Monthly Archives: May 2021

Daily Mass: The Council of Jerusalem, the resolution. Catholic Inspiration

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The end of chapter 15 of Acts of the Apostles shows how the early Church came to a united resolution that empowered the mission of the Gospel to the gentiles.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Council of Jerusalem, the discussion. Catholic Inspiration

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Chapter 15 of Acts of the Apostles offers “Part II” of the Council of Jerusalem. The Apostles gather to have an intense discussion and offer us an example to follow today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Council of Jerusalem, the issue. Catholic Inspiration

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Chapter 15 of the Acts of the Apostles addresses the first major debate within the early Church, namely, does a person have to be Jewish to follow Jesus? Today we have the first part of this debate, which highlights the need to come together for an intense discussion.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Peace I leave with you. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers something that the world does not give, yet the world desperately needs. May we draw close to the Prince of Peace to heal our hearts and give serenity to our souls.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The example of Philip and James. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of the Apostles, Philip and James, we recall that God calls every one of us in a unique and personal way to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles

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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th 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 major themes in the Scripture readings for the 6th Week of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48

  • The Holy Spirit comes upon Cornelius and other Gentiles, and Peter has them all baptized.
  • Note: usually the Spirit comes after one is baptized; here it occurs before.

Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4

  • The earth offers a joyful song of praise for the salvation of God.
  • The Lord’s victory is revealed through his kindness, justice and and faithfulness.

2nd Reading – 1 John 4:7-10

  • We love one another because love is of God.
  • Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
  • God sent his Son into the world, because God loves us.

Gospel – John 15:9-17

  • Our love for God leads us to keep his commandments.
  • We have been chosen by God to keep his commandment to love one another and bear (spiritual) fruit that will remain.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Note: This post was first published on May 3, 2021.


5th Sunday of Easter: Connected to Christ we reach out to others. Catholic Inspiration

Christ is the vine; we are the branches. Drawing strength from the Lord we flourish and grow, fruitfully sharing the grace we have received with the people in our lives.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Be a light to others! Catholic Inspiration

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As Paul and Barnabas encounter resistance, they turn to the Gentiles to proclaim the Good News of salvation.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

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