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Give Us This Joyful Season

Posted by debbie fields on 2/23/22

  For Sunday, February 27, 2022 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Sirach 27:4-71 Corinthians 15:54-58Luke 6:39-45

It seems that, in many ways, we would be hard-pressed to have better readings for the Sunday before Lent begins. These teachings of Jesus—on judging others and the fruitfulness of our lives—help round ... Read More »

The Courage to Forgive

Posted by debbie fields on 2/18/22

  For Sunday, February 20, 2022 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-231 Corinthians 15:45-49Luke 6:27-38

It does not take courage to exact revenge; rather, it takes courage to forgive and seek true justice.

In today’s gospel, Jesus compels us to fight evil through the ... Read More »

Lowering the Nets

Posted by debbie fields on 2/02/22

  For Sunday, February 6, 2022 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-81 Corinthians 15:1-11 or 1 Cor 15:3-8, 11Luke 5:1-11

“Master, we have worked hard all night and caught nothing.” Luke 5:5

“Does anyone really read those articles you write?”

I have a vivid memory of someone ... Read More »

Proclaiming God's Wonderous Deeds

Posted by debbie fields on 1/26/22

  For Sunday, January 30, 2022 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-191 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 or 1 Cor 13:4-13Luke 4:21-30

Sometimes it is a struggle to see how each of the Mass readings correspond. Other times the threads between them interweave like a masterfully woven tapestry. Today’s readings, ... Read More »

The Spin Cycle

Posted by debbie fields on 1/20/22

For Sunday, January 23, 2022 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-101 Corinthians 12:12-30 Or 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Jesus came into this world to show us God’s kind, beautiful, suffering face. God, who cares deeply about the poor, the captives, the blind, and oppressed ... Read More »

We Have Seen His Glory

Posted by debbie fields on 1/14/22

  For Sunday, January 16, 2022 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 62:1-51 Corinthians 12:4-11John 2:1-11

If you’re anything like me, it seems like it has been months since we celebrated Christmas. The busy and rich holy days gave way to New Year’s resolutions, as we returned to work, ... Read More »

The Baptism of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Son of God

Posted by debbie fields on 1/05/22

  For Sunday, January 9, 2022 The Baptism of the Lord

 Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 or Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11Acts 10:34-38 or Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Who is Jesus Christ?

It is a question people asked as they witnessed him preach, heal the sick, and work other wonders. It is ... Read More »

Revelation of the Magi

Posted by debbie fields on 12/29/21

  For Sunday, January 2, 2022 The Epiphany of the Lord

 Isaiah 60:1-6Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12

When I walked into the hospital room that evening, there was Zoe, all wrapped up in a bundle of sleeping beauty, having been born only a few hours prior. She was laying on ... Read More »

Mary, Jesus Expert

Posted by debbie fields on 12/15/21

  For Sunday, December 19, 2021 4th Sunday of Advent

 Micah 5:1-4aHebrews 10:5-10Luke 1:39-45

In the 1970s, if someone wanted to increase their tennis prowess, they would watch Chris Evert Lloyd’s moves on the court. For the millions of little girls with the iconic ‘Dorothy Hamill’ pixie and dreams ... Read More »

Rejoice in the Presence of God!

Posted by debbie fields on 12/08/21

For Sunday, December 12, 2021 3rd Sunday of Advent

 Zephaniah 3:14-18aPhilippians 4:4-7Luke 3:10-18

“Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel!” “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” These words from the Prophet Zephaniah and the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians ... Read More »