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The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Catholic Inspiration

These two heavy hitters are remembered today, not because they were perfect; rather, they accepted the grace from God that they received and made an offering of their lives to the Lord. May they inspire us today!

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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Daily Mass: Paul in Rome. Catholic Inspiration

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We conclude the daily Masses of the Easter season with St. Paul now in Rome – where he will spend the last two years of his life, preaching and teaching others about Jesus.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Paul offers a Bible study, Part II. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul continues the message we heard yesterday, highlighting keys points about Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Paul offers a Bible study, Part I. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul preaches to the people, showing how Jesus is the fulfillment of salvation history.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 5th 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 do or make me say…today?

Let’s take a look at some of the major themes that appear in the Scripture readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 9:26-31

  • Barnabas brings Saul (St. Paul) before the Apostles, who learn how God has worked through him.
  • The Holy Spirit builds up the early Church.

Psalm 22:26-27,28,30,31-32

  • All people shall bow down before the Lord.
  • Note: this Psalm is extraordinary…verses 1-21 focus on the suffering of the righteous servant of God (Jesus), while verses 22-31 are all about God’s triumph. Give yourself a treat and read it straight through, and think about how it applies to the death and resurrection of Christ.

2nd Reading – 1 John 3:18-24

  • The Lord commands us to love one another, especially through our actions.
  • By following the Lord’s commands, we remain in him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Gospel – John 15:1-8

  • Christ is the vine, we are the branches; the Father tends and prunes the branches so that we bear fruit.
  • By staying connected to Christ – the vine – we remain in him and he remains in us.
  • If we are apart from Christ, we can do nothing.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Note: This post was first published on April 26, 2021.


Daily Mass: A mystical reflection on Holy Communion. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus offers a mystical reflection on his Flesh and Blood, the true food and drink that bring us eternal life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Great expectations for our life in Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul offers inspiring words to describe a disciple who is caught up in the grace of Jesus Christ. May these words apply to us as well!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 21st Week of the Year (St. Monica)


St. Peter and St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

Statue of St. Paul in Rome

Saint Peter and Saint Paul – two of the great heavy-hitters in Heaven – remind us that the Lord continues to call imperfect people every day to offer their lives for the glory of God.

Mass Readings – Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul


Daily Mass: Stir into flame the gift of God! Catholic Inspiration

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Paul encourages Timothy to “stir into flame the gift of God” and reminds us that our faith is a precious treasure that must be tended and nurtured.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 9th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Finishing one chapter to begin another. Catholic Inspiration

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As we finish our Easter readings from the Acts of the Apostles, we see how both Peter and Paul commit their lives to the Lord. As a chapter of their lives comes to an end, they point us to the beginning of our final destination: eternal life!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter

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