhearted and rescues them from distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

  • Having kept the faith during a time of trial, the Lord gave strength to continue.

Gospel – Luke 18:9-14

  • Two men went to pray, but only one was heard by God…a tax collector who acknowledged his sin and need for the Lord’s mercy.
  • “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: God is our refuge and our strength. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 90 inspires us with God’s strong and everlasting protection. May we trust the Lord in times of trial as we face the challenges of each new day.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 5:27-32,40b-41

  • The Apostles stand before the Sanhedrin, stating that they must obey God rather than men.
  • The Apostles rejoice that they were found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name of Jesus.

Psalm – 30:2,4-6,11-13

  • “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.”
  • God offers help in times of testing and trial.

2nd Reading – Revelation 5:11-14

  • John sees the heavenly host of angels praising the Lamb of God.
  • All present cry out, “Amen!” and worship the Lord.

Gospel – John 21:1-19

  • A group of disciples recognize the Risen Lord while fishing.
  • Peter responds three times to Jesus’ question, “Do you love me?”

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Staying strong in times of trial. Catholic Inspiration

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As the persecution of the Sanhedrin continues, Peter and John remain steadfast in their faith.

Mass Readings – Saturday in the Octave of Easter

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St. George, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Peter’s response to persecution. Catholic Inspiration

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Arrested and persecuted, Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit and preaches the Good News in front of the Sanhedrin.

Mass Readings – Friday in the Octave of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Lord is our refuge. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response inspires us to return to the Lord and embrace the gift of faith. May our lives be strengthened as we place our trust in Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent

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St. Francis of Paola, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Genesis 15:5-12,17-18

  • God promises that Abram’s descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  • God makes a covenant with Abram and grants to his descendants a new land.

Psalm – 27:1,7-9,13-14

  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
  • We seek the Lord for courage and strength.

2nd Reading – Philippians 3:17-4:1

  • Paul invites the people to be imitators of his example, following the Cross of Christ.
  • We stand firm in the Lord, as we claim our citizenship in heaven.

Gospel – Luke 9:28b-36

  • Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain where he is transfigured in glory.
  • A voice proclaims, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Daily Mass: In God is our safety and our glory. Catholic Inspiration

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When the going gets tough, the tough turn to the Lord! The Psalm response articulates the source of our strength, especially in difficult moments in life.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 23rd Week of the Year

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