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"Amazed, Astonished, Impossible...but..."

Posted by debbie fields on 10/06/21

For Sunday, October 10, 2021 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Wisdom 7:7-11Hebrews 4:12-13Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

Picture yourself in the scene of today’s Gospel. Many of us can resonate with the response of these disciples — ‘amazed,’ and ‘exceedingly astonished,’ or from another perspective, shocked and perplexed — because ... Read More »

The Rib of Adam and The Body of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 9/29/21

  For Sunday, October 3, 2021 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gn 2:18-24Heb 2:9-11Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12

“This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.”

Ten years ago, I wasn’t brave enough for Genesis, chapter two.

While thumbing through my parish’s liturgical guide ... Read More »

If All Were Prophets

Posted by debbie fields on 9/22/21

  For Sunday, September 26, 2021 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Numbers 11:25-29James 5:1-6Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

Today’s readings call us to examine the motives behind our actions, especially those that lead us away from God and towards sin. Not only looking at what obstacles keep us from growing ... Read More »

Who's on First?

Posted by debbie fields on 9/15/21

  For Sunday, September 19, 2021 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20James 3:16—4:3Mark 9:30-37

How we define the word “success” matters. Success is associated with the attainment of some goal or purpose. Taken on face value, this definition is not incompatible with what Jesus teaches. Being people ... Read More »

Understanding Faithful Discipleship

Posted by debbie fields on 9/08/21

For Sunday, September 12, 2021 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 50:5-9aJames 2:14-18Mark 8:27-35

Jesus began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days… He summoned ... Read More »

Jesus Healed Me! Let Me Tell You All About It!

Posted by debbie fields on 9/01/21

  For Sunday, September 5, 2021 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Isaiah 35:4-7aJames 2:1-5Mark 7:31-37

For over 80 years, Alcoholics Anonymous has helped people overcome addictions to alcohol, drugs, and other destructive behaviors. When people working the program achieve a certain level of serenity and healing, they learn that ... Read More »

True Disciples of Jesus

Posted by debbie fields on 8/26/21

  For Sunday, August 29, 2021 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

The Pharisees and scribes questioned him,“Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the eldersbut instead eat a meal with unclean hands?”Jesus responded,“Well did Isaiah prophesy about you ... Read More »

The God of Choices

Posted by debbie fields on 8/18/21

  For Sunday, August 22, 2021 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go?You have the words of eternal life.We have come to believeand are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

If you have ever read a book ... Read More »

Drawn by the Father

Posted by debbie fields on 8/04/21

  For Sunday, August 8, 2021 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Kings 19:4-8Ephesians 4:30—5:2John 6:41-51

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him.” How has God drawn you to faith in Jesus and how have you responded?

If you had been alive ... Read More »

A Longing for Fulfillment

Posted by debbie fields on 7/28/21

  For Sunday, August 1, 2021 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15Ephesians 4:17, 20-24John 6:24-35

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6:35)

How many times do you ... Read More »