Tag Archives: Unity

26th Sunday of the Year: We all can take part to be part of something great. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Moses and Jesus respond to division, encouraging us to look for ways that we can work together…rather than being torn apart.

Mass Readings – 26th Sunday of the Year

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The Holy Trinity. Catholic Inspiration

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The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a communion of love which speaks to our hearts in the aftermath of these last 15 months. In our moments of isolation, tension and stress, may we turn to the Holy Trinity for the grace we need to foster unity in our hearts and with one another.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Study, Pray, Serve: Pentecost

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The feast of Pentecost brings the season of Easter to a stunning conclusion with several Scripture options, depending on the Mass you attend and the choice of the presider. Let’s take a look:

Vigil Mass

  • Genesis 11:1-9 – The tower of Babel
  • Exodus 19:3-8,16-20 – Moses leads the people to meet God at the foot of Mount Sinai
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14 – God brings the Spirit and restores the dried bones to life
  • Joel 3:1-5 – God will pour the Spirit upon the people
  • Psalm 104 – “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”
  • Romans 8:22-27 – The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness
  • John 7:37-39 – Jesus speaks of the Spirit as a living water that flows from within

Mass during the Day

  • Acts 2:1-11 – The Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples and they speak many different languages
  • Psalm 104 – “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13 – The Spirit gives many different gifts and unites the many parts of the body
  • Galatians 5:16-25 – Live and be guided by the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit
  • John 20:19-23 – Jesus breathes on the disciples, offering them peace and the Holy Spirit
  • John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 – Jesus speaks of the Spirit of truth, the Advocate

These readings are all powerful reminders that the Holy Spirit is among us! May we call upon the Spirit each and every day for the strength and wisdom we need as we strive to offer our lives for the Lord.

Come Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

Mass Readings – Pentecost

Vigil Mass

Mass during the Day

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Daily Mass: The Council of Jerusalem, the resolution. Catholic Inspiration

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The end of chapter 15 of Acts of the Apostles shows how the early Church came to a united resolution that empowered the mission of the Gospel to the gentiles.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Council of Jerusalem, the issue. Catholic Inspiration

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Chapter 15 of the Acts of the Apostles addresses the first major debate within the early Church, namely, does a person have to be Jewish to follow Jesus? Today we have the first part of this debate, which highlights the need to come together for an intense discussion.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: A prayer to God for the good of others. Catholic Inspiration

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The beginning of the St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians gratefully acknowledges the power of God’s grace to empower and unite us together, offering a beautiful reflection for our lives today.

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


20th Sunday of the Year: O God, let all the nations praise you! Catholic Inspiration

The readings proclaim how God reaches out to all people, regardless of ethnicity, language or culture. As sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father, we have the opportunity today to unite together through our attitude and effort.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year


The Holy Trinity offers us a path to move forward in unity. Catholic Inspiration

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COVID-19 taught us about the challenges of isolation, loneliness, anxiety and fear; the recent riots have brought to light the undercurrents of anger, hatred and opportunism. Our path forward must consider the need for unity…something that lies at the heart of the Most Holy Trinity.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Trinity

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Daily Mass: Our union with the Lord gives us strength. Catholic Inspiration

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The contrast between the unity that Christ prays for and the uproar around St. Paul reveals our constant need to seek out ways to grow closer together through the love of God.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Making big decisions with God’s guidance. Catholic Inspiration

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As the Apostles wrestle with a crucial about who can join the Church, we see in their decision making process a path for us to follow today.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

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