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Study, Pray, Serve: 28th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 28th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 2nd Kings 5:14-17

  • Naaman, a foreigner from Syria, is cured of his leprosy after he carries out the command of Elisha to bathe seven times in the Jordan river.
  • Elisha will take no gift for this miracle, and Naaman now worships only the Lord.

Psalm – 98:1-4

  • “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.”
  • Rejoice, for all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 2:8-13

  • Paul contrasts the chains he wears with the power of the word of God, which is not chained.
  • We persevere in faith, trusting in the eternal glory and power of Christ, who remains faithful.

Gospel – Luke 17:11-19

  • Jesus cures ten lepers, one of whom is a foreigner…a Samaritan.
  • The foreigner alone gives praise to God and returns to thank Jesus.

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus sends Mary Magdalene on a mission. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary Magdalene is the first disciple to meet the Risen Lord, and she is empowered by Christ to proclaim the resurrection to the Apostles.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

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St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The healing power of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The two miracles in the Gospel of Matthew encourage us to look at how we both receive and share the healing power of Christ in our daily lives.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 14th Week of the Year

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14th Sunday of the Year: We offer our lives for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus sends out the 72 disciples, he empowers them to carry on his earthly mission. Their efforts inspire us to consider how the Lord directs and sends us out into the world to offer our lives today.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our sins are forgiven. Catholic Inspiration

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With a simple phrase Jesus heals both body and soul, revealing not only his power to save but also our need to receive his mercy with an open mind and heart.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 13th Week of the Year

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Holy First Martyrs of Rome, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Peter performs miracles in the name of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter – calling upon the name of the Lord – performs two miracles in the first reading from Acts, continuing the ministry of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. May we do the same today!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Ananias is called by God to heal Saul. Catholic Inspiration

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Ananias is called by God to heal Saul’s blindness. May his example inspire us to respond to the Lord’s invitation to reach out to others as we put our faith into practice every day.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Peter leads people to Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Having done a miracle through the name of Jesus, Peter then takes the opportunity to lead people to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Thursday in the Octave of Easter

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St. Anselm, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Peter heals in the name of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter heals a crippled man in the name of Jesus, revealing the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our world.

Mass Readings – Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16

  • The apostles continue the healing ministry of the Lord by performing many signs and wonders.
  • Many people are cured of their illnesses, and the number of believers continues to increase.

Psalm – 118:2-4,13-15,22-24

  • “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.”
  • God performs great deeds, even in the midst of human suffering and tribulation.

2nd Reading – Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19

  • John is caught up in a prophetic vision where he sees the Son of Man.
  • He is told not to be afraid, for death has been overcome.

Gospel – John 20:19-31

  • “Doubting Thomas” does not believe that the disciples have seen the Risen Lord.
  • Once Thomas does see, Jesus gives praise to those who have not seen, but still believe.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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