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13th Sunday of the Year: We have Good News that brings hope to our hearts

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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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Note: This post was first published on June 26, 2017.


Daily Mass: Serving the Lord when the chance presents itself. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul’s time and energy in Corinth reveal the powerful opportunity he had to share the Gospel. When the chance presents itself in our lives, may we respond with the same intensity as we witness our faith in Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: We heal others with the love of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

As St. Paul heals a crippled man and directs the people’s praise to Jesus, we understand that a fundamental part of our discipleship is to be agents of God’s healing in the lives around us.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: We are all chosen and sent by God. Catholic Inspiration

As Saul and Barnabas are chosen by God for a special task, we see how the Lord continues to call each one of us today to go forth into the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

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St. Mark the Evangelist: Proclaim the Good News! Catholic Inspiration

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On this Feast of St. Mark the evangelist we are reminded that all of us are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ – by our words, actions and example – so that others can see how the Lord brings power and joy to our lives.

Mass Readings – St. Mark the Evangelist

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Daily Mass: St. Peter leads people to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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As the people draw near to St. Peter, amazed by the healing of a crippled man, he redirects the attention on himself to give glory to Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday in the Octave of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Peter teaches the faith. Catholic Inspiration

St. Peter – transformed by the resurrection of Christ – now speaks the truths of the faith with conviction…inspiring us to share our faith with one another.

Mass Readings – Monday in the Octave of Easter

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3rd Sunday of Lent: Christ and COVID-19. Catholic Inspiration

The worldwide response to COVID-19 offers some insights into how we might consider living our lives for the gift of God that comes to us through Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Daily Mass: The witness of St. John, the Apostle. Catholic Inspiration

On this feast of St. John – the Apostle and Evangelist – we look to John’s example and consider how we are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in our lives today.

Mass Readings – St. John, Apostle & Evangelist

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Daily Mass: It’s not us, but the Lord working through us. Catholic Inspiration

As the disciples return praising God for the power they used in the name of Jesus, the Lord reveals this power as the fulfillment of God’s plan for salvation history. Our task today? To continue to let Jesus work through the daily offering of our lives.

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

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