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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 5:27-32,40b-41

  • The Apostles stand before the Sanhedrin, stating that they must obey God rather than men.
  • The Apostles rejoice that they were found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name of Jesus.

Psalm – 30:2,4-6,11-13

  • “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.”
  • God offers help in times of testing and trial.

2nd Reading – Revelation 5:11-14

  • John sees the heavenly host of angels praising the Lamb of God.
  • All present cry out, “Amen!” and worship the Lord.

Gospel – John 21:1-19

  • A group of disciples recognize the Risen Lord while fishing.
  • Peter responds three times to Jesus’ question, “Do you love me?”

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter


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Daily Mass: Staying strong in times of trial. Catholic Inspiration

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As the persecution of the Sanhedrin continues, Peter and John remain steadfast in their faith.

Mass Readings – Saturday in the Octave of Easter


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St. George, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Peter’s response to persecution. Catholic Inspiration

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Arrested and persecuted, Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit and preaches the Good News in front of the Sanhedrin.

Mass Readings – Friday in the Octave of Easter


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Daily Mass: The Lord is our refuge. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response inspires us to return to the Lord and embrace the gift of faith. May our lives be strengthened as we place our trust in Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent


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St. Francis of Paola, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Genesis 15:5-12,17-18

  • God promises that Abram’s descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  • God makes a covenant with Abram and grants to his descendants a new land.

Psalm – 27:1,7-9,13-14

  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
  • We seek the Lord for courage and strength.

2nd Reading – Philippians 3:17-4:1

  • Paul invites the people to be imitators of his example, following the Cross of Christ.
  • We stand firm in the Lord, as we claim our citizenship in heaven.

Gospel – Luke 9:28b-36

  • Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain where he is transfigured in glory.
  • A voice proclaims, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent


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Daily Mass: In God is our safety and our glory. Catholic Inspiration

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When the going gets tough, the tough turn to the Lord! The Psalm response articulates the source of our strength, especially in difficult moments in life.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 23rd Week of the Year


23rd Sunday of the Year: Facing our fears with faith in the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

In every age there are situations and circumstances that foster fear in our hearts. Our answer? We turn to the Lord in faith for the healing grace we need to face the obstacles that frighten us. In other words, we place our hope in Christ for the strength we need each and every day.

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: The revelation of Raphael. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Tobit, Part V – In the final installment, we see the revelation of the angel Raphael who urges Tobit and Tobiah to give unceasing praise to God.

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


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Daily Mass: Jesus Christ is the bread of life. Catholic Inspiration

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Following the death of Stephen the disciples face violent persecution even as they continue to grow in numbers and perform amazing deeds in the name of Jesus.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter


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Easter Day: We live with joyful hope! Catholic Inspiration

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything! From that Easter Day long ago, human hearts and lives have been transformed with God’s grace. Our fears fall away in the face of the Risen Lord. May this glorious hope renew us today!

Mass Readings – Easter Day


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