Tag Archives: Service

Daily Mass: Three qualities to apply as we serve the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Lord empowers the Apostles for their work, he gives them some insights into how they are to do it.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 14th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ calls us by name to do His work today. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus calls the Twelve by name and empowers them to do mighty deeds in His name. May we never forget that the Lord continues to call each of us!

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 14th Week of the Year

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5th Sunday of Easter: We are all called to serve. Catholic Inspiration

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As the early Church experienced growing pains, the Apostles responded to the situation by empowering others to serve the community in special ways. May our response to the signs of the times be guided by the Lord today.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Holy Thursday

On Holy Thursday we claim the precious treasure of Holy Communion whereby we receive the Lord – body and blood, soul and divinity – for the strength we need to carry out our tasks of service here on earth.

Mass Readings – Holy Thursday

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Daily Mass: An example of compassionate service. Catholic Inspiration


Just days before his crucifixion, Jesus experiences a compassionate act of service by Mary at her home with Martha and Lazarus. May her example inspire us to offer our lives for the Lord!

Mass Readings – Monday of Holy Week

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Monday Conversation: Now what do I do? Catholic Inspiration

With COVID-19 disrupting our daily routines, many people have new “pockets” of time. Here are a few ideas what to do with them!

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Daily Mass: The path that leads to the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus speaks to the disciples about his suffering and death on the Cross, he must also contend with the pettiness that often accompanies our human nature…teaching how we offer our lives in service of one another.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Our strength comes from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

As the Lord sent out the Apostles to continue his ministry, he gave them instructions that inspire us today as we serve the Lord.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of the Year

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2nd Sunday of the Year: Here am I Lord, I come to do your will. Catholic Inspiration

Isaiah, Paul and John the Baptist all offered their lives in service for the Lord. As we follow their example, may the words of the Psalmist, “Here am I Lord, I come to do your will” echo in our hearts!

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

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2nd Sunday of the Year: Serving the Lord

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Study: Consider a time when you were invited to take on an opportunity.  What helped you accept it?  What caused you to resist?

Pray:  Ask the Lord to guide your life.  Surrender your heart to Jesus Christ and make him the Lord of your life.

Serve: Is there someone in need of your guidance?  Perhaps as a coach, mentor, teacher, or friend?  How can you help them?

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of the Year

Here’s a quick overview of the readings this week:

  • 1st – The prophet Isaiah describes a servant of the Lord
  • Psalm – “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
  • 2nd – Paul addresses the church of Corinth
  • Gospel – John the Baptist testifies to Jesus

In all of these readings we see the pattern emerge about serving the Lord.  Isaiah describes it; the Psalmist proclaims it; Paul refers to it; John the Baptist shows it.

Throughout salvation history God has  called men and women to offer their lives in a variety of different ways.  Perhaps in a holy way of life or through heroic sacrifice; or maybe through service, works of charity, or prayerful stillness.

It’s crucial to note, however, that the Lord continues to call disciples today.  Our lives – redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ – are precious, holy, and sacred.  We have been given the gift to choose how we will live, and thus become a gift to the world.

Every day we reaffirm the gift of our lives.  Perhaps you are searching for the Lord’s call in your life today…take time to discern how you can offer your life.  Perhaps you have chosen your vocation…then live it with passion!  And while we can’t change the past, we can learn from it, and apply the insights into making the present moment a blessed offering to God.

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Note: This post was first published on January 9, 2017.