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Daily Mass: The crucial role of Christian service

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 04/17/2021

Daily Mass: Paul at work in Ephesus show art Daily Mass: Paul at work in Ephesus

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As Apollos leaves for Corinth, Paul enters the city of Ephesus and begins to help new Christians grow in their faith.

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Study, Pray, Serve: Pentecost show art 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:

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The Ascension of the Lord show art The Ascension of the Lord

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The Ascension of the Lord reveals how God works in our lives during times of transition and change. May our trust in Christ help us to respond to divine grace, especially in those awkward and uncomfortable moments that are part of daily life.

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Daily Mass: Lessons learned from the disciple Apollos show art Daily Mass: Lessons learned from the disciple Apollos

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The example of Apollos shows that a disciple can be passionate about sharing the faith AND open to learning from those who have more education and experience. It's a good reminder for us as we grow in grace and follow Jesus Christ.

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Daily Mass: Choosing the apostle Matthias show art Daily Mass: Choosing the apostle Matthias

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As Matthias takes the place vacated by Judas among the Apostles, the early Church demonstrates its ability to adapt and grow through prayer and thoughtful reflection.

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Daily Mass: Paul's success in Corinth show art Daily Mass: Paul's success in Corinth

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After the challenges in Philippi and Athens, Paul's preaching has a powerful effect on many people in Corinth. His faithful adherence to the Gospel reminds us that we never know how the Lord will work through our lives to touch the hearts of those we meet.

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Daily Mass: Paul's failure in Athens show art Daily Mass: Paul's failure in Athens

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Paul preaches a carefully crafted, well thought out, passionate message to the people of Athens...and they scoffed and walked away. Paul's response to this outcome is instructive; he faithfully continues to the next city, telling people about Jesus.

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Daily Mass: Paul's suffering and success at Philippi show art Daily Mass: Paul's suffering and success at Philippi

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Stripped and beaten, Paul and Silas are thrown into prison in Philippi. During an earthquake their proclamation of the Gospel changes hearts and lives.

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Daily Mass: The example of Lydia show art Daily Mass: The example of Lydia

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Paul encounters Lydia, who hears the Gospel and is baptized with her whole household. Her example inspires us to open our hearts as we follow Jesus Christ.

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Study, Pray, Serve: The Ascension of the Lord show art Study, Pray, Serve: The Ascension of the Lord

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Let's take a look at some of the main themes we find in the Scripture readings for the Ascension of the Lord.

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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.

April 17, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI 

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com