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Study, Pray, Serve: 27th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s examine some of the themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4

  • The prophet calls upon the Lord for help in the midst of suffering and misery.
  • God answers, stating that the fulfillment will come in its proper time.
  • One must have faith, the steadfast trust in God’s promises, in order to live.

Psalm – 95:1-2,6-9

  • “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
  • With enduring faith, we worship and acclaim the Lord our God.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 1:6-8,13-14

  • We “stir into flame the gift of God” when we bear hardship for the Gospel.
  • The Holy Spirit will help us remain faithful.

Gospel – Luke 17:5-10

  • The Lord exhorts the Apostles to have faith like a mustard seed.
  • Faith is a normal response to our love for the Lord, and not an excuse for special rewards.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: In God we trust. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s words challenge and console us as we consider who will be saved. The challenge happens when we place our hope in worldly things. The consolation comes when we trust in the Lord, who makes all things possible.

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

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St. Stephen of Hungary, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Lord save me! Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus responds to Peter’s cry for help, reminding the disciples that faith in him empowers us to face our fears.

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

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St. Eusebius of Vercelli and St. Peter Julian Eymard, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We are clay in the hands of the potter. Catholic inspiration

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Jeremiah uses the image of the clay and the potter to describe our relationship to the Lord. May we offer our lives to Christ, the Master Potter, to shape us for his service in the world.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 17th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The conversion of St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

Paul’s conversion from enemy to advocate of Christianity was made possible through the courage of Ananias, whose example inspires us to live our faith with boldness, conviction and trust.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

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St. Paul, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Listen, act and trust in the Lord! Catholic Inspiration

The first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew inspire us to trust in the Lord as we listen to Christ and act on his word.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent

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Daily Mass: Abraham’s example of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows how Abraham’s example reveals the power of faith for all who follow God.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 28th Week of the Year

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St. Teresa of Jesus…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 29th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the central themes in the readings for the 29th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 53:10-11

  • The Church applies this passage of the “suffering servant” to Jesus Christ, whose saving passion and death is offered for “the many.”
  • This passage is referenced heavily during Holy Week.

Psalm – 33:4-5,18-20,22

  • “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
  • Psalm 33 praises God and encourages us to turn to the Lord with open hearts.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 4:14-16

  • The humanity of Jesus is emphasized, and he understands our temptations and weaknesses.
  • Because he became like us, we can confidently approach the Son of God to receive mercy, grace and help.

Gospel – Mark 10:35-45

  • Jesus responds to the question posed by James and John with a reflection on the role of suffering.
  • The Lord then shows how service to others reveals true greatness in the kingdom of heaven.

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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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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Daily Mass: In God we trust. Catholic Inspiration

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The response from Psalm 91 today urges us to put our trust in God. It’s a good reminder as we embark on the daily adventure of our lives…looking to the Lord for the grace we need.

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

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