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Daily Mass: St. Peter preaches repentance and baptism. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter continues to proclaim the Good News of Christ, calling the people to repentance and baptism.

Mass Readings – Tuesday in the Octave of Easter


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3rd Sunday of Lent: Christ is our master gardener. Catholic Inspiration

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While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life. Where do we get the courage to do this? We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent (Year C)


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Daily Mass: We are called to repent of our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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The readings today all point out the crucial need to repent of our sins. It’s one of those teachings that we all acknowledge yet find hard at times to carry out. May we call upon the Lord for the grace we need to honestly admit our faults and seek God’s forgiveness.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent


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St. Frances of Rome, pray for us!

Daily Mass: We repent and return to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Christ calls Levi, who follows him and invites others to meet Jesus. May the Lord’s longing to call sinners to repentance inspire us to repent of the evil we have done and return on the path that leads to Heaven.

Mass Readings – Saturday after Ash Wednesday


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Ash Wednesday: Cleaning the house of our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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Ash Wednesday offers us an opportunity to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel” as we repent of our sins and embrace time-tested spiritual practices. May this housecleaning of our hearts help us to renew our faith and draw us closer to the Lord and one another.

Mass Readings – Ash Wednesday


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Daily Mass: The danger of judging others, without judging ourselves. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul switches his indictment on those who know God’s plan but do not apply it to themselves. Swift to judge others, they fail to evaluate their lives with the same scrutiny.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 28th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: An urgent reminder to repent. Catholic Inspiration

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In the Gospel of Luke the Lord directs his attention to three local villages that did not repent and take his message to heart. It’s a sobering reminder for us today to repent of our sins and embrace the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 26th Week of the Year


St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Going fishing with Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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After Jesus speaks to the crowds from Peter’s boat, the Lord changes Peter’s life forever…making him a fisher of men.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 22nd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned. Catholic Inspiration

Psalm 51 offers a powerful opportunity for repentance and conversion of heart. When we honestly acknowledge our sins and ask for forgiveness, the Lord’s grace can heal and renew us with new life.

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


Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Study: What do the readings say?

Pray: What do the readings say to me?

Serve: What do the readings make me do or say…today?

Let’s take a look at some of the main themes of the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

  • Christ is “the Holy and Righteous One” who is the “Author of Life.”
  • We are called to repent, that our sins may be wiped away.

Psalm – 4:2, 4, 7-8

  • The psalm is a lament to God for deliverance from suffering.
  • The Church applies these words to Jesus, who delivers us through His death and resurrection.

2nd Reading – 1 John 2:1-5a

  • Jesus is our Advocate with the Father.
  • By keeping his commandments we show that we know Jesus Christ.

Gospel – Luke 24:35-48

  • The Risen Lord says “Peace be with you” and addresses the doubts in the hearts of the disciples.
  • Christ “opened their minds” to understand the Scriptures.
  • Repentance is crucial for the forgiveness of our sins, made possible by the death and resurrection of the Lord.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter


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Note: This post was first published on April 12, 2021.

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