Monthly Archives: April 2021

Daily Mass: The faith that fosters courage and casts out fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The power of the Holy Spirit and the joy of the resurrection shine forth in the apostles as they confront the threat of death for proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. Their witness inspires us to face our fears as we embrace our faith.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of Easter


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Daily Mass: Living the Lord’s love in the face of persecution. Catholic Inspiration

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The disciples face persecution with Easter joy and the power of the Holy Spirit. May their example inspire us to live the love of Jesus Christ, even as we face obstacles and hostility in the world today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter


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Daily Mass: An example of Christian community. Catholic Inspiration

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The early Christian community shared their resources so that no one was in need. Their example inspires us to consider how we might use wisely our material goods in order to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Easter


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Daily Mass: The boldness of the disciples. Catholic Inspiration

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Released from custody, Peter and John return to the disciples to recount what happened. As they pray, the Holy Spirit comes upon them while the ground shakes and they preach with boldness.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter


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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd 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 make me do or say…today?

Let’s take a look at some of the main themes of the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

  • Christ is “the Holy and Righteous One” who is the “Author of Life.”
  • We are called to repent, that our sins may be wiped away.

Psalm – 4:2, 4, 7-8

  • The psalm is a lament to God for deliverance from suffering.
  • The Church applies these words to Jesus, who delivers us through His death and resurrection.

2nd Reading – 1 John 2:1-5a

  • Jesus is our Advocate with the Father.
  • By keeping his commandments we show that we know Jesus Christ.

Gospel – Luke 24:35-48

  • The Risen Lord says “Peace be with you” and addresses the doubts in the hearts of the disciples.
  • Christ “opened their minds” to understand the Scriptures.
  • Repentance is crucial for the forgiveness of our sins, made possible by the death and resurrection of the Lord.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter


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2nd Sunday of Easter: 3 ways to deal with doubts. Catholic Inspiration

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“Doubting Thomas” speaks to a common trait in our human hearts, especially with people who are uncertain about Jesus. May the three options offered in this homily help us to engage the skeptics in our lives with grace of God.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter


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Daily Mass: Three appearances of the Risen Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Mark’s Gospel recounts three times Jesus appears to his disciples: Mary Magdalene; two disciples on the road; and then to the Eleven…slowly helping them understand the truth of His resurrection.

Mass Readings – Saturday in the Octave of Easter


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Daily Mass: How is the Lord leading us today? Catholic Inspiration

On the Sea of Galilee during a pilgrimage in December 2019.

As the Risen Lord appears for a third time to the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, we see how God continues to direct our lives and tug at our hearts. May we follow Christ with joy!

Mass Readings – Friday in the Octave of Easter


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Daily Mass: We share the faith that we’ve received. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s revelation to the disciples in Luke’s Gospel is transmitted to the crowd through the preaching of St. Peter. May our minds be opened by the Lord so that we can pass on the faith that we have received as well.

Mass Readings – Thursday in the Octave of Easter


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Daily Mass: Peter offers the healing grace of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Not silver. Not gold. Instead, Peter gives the gift of faith in Jesus Christ to a crippled man which brings healing in body, mind, heart and soul.

Mass Readings – Wednesday in the Octave of Easter


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