Daily Mass: We want to see Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus heals the physical blindness of Bartimaeus, he also brings sight to his soul, showing us that we, too, call upon the Lord for the vision that offers spiritual strength for our lives.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 8th Week of the Year

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St. Justin, Martyr, pray for us!


The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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As baby John the Baptist, Elizabeth, and Mary all respond to Jesus, their example inspires us to acknowledge the Lord’s presence in our lives whenever two or more gather in his name.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We offer our lives to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter’s statement and the Lord’s response inspire us to make a daily offering for God. While sacrifice is often challenging, Christ strengthens and guides us with help from heaven.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 8th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Behold your mother. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of Mary, the Mother of the Church, may the words of Jesus to John inspire us to look to Mary’s example of discipleship and love as Christ invites each of us to “behold, your mother.”

Mass Readings – Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Church

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Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: The Most Holy Trinity

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Here are some of the themes in the Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

1st Reading – Exodus 34:4b-6,8-9

  • Moses, holding the stone tablets, encounters the Lord on Mount Sinai.
  • Moses asks the Lord to accompany the stiff-necked people of Israel and pardon their wickedness and sins.

Psalm – Deuteronomy 3:52-55

  • “Glory and praise for ever!”
  • Blessed be the Lord who is holy, glorious, praiseworthy, and exalted above all forever.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 13:11-13

  • Paul exhorts the people to mend their ways as they encourage one another to live in peace.
  • Paul then extends the grace of Jesus, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit to be with them.

Gospel – John 3:16-18

  • One of the most beloved lines in the entire Bible: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”
  • God sends his Son, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Pentecost: Come, Holy Spirit, and kindle in us the fire of your love! Catholic Inspiration

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The power of the Holy Spirit transforms the hearts and minds of disciples, filling us with God’s grace and sending us forth to offer our lives as we follow the call of Christ.

Mass Readings – Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day

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Daily Mass: Paul in Rome. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul speaks with the Jews in Rome, giving witness to Christ even while under house arrest.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter

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St. Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us!


Daily Mass: What others say about Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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In a rare moment in Acts of the Apostles, we get to “listen in” on a conversation between Festus, King Agrippa, and Bernice.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter

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St. Philip Neri, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Paul in Jerusalem. Catholic Inspiration

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Speaking before the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, Paul is informed by the Lord that he has one more journey…to give witness to Christ in Rome.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

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St. Bede, St. Gregory VIII and St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Paul’s farewell, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul concludes his farewell to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus, and the response from the group reveals how one life can make a profound difference in the hearts of many.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter

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