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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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On this feast of Corpus Christi, we gratefully acknowledge the sacrament that Jesus defines and commands us to receive. May this precious gift of the Real Presence strengthen us for our work on earth and guide us safely to Heaven.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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Daily Mass: Do not worry! Catholic Inspiration

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It is so easy to give in to worry! How often do we feed our fears and yield to anxiety? Jesus speaks to this common human condition and offers us a powerful way forward.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Store up treasure in Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches his disciples to examine their hearts regarding WHAT their treasure is and WHERE they will store it.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Prayer. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s Prayer has provided spiritual strength and guidance for countless Christians. May we call upon it frequently throughout our day!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord speaks of three ancient and powerful spiritual practices: fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

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Perhaps one of the toughest teachings in Christianity is found in the Gospel of Matthew today. Yet this command to love our enemies offers a practical path that unites us to the example of Jesus.

Mass Readings- Tuesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good – and what a challenge at times it can be!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

(Or as I was taught when I needed this mighty saint’s help: “Tony! Tony! Look around! Something’s lost that must be found!”)


Study, Pray, Serve: The Body and Blood of Christ

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Here are some of the central themes that we find in the readings for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

1st Reading – Genesis 14:18-20

  • Melchizedek the king of Salem offers a blessing to Abram along with a gift of bread and wine.
  • Abram gives a tenth of his possessions to the king.

Psalm – 110:1-4

  • “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.”
  • The Lord reveals his power and appoints his priest.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 11:23-26

  • Paul recounts the Last Supper to the people at Corinth as it was told to him.
  • Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Gospel – Luke 9:11b-17

  • After teaching and healing the crowd, Jesus feeds the 5000.
  • The words – Take, Bless, Break, Give – are identical to the format of the Last Supper.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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The Most Holy Trinity. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus refers to the Trinity in John’s Gospel, pointing out that we are “works in progress” who are growing in our discipleship and communion with one another.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Daily Mass: Jesus teaches us to use simple speech. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Saturday of the 10th Week of the Year

Jesus urges his disciples to use plain direct speech when interacting with one another.

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St. Barnabas, pray for us!


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