Monthly Archives: March 2018

Daily Mass: One man should die instead of the people. Catholic Inspiration

Caiaphas the high priest prophesied when he said that “it is better for you that one man should die for the people.”  The death of Christ on the Cross takes our place for the sins that we commit which warrant death.  May we accept his saving sacrifice and offer our hearts to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The good works of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus points to the good works of His Heavenly Father as an indication of His identity as the Son of God.  What’s more, we know of His greatest work: His death on the Cross that frees us from sin and opens the door to eternal life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: He is Christ the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus claims his divinity in the Gospel of John we are challenged to consider how our lives conform to Christ.  He is our Lord and His example guides and directs our lives in all things.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The fire of faith that strengthens our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego faced the fiery furnace with their faith in God. Their example reveals the strength and conviction that come when God’s word dwells in our hearts and directs our lives.  May this holy fire of faith burn in our hearts!

Mass Readings: Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: When the Son of Man is lifted up. Catholic Inspiration

United in love with his heavenly Father, Jesus teaches the people that they will know who he is when he has been lifted up.  As we gaze upon Christ on the Cross may we recognize our hope as we turn from our sins and accept his forgiveness.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Palm Sunday: Behold the Cross of Christ

Study: What sacrifices do I currently face in my life?  Do I recognize the presence of Christ as I carry my Cross?

Pray:  Reflect on the Passion of the Lord.  Recall the sacrifice of Jesus and take a moment to express gratitude for his love.

Serve:  How might you help others face their sacrifices? Are there people you can comfort or assist as they carry their crosses?

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

On the road to Jerusalem the Lord was dropping hints to his disciples:

“See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.”  Matthew 20:18-19

He knew it was coming…and he went through with it.

For us.

And just so we’re clear: not because we’ve been good and deserve it.  Because we’ve sinned and cannot continue without his saving grace.  The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross reveals God’s love for humanity: the fundamental value which the Lord places on ALL human life and demonstrates how love is the greatest of all commandments – for sacrifices reveal quickly and bluntly what we value, respect, cherish, and love.

And Christ sacrificed his pure and sinless life…for our sins.  The more we reflect on the Passion of the Lord, the more we understand the depth of God’s love that knows no limit or boundary – a priceless gift that flows from the heart of Heaven.

Which means that as his disciples the example of Christ becomes our model.  Where do we see our sacrifices today?  How do we – through a sincere and genuine desire to love others – participate in the great sacrifice of Jesus?  What are the Crosses in our lives, and how might we carry them with the help of one who understands the weight of the Cross?

His Cross becomes a gateway that leads to abundant life; may the crosses we carry today be received as our path that the Lord sets before us:

  • To grow in Grace
  • To face our Fears
  • To live in Love

Have a blessed Holy Week.

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Note: This post was originally published on March 22, 2015.


Monday Conversation: The Disciple’s Path – Proclaim the Gospel! Catholic Inspiration

The Lord commands us to proclaim the Good News through our words and actions as we invite others to encounter God through the Church.  This 40 minute presentation is the second part of the Parish Mission given at St. Anthony Abbot Catholic Church on March 12, 2018.

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For a copy of the handout that accompanied this presentation, click here: Proclaim the Gospel!