Tag Archives: Good News

Daily Mass: Built on the foundation of the Apostles. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of Saints Simon & Jude, Apostles

We are reminded that our faith is built upon the foundation provided by the Apostles who were called by name by Jesus.  As we hear the call of Christ in our lives today, we contribute to their efforts as we proclaim the Good News in the world.

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Daily Mass: Know the Lord, and share what you know! Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 26th Week of the Year

Jesus sends out 72 disciples – in pairs, trusting on God’s providence and facing tough struggles – so that they can proclaim the Kingdom of God.  Nehemiah and Ezra remind the people of Israel not to forget the Lord.  The Church needs both: we come to know God so that we might invite others to know the Lord as well.

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Daily Mass: What’s in a name? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 24th Week of the Year

Names remind us that we are unique persons, made and redeemed by God.  The names of the three women in the Gospel today reveal that the Lord continues to call disciples who will go out and proclaim the Good News.

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13th Sunday of the Year: Dying and rising with Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

St. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans that our participation in the life and death of Jesus Christ brings us eternal life.  This Good News is our legacy as disciples and our inspiration to offer our lives with the hope and strength of God’s grace.

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13th Sunday of the Year: Good News that offers hope.

Study: Recall a time when you received really good news.  How did it affect your life?

Pray: Reflect on the blessings of your life – perhaps even make a list – and take a moment in your prayer to thank the Lord.

Serve: It’s easy to take our blessings for granted; look for a way to help someone in your life recognize the gifts they have been given.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

There is a lot of Good News in the readings this week:

  • 1st Reading – Elisha offers hope to an aging couple
  • Psalm – “For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.”
  • 2nd Reading – Paul reminds us that we have died and risen with Christ
  • Gospel – Christ invites us to put Him first in our lives

As much as the world might try at times to make us think that bad news sells, deep in our hearts we long to hear Good News – words that inspire, give us hope, and energize our lives.

Good News reminds us that the Lord has a plan for our lives and invites us to trust as we make Jesus Christ the center of what we say and do.  Good News is not “pie-in-the-sky” that says just hang on long enough as you’ll get your reward; rather, we keep going because every day (good or bad) has unique lessons that can draw us closer to God and one another.  Good News proclaims that not only is there something fantastic at the end of the journey, but that the Lord himself will accompany us every step of the way.

Where do you see Good News in your life right now?  Where have you recognized Jesus Christ at work in your life?  Take a moment to thank the Lord for the blessings you have and help others to see the ways that they have been touched by God’s grace.  In other words: proclaim the Good News!

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Daily Mass: Faith in the midst of adversity. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

Paul & Barnabas faced tremendous challenges, even as they spread the Gospel in amazing ways.  It’s a good reminder that we, too, will face adversity as we live our faith in the world today.

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The Feast of St. Mark

Mass Readings – The Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist

In the Gospel of Mark the Lord says, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”  As we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark today, may our lives offer a living witness to the Good News as we share our faith with those around us.

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