Category Archives: Feasts & Solemnities

Daily Mass: To become like a grain of wheat. Catholic Inspiration

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Like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies to become a new and fruitful plant, we die to our sins and rise with Christ as a new creation filled with God’s grace through the fruitful offering of our lives.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Lawrence

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The Transfiguration of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter, James and John see Jesus in a moment of dazzling glory as the Lord prepares to journey on to Jerusalem for his Passion on the Cross. In our tough times may the Lord’s light shine on our hearts to encourage us to stay the course.

Mass Readings – The Transfiguration of the Lord

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Daily Mass: In every disciple beats a servant’s heart. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus takes a “teachable moment” to transform a divisive request into an opportunity to understand service as a disciple. Will we offer our lives for the Lord today?

Mass Readings – Feast of St. James

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Daily Mass: St. Mary Magdalene. Catholic Inspiration

The Descent of the Cross, Roger Van der Weyden, 1438, The Prado in Google Earth. Mary Magdalene is at the far right.

Mary Magdalene – the first witness of the resurrection – was transformed by her encounter with the Risen Lord. May her experience inspire us to bring our lives into the Light of Christ.

Mass Readings – St. Mary Magdalene

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Daily Mass: What we learn from doubting Thomas. Catholic Inspiration

In many ways, the doubts of the Apostle Thomas reflect the questions that surface in the hearts of young adults today. Through truth, beauty and goodness we provide opportunities that help them see something bigger than themselves…leading to an encounter with God.

Mass Readings – St. Thomas, Apostle

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St. Peter and St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

Statue of St. Paul in Rome

Saint Peter and Saint Paul – two of the great heavy-hitters in Heaven – remind us that the Lord continues to call imperfect people every day to offer their lives for the glory of God.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul

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The Birth of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s birth ushers in a new event in salvation history as he prepares the people and points out the Messiah to them. His example inspires us to recognize Christ present in our lives as we lead others to Jesus.

Mass Readings – The Birth of John the Baptist

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The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

We read in the Gospel of Luke that “Mary kept all these things in her heart.” May her example inspire us to reflect on our faith in her Son as we put it into daily practice.

Mass Readings – Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus reveals a love beyond our comprehension yet accessible every time we let go of our ego and embrace Him.

Mass Readings – Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Corpus Christi: The gift of Holy Communion. Catholic Inspiration

As our churches reopen from COVID-19, the gift of the Body and Blood of the Lord comes into clear focus. Christ feeds us with this precious Holy Communion, empowering us for service in the world.

Mass Readings – The Body and Blood of Christ

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