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Octave of Christmas: The Holy Innocents

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 12/28/2016

Daily Mass: The sins of King David show art Daily Mass: The sins of King David

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At the height of his success and power, David commits a series of sins with painful consequences.

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Daily Mass: David gives thanks and praise to God show art Daily Mass: David gives thanks and praise to God

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David gives praise and thanks to God for the blessings he has witnessed. It begs a question for each one of us: when was the last time I counted my blessings?

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Daily Mass: Titus and Timothy work together with Paul show art Daily Mass: Titus and Timothy work together with Paul

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St. Paul relied on many people during his ministry, and today we recognize the work of Titus and Timothy. It's a crucial reminder that we are stronger when united and working together.

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Daily Mass: The Conversion of St. Paul show art Daily Mass: The Conversion of St. Paul

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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.

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Daily Mass: David becomes king of Israel show art Daily Mass: David becomes king of Israel

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David's leadership, effort and strength is affirmed by the people who acknowledge him as king.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of the Year

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Let's explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year.

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3rd Sunday of the Year: We are all part of the Body of Christ show art 3rd Sunday of the Year: We are all part of the Body of Christ

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St. Paul uses the example of the body to teach unity in the midst of diversity.  We all have something to offer...and we all have something to learn from those around us.  May we work together - offering our best - to strengthen the Body of Christ. January 22, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: David grieves for Saul and Jonathan show art Daily Mass: David grieves for Saul and Jonathan

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David's lament for Saul and Jonathan reveals the complex nature of our grief. Saul's mix of good and bad qualities illustrate how we can mourn the loss of people that we meet in the messiness of life. In our own complicated moments of grief may we turn to the Lord and trust that Christ will untangle the knots.

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Daily Mass: David shows restraint against Saul show art Daily Mass: David shows restraint against Saul

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While being hunted by Saul, David prevents his men from harming the king in a cave. His restraint offers us a powerful example of how we repay evil with good.

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Daily Mass: Saul is jealous of David show art Daily Mass: Saul is jealous of David

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After his victory over Goliath, David quickly becomes a favorite among the people, and his popularity leads a jealous Saul to consider how to kill him.

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Surrounded by the glory of Christmas, we have a chilling reminder of the reason why the Lord came into our world.  Fueled by rage, jealousy, and hate, King Herod attempts to kill the Christ Child by having every baby boy under two killed in the region around Bethlehem.  The senseless violence strikes a chord in our hearts to protect life, inspiring us to proclaim the Prince of Peace in our world today.

December 28, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com