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The Transfiguration of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter, James and John see Jesus in a moment of dazzling glory as the Lord prepares to journey on to Jerusalem for his Passion on the Cross. In our tough times may the Lord’s light shine on our hearts to encourage us to stay the course.

Mass Readings – The Transfiguration of the Lord

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Daily Mass: An insight from the prophet Jeremiah. Catholic Inspiration

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The prophet Jeremiah states with blunt truthfulness the situation of the people of Israel, and at the same time shows them hope through the saving power of God.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 18th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Finding our courage in the midst of the storm. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals his power to the disciples in the midst of a storm, inviting us to call upon Him in our need as well.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 18th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The profound witness of St. Martha. Catholic Inspiration

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Martha gives witness to the words of Jesus that He is “the resurrection and the life.” May her example inspire our faith!

Mass Readings – St. Martha

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Daily Mass: The Lord will not abandon His people. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 94 expresses both the challenges of earthly life and the steadfast strength of God’s grace. May we face our obstacles today with faith that the Lord walks with us!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 15th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Fear is useless; trust in Christ. Catholic Inspiration

While the experience of fear is part of human life, we know that it is often useless, depriving us of time, energy and focus. The answer? We turn to Jesus Christ for the strength and wisdom we need.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 14th Week of the Year (St. Benedict)

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13th Sunday of the Year: We die to sin and rise with Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul’s letter to the Romans teaches that we die to sin and rise with Christ, and as we place our hope in the Lord we have a strength to confront the darkness and evil that we uncover lurking in our hearts.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

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13th Sunday of the Year: We have Good News that brings hope to our hearts

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Study: Recall a time when you received really good news.  How did it affect your life?

Pray: Reflect on the blessings of your life – perhaps even make a list – and take a moment in your prayer to thank the Lord.

Serve: It’s easy to take our blessings for granted; look for a way to help someone in your life recognize the gifts they have been given.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year

There is a lot of Good News in the readings this week:

  • 1st Reading – Elisha offers hope to an aging couple
  • Psalm – “For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.”
  • 2nd Reading – Paul reminds us that we have died and risen with Christ
  • Gospel – Christ invites us to put Him first in our lives

As much as the world might try at times to make us think that bad news sells, deep in our hearts we long to hear Good News – words that inspire, give us hope, and energize our lives.

Good News reminds us that the Lord has a plan for our lives and invites us to trust as we make Jesus Christ the center of what we say and do.  Good News is not “pie-in-the-sky” that says just hang on long enough as you’ll get your reward; rather, we keep going because every day (good or bad) has unique lessons that can draw us closer to God and one another.  Good News proclaims that not only is there something fantastic at the end of the journey, but that the Lord himself will accompany us every step of the way.

Where do you see Good News in your life right now?  Where have you recognized Jesus Christ at work in your life?  Take a moment to thank the Lord for the blessings you have and help others to see the ways that they have been touched by God’s grace.  In other words: proclaim the Good News!

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Note: This post was first published on June 26, 2017.


Daily Mass: We lean on the Lord in tough times. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s Gospel reveals a no-nonsense approach to the reality of opposition and hostility that we will face as disciples of Jesus Christ. In tough times we draw strength from the Lord, who gives us exactly what we need to thrive.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Why we like cheering for the underdog. Catholic Inspiration

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I love watching “underdog” movies…you know, where someone fights for the impossible dream, against all odds, moving uphill every step of the way. In daily life we see inspiring examples all around us, and in the Church we know that with God’s grace we flourish in the midst of struggle.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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