Tag Archives: Sacrifice

Palm Sunday: The Passion of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Every year on Palm Sunday we hear the Passion of the Lord. Why? Because we need to be reminded of God’s remedy for our sins, so that we may stand at the foot of the Cross of Christ and repent…so as to receive his great gift of mercy.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday

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Daily Mass: Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation. Catholic Inspiration

Ezekiel’s great prophecy of hope is made possible through the words of the high priest Caiaphas – who reminds us that “it is better that one man should die instead of the people.” As we enter into Holy Week may we cherish the Lord’s sacrifice for our salvation!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Solemnity of St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

He never says a word in the Scriptures, but St. Joseph demonstrates by his actions his faith in God and his capacity to sacrifice for others. May his example inspire us today.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of St. Joseph

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Daily Mass: The death of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

The death of John the Baptist makes it clear that in no uncertain terms there is a price for following the Lord. Our “yes” to God means that we will follow a path where sacrifice will be part of the offering of our lives.

Mass Readings – The Passion of St. John the Baptist

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Daily Mass: The sacrifice of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

The death of John the Baptist assaults our senses for its cruelty, pettiness and injustice. As John precedes the Lord in life, so also he precedes him in death…reminding us that the offering of our lives will include profound sacrifice.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 17th Week of the Year

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5th Sunday of Easter: The cost of the commandment to love. Catholic Inspiration

We all know that Jesus commands us to love one another, but all too often we overlook the sacrifice it takes to follow the teaching and example of Jesus. All three readings today point out that there will be a cost…and we will pay it with our lives.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Good Friday. Catholic Inspiration

Today the world stands silent at the foot of the Cross.  Only the unconditional love of God could remedy human sin, and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ gives us hope for eternal life.

Mass Readings – Good Friday 

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