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Come, Holy Spirit! 4th Night: How do we cooperate with the Holy Spirit?

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Come, Holy Spirit! is a six week series of presentations on the Holy Spirit. This fourth talk explores how we “plug in” to the Spirit with the assent of our free will and then offer the unique gifts of our lives as fuel for the fire of Spirit to flourish within us. This fourth presentation was given by Fr. Andrew at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI on March 16, 2023.

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Daily Mass: Jesus drives out evil. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus drives out a demon and then he uses the opportunity to teach about his power to destroy the bondage of evil.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Jesus changes us from the inside out. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord announces that he fulfills the Law and the Prophets, emphasizing that his commandments are essential for the Kingdom of Heaven. May we heed his teaching and allow his grace to transform us…from the inside out!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Mercy and Forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a parable that highlights the awesome mercy and compassion of God, inspiring us to reach out with forgiveness to one another.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Living our faith in our native place. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Jesus addresses the people in his native place of Nazareth, we discover the challenge and opportunity of living our faith among people who believe that they know us best.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the themes in the Mass readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – 1st Samuel 16:1b,6-7,10-13a

  • The Lord sends Samuel to Jesse in Bethlehem to anoint one of his sons as the new king.
  • The Lord then tells Samuel that, “Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.”
  • Samuel will eventually anoint the youngest of Jesse’s sons, David.

Psalm – 23:1-6

  • “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
  • The Lord guides through the dark valley and protects us, anointing us with oil and blessing us.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 5:8-14

  • Once we were in darkness, but now we live as children in the light of the Lord.
  • We expose whatever is shameful to the light of Christ.

Gospel – John 9:1-41

  • Jesus encounters a blind man and heals him on the sabbath.
  • Christ proclaims that he is the light of the world, healing both body and soul.
  • Cured of his blindness, the man comes to believe in Jesus.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Lent

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3rd Sunday of Lent: The living water of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers the “living water” to the Samaritan woman. This water, capable of destroying the bonds of sin and nourishing our souls for eternal life, transforms our lives and configures our hearts to Christ.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Daily Mass: God’s enduring love for us. Catholic Inspiration

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The parable of the Prodigal Son reveals the extraordinary love of the Father. This love extends to us, in our weaknesses and sins, reminding us to acknowledge our need for God’s grace in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Cultivating a fruitful life for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus directs a stinging parable to the chief priests and elders, exhorting us to cultivate a fruitful life for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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Come, Holy Spirit! 3rd Night: How do we call upon the Holy Spirit for help?

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Come, Holy Spirit! is a six week series of presentations on the Holy Spirit. This third talk examines three classic ways we are filled with the Spirit in our lives today. This 3rd presentation was given by Fr. Andrew at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI on March 9, 2023.

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