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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 »

The Good News of Transformation

Posted by debbie fields on 5/12/21

  For Sunday, May 16, 2021 The Ascension of the Lord

 Acts 1:1-11Eph 1:17-23 or Eph 4:1-13 or 4:1-7, 11-13Mk 16:15-20

A woman in her mid-eighties recently remarked about her feelings of heightened anxiety when she ponders how much time she may have left on this earth. In her ... Read More »

Dare to go to the Fringes

Posted by debbie fields on 5/05/21

  For Sunday, May 9, 2021 6th Sunday of Easter

 Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-481 Jn 4:7-10Jn 15:9-17

“This I command you: love one another.”—John 15: 17

Prior to becoming a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (the Salvatorians), I was a Benedictine monk for more than a decade. As a ... Read More »

Staying Connected to One Another in Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 4/30/21

  For Sunday, May 2, 2021 5th Sunday of Easter

 Acts 9:26-311 John 3:18-24John 15:1-8

After college, I entered a program in Rome that required me to be away from the country for two years with no possibility of returning home. These were the days before the internet, Zoom, ... Read More »

A Willing Sacrifice

Posted by debbie fields on 4/21/21

  For Sunday, April 25, 2021 4th Sunday of Easter

 Acts 4:8-121 John 3:1-2John 10:11-18

My favorite scene from CS Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” is the one where Aslan is sacrificed by the White Witch. The Christological themes are ripe, worthy of much discussion. What strikes me ... Read More »

Hope for the Resurrection of our Bodies

Posted by debbie fields on 4/14/21

  For Sunday, April 18, 2021 Third Sunday of Easter

 Acts 3:13-15, 17-191 John 2:1-5aLuke 24:35-48

In this last year we’ve all been reminded of our mortality countless times as we’ve watched the COVID-19 pandemic sweep over the world. But as part of the Body of Christ, there is ... Read More »

Blessed are the Believers

Posted by debbie fields on 4/08/21

  For Sunday, April 11, 2021 Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy

Acts 4:32-351 John 5:1-6John 20:19-31

St. John, known as the Evangelist, wrote to inspire the faith of others. In this Divine Mercy Sunday’s Gospel, John presents two encounters of the Apostle Thomas coming to embrace ... Read More »

It's a Game Changer

Posted by debbie fields on 3/31/21

For Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord

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

Alleluia! Christ is risen! About today’s feast St. Augustine writes, “And he departed from our sight that we might return to our hearts and find him there. For he left ... Read More »

A Call Away From Indifference

Posted by debbie fields on 3/24/21

  For Sunday, March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Mark 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16Isaiah 50:4-7Philippians 2:6-11Mark 14:1—15:47

 

He emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and found human in appearance,he humbled himself,becoming obedient to the point of death,even death on a ... Read More »

Spiritual & Religious

Posted by debbie fields on 3/17/21

March 12, 2021  •   Douglas Sousa, STL For Sunday, March 21, 2021 5th Sunday of Lent

 Jeremiah 31:31-34Hebrews 5:7-9John 12:20-33

Many people say they are “spiritual but not religious.” Generally, they mean that they believe in a “higher power” without belonging to a church or adhering to dogmas. They claim ... Read More »