Browsing the October 2021 archive of Blog

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 »

"Amazed, Astonished, Impossible...but..."

Posted by debbie fields on 10/06/21

For Sunday, October 10, 2021 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Wisdom 7:7-11Hebrews 4:12-13Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

Picture yourself in the scene of today’s Gospel. Many of us can resonate with the response of these disciples — ‘amazed,’ and ‘exceedingly astonished,’ or from another perspective, shocked and perplexed — because ... Read More »