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21st Sunday of the Year - Responding to God's call

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 08/21/2016

Daily Mass: The courage to face death show art Daily Mass: The courage to face death

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The seventh chapter of Acts recounts the martyrdom of Stephen and offers us an insight into the courage of the early Church. Where does this strength come from? Jesus Christ, the bread of life!

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Daily Mass: The preaching of St. Stephen show art Daily Mass: The preaching of St. Stephen

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Stephen, filled with the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, boldly speaks about Jesus Christ in the context of great persecution.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Easter show art Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Easter

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Let's take a look at some of the main themes that we find in the Scripture readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter, often known as Good Shepherd Sunday.

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3rd Sunday of Easter: Peace be with you show art 3rd Sunday of Easter: Peace be with you

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The Lord says, "Peace be with you" and invites us to draw serenity from His love in our lives. May we call upon His peace as we face the challenges of life with trusting faith.

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Daily Mass: The crucial role of Christian service show art Daily Mass: The crucial role of Christian service

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The sixth chapter of Acts shows how the early Church empowered people to serve, highlighting the crucial role of service for all Christian disciples.

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Daily Mass: A life in God is a blessed life show art Daily Mass: A life in God is a blessed life

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The words of Gamaliel offer an insight into how we live our lives: if our efforts are rooted in the Lord, they will thrive...perhaps in ways that we could never imagine.

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Daily Mass: The faith that fosters courage and casts out fear show art Daily Mass: The faith that fosters courage and casts out fear

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The power of the Holy Spirit and the joy of the resurrection shine forth in the apostles as they confront the threat of death for proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. Their witness inspires us to face our fears as we embrace our faith.

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Daily Mass: Living the Lord's love in the face of persecution show art Daily Mass: Living the Lord's love in the face of persecution

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The disciples face persecution with Easter joy and the power of the Holy Spirit. May their example inspire us to live the love of Jesus Christ, even as we face obstacles and hostility in the world today.

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Daily Mass: An example of Christian community show art Daily Mass: An example of Christian community

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The early Christian community shared their resources so that no one was in need. Their example inspires us to consider how we might use wisely our material goods in order to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters.

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Daily Mass: The boldness of the disciples show art Daily Mass: The boldness of the disciples

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Released from custody, Peter and John return to the disciples to recount what happened. As they pray, the Holy Spirit comes upon them while the ground shakes and they preach with boldness.

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God's invitation rings out loud and clear - in good and bad times - to remind us to draw near to the Lord and one another.

August 21, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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