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Study, Pray, Serve: 19th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes present in the readings for the 19th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 1 Kings 19:4-8

  • Elijah is hungry in the wilderness and is fed by the angel of God.
  • Elijah’s food is meant to strengthen him for his journey.

Psalm – 34:2-9

  • “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
  • We give praise and glory to God who saves us from distress.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 4:30-5:2

  • We are imitators of God as beloved children and live in love.
  • We cast out vices and we forgive one another as God has forgiven us.

Gospel – John 6:41-51

  • Continuing with the “Bread of Life” discourse from last week, Jesus addresses those who are murmuring.
  • Christ reaffirms that he is the living bread; whoever eats this bread will live forever.

Mass Readings – 19th Sunday of the Year

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18th Sunday of the Year: Holy Communion is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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In the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel Jesus says that he is the Bread of Life, and as we hear these words in the context of the New Testament and the early Church we come to the awareness that this bread – our reception of Holy Communion at Mass – is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ!

Mass Readings – 18th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Passover Meal sets the context of the Eucharist. Catholic Inspiration

Today’s reading from Exodus reveals how the Lord directed the Passover Meal to Moses and Aaron. This passage thus establishes the Passover as a central part of Jewish prayer which will ultimately set the context for the Eucharist. It was during a Passover Meal with his disciples that Jesus offers the New Covenant through his Body and Blood…which frees us from the bondage of sin and leads us to eternal life.

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

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Daily Mass: Judas and Peter at the table with Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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In the darkness of night Judas departs from the Last Supper to betray Jesus while Peter boasts that he will die for the Lord. This is the hour that the light of Christ will shine, inspiring us to look into our hearts and repent of our sins before the one who gives his life for our salvation.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of Holy Week

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Daily Mass: The fearful boast of Peter. Catholic Inspiration

The fearful boast of St. Peter to Jesus gives us pause to reflect on the power of our speech – for good or evil – within our lives.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of Holy Week

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Holy Thursday. Catholic Inspiration

We begin the Sacred Triduum with the solemn gathering around the altar.  Receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, we are strengthened by God’s grace for service in the world.

Mass Readings – Holy Thursday

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Holy Thursday – Giving & Receiving – Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s Holy Thursday Podcast (8 minutes)

This homily was given on April 2, 2015 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI.

At the Last Supper Jesus teaches and commands his disciples:

  • Receive his Body & Blood
  • Give your life in service to others

In our reception of Holy Communion may we be strengthened and renewed to offer our lives, following the example of Christ.


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