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Daily Mass: In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 18 honestly expresses human suffering and struggle. In these moments of distress, we call upon the Lord, who hears our cry for help.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Come, Holy Spirit! 6th Night: What are the Fruits of the Holy Spirit?

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Come, Holy Spirit! is a six week series of presentations on the Holy Spirit. This sixth talk discusses the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and shows how they are both the goal and guide of the spiritual life. This presentation was given by Fr. Andrew at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI on March 30, 2023.

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Daily Mass: Jesus reveals the glory of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals his identity while discussing Abraham and the prophets. This revelation that Jesus is God inspires us to follow the Lord in the midst of the blessings and burdens of daily life.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The fiery furnace that tests our faith. Catholic Inspiration

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The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the book of Daniel is an well-known passage that illustrates our faith in God in difficult and challenging times.  May we be inspired in our daily struggles to hold fast to our faith, recognizing that these are opportunities to witness our love for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response offers us a framework for a prayer to the Lord from the depths of our hearts. In our need, may we trust in God’s mercy as we seek the pilgrim path of our lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Christ offers his mercy to us. Catholic Inspiration

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Just as the Lord extends his mercy to the woman caught in adultery, Christ also offers his mercy to us when we acknowledge our sins and with humble honesty.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Study, Pray, Serve: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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Let’s examine some of the major themes that surface in our readings for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

1st Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7

  • This passage of the “Suffering Servant” is interpreted by the Church to apply directly to Jesus.
  • Note how it is written in the first person, from the Lord’s perspective, and points to the agony of the Passion.

Psalm – 22: 8-9,17-20,23-24

  • “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
  • This Psalm offers a prophecy that is fulfilled with the Passion of the Lord.
  • I strongly suggest that we all read Psalm 22 repeatedly during Holy Week. For although it begins in anguish and suffering, it ends with a resounding praise of the glory of God.

2nd Reading – Philippians 2:6-11

  • Jesus humbly “empties himself” and takes on our human form in order to die on the Cross for our sins.
  • Because of this sacrifice, Jesus Christ is exalted above all creation, and we acknowledge him as Lord.

Gospel – Matthew 26:14-27:66

  • This is the great drama of God’s love for us!
  • Do yourself a favor and take time this week to slowly read and reflect on the Passion of our Lord. Seriously, just do it, and offer a prayer of gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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5th Sunday of Lent: The raising of Lazarus. Catholic Inspiration

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The account of the raising of Lazarus provides us with an insight into the Lord’s love for him and his sisters, Martha and Mary. Yet as we enter into the eleventh chapter of John’s Gospel, we discover that this passage applies directly to our lives as well.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Lent

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The Annunciation of the Lord: We have Good News! Catholic Inspiration

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The Good News of the angel Gabriel to Mary inspires us to live this message of grace in our lives today.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

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Daily Mass: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 34 speaks about the pain of human suffering and heartache. In the midst of this sorrow, the Lord draws near to us with healing grace and mercy.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Lent

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