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Daily Mass: The martyrdom of St. Stephen. Catholic Inspiration

Stephen is the first disciple to be martyred: to die for his faith in Jesus Christ. His example reminds us that we will all make an offering of our lives – in great and small ways – as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Stephen, the first martyr. Catholic Inspiration

Stephen is the first person to give his life as a witness to his faith in Jesus Christ. He spoke with a wisdom and spirit that none could refute, and he offers us an example about how we show our love for the Lord every day.

Mass Readings – St. Stephen, the first martyr

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Daily Mass: St. Stephen, the first martyr. Catholic Inspiration

St. Stephen’s death serves as a sharp contrast from the glory Christ’s birth.  Yet this contrast helps us engage in the spiritual battle that is part of our earthly life as we face our struggles with the grace of Jesus.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr

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Daily Mass: The martyrdom of St. Stephen. Catholic Inspiration

With the joy of Christ’s birth ringing in the air we celebrate today the death of St. Stephen, the first martyr.  Why?  To help us see the connection between the Christ’s birth and saving death as we offer our lives for the Lord.  Thus, the Christmas spirit gives us hope to face the sacrifices of this life with the conviction that the Jesus Christ will guide and lead us to Heaven.

Mass Readings – Feast of Stephen, first martyr

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Daily Mass: the Bread of Life

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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“I am the Bread of Life” are the words the Lord speaks to the crowd.  This time of year, when 1st Communions are common, may we receive the Lord in the Eucharist with the living bread that feeds our souls.

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