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Daily Mass: Lord, in your great love, answer me. Catholic Inspiration

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The psalm response stirs our hearts as we recognize our need for God’s help, especially in times of great distress.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of Holy Week

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Daily Mass: Judas and Peter at the table with Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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In the darkness of night Judas departs from the Last Supper to betray Jesus while Peter boasts that he will die for the Lord. This is the hour that the light of Christ will shine, inspiring us to look into our hearts and repent of our sins before the one who gives his life for our salvation.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of Holy Week

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Daily Mass: An example of generous service. Catholic Inspiration

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In Bethany at the home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, we see how Mary offers a generous example of service to Jesus prior to his arrest and crucifixion. May her example inspire us to serve one another.

Mass Readings – Monday of Holy Week

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Monday Conversation: The sacred three days. Catholic Inspiration

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Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the “Sacred Triduum” (the three sacred days) found in the heart of Holy Week. These high liturgies set forth the central elements of our faith in Jesus Christ.

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Palm Sunday: The sacrificial offering of Christ’s Passion. Catholic Inspiration

Caraviggio, The Entombment of Christ, 1604, Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City. (My photo)

We read the Passion of the Lord every year to remember the Lord’s sacrificial offering for the salvation of the world. May our reflection inspire us to live the gift of our lives, bought by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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Daily Mass: Setting the stage for Holy Week. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s Gospel recounts how Caiaphas the High Priest prophesies how Jesus will give his life to save the nation. May these words inspire us to make the final preparations we need to enter into Holy Week with grateful hearts for all that the Lord has done for us.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: In our distress, we call upon the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response today reminds us that even in the darkest moments of terror and distress we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: in six parts. Catholic Inspiration

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This six part retreat was given during Lent in 2021 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Each session stands alone and can be heard in any order. However, they are listed below in the order they were given. May these reflections help us draw closer to Christ and one another.

Part 1 – Confronting Injustice – February 18, 2021

Part 2 – Jesus falls three times – February 25, 2021

Part 3 – Simon and Veronica – March 4, 2021

Part 4 – Jesus is stripped – March 11, 2021

Part 5 – Jesus is crucified – March 18, 2021

Part 6 – Jesus dies – March 25, 2021


Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Jesus dies. Catholic Inspiration

This sixth and final installment of the Lent Retreat focuses on the reality of death in the last three Stations: Jesus dies, Jesus is taken down from the Cross and Jesus is laid in the tomb. As the Lord triumphed over death through his resurrection, we recognize that death is our doorway that leads to eternal life with Christ.

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

My photo from the Lateran Basilica in Rome.

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to Mary, and the world was forever changed. May this solemnity help us to recognize God’s call for our lives as we offer each day for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

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