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Daily Mass: Paul is brought before the Sanhedrin. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul is brought before the Sanhedrin and evokes a fierce debate between the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Saints Marcellinus and Peter, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Paul’s suffering and success in Philippi. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul is beaten and imprisoned for preaching the Good News. Yet through an earthquake and a moment of grace he converts an entire household to faith in Christ.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Hardship is part of the journey of faith. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul and Barnabas endure their share of hardship for the sake of the Gospel.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: In our distress we call upon the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jeremiah affirms that God is his mighty champion, a source of protection in times of trial. May we echo his sentiment as we proclaim the psalm response, “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice!”

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response addresses the cry of those who have experienced pain and suffering in this life. The Lord is near…may we draw strength from Jesus Christ and allow his grace to strengthen and soothe our souls.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: We await the glory of God. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul addresses the struggle we face as all creation awaits God’s glory. Yes, there is suffering, but our hope is founded upon Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 30th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 29th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the central themes in the readings for the 29th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 53:10-11

  • The Church applies this passage of the “suffering servant” to Jesus Christ, whose saving passion and death is offered for “the many.”
  • This passage is referenced heavily during Holy Week.

Psalm – 33:4-5,18-20,22

  • “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
  • Psalm 33 praises God and encourages us to turn to the Lord with open hearts.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 4:14-16

  • The humanity of Jesus is emphasized, and he understands our temptations and weaknesses.
  • Because he became like us, we can confidently approach the Son of God to receive mercy, grace and help.

Gospel – Mark 10:35-45

  • Jesus responds to the question posed by James and John with a reflection on the role of suffering.
  • The Lord then shows how service to others reveals true greatness in the kingdom of heaven.

Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Knowledge of Jesus means knowledge of the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear that true knowledge of his identity will lead us to the Cross.

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

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Daily Mass: The prayers of Tobit and Sarah. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Tobit, Part II – In their anguish Tobit and Sarah pray to God, who hears their petitions and sends Raphael to their assistance.

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

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Daily Mass: Tobit’s suffering. Catholic Inspiration

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Part I – We meet Tobit and his wife, Anna, and learn how prolonged suffering can wear us down with fatigue.

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

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