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Daily Mass: Paul in Rome. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul speaks with the Jews in Rome, giving witness to Christ even while under house arrest.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter


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St. Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Paul preaches about the resurrection of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul concludes his preaching in the synagogue with the resurrection of Christ. This crucial component of the faith inspires us to follow the Risen Lord with hope and joy, leading others to Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter


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Study, Pray, Serve: Easter Sunday

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Let’s examine some of the main themes in the readings for Easter Day.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 10:34a,37-43

  • Peter proclaims the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to the crowd.
  • The disciples are witnesses of Christ and testify on his behalf for the forgiveness of sins.

Psalm 118: 1-2,16-17,22-23

  • “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.”
  • We give thanks for the might and glory of God who is merciful to us.

2nd Reading – Colossians 3:1-4

  • You have died with Christ, and your life is hidden with God.
  • When Christ your life appears, you will appear with him in glory.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 5:6b-8

  • We clear out the old yeast of malice and wickedness.
  • We make a new batch of dough with the new yeast of sincerity and truth.

Gospel – John 20:1-9

  • Mary Magdalen finds the tomb empty and runs to tell Peter and the other disciple.
  • Peter and the other disciple run back to the tomb.
  • They had not yet understood that Jesus had to rise from the dead.

Mass Readings – Easter Day


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Note: This post was first published on April 11, 2022.

2nd Sunday of Lent: Hope for the journey. Catholic Inspiration

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The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Jesus to the disciples, offering them hope for the journey as the Lord sets his face toward Jerusalem. As we travel through life, may we draw strength from God and follow Christ through this life until we reach our destination in heaven.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent


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5th Sunday of the Year: We glorify God by the salt and light of our good deeds. Catholic Inspiration

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Blessed by the Lord, we give glory to Christ when we extend our blessings to those in need. As we alleviate the sufferings of others, our good deeds proclaim the Gospel as we become God’s salt and light in the world.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of the Year


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Daily Mass: The Lord is our shepherd; there is nothing we shall want. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 23 has comforted people for thousands of years. May we hear these words today with an open heart, as we follow the call of the Good Shepherd.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: In God’s company there is no fear. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 27 offers consolation and strength to all who put their hope in the Lord…for when we remain in God’s company, there is no room for fear.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of the Year


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St. Blaise and St. Ansgar, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Some scripture lessons about faith. Catholic Inspiration

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We find aspects of faith in the Letter to the Hebrews, the Canticle of Zechariah, and the words of Jesus to the disciples in the midst of a storm. In all three we see how our faith in God is built up as we trust in the Lord and look to the future with hope.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of the Year


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St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!


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Merry Christmas! Depending on the Mass you attend, there are four different sets of readings. Yet as we ponder God’s love for our fallen world, may the hope in our hearts burst forth as we proclaim the Good News with tidings of glad joy: today is born our savior, Christ the Lord!

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Daily Mass: The Lord strengthens those who labor and are burdened. Catholic Inspiration

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We draw near to Jesus and find comfort, rest and strength. The Lord renews us so that we may run and not grow weary!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent


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St. Ambrose, pray for us!

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