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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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Daily Mass: God works through us! Catholic Inspiration

The sending of the seventy-two disciples in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord’s openness to work through people, even as he empowers and support their efforts. Christ does the same for us!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 26th Week of the Year


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5th Sunday of Easter: Christ is the vine that sustains us in times of struggle. Catholic Inspiration

The accident at the oil refinery in Superior last week was a stark reminder how we rely on and support one another in times of danger.  Where do we find the strength to work together?  United in our faith in Jesus Christ we are nourished with God’s grace so that we can offer our lives for one another.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter


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Daily Mass: Finding calm in the storms of life. Catholic Inspiration

Terrified by a violent storm, the disciples call out to Jesus who immediately calms it.  Storms are a part of life, and whether physical, emotional, psychological, relational or spiritual we find in the Lord a peaceful strength to face them with confidence and conviction.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of the Year


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The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

The world can be a dangerous place where we encounter struggles that test us to the limit.  Today we are reminded that we are not alone; in the order of creation God’s angels are among us, and some of them are appointed to help us in times of need.  Among them the archangels are God’s “heavy hitters” who remind us to call for help when times are tough.


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Monday Conversation: Dealing with Divorce. Catholic Inspiration

Divorce touches our lives in many ways and on many levels.  Fr. Andrew offers some pastoral food for thought regarding how we offer healing to those facing divorce and support for couples working on their marriage.  (40 Minutes)


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Daily Mass: Helping one another. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

One way we can measure our success as disciples: how we help one another.  Whether it is the justice described by Isaiah or the example of Jesus in the Gospel, the Lord accepts our service toward one another as if it were done to Him.


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Daily Mass: A true friend is a blessing from God. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of the Year

The book of Sirach speaks about the great gift of friendship.  As we build up our friendships on earth, may we also foster our life with Jesus Christ – the best friend of all.


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The Octave of Christmas: The Holy Family. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – The Holy Family

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph helps us see how God works through each of our families.  We face our struggles, make sacrifices, support each other, and receive blessings with gratitude…and through it all we grow in grace.

20th Sunday of the Year – Strength for the Race

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Study: Name a time when your endurance was tested to complete a project.  What kept you going?

Pray: Call upon the Lord for strength!  Consider the many ways God has touched and blessed your life.

Serve: We all can help lighten the load of others.  Who can you help today?

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

In the book of Hebrews we hear how living our faith can be compared to running a race.  A cloud of witnesses (the Angels and the Saints) are cheering us on, and we set our eyes on a great prize at the finish line.

Yet we know that a race can be filled with difficulty.  Our endurance is tested, an injury may occur, an accident or change in circumstances can overturn our best plans.  Both Jeremiah and Jesus experienced these types of trial and anguish, reminding us that it happens in our lives as well.

So where do we find our strength?  The answer comes from the Psalm Response: Lord, come to my aid!  In our need we call upon God for the grace we need to face our challenges and keep our eyes fixed on the Kingdom of Heaven.

May we look to the Lord for what we need today, and even if we fall…trust that Christ will pick us up and set us on the path that leads to life.

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