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Saving the World Through the Powerless

Posted by debbie fields on 10/17/18

For Sunday, October 21st, 2018 

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Isaiah 53:10-11 Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:35-45

Jesus embraced a path of powerlessness.

Although he could heal any illness, drive out any demon, and command the powers of nature, he chose to be crushed in infirmity (Is 53:10). Although he ... Read More »

Who Am I, Lord?

Posted by debbie fields on 10/10/18

 

For Sunday, October 14th, 2018  28th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Wisdom 7:7-11 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30

In a poignant 1991 movie scene from “City Slickers,” Curly (a rugged cowboy played by Jack Palance) is having a deep conversation with Mitch (a middle-aged businessman played by Billy Crystal) about ... Read More »

New Hands for the Harvest

Posted by debbie fields on 9/26/18

For Sunday, September 30th, 2018 

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

 

Numbers 11:25-29 James 5:1-6 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

 

The recent weeks have been a time of shock and betrayal in the Catholic Church. Reposts, allegations, and responses have caused their fair share of whiplash among the faithful. Who ... Read More »

Jealousy & Selfish Ambition: Roots of Evil

Posted by debbie fields on 9/19/18

 

For Sunday, September 23rd, 2018  25th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 James 3:16—4:3 Mark 9:30-37

 

“Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?” James asks this timeless question in this weekend’s second reading. There is an intimate link among selfish ... Read More »

Come, Follow Me

Posted by debbie fields on 9/12/18

September 12, 2018  •   Silas Henderson

For Sunday, September 16th, 2018  24th Sunday in Ordinary Time     

Isaiah 50:5-9a James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35

 

We’ve all experienced it: life was wonderful and everything seemed to be going along smoothly. Your career and relationships were moving forward with no conflicts or ... Read More »

Here is Your God; He Comes with Vindication

Posted by debbie fields on 9/05/18

For Sunday, September 9th, 2018  23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                 ... Read More »

Wings to Fly

Posted by debbie fields on 8/29/18

 

For Sunday, September 2nd, 2018  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                               ... Read More »

The Faith of a Child

Posted by debbie fields on 8/08/18

 

For Sunday, August 12th, 2018  19th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

1 Kings 19:4-8 Ephesians 4:30—5:2  John 6:41-51

Having grown up with a brother — and now having three boys of my own — roughhousing and wrestling have always been a constant in my life. The chaos and pandemonium ... Read More »

A Savior Rather Than a King

Posted by debbie fields on 7/25/18

 

For Sunday, July 29th, 2018 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

2 Kings 4:42-44 Ephesians 4:1-6   John 6:1-15

After Jesus fed the five thousand, the crowd wanted to make him king. They probably thought that with Jesus ruling over them all their problems would be solved. Only a man ... Read More »

"Come Away ..."

Posted by debbie fields on 7/18/18

  “Come Away…” July 18, 2018  •   Br. John Marmion Villa

For Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Jeremiah 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:13-18   Mark 6:30-34

Vacations are times in our lives when many memories are made, either because of the company we keep, the destination we visit, the ... Read More »