Tag Archives: Heaven

Daily Mass: Jesus at the wedding at Cana in Galilee. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s first miracle takes place at a wedding at Cana in Galilee, foreshadowing the glory of his saving death and resurrection for us all.

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St. Raymond Penyafort, pray for us!

Note: this photo was taken at Cana during the renewal of vows of those married couples who traveled on my pilgrimage to the Holy Land in December 2019.

Daily Mass: Our citizenship is in heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul reminds the people of Philippi that our final home is in heaven, inviting us to spend our days on earth preparing for the final journey that leads us there.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 31st Week of the Year


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St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Heaven rejoices when we repent. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals through two parables the joy of Heaven when we repent of our sins and turn to God.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 31st Week of the Year


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St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!

The Solemnity of All Saints

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The saints inspires and encourage us to embrace our faith in Christ as we face the challenges of life.  May we live our days on earth so as to be ready to join them in Heaven!

Mass Readings – Solemnity of All Saints


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All you Saints of God, pray for us!

Daily Mass: We stay close to Christ and call upon the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear that our choice to follow him has eternal consequences. As we struggle through the spiritual battles of this life, we call upon the Holy Spirit for guidance and strength.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 28th Week of the Year


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St. Theresa of Jesus, pray for us!

Daily Mass: The greatness of a humble heart. Catholic Inspiration

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Using the example of a little child, the Lord teaches the disciples that true greatness comes from a humble heart.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 19th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: Store up treasure in Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches his disciples to examine their hearts regarding WHAT their treasure is and WHERE they will store it.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 11th Week of the Year


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Study, Pray, Serve: The Ascension of the Lord

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Here are some of the main themes we see in the readings for the Ascension of the Lord.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11

  • Luke transitions from his Gospel to the account of the Apostles.
  • Jesus is taken up into heaven, assuring his followers that they will receive the Holy Spirit.

Psalm – 47:2-3,6-9

  • “God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.”
  • The Lord reveals his power and glory as all people praise God’s might.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 1:17-23 (option #1)

  • The Lord offers a Spirit of wisdom and revelation that enlightens his followers.
  • Christ’s has been raised in glory and is seated in the heavens with dominion over all creation.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 (option #2)

  • Christ is the great high priest who offers his once-for-all sacrifice.
  • We have confidence and hope to approach the Lord, trusting in his mercy.

Gospel – Luke 24:46-53

  • Jesus explains how his death and resurrection would be preached to the nations.
  • The Lord blesses his disciples and ascends into heaven.

Mass Readings – The Ascension of the Lord


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Study, Pray, Serve: 5th Sunday of Easter

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Let’s explore some of the themes we find in the readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 14:21-27

  • Paul and Barnabas proclaim the Good News and exhort the people to persevere in faith.
  • They appoint elders in the churches they have founded and announce that the door of faith is now opened to the Gentiles.

Psalm – 145:8-13

  • “I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.”
  • God is gracious and merciful, and the Lord’s kingdom will endure for all ages.

2nd Reading – Revelation 21:1-5a

  • John has a vision of a new heaven and a new earth, along with the holy city of Jerusalem.
  • God will wipe away the tears from his people, for the Lord makes all things new.

Gospel – John 13:31-33a,34-35

  • God glorifies Jesus, the Son of Man, who will offer his life on the Cross for the salvation of the world.
  • Jesus gives a new commandment: Love one another, as the Lord loves us.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter


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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 5:27-32,40b-41

  • The Apostles stand before the Sanhedrin, stating that they must obey God rather than men.
  • The Apostles rejoice that they were found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name of Jesus.

Psalm – 30:2,4-6,11-13

  • “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.”
  • God offers help in times of testing and trial.

2nd Reading – Revelation 5:11-14

  • John sees the heavenly host of angels praising the Lamb of God.
  • All present cry out, “Amen!” and worship the Lord.

Gospel – John 21:1-19

  • A group of disciples recognize the Risen Lord while fishing.
  • Peter responds three times to Jesus’ question, “Do you love me?”

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter


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