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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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Palm Sunday: The Passion of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

We begin Holy Week every year be recounting the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, who offered his life on the Cross for the salvation of the world.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday: The Passion of the Lord


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Daily Mass: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus speaks to the Pharisees, he references how Moses brought about healing to the afflicted people of Israel. May we gaze upon the Lord – lifted up upon the Cross – for our redemption.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent


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St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us!

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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Daily Mass: Knowledge of Jesus means knowledge of the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear that true knowledge of his identity will lead us to the Cross.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 25th Week of the Year


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!

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Catholic Inspiration

2019 Pilgrimage to Calvary in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

This feast concentrates our attention on the instrument of our salvation, as we thank the Lord who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice that restores us to right relationship with God. May we gaze upon the Cross of Christ with grateful hearts each and every day!

Mass Readings – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross


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

Study, Pray, Serve: 25th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 2:12,17-20

  • The wicked seek to beset the just one, who reproaches them for their transgressions.
  • The wicked will put the just one to the test with revilement and torture.

Psalm – 54:3-8

  • “The Lord upholds my life.”
  • The Psalmist calls upon God for help in times of great distress.

2nd Reading – James 3:16-4:3

  • Wisdom and righteousness come from what is pure and peaceful.
  • Wars and conflicts come from the passions within us.

Gospel Mark 9:30-37

  • Jesus relates his upcoming death and resurrection to the disciples, and they do not understand it.
  • The disciples were arguing on the journey who was the greatest; Jesus teaches that the greatest are those who humbly serve others.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year


24th Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus makes it clear that to follow him means that we will carry a cross. As we confront whatever is hard and difficult in our lives today, may we open our hearts to God’s grace at work within us…trusting that the one who was victorious over his cross will transform our own as well.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: The cost of discipleship. Catholic Inspiration

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Having empowered the Apostles with his authority, Jesus expresses the cost of their discipleship. What’s at stake is the Cross…the looming reality that following Christ means that we offer our lives completely for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 14th Week of the Year


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