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A God Who Weeps with Us

Posted by debbie fields on 3/23/23



For Sunday, March 26, 2023

5th Sunday of Lent 

Ezekiel 37:12-14

Romans 8:8-11

John 11:1-45


“And Jesus wept.” — John 11:35


It strikes me every time I read the story of Lazarus’ resurrection. Of all the amazing and surprising things to occur in this ... Read More »

A Journey of Preparation

Posted by debbie fields on 3/15/23



For Sunday, March 19, 2023

4th Sunday of Lent 

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9:1-41

You were once in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. ... Read More »

Sacred Illusions

Posted by debbie fields on 3/09/23



For Sunday, March 12, 2023

3rd Sunday of Lent 

Exodus 17:3-7

Romans 5:1-2, 5-8

John 4:5-42


It all really boils down to whether we believe the Lord is in our midst. A simple response of “yes” creates the seedbed for faith and paves the way ... Read More »

A Small Glimpse of Jesus' Great Glory

Posted by debbie fields on 3/01/23



For Sunday, March 5, 2023

2nd Sunday of Lent 

Genesis 12:1-4a

2 Timothy 1:8b-10

Matthew 17:1-9


Jesus provides us with moments of joy and consolation on our journey of faith to sustain us through the dark valleys.


In today's Gospel, Jesus leads Peter, James, ... Read More »

An Anatomy of Sin

Posted by debbie fields on 2/22/23



For Sunday, February 26, 2023

1st Sunday of Lent

Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7

Romans 5:12-19 OR 5:12, 17-19

Matthew 4:1-11


Kichijiro is a supporting figure in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 drama/history movie, Silence. In the movie, Kichijiro is a Japanese guide who serves and accompanies the French Jesuits, ... Read More »

The Power of our God of Love

Posted by debbie fields on 2/16/23



For Sunday, February 19, 2023

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

1 Corinthians 3:16-23

Matthew 5:38-48


An excerpt from: Father Arseny: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father (pp. 30-31). Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press. Kindle Edition:


“The weather outside was ferocious. Many prisoners froze to death ... Read More »

The Heart in Your Hands

Posted by debbie fields on 2/08/23



For Sunday, February 12, 2023

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Sir 15:15-20

1 Cor 2:6-10

Mt 5:17-37 or MT 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37


"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to ... Read More »

Called to be Salt and Light

Posted by debbie fields on 2/01/23



For Sunday, February 5, 2023

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Isaiah 58:7-10

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Matthew 5:13-16



You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under ... Read More »

Nothing Ordinary Here!

Posted by debbie fields on 1/26/23



For Sunday, January 29, 2023

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Matthew 5:1-12a


There is nothing ordinary about Ordinary Time. This couldn’t be truer today when Zephaniah reminds us of the mysteriousness of God’s way and Jesus lays out his ... Read More »

Living the Good News

Posted by debbie fields on 1/18/23



For Sunday, January 22, 2023

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 8:23—9:3

1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17

Matthew 4:12-23 or 4:12-17


The message of Jesus is simple. It can be boiled down to two sentences. “The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in ... Read More »