Monthly Archives: April 2021

Daily Mass: St. Paul offers a Bible study, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul continues the message we heard yesterday, highlighting keys points about Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Paul offers a Bible study, Part I. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul preaches to the people, showing how Jesus is the fulfillment of salvation history.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Fasting and prayer in a dynamic Church. Catholic Inspiration

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The reading from Acts shows the how disciples of the growing, dynamic, early Church discerned God’s will through fasting and prayer.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Proclaim the Good News! Catholic Inspiration.

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The Acts of the Apostles recounts how the Church continues to grow through the efforts of many people in many places.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Christ is the source of our abundant life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus tells us that he is the gate through which we safely pass to have life and have it abundantly.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 5th Sunday of Easter

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Study: What do the readings say?

Pray: What do the readings say to me?

Serve: What do the readings do or make me say…today?

Let’s take a look at some of the major themes that appear in the Scripture readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 9:26-31

  • Barnabas brings Saul (St. Paul) before the Apostles, who learn how God has worked through him.
  • The Holy Spirit builds up the early Church.

Psalm 22:26-27,28,30,31-32

  • All people shall bow down before the Lord.
  • Note: this Psalm is extraordinary…verses 1-21 focus on the suffering of the righteous servant of God (Jesus), while verses 22-31 are all about God’s triumph. Give yourself a treat and read it straight through, and think about how it applies to the death and resurrection of Christ.

2nd Reading – 1 John 3:18-24

  • The Lord commands us to love one another, especially through our actions.
  • By following the Lord’s commands, we remain in him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Gospel – John 15:1-8

  • Christ is the vine, we are the branches; the Father tends and prunes the branches so that we bear fruit.
  • By staying connected to Christ – the vine – we remain in him and he remains in us.
  • If we are apart from Christ, we can do nothing.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Note: This post was first published on April 26, 2021.


4th Sunday of Easter: Our response to the Good Shepherd. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord is our Good Shepherd, but how do we respond to Jesus in our lives today? The Gospel of John offers three insights which can help us carry out the call of Christ.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Lord invites; what’s our response? Catholic Inspiration

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At the conclusion of the Bread of Life discourse, we see a sharp contrast between those who leave and those who follow Jesus. The Lord continues to invite…what’s our response today?

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: A mystical reflection on Holy Communion. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus offers a mystical reflection on his Flesh and Blood, the true food and drink that bring us eternal life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: A faith that feeds others. Catholic Inspiration

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Philip shares his faith in Jesus with an Ethiopian eunuch. As we are nourished by Christ, our bread of life, we are strengthened to pass on the faith to one another.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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