Browsing the September 2019 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

St. Francis of Assisi - Pet Blessing

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/25/19

The memorial of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated Friday of this week and is a customary day to bless animals.  Join us October 5 at 10:00 AM to have your pet blessed.

What comes to mind with the rise of importance of animals in our culture is how ... Read More »

Rummage Thank You and Weekend Parable

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/18/19

Let me begin with words of gratitude on the success of another Rummage Sale fund-raiser.  First, and foremost, to Bernie Bellin and all his co-workers for the many, many hours they put in toward the great outcome we had.  Secondly, to those who brought items for the bake sale.  ... Read More »

Lost Sheep

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/18/19

Today’s gospel, the 15th chapter of St. Luke’s gospels, is one of my favorites!  It speaks of God’s great mercy, compassion, and forgiveness.  And who is not in need of that?  Who is not a sinner?  We can speak about degrees, serious matter kind, and frequency of sins, but ... Read More »

A new school year has just begun

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/05/19

A new school year has just begun.  What an appropriate time to act as a student, eager to learn what it takes to follow the Lord.  What does it take to be a disciple of Jesus?  A couple of weeks ago, we learned it takes discipline, a word derived ... Read More »

Labor Day

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/05/19

We gather around the table of the Lord on this Labor Day weekend to share a meal.  Everyone is invited, regardless of race, gender, culture, background, class identity, income or any other unnecessary source of division.  We join together to celebrate the Eucharistic banquet.  As we listen to Jesus ... Read More »