Browsing the December 2020 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

Epiphany - January 3, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/28/20

There is a song we hear at this time of the year that begins, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  With nature at times giving us storms, wildfires, earthquakes, with war still being waged, with people being killed just walking down the street, to say nothing of ... Read More »

Christmas 2020 / Holy Family December 27, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/22/20

The tree may be down, the presents put away, along with the outside decorations, but the church continues to celebrate the festive season of Christmas by honoring this weekend, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.  Like all families, they had their happy and sad moments.  Recall Joseph’s ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent - December 20, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/18/20

Our season of anticipation and preparation during this advent season is nearly over.  The promise of these four weeks, the coming of our Lord and Savior, will soon be reaching its fulfillment.

Luke’s Gospel this weekend in the Annunciation is filled with good news.  Elizabeth, in her advanced age  ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent -December 13, 2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/11/20

Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, is called in Latin, Gaudete Sunday, which means rejoice.  We rejoice today because the coming of the Lord is so near that we cannot help but think about it.  With so many decorations up already before Thanksgiving people in the midst of the ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent - December 6,2020

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/03/20

One of the main characters of the Advent Season is John the Baptist.  He is called the precursor, or the forerunner of Christ, because he prepared the way for the coming of Jesus.  Mark’s gospel begins with John’s appearance in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the ... Read More »