Daily Mass: Paul’s suffering and success in Philippi. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul is beaten and imprisoned for preaching the Good News. Yet through an earthquake and a moment of grace he converts an entire household to faith in Christ.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Paul preaches in Philippi. Catholic Inspiration

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Guided by the Holy Spirit, Paul begins his missionary effort in Macedonia as he preaches in Philippi.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: The Ascension of the Lord

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Here are some of the main themes we see in the readings for the Ascension of the Lord.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11

  • Luke transitions from his Gospel to the account of the Apostles.
  • Jesus is taken up into heaven, assuring his followers that they will receive the Holy Spirit.

Psalm – 47:2-3,6-9

  • “God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.”
  • The Lord reveals his power and glory as all people praise God’s might.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 1:17-23 (option #1)

  • The Lord offers a Spirit of wisdom and revelation that enlightens his followers.
  • Christ’s has been raised in glory and is seated in the heavens with dominion over all creation.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 (option #2)

  • Christ is the great high priest who offers his once-for-all sacrifice.
  • We have confidence and hope to approach the Lord, trusting in his mercy.

Gospel – Luke 24:46-53

  • Jesus explains how his death and resurrection would be preached to the nations.
  • The Lord blesses his disciples and ascends into heaven.

Mass Readings – The Ascension of the Lord

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6th Sunday of the Year: Peace I leave with you. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord extends a peace that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. May we draw near to Christ and allow his peace to flow through our hearts to one another.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Holy Spirit guides St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit guides and directs the preaching of St. Paul among the people, leading him to Macedonia.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Apostles unite into action. Catholic Inspiration

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Following their deliberations in Jerusalem, the Apostles send representatives with decisive news that will shape the course of the early Church.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. Bernardine of Sienna, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The disciples discuss a crucial topic. Catholic Inspiration

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The early Church gathers to listen and discuss the topic of circumcision, and their example offers us a powerful insight regarding how we engage hot topics with one another today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The disciples confront a potential division. Catholic Inspiration

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A discussion about circumcision sets the stage for a major debate among the early Church.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. John I, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Hardship is part of the journey of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul and Barnabas endure their share of hardship for the sake of the Gospel.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: A case of mistaken identity. Catholic Inspiration

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After performing a miracle, Paul and Barnabas are mistaken by the crowds as Hermes and Zeus! Their response shows the humility of their hearts and the zeal of their faith in Jesus.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

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