Browsing the October 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

All Saints - November 1, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/29/20

It’s not every year that we celebrate the solemnity of All Saints on a Sunday.  This is a day on which we remember all those holy men and women who have come before us.  Sainthood is not an exclusive club.  In the Apostles Creed we profess our belief in ... Read More »

30 OT - October 25, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/22/20

Sometimes I think we make our religion and faith too complicated.  In the Gospel today, Jesus is asked, “Which commandment in the law is the greatest?”   We are familiar with the ten commandments, but in addition to those, there were over 600 other commandments in the laws.  So again, ... Read More »

29 OT - October 18,2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/20/20

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees are trying to trap Jesus with his words.  So they approach him with flattery.  “Rabbi, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully.”  Then the loaded political question:  “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”  If ... Read More »

28 OT - October 11, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/07/20

After five years of planning, fundraising for the project, and execution of the plan, we are now going to celebrate Mass in our newly renovated church.  In the midst of the pandemic, this has all come about.  Perhaps it has been a blessing in disguise.  While we limited the ... Read More »