Browsing the November 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

1st Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/30/20

If it is one thing I hear most from everyone, it is thank God 2020 is coming to an end.  Today, the First Sunday of Advent, is the beginning of the year of grace 2021.  This is the time of preparation to celebrate the coming of the Lord into ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 22, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/18/20

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, every day seems like the next.  And yet, here we are celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the final Sunday of the liturgical year, Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, and the Christmas Holy Day season right around the corner.

Today’s Gospel is my favorite: the parable of the last judgment.  Caring for the most needy of the world is what the Kingdom of God is all about.  Rather frighten us, it ought to be a comfort to know exactly what is on the final exam.  Thanks to our reading, we know how we can inherit eternal life.  Those who are welcomed into the Kingdom feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the ill, and visit the ... Read More »

33 OT - November 15, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/12/20

How are we using what has been entrusted to us?  In today’s parable of the talents, a wealthy man goes on a journey.  He entrusts his money to his three servants.  Once home from the journey, he called his servants to report on how they used this money.  Two ... Read More »

32 OT - November 8, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/06/20

Since this article must be in to the printer before the election results are in, or even before we hear the latest numbers of how the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing or regressing, some of you may be very happy about the results of both of these or maybe very ... Read More »