Tag Archives: Christian Witness

Daily Mass: Making known God’s kingdom. Catholic Inspiration

Myself with an archived photo of Fr. Patrick McConnell and Fr. David Neuschwander.

The Psalm response on the Feast of St. Bartholomew invites us to make known God’s kingdom. May words and actions point others to Jesus Christ with our eyes fixed on Heaven.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle

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St. Bartholomew…pray for us!


Daily Mass: St. Paul offers a Bible study, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul continues the message we heard yesterday, highlighting keys points about Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Proclaim the Good News! Catholic Inspiration.

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The Acts of the Apostles recounts how the Church continues to grow through the efforts of many people in many places.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week 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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Note: This post was first published on April 5, 2021.


Daily Mass: We are living examples of faith in Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Ephesians offers an inspirational view of the power of our Christian example.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 28th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Serving the Lord when the chance presents itself. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul’s time and energy in Corinth reveal the powerful opportunity he had to share the Gospel. When the chance presents itself in our lives, may we respond with the same intensity as we witness our faith in Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Peter’s faith is put into practice. Catholic Inspiration

St. Peter’s words to Jesus in the Gospel are witnessed in the miracles he performs in the Lord’s name. May his example inspire us to put our faith into practice!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The example of St. Stephen. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Stephen’s faith gets noticed by a hostile group of people who strive to oppose him. His example reveals a simple truth: a vibrant faith in Christ will draw people…and sometimes require us to stand our ground.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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St. Mark the Evangelist: Proclaim the Good News! Catholic Inspiration

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On this Feast of St. Mark the evangelist we are reminded that all of us are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ – by our words, actions and example – so that others can see how the Lord brings power and joy to our lives.

Mass Readings – St. Mark the Evangelist

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Daily Mass: Our public commitment to Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Luke’s Gospel reveals the supernatural consequences of acknowledging or denying Jesus Christ. May we embrace our faith and become living witnesses for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 28th Week of the Year

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