Browsing the 2021 archive of Blog

God Multiplies What We Surrender to Him

Posted by debbie fields on 7/21/21

  For Sunday, July 25, 2021 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

What is God calling me to give? Where does He want to send me to find the hungry and the suffering? Who needs to hear me witness about my faith? What would it ... Read More »

Blessed Interruptions

Posted by debbie fields on 7/15/21

  For Sunday, July 18, 2021 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Dr. Scott Kurtzman, chief of surgery at Waterbury Hospital, was on his way to deliver an 8:00 a.m. lecture when he witnessed one of the worst crashes in Connecticut history. A dump truck, whose ... Read More »

A Possession an a Journey

Posted by debbie fields on 7/09/21

For Sunday, July 11, 2021 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Amos 7:12-15Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3-10Mark 6:7-13

“He instructed them to take nothing for the journeybut a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts.”

I am the mother of young children, so that means I am a ... Read More »

Bringing Glad Tidings with an Open Heart

Posted by debbie fields on 6/30/21

  For Sunday, July 4, 2021 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ezekiel 2:2-52 Corinthians 12:7-10Mark 6:1-6

Could you be described as “hard of face and obstinate of heart” (Ezekiel 2:4), particularly in matters of faith? What aspects of the Catholic faith have you yet to embrace with an open ... Read More »

I Say to You, Arise!

Posted by debbie fields on 6/23/21

  For Sunday, June 27, 2021 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-242 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15Mark 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43

As Jesus said to Jairus, the synagogue official in today’s Gospel, he also says to us: “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” We often associate the ... Read More »

Fear is Not the End of the Story

Posted by debbie fields on 6/16/21

  For Sunday, June 20, 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Job 38:1, 8-112 Corinthians 5:14-17Mark 4:35-41

Jesus asked them, “Why are you terrified?Do you not yet have faith?”—Mark 4:40

Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child? I certainly was. Although there was a nightlight ... Read More »

The Sure and Silent Growth of God's Kingdom

Posted by debbie fields on 6/09/21

  For Sunday, June 13, 2021 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ezekiel 17:22-242 Corinthians 5:6-10Mark 4:26-34

My first science project was to plant a seed in a Styrofoam cup and keep track of its growth. My grandmother helped me dig up some dirt and plant the seed. I soaked ... Read More »

Seeing the Body of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 6/03/21

  For Sunday, June 6, 2021 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 Exodus 24:3-8Hebrews 9:11-15Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

St. Teresa of Calcutta shares a story that talks about seeing Jesus in the Eucharist and seeing Jesus in the poor people in the streets of Calcutta:

“Our sisters had to go to ... Read More »

Worship and Doubt

Posted by debbie fields on 5/26/21

  For Sunday, May 30, 2021 The Most Holy Trinity

 Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40Romans 8:14-17Matthew 28:16-20

“When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.”

I have always worshipped. Postures of prayer and praise have been woven into the fabric of my daily life for as long as I ... Read More »

The Power of Pentecost

Posted by debbie fields on 5/19/21

  For Sunday, May 23, 2021 Pentecost Sunday

 Acts 2:1-111 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 Or Gal 5:16-25Jn 20:19-23 Or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15

In the Holy Spirit, God dwells not just among us but within us. Known as the Wonderful Counselor, Advocate, and Paraclete, which literally means, “he who is called ... Read More »