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Cultivate Good Fruits

Posted by debbie fields on 2/27/19

 

For Sunday, March 3rd, 2019  8th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Sirach 27:4-7 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Luke 6:39-45

As I look back on my own spiritual journey, I’m quite aware of the special role that the saints have played in the development of my faith. In fact, much like ... Read More »

Fighting Hatred with Love

Posted by debbie fields on 2/20/19

 

For Sunday, February 24th, 2019  7th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 Luke 6:27-38

February 14th marked the one-year anniversary of the shootings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen children and teachers were killed that day. ... Read More »

Show and Tell

Posted by debbie fields on 2/13/19

 

For Sunday, February 17th, 2019  6th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Jeremiah 17:5-8 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20 Luke 6:17, 20-26

I remember these assignments in grade school. I was terrified by them. I was afraid to stand in front of my class and didn’t think that I would ever ... Read More »

Put Out Into the Deep

Posted by debbie fields on 2/07/19

 

For Sunday, February 10th, 2019  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

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

A few weeks ago, I caught myself stuck in the middle of a petty social media argument. There were two sides arguing in, essentially, a battle of the minds. I ... Read More »

The Pundits & The Prophets

Posted by debbie fields on 1/30/19

 

For Sunday, February 3rd, 2019  4th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 Luke 4:21-30

Jeremiah is called from birth. Jesus proclaimed it in his hometown of Nazareth 2,000 years ago. Barack Obama announced it in 2007 in his native state of Illinois … or ... Read More »

The Messiah is in Our Midst

Posted by debbie fields on 1/25/19

  For Sunday, January 13th, 2019 

The Baptism of the Lord  

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Acts 10:34-38 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

This Sunday, we end our Christmas celebration with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It marks the beginning of Jesus’ ministry of preaching the good news of reconciliation ... Read More »

Give Your Best Gifts to Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 1/02/19

 

For Sunday, January 6th, 2019  The Epiphany of the Lord  

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

I remember it like it was yesterday: I was sitting in a college conference room with about 250 other young people for a week-long summer retreat. Each day, the staff had ... Read More »

Mirror the Love of the Holy Family

Posted by debbie fields on 12/27/18

 

For Sunday, December 30th, 2018  Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 Colossians 3:12-21 Luke 2:41-52

Our clan of four kids brings an immense diversity. Each little personality is so unrepeatable and unique. I never cease to be amazed that even though ... Read More »

The Transforming Power of Peace

Posted by debbie fields on 12/19/18

For Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 

4th Sunday of Advent  

Micah 5:1-4a Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Perhaps it’s one that echoes the words of the angels in Bethlehem. “Peace on earth and goodwill towards men!” “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin ... Read More »

The Gift of Advent

Posted by debbie fields on 12/14/18

For Sunday, December 16th, 2018 

3rd Sunday of Advent  

Zephaniah 3:14-18a Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:10-18

The last couple of weeks have presented us with an opportunity to stop, listen, reflect, and focus. Today, we are called to rejoice! “Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the ... Read More »