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Revelation of the Magi

Posted by debbie fields on 12/29/21

  For Sunday, January 2, 2022 The Epiphany of the Lord

 Isaiah 60:1-6Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12

When I walked into the hospital room that evening, there was Zoe, all wrapped up in a bundle of sleeping beauty, having been born only a few hours prior. She was laying on ... Read More »

Mary, Jesus Expert

Posted by debbie fields on 12/15/21

  For Sunday, December 19, 2021 4th Sunday of Advent

 Micah 5:1-4aHebrews 10:5-10Luke 1:39-45

In the 1970s, if someone wanted to increase their tennis prowess, they would watch Chris Evert Lloyd’s moves on the court. For the millions of little girls with the iconic ‘Dorothy Hamill’ pixie and dreams ... Read More »

Rejoice in the Presence of God!

Posted by debbie fields on 12/08/21

For Sunday, December 12, 2021 3rd Sunday of Advent

 Zephaniah 3:14-18aPhilippians 4:4-7Luke 3:10-18

“Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel!” “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” These words from the Prophet Zephaniah and the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians ... Read More »

Hear the Voice of God

Posted by debbie fields on 12/02/21

  For Sunday, December 5, 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent

 Baruch 5:1-9Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11Luke 3:1-6

We live in an age of hashtags, sound bites, and blogs and in a world of competing viewpoints and clamoring voices. It can sometimes be difficult to discern what is really worthy of our ... Read More »

Recognizing the King

Posted by debbie fields on 11/17/21

  For Sunday, November 21, 2021 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

 Daniel 7:13-14Revelations 1:5-8John 18:33b-37

When I hear the word ‘king,’ there’s a couple familiar connotations come to my mind. First, I think Hollywood film, and second, British royalty. I think of Aragorn when he is ... Read More »

You Can Always Find Hope

Posted by debbie fields on 11/10/21

  For Sunday, November 14, 2021 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Daniel 12:1-3Hebrews 10:11-14, 18Mark 13:24-32

On Thanksgiving Day, I decided to attend Mass. It had only been a few months since returning to the Church after an extended absence; however, I would not classify participation before the ... Read More »

The Gifts that Cost Us

Posted by debbie fields on 11/03/21

  For Sunday, November 7, 2021 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 17:10-16Hebrews 9:24-28Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

“I have nothing baked; there is only a handful of flour in my jar and a little oil in my jug. Just now I was collecting a couple of sticks, to ... Read More »

Do We Really Want to Hear?

Posted by debbie fields on 10/27/21

  For Sunday, October 31, 2021 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Deuteronomy 6:2-6Hebrews 7:23-28Mark 12:28b-34

Christians did a great disservice to themselves when they lost touch with Israel’s Shema prayer: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone!” Jesus was very familiar with this prayer and references ... Read More »

Blindness of Spirit

Posted by debbie fields on 10/20/21

  For Sunday, October 24, 2021 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jeremiah 31:7-9Hebrews 5:1-6Mark 10:46-52

They called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.

Jesus said to him in reply, “What ... Read More »

The Love We Are Called To

Posted by debbie fields on 10/13/21

  For Sunday, October 17, 2021 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 53:10-11Hebrews 4:14-16Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

Jesus gave of himself in service to others. If we are to follow him, we must do the same.

The Eucharist is at the center of our faith lives. At Mass, we ... Read More »