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Daily Mass: We are guided by the Spirit of God. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul teaches us about the Spirit of God which guides and directs our minds in understanding. May we call upon the Spirit for the insight we need each day as we journey through life.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 22nd Week of the Year

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The Most Holy Trinity. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus refers to the Trinity in John’s Gospel, pointing out that we are “works in progress” who are growing in our discipleship and communion with one another.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Study, Pray, Serve: The Most Holy Trinity

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Let’s explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

1st Reading – Proverbs 8:22-31

  • From the beginning, God’s wisdom was present and prior to all creation.
  • God delights in creation, including the human race.

Psalm – 8:4-9

  • “O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!”
  • God’s awesome creation calls forth wonder and awe from his creatures.

2nd Reading – Romans 5:1-5

  • We have peace with God through Jesus Christ, in whom we place our hope.
  • We face our trials with the grace and help of the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Gospel – John 16:12-15

  • Jesus promises his disciples that they will be given the Spirit of truth as their guide.
  • The Spirit will affirm all that Jesus has said and taught.

Mass Readings – Most Holy Trinity

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Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit! Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit ignites the hearts of the disciples and empowers them to go out into the world. May their example inspire us to call upon the Spirit each and every day!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mass Readings – Pentecost

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Daily Mass: The Holy Spirit comes to disciples in Ephesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Upon his arrival in Ephesus, Paul encounters disciples who had not yet received the Holy Spirit until he prays over them.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: Pentecost

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There are LOTS of options for the Mass Readings for Pentecost, including the Vigil Mass and the Mass During the Day. Here is a short summary:

VIGIL MASS

1st Reading Options

  • Genesis 11:1-9 – The Tower of Babel
  • Exodus 19:3-8,16-20b – Moses encounters God on Mount Sinai
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Ezekiel prophesizes over the dry bones
  • Joel 3:1-5 – God will pour out the Spirit upon all creation

Psalm Options

  • Psalm 33 – “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”
  • Daniel 3:52-56 – “Glory and praise forever!”
  • Psalm 19 – “Lord you have the words of everlasting life.”
  • Psalm 107 – “Give thanks to the Lord; his love is everlasting.”
  • Psalm 104 – “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”

2nd Reading – Romans 8:22-27 – The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness

Gospel – John 7:37-39 – Jesus refers to the Spirit

MASS DURING THE DAY

1st Reading – Acts 2:1-11 – The Spirit comes upon the Apostles

Psalm 104 – Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”

2nd Reading Options

  • 1st Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 – There are different gifts, but the same Spirit
  • Romans 8:8-17 – The Spirit of God dwells in you

Gospel Options

  • John 20:19-23 – The disciples receive the Holy Spirit from Jesus
  • John 14:15-16,23b-26 – The Father will send the Holy Spirit

Mass Readings – Vigil Mass

Mass Readings – Mass During the Day

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Daily Mass: The Holy Spirit guides St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit guides and directs the preaching of St. Paul among the people, leading him to Macedonia.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

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St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Peter relates how the Gentiles received the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter defends his actions, showing how God’s grace and the gift of the Holy Spirit is now accessible to all people.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Stephen is filled with the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Stephen – the first martyr of the Early Church – is filled with the Holy Spirit and speaks with bold eloquence as he is brought before the Sanhedrin.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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St. Athanasius, pray for us!


2nd Sunday of Easter: God’s peace casts out doubt and fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The Risen Lord casts out doubt and fear with the gift of peace from the Holy Spirit.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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