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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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Daily Mass: The witness of Peter and Mary Magdalene. Catholic Inspiration

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Both St. Peter and St. Mary Magdalene reveal the transformation caused by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Empowered by the Risen Lord, they boldly proclaim the Good News with joy.

Mass Readings – Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

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Monday in the Octave of Easter: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

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The words of Jesus to the two women and the proclamation of Peter reveal how fear has been cast out of the hearts of the disciples by the power of the resurrection. May this be true for us as well!

Mass Readings – Monday in the Octave of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd 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 2nd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 4:32-35

  • The Early Church shares all things in common; no one suffers from grave need.
  • The apostles offer their witness to the resurrection of Christ; they are filled with great power.

Psalm – 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24

  • The “stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone” now applies to Jesus.
  • Christ was rejected, and submitted to the agony of the Cross; Christ’s resurrection now becomes the cornerstone of our faith in God.
  • Our strength and courage from the Lord, who is our savior.

2nd Reading – 1 John 5:1-6

  • Everyone who believes in Christ is empowered to love God and one another. Our love for the Lord empowers us to keep his commandments.
  • Our faith in Christ leads to a victory that conquers the world.

Gospel – John 20:19-31

  • Jesus appears to the disciples, offering them peace and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus appears to the disciples (this time with Thomas) and speaks about those who have not seen the Risen Lord but who in faith overcome their doubt and believe.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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