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Daily Mass: The boldness of the disciples. Catholic Inspiration

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Released from custody, Peter and John return to the disciples to recount what happened. As they pray, the Holy Spirit comes upon them while the ground shakes and they preach with boldness.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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2nd Sunday of Easter: 3 ways to deal with doubts. Catholic Inspiration

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“Doubting Thomas” speaks to a common trait in our human hearts, especially with people who are uncertain about Jesus. May the three options offered in this homily help us to engage the skeptics in our lives with grace of God.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: We share the faith that we’ve received. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s revelation to the disciples in Luke’s Gospel is transmitted to the crowd through the preaching of St. Peter. May our minds be opened by the Lord so that we can pass on the faith that we have received as well.

Mass Readings – Thursday in the Octave of Easter

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Daily Mass: The witness of Peter and Mary Magdalene. Catholic Inspiration

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Both St. Peter and St. Mary Magdalene reveal the transformation caused by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Empowered by the Risen Lord, they boldly proclaim the Good News with joy.

Mass Readings – Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Study: What do the readings say?

Pray: What do the readings say to me?

Serve: What do the readings make me do or say…today?

Let’s take a look at some of the main themes of the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 4:32-35

  • The Early Church shares all things in common; no one suffers from grave need.
  • The apostles offer their witness to the resurrection of Christ; they are filled with great power.

Psalm – 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24

  • The “stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone” now applies to Jesus.
  • Christ was rejected, and submitted to the agony of the Cross; Christ’s resurrection now becomes the cornerstone of our faith in God.
  • Our strength and courage from the Lord, who is our savior.

2nd Reading – 1 John 5:1-6

  • Everyone who believes in Christ is empowered to love God and one another. Our love for the Lord empowers us to keep his commandments.
  • Our faith in Christ leads to a victory that conquers the world.

Gospel – John 20:19-31

  • Jesus appears to the disciples, offering them peace and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus appears to the disciples (this time with Thomas) and speaks about those who have not seen the Risen Lord but who in faith overcome their doubt and believe.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Easter Day: We live with joyful hope! Catholic Inspiration

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything! From that Easter Day long ago, human hearts and lives have been transformed with God’s grace. Our fears fall away in the face of the Risen Lord. May this glorious hope renew us today!

Mass Readings – Easter Day

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Easter Vigil: Embrace your faith! Catholic Inspiration

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This night we hear the great message of salvation history, fulfilled in the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is our faith! May we live it with conviction and joy!

Mass Readings – Easter Vigil

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Daily Mass: Lord, in your great love, answer me. Catholic Inspiration

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The psalm response stirs our hearts as we recognize our need for God’s help, especially in times of great distress.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of Holy Week

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The Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

A great saint who does not say a single recorded word in the Bible. Yet Joseph’s actions reveal a trust in God and a conviction that puts faith in action.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of St. Joseph

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Daily Mass: A healing word from Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus assures a royal official that his son will live, and with trusting faith he returns home to find that the healing took place at the very moment the Lord said it. May we look to the Lord for words of healing in our lives as well.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Lent

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