Tag Archives: Sacrifice

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

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The Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Stephen immediately after Christmas, in no small way to remind us that the child we worship in the manger will grow to offer his life for the salvation of the world. May Stephen’s example inspire us today to live our lives for the Lord.

Mass Readings – St. Stephen, the first martyr

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St. Stephen, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Jesus teaches his disciples the value of sacrifice. Catholic Inspiration

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As Jesus observes a poor widow offering a few coins for the temple treasury, he reveals that in the eyes of Heaven what is valued looks a little differently. It’s the sacrifice, not the amount, that makes the angels rejoice.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ is handed over…for us. Catholic Inspiration

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In the midst of the miracles, healings and teachings, Jesus reminds his disciples that he will be handed over. Knowing the sacrifice that Christ makes on our behalf, may we be renewed to seek the Lord each and every day.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ suffers for our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord speaks with his disciples, he reveals his suffering, death and resurrection.  May this sacrifice inspire us to recognize our sins and return to Christ, who reveals God’s love through the Cross.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 25th Week of the Year

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St. Padre Pio, pray for us!


25th Sunday of the Year: The speed of our sacrifices. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers an example of a dishonest steward to illustrate how the speed of our sacrifices reveals the values and priorities of our hearts.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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On this feast of the Holy Cross, we recall God’s unfathomable love for the world. May the cherished words of John’s Gospel inspire us to run to the Cross of Christ and receive his lavish grace of forgiveness, mercy and compassion.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world!


3rd Sunday of Easter: Our sacrifices reveal the depths of our love. Catholic Inspiration

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The profound transformation of the Apostles is witnessed by their joyful willingness to suffer for the name of Jesus. Why? Because they have been filled with the love of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Good Friday

We recall the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross so that we never take for granted the Lord’s saving gift as we are inspired to grow in faith, hope and love.

Readings – Good Friday

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Palm Sunday: The Passion of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

We begin Holy Week every year be recounting the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, who offered his life on the Cross for the salvation of the world.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday: The Passion of the Lord

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32nd Sunday of the Year: Making a worthy sacrifice. Catholic Inspiration

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The two widows in the readings today make great sacrifices from the little they possess. Their example invites us to consider what sacrifices are we willing to make in our lives today.

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

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