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Honor the Past, Embrace the Future

Posted by debbie fields on 6/26/19


For Sunday, June 30th, 2019 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

June is a time of transition for dioceses throughout the country. The newly ordained receive their first assignments, and pastors announce their retirements. In the process, parishes lose their ... Read More »

Hungry for the Living God

Posted by debbie fields on 6/19/19


For Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Genesis 14:18-20 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Luke 9:11b-17

Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan tells a moving story in his book, “Five Loaves & Two Fish”:

There was an old man named Jim ... Read More »

The Messy Joy of the Holy Spirit

Posted by debbie fields on 6/05/19


For Sunday, June 9th, 2019  Pentecost Sunday  

Acts 2:1-11 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23

Recently, I finally watched an episode of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” In some ways, it can feel similar to other reality shows featuring people dismantling their hoarding spaces and loading unwanted things ... Read More »

Up, Up, and Away?

Posted by debbie fields on 5/29/19

For Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 

The Ascension of the Lord  

Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 Luke 24:46-53

It is common thinking to believe that Christ’s Ascension into heaven somehow removes him from earth and that the Holy Spirit becomes some kind of substitution for his presence ... Read More »

Living in Love

Posted by debbie fields on 5/22/19


For Sunday, May 26th, 2019  6th Sunday of Easter  

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Revelations 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14: 23-29

“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I leave with ... Read More »

Renewed by the Love of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 5/15/19

For Sunday, May 19th, 2019 

5th Sunday of Easter  

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

Most of us live in homes that could probably use some renovating.

The word “renovate” means “to make new.” However, we cannot make our houses brand new unless we totally tear down and ... Read More »

The Voice of the Shepherd

Posted by debbie fields on 5/08/19


For Sunday, May 12th, 2019  4th Sunday of Easter  

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

A famous Christian speaker was coming to town. Many people packed into the hall to hear him. He began to speak about theological and spiritual topics, much to the amazement of ... Read More »

Freed from Fear...Filled with Love

Posted by debbie fields on 5/01/19

For Sunday, May 5th, 2019 

3rd Sunday of Easter  

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

There was a moment in my life a couple years ago when I struggled with excessive worry and anxieties, creating an attitude where fear ruled most of my decisions rather than ... Read More »

Mercy Where We Are

Posted by debbie fields on 4/24/19

For Sunday, April 28th, 2019 

2nd Sunday of Easter  

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

See if this sounds familiar: irrationality of the mob and miscarriages of justice. Eleventh hour perspective shifts. Betrayal and denial. Is this the average 24-hour hour news ticker or was it Holy ... Read More »

What Difference Does It Make?

Posted by debbie fields on 4/17/19


For Sunday, April 21st, 2019  Easter Sunday  

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 John 20:1-9

Alleluia! Christ is risen! These exclamations have meaning for us and express the hope to which we are called. They also make sense out of all that Jesus did and ... Read More »