Tag Archives: Death

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: David’s final words to Solomon. Catholic Inspiration

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David’s final words to his son, Solomon, are filled with wisdom and trust in the Lord; furthermore, they remind us that there are moments in our lives when we are capable of heartfelt sincerity with those we love.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of the Year


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St. Blaise and St. Ansgar, pray for us!

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed…All Souls. Catholic Inspiration

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Today we remember all our beloved dead and we entrust them to the tender care of Christ’s divine mercy. Living and deceased, we are all held in the hands of God, and we pray for the repose of the souls of those who have passed from this life…that they will be united in love with the Lord in Heaven.

Mass Readings – All Souls


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Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Daily Mass: A contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers a contrast between the sin of Adam and the redemption we have in Jesus Christ, thus providing us with a view of the world that is both realistic and hopeful.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 29th Week of the Year


St. John de Bréfeuf and St. Isaac Jogues…pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 13th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

  • God creates a world filled with good and wholesome things, including humanity.
  • Through the envy of the devil, death enters the world.

Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13

  • “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.”
  • We rejoice over the saving power of God in our times of distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15

  • Chapter 8 in this letter pertains to a special collection Paul is taking for the Church in Jerusalem.
  • Out of our abundance we supply the needs of those less fortunate.

Gospel – Mark 5:21-43 (long version)

  • There are two miracles here: 1. Jairus’ daughter and 2. the woman with the hemorrhage.
  • Christ’s healing power is connected to the faith of those present.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year


Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Jesus dies. Catholic Inspiration

This sixth and final installment of the Lent Retreat focuses on the reality of death in the last three Stations: Jesus dies, Jesus is taken down from the Cross and Jesus is laid in the tomb. As the Lord triumphed over death through his resurrection, we recognize that death is our doorway that leads to eternal life with Christ.


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Daily Mass: The natural consequences of sin. Catholic Inspiration

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Following their disobedience, Adam and Eve confront the consequences of their sin, even as their behaviors reveal how it has begun to affect them.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of the Year


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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: Facing our temptations. Catholic Inspiration

The Letter of James gives crucial insight into the nature of temptation. As we encounter our own temptations, may we never tire of calling upon God for the grace we need to face them.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of the Year


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