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Bringing Glad Tidings with an Open Heart

Posted by debbie fields on 6/30/21

  For Sunday, July 4, 2021 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ezekiel 2:2-52 Corinthians 12:7-10Mark 6:1-6

Could you be described as “hard of face and obstinate of heart” (Ezekiel 2:4), particularly in matters of faith? What aspects of the Catholic faith have you yet to embrace with an open ... Read More »

I Say to You, Arise!

Posted by debbie fields on 6/23/21

  For Sunday, June 27, 2021 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-242 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15Mark 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43

As Jesus said to Jairus, the synagogue official in today’s Gospel, he also says to us: “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” We often associate the ... Read More »

Fear is Not the End of the Story

Posted by debbie fields on 6/16/21

  For Sunday, June 20, 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Job 38:1, 8-112 Corinthians 5:14-17Mark 4:35-41

Jesus asked them, “Why are you terrified?Do you not yet have faith?”—Mark 4:40

Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child? I certainly was. Although there was a nightlight ... Read More »

The Sure and Silent Growth of God's Kingdom

Posted by debbie fields on 6/09/21

  For Sunday, June 13, 2021 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Ezekiel 17:22-242 Corinthians 5:6-10Mark 4:26-34

My first science project was to plant a seed in a Styrofoam cup and keep track of its growth. My grandmother helped me dig up some dirt and plant the seed. I soaked ... Read More »

Seeing the Body of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 6/03/21

  For Sunday, June 6, 2021 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 Exodus 24:3-8Hebrews 9:11-15Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

St. Teresa of Calcutta shares a story that talks about seeing Jesus in the Eucharist and seeing Jesus in the poor people in the streets of Calcutta:

“Our sisters had to go to ... Read More »

Worship and Doubt

Posted by debbie fields on 5/26/21

  For Sunday, May 30, 2021 The Most Holy Trinity

 Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40Romans 8:14-17Matthew 28:16-20

“When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.”

I have always worshipped. Postures of prayer and praise have been woven into the fabric of my daily life for as long as I ... Read More »

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 »