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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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On this feast of the Holy Cross, we recall God’s unfathomable love for the world. May the cherished words of John’s Gospel inspire us to run to the Cross of Christ and receive his lavish grace of forgiveness, mercy and compassion.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


Catholic Inspiration Archives

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world!

Good Friday

We recall the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross so that we never take for granted the Lord’s saving gift as we are inspired to grow in faith, hope and love.

Readings – Good Friday


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Study, Pray, Serve: Palm Sunday

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As we journey into the heart of Holy Week, let’s take a look at some of the key themes in our readings for Palm Sunday.

1st Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7

  • Called by God, the prophet speaks the truth in the face of oppression.
  • God gives strength to face all trials and remain true in faith.

Psalm – 22:8-9,17-20,23-24

  • “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
  • Grab your Bible and read this entire Psalm…then look at the Cross of Jesus Christ!

2nd Reading – Philippians 2:6-11

  • Jesus “empties himself” and takes on our human form, even facing death on a cross.
  • God glorifies Christ for his saving work, and every knee shall bend as all will acclaim Jesus Christ is Lord!

Gospel – Luke 22:14-23:56

  • This is our great love story; Christ dies for us…even in our worst sins.
  • Read this passage. Pray and reflect on what the Lord has done.
  • If you find it helpful, watch one of the many films which proclaim the Passion of the Lord.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday


Catholic Inspiration Archives

Daily Mass: The Cross and the Cup. Catholic Inspiration

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Matthew’s Gospel reveals both the Cross of Christ and the Cup of suffering. As disciples of Jesus, we must be prepared for both throughout the course of our lives.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent


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Our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

The sorrow of Mary as she stood faithfully before the Cross of Christ helps us to engage our grief. When we acknowledge our sorrows, we call upon the saving strength of Jesus to pass through our pain into healing joy.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows


Our Lady of Sorrows…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Mary, our Lady of Sorrows. Catholic Inspiration

Cappella del Crocefisso, painted by Scipione Pulzone, Chiesa Nuova, Rome.

The anguish of Mary at the foot of the Cross of Christ touches our human pain and loss in moments of suffering. Yet Mary’s faithfulness inspires us to endure these times of trial as we place our hope in her Son.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Sorrows

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The Cross of Christ reveals justice, humility and love as Christ triumphs over sin and death for the salvation of the world. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you! For by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Mass Readings – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Daily Mass: The Passion of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

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John the Baptist came to point others to Jesus, and his death inspires us to face our sufferings with fervent hope in Christ through His victory on the Cross.

Mass Readings – The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Daily Mass: Our crosses come in many shapes and sizes. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul speaks plainly about the imprisonment and hardships that await him, yet his courage to face his Cross inspires us to pick up our own.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter


Daily Mass: St. Paul participates in the Cross of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul’s suffering in Philippi becomes an opportunity to witness his faith in Jesus. This experience of the Cross of Christ brings life-giving joy, and it shows us the path that we often find in our own lives as well.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter


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