Browsing the October 2019 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

How do we pray?

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/23/19

How do we pray?  Do we pray only once a week when we come to weekend Mass?  Maybe once in a while when something important comes up?  Or do we pray regularly and purposefully?  Do we try to listen to what God is telling us?  Do we find prayer ... Read More »

Eucharist = Thanksgiving

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/08/19

As we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, let us not forget that the word “eucharist” means thanksgiving.  This Greek word is used to describe what Jesus did before sharing his body and blood at the Last Supper.  Today, as always, we give thanks to God for all the blessings ... Read More »

Respect Life

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/08/19

Today on Respect Life Sunday, we hear Jesus use the image of a mustard seed.  The mustard seed is so tiny, not much larger than a grain of sand, yet when planted and nurtured, grows into a large, strong tree.  This takes time though.  As we look around today, ... Read More »