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Eucharist - Getting the Most out of Mass

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 02/10/2015

Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord! show art Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord!

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The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.

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Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth show art Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth

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The Psalm response reminds us that the Lord will come again to judge the world, and we are both challenged and consoled with this promise.

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Daily Mass: The value is measured by the sacrifice show art Daily Mass: The value is measured by the sacrifice

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The two small coins given by the poor widow are worth more in the sight of heaven because they came with a far greater sacrifice. Point: what kind of sacrifice to we make for our faith in Jesus Christ today?

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe show art The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

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On this feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, we follow Him as our shepherd in this life...so that we will be ready to be judged by Him in the next.

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Daily Mass: Blessed be the Lord, my rock! show art Daily Mass: Blessed be the Lord, my rock!

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The Psalm response reminds us that our strength and conviction comes from the Lord, and upon this mighty rock we anchor our hope.

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Daily Mass: Let us build a house of prayer in our hearts show art Daily Mass: Let us build a house of prayer in our hearts

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The Lord's presence in the Temple becomes a metaphor for our hearts. May we build up a worthy dwelling for Christ within our souls!

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Daily Mass: The sadness that comes from our sins show art Daily Mass: The sadness that comes from our sins

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As Jesus looks upon the city of Jerusalem, he weeps for the destruction that will come. May the Lord's sorrow for our sins move us to repent of the evil in our hearts.

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Daily Mass: What are we doing with our lives? show art Daily Mass: What are we doing with our lives?

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The Gospel parable today raises the challenging question, "What are we doing with our lives?" We have been given so much, how do our lives proclaim the great chorus of Heaven - Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts!

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Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are, and leads us! show art Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are, and leads us!

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The interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus is a blend of both humor and seriousness. A short rich man climbing trees to see Jesus? A thoughtful, committed man who has a change of heart? The point is that in the total mix of human life, Jesus meets us where we are...and leads us!

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Daily Mass: Christ helps us to see clearly show art Daily Mass: Christ helps us to see clearly

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For most people, sight is a crucial sense which we rely on consistently to understand and respond to the world around us. May we call upon the Lord for the sight we need to see the path from this life to the next.

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This is the 2nd of 3 talks given at a Parish Mission on the Eucharist at St. Dominic Church in Frederic, WI on March 8, 2014.

This second talk offers a series of practical points on how to prepare and participate in the Mass so that its power can direct our lives.  

Fr. Andrew Ricci

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