Tag Archives: Church

Daily Mass: St. Peter’s confession of faith in Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast of the Chair of St. Peter, we hear how Peter acknowledges that Jesus is the Christ.  The Lord affirms that Peter is the rock upon which the Church will be built, and while Satan will try to destroy it, the gates of the netherworld will not prevail.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

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Daily Mass: Coming to Church to pray. Catholic Inspiration

In the Gospel today the Lord cleanses the temple and then teaches the people.  Every time we enter into a church and stand before the Blessed Sacrament in the tablernacle, we encounter the same Risen Lord – body and blood, soul and divinity.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 33rd Week of the Year

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The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Catholic Inspiration

Today the universal Church celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica – the cathedral of the city of Rome – reminding us that every church around the world offers us a direct encounter of the living God when we draw near to the altar to pray.

Mass Readings – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

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Daily Mass: Searching for Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Mary and Joseph are searching for Jesus in Jerusalem, only to find him in the Temple.  When asked by his mother his response “I must be in my Father’s house” invites us to follow his example and meet the Lord in church…where he is always present in the tabernacle!

Mass Readings – Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Mass: Who is with us? Catholic Inspiration

Jesus offers an important insight into how different groups can work together.  When we put aside our ego and focus on the Lord’s mission we discover our ability to empower one another in the spirit and mission of Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Responding to the needs around us. Catholic Inspiration

As the early Church began to grow new ministries were called for as needs were discerned.  This is how the Church continues to thrive today: we recognize the need, call forth the people and are guided by key principles to direct our effort.  Now get to work!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The healing ministry of the Church. Catholic Inspiration

The Gospel of Mark reveals the power of the healing ministry of Jesus.  From the beginning the Church has continued this work; may our lives today be open to this ministry as we seek to be instruments of the Lord’s healing touch.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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