Browsing the 2022 archive of Blog

Called to Make the Kingdom a Reality

Posted by debbie fields on 6/29/22

  For Sunday, July 3, 2022 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isiah 66:10-14cGalatians 6:14-18Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 or Lk 10:1-9

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.—Luke 10:1

When we think about ... Read More »

Living the Gospel in a Secular World

Posted by debbie fields on 6/22/22

For Sunday, June 26, 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21Galatians 5:1, 13-18Luke 9:51-62

How do I fit the practice of my faith into the demands of everyday life?

Putting our faith into action is the challenge of every believer. We are pulled between making time ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Abiding Prescence

Posted by debbie fields on 6/16/22

  For Sunday, June 19, 2022 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 Genesis 14:18-201 Corinthians 11:23-26Luke 9:11b-17

Imagine this: you’ve been waiting a long time to attend a conference with a speaker whom you admire. You’ve paid the registration, made your travel plans, settled into your hotel, ... Read More »

Slipping Through Mysteries

Posted by debbie fields on 6/08/22

  For Sunday, June 12, 2022 The Most Holy Trinity

 Proverbs 8:22-31Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15

“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,he will guide you to all truth.” – John 16:13

There is something immensely intimidating about mysteries of faith. Broaching a subject like the Holy Trinity without falling ... Read More »

Send Out Your Spirit Through Us

Posted by debbie fields on 6/01/22

  For Sunday, June 5, 2022 Pentecost Sunday

 Acts 2:1-111 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

“Lord, send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth,” like many of the faithful, I can’t read those words without finding myself doing so along ... Read More »

A Crisis of Identity

Posted by debbie fields on 5/25/22

  For Sunday, May 29, 2022 The Ascension of the Lord

 It’s all out of control. Inflation, the economy, violence, oppression, greed, morality, and tensions are all escalating as people scurry about for a sense of stability and well-being. Power seems to win the game and self-aggrandizement appears to ... Read More »

A Love that is Unconditional, Sacrificial, and Permanent

Posted by debbie fields on 5/11/22

  For Sunday, May 15, 2022 5th Sunday of Easter

 

Acts 14:21-27Revelations 21:1-5aJohn 13:31-33a, 34-35

We are called to love as Jesus loved, even when it hurts.

One of the untold stories about our country’s armed forces is of the priests who serve the spiritual needs of those ... Read More »

Learn to Hear with Your Heart

Posted by debbie fields on 5/04/22

  For Sunday, May 8, 2022 4th Sunday of Easter

 Acts 13:14, 43-52Revelations 7:9, 14b-17John 10:27-30

When a friend describes a beautiful sunset, a picture is created in your mind. The words enable you to make meaning. When a parent reacts to a child’s artwork, meaning is created between ... Read More »

What We Bring to the Fire

Posted by debbie fields on 4/28/22

  For Sunday, May 1, 2022 3rd Sunday of Easter

 Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41Rev 5:11-14Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore, full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. – John 21:10-11

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The Divine Mercy of Jesus

Posted by debbie fields on 4/20/22

  For Sunday, April 24, 2022 2nd Sunday of Easter — Sunday of Divine Mercy

 Acts 5:12-16Revelations 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19John 20:19-31

Sometimes, it may be hard to remember that we live in Jesus’ victory over sin and death, we are not waiting on it. And we, who have not ... Read More »