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Learn to Hear with Your Heart

Posted by debbie fields on 5/04/22

  For Sunday, May 8, 2022 4th Sunday of Easter

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

When a friend describes a beautiful sunset, a picture is created in your mind. The words enable you to make meaning. When a parent reacts to a child’s artwork, meaning is created between ... Read More »

What We Bring to the Fire

Posted by debbie fields on 4/28/22

  For Sunday, May 1, 2022 3rd Sunday of Easter

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

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore, full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. – John 21:10-11

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The Divine Mercy of Jesus

Posted by debbie fields on 4/20/22

  For Sunday, April 24, 2022 2nd Sunday of Easter — Sunday of Divine Mercy

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

Sometimes, it may be hard to remember that we live in Jesus’ victory over sin and death, we are not waiting on it. And we, who have not ... Read More »

In the Shadows of the Cross

Posted by debbie fields on 4/06/22

  For Sunday, April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

 Isaiah 50:4-7Philippians 2:6-11Luke 22:14—23:56

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and found human ... Read More »

The Love that Casts Out Fear

Posted by debbie fields on 3/30/22

  For Sunday, April 3, 2022 5th Sunday of Lent

 Isaiah 43:16-21Philippians 3:8-14John 8:1-11

In Jesus, we do not find condemnation but restoration and healing.

The fullness of the love and mercy which Jesus came to bring is on display in this Sunday’s gospel reading. A woman who had been ... Read More »

Mercy, Compassion, Generosity, & Patience

Posted by debbie fields on 3/25/22

  For Sunday, March 27, 2022 4th Sunday of Lent

 Joshua 5:9a, 10-122 Corinthians 5:17-21Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The story of the Prodigal Son is familiar to all of us. We’ve heard it time and again. But sometimes we forget to look at the situation out of which this famous ... Read More »

Confession and The Fig Tree

Posted by debbie fields on 3/16/22

  For Sunday, March 20, 2022 3rd Sunday of Lent

 Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-151 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12Luke 13:1-9

Most of the sins I confess when I approach God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation are sins I committed on the way to approaching Him in the Eucharist.

Listen, I’m not proud ... Read More »

It Is Good We Are Here

Posted by debbie fields on 3/10/22

  For Sunday, March 13, 2022 2nd Sunday of Lent

 Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18Philippians 3:17—4:1 or Philippians 3:20—4:1Luke 9:28b-36

Jesus guided Peter, James, and John up the mountain to pray. There Jesus was transfigured before them — showing his glorified self with his face changing in appearance and his clothes ... Read More »

Growing Pains

Posted by debbie fields on 3/03/22

For Sunday, March 6, 2022 1st Sunday of Lent

 Deuteronomy 26:4-10Romans 10:8-13Luke 4:1-13

We forget that to be human means to accept our growing pains. We are incomplete, works in progress. Our lives are never entirely integral, whole, and perfectly constructed creations but a diverse collection of broken pieces. ... Read More »

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 »