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Posted by debbie fields on 10/02/19

For Sunday, October 6, 2019

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-42 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14Luke 17:5-10

“Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and clamorous discord.” These words, uttered by the prophet Habakkuk, are as relevant today as they were the day they were first ... Read More »

Compete Well for the Faith

Posted by debbie fields on 9/25/19


For Sunday, September 29, 201926th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 6:1A, 4-71 Timothy 6:11-16Luke 16:19-31

The end of September and beginning of October are marked by a series of memorials and commemorations that vividly illustrate how universal the Church really is: Bohemian ruler, Wenceslaus, and Filipino husband ... Read More »

Giving It All Up for God

Posted by debbie fields on 9/04/19


For Sunday, September 8, 2019 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 9:13-18b Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33

One of the major turning points in my life was in college when I visited rural Central America. I walked among some of the physically poorest of the poor. Yet ... Read More »

Live the Faith You Profess

Posted by debbie fields on 8/14/19


For Sunday, August 18th, 2019 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 Hebrews 12:1-4 Luke 12:49-53

We have all been taught, and rightly so, that God is love. We see Jesus as a gentle shepherd, a kind and selfless teacher, who makes space for children, even ... Read More »

Jesus Brings the Kingdom with Him

Posted by debbie fields on 8/07/19

August 6, 2019  •   Br. John-Marmion Villa

For Sunday, August 11th, 2019 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 18:6-9 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:32-48

A few years ago, I went to see the movie “Star Wars” on its opening night. This was to be an event like no other. ... Read More »

Build Your Treasurers in Heaven

Posted by debbie fields on 8/01/19

For Sunday, August 4th, 2019 

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 Luke 12:13-21

So much of our life is spent working. Much of it can be a burden and a drudgery. What we earn is so quickly spent on gas, insurance, the mortgage, ... Read More »

God Hears Our Call

Posted by debbie fields on 7/24/19


For Sunday, July 28th, 2019 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 18:20-32 Colossians 2:12-14 Luke 11:1-13

My husband and I have spent the summer house hunting. The exciting part is that we will be closing on our first home soon. The less than exciting part is that ... Read More »

A Hospitality of Presence

Posted by debbie fields on 7/17/19



For Sunday, July 21st, 2019 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 18:1-10a Colossians 1:24-28 Luke 10:38-42

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have ... Read More »

Who is my Neighbor?

Posted by debbie fields on 7/10/19


For Sunday, July 14th, 2019 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Colossians 1:15-20 Luke 10:25-37

Through his Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis reminds us that the essence and beauty of God emanate from within God’s creation and are not imposed upon it. All created things ... Read More »

Proclaiming God's Kingdom...Together

Posted by debbie fields on 7/03/19


For Sunday, July 7th, 2019 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 66:10-14c Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Through my years working with parish and retreat groups around the country, I’ve discovered that many people see a contrast or division between their private faith and their public acts of ... Read More »