Tag Archives: Peace

16th Sunday of the Year: Christ calms our anxieties and fears. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus speaks to Martha, he reveals how anxiety and worry are calmed by pausing to be still and listen to him.

Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We come to the Lord for rest from our labors. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord offers comfort in times of exhaustion, reminding us that we find a lasting peace in his presence.

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

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St. Kateri Tekawitha, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord speaks of peace to his people. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 85 offers a beautiful reflection on the serenity that comes from the Lord; a peace that our world is in short supply of today. May we pray for peace!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 13th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:10-14c

  • Rejoice and exult over the prosperity of Jerusalem.
  • The Lord’s power shall be known to his servants in the sight of these blessings.

Psalm 66:1-7,16,20

  • “Let all praise the name of the Lord.”
  • Shout for joy and praise the good works of God.

2nd Reading – Galatians 6:14-18

  • Paul boasts in the cross of Jesus Christ, and now he bears the marks of Jesus on his body.
  • Peace and mercy be to all who follow the Lord.

Gospel – Luke 10:1-12,17-20

  • Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to announce the Kingdom of God.
  • They return, rejoicing at the power of the name of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good – and what a challenge at times it can be!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

(Or as I was taught when I needed this mighty saint’s help: “Tony! Tony! Look around! Something’s lost that must be found!”)


6th Sunday of the Year: Peace I leave with you. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord extends a peace that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. May we draw near to Christ and allow his peace to flow through our hearts to one another.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes we discover in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2,22-29

  • There is a conflict regarding whether a man must be circumcised to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • The leaders in Jerusalem determine that circumcision is not required, thus allowing non-Jews to become Christians more easily.

Psalm – 67:2-3,5-6,8

  • “O God, let all the nations praise you!”
  • The people give praise to God who has pity and blesses them.

2nd Reading – Revelation 21:10-14,22-23

  • Jerusalem is revealed as a radiant city polished with precious gems.
  • There is no temple in the city, nor sun nor moon; God is the source of its glory and light.

Gospel – John 14:23-29

  • The Father and the Son will dwell with those who out of love keep the word of Jesus.
  • The Holy Spirit will come upon the disciples, offering them God’s peace.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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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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Daily Mass: David shows restraint against Saul. Catholic Inspiration

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While being hunted by Saul, David prevents his men from harming the king in a cave. His restraint offers us a powerful example of how we repay evil with good.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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St. Agnes, pray for us!


Daily Mass: A powerful test of our love for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading minces no words when it comes to testing the depth of our love for God. As we apply this insight to ourselves, may we call upon the Lord to help us love one another in a manner worthy of Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Epiphany

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St. André Bessette, pray for us!


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