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Daily Mass: Paul preaches about the resurrection of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul concludes his preaching in the synagogue with the resurrection of Christ. This crucial component of the faith inspires us to follow the Risen Lord with hope and joy, leading others to Jesus.

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Daily Mass: The transformation of Peter and Mary Magdalen in the light of the Risen Lord

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Peter’s boldness and Mary Magdalen’s commission reveal the transformation that takes place when people open their hearts to the saving grace of God.

Mass Readings – Monday in the Octave of Easter


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The Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Day

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There is an intensity in Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John as they run to discover what happened in the early morning hours of the resurrection. As events unfold they will rejoice with exultant faith that Jesus Christ is the Risen Lord!

Mass Readings – The Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Day


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Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil

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As we hear the great proclamation of salvation history through the readings of this Easter Vigil, we wait upon the Lord with renewed hope and strength: Christ is alive!

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Daily Mass: Preparing ourselves to walk with the Lord to Calvary. Catholic Inspiration

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As we hear how the plot is swirling around Jesus, events are set in motion that will lead to the Cross. May we reflect on God’s great love story for our salvation, making any adjustments and corrections for the day that we, too, will journey from this life to the next.

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Study, Pray, Serve: Easter Sunday

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Let’s examine some of the main themes in the readings for Easter Day.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 10:34a,37-43

  • Peter proclaims the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to the crowd.
  • The disciples are witnesses of Christ and testify on his behalf for the forgiveness of sins.

Psalm 118: 1-2,16-17,22-23

  • “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.”
  • We give thanks for the might and glory of God who is merciful to us.

2nd Reading – Colossians 3:1-4

  • You have died with Christ, and your life is hidden with God.
  • When Christ your life appears, you will appear with him in glory.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 5:6b-8

  • We clear out the old yeast of malice and wickedness.
  • We make a new batch of dough with the new yeast of sincerity and truth.

Gospel – John 20:1-9

  • Mary Magdalen finds the tomb empty and runs to tell Peter and the other disciple.
  • Peter and the other disciple run back to the tomb.
  • They had not yet understood that Jesus had to rise from the dead.

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Note: This post was first published on April 11, 2022.

Daily Mass: One day we will all stand before Jesus, the just judge. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus speaks about his profound relationship with his heavenly Father, teaching that he will one day judge all souls in the resurrection that leads either to life or death.  May we embrace our faith in Christ today, preparing ourselves for the moment when we stand before the Lord.

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32nd Sunday of the Year: A resurrection reality check. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord responds to a question with a response that underscores the reality of the resurrection. Knowing that there is more than this life, we have an opportunity to prepare our hearts for the day when the story of our life here on earth concludes.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 32nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 32nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 2nd Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14

  • Seven brothers and their mother are being tortured in an attempt to force them to eat pork (an unclean meat) in violation of the law of Moses.
  • As the fourth brother dies, he professes his hope in the resurrection.

Psalm – 17:1,5-6,8,15

  • “Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.”
  • We call upon the Lord to protect us and direct our path.

2nd Reading – 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-3:5

  • Christ loves us and encourages us to hope through his grace, encouraging us in word and deed.
  • God is faithful and will guard us from the evil one.

Gospel – Luke 20:27-38

  • The Sadducees attempt to trap Jesus about a question regarding the resurrection.
  • The Lord responds with a definitive teaching and a reference to Exodus 3:6.

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Daily Mass: We have died with Christ; we will also rise with him! Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows the people of Corinth how the resurrection of Jesus propels our hope that at the end of our earthly lives the Lord will raise us up. May this conviction empower us to shine with the light of Christ!

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St. Robert Bellarmine, pray for us!

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