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Daily Mass: Jesus at the wedding at Cana in Galilee. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s first miracle takes place at a wedding at Cana in Galilee, foreshadowing the glory of his saving death and resurrection for us all.

Mass Readings – Christmas Season, January 7th


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St. Raymond Penyafort, pray for us!

Note: this photo was taken at Cana during the renewal of vows of those married couples who traveled on my pilgrimage to the Holy Land in December 2019.

Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 62:1-5

  • Jerusalem will no longer be forsaken, but vindicated and recognized by all the nations.
  • The Lord will claim Jerusalem for his own and with great rejoicing.

Psalm – 96:1-3,7-10

  • “Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.”
  • Glory and praise is given to God with singing, rejoicing and worship.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 12:4-11

  • There are a variety of gifts, service and work…but there is one God whose Spirit directs all.
  • Paul then lists a number of spiritual gifts, recalling how each person has something unique to offer.

Gospel John 2:1-11

  • At a wedding in Cana in Galilee, Jesus performs a miracle by turning water into wine.
  • This wine (done at the request of his mother, Mary) is superior to the wine that was served before.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year


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Christmas Season: Do whatever he tells you! Catholic Inspiration


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Mass Readings – Christmas Season (Jan. 7th)

The wedding at Cana in Galilee offers a glimpse at the relationship between Mary and Jesus…helping us to understand that when we allow the Lord to work in our lives we discover that what he wants is nothing less than the best.

2nd Sunday of the Year – God Gives Good Gifts – Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s 2nd Sunday of the Year Homily Podcast

At the wedding at Cana the Lord’s miracle of water to wine shows that God gives with quality and generosity.  This notion of gift is picked up in Paul’s 1st Letter to the Corinthians.  These precious gifts – given by God – are meant to be used.  Our invitation today: to acknowledge the good things Christ has given and put them into practice.


A quick shout out to my nieces and nephews who made my vacation so much fun and who shared their Scripture insights with me – that was a gift that I found truly precious!

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