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2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

2nd Sunday of Advent - December 5, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/01/21

Our Gospel reading from Luke starts out in a strange way.  He mentions people like Lysanias and places like Trachonitis.  Why does he do that?  It was a way of showing the difference between before and after.  Just as our country memorializes 1776, or parents recall  the year in ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent - November 28, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/27/21

Today is the first Sunday of Advent-a time to prepare for the coming of the Lord whom we portray as a precious infant in a simple manger at the end of this season.  But while we celebrate His coming in the incarnation 2021 years ago, there are two more ... Read More »

Christ the King - November 21, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/16/21

Today we bring to completion the Liturgical Year of the Lord 2021.  We recognize Jesus’ role as the Lord of all, the ruler over all humanity, the king of the eternal and universal Kingdom.  In our Gospel we hear him witness to the kingdom in front of Pilate.

Jesus ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in OT - November 14, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/10/21

When we approach the end of any liturgical year, we listen to the kind of readings that we hear proclaimed today.  As frightening as the warnings are in today’s readings, they are accompanied by assurance that God remains with us, always.  We like to be in control of our ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in OT - November 7, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/03/21

The month of November is set aside to remember and honor all those who have preceded us in death.  Perhaps it’s because nature, too, is hibernating, dying in this fall season of the year.  We recall especially those family, friends, and parishioners who have passed away this past year.  ... Read More »

31st Sunday in OT - October 31, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/28/21

The first reading for Deuteronomy today provides a bit of the context of the original formulation of the two great commands Jesus gave to us in the gospel.  Unlike Jesus, Moses is not responding to a question.  He is wrapping up his presentation of the terms of the covenant ... Read More »

30th Sunday in OT - October 24, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/21/21

As what happened in last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus asks the same questions to Bartimaeus, the blind beggar as he asked James and John, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The apostles, not seeing what they were asking for, ask for glory in the kingdom, one on ... Read More »

29th Sunday in OT - October 17, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/18/21

What if Jesus asked you, “What do you wish me to do for you?”  Perhaps our request would be for health, or a new job, or find me a spouse or a new friend, or that we would win the lottery.  He did ask in the Gospel today, what ... Read More »

28th Sunday in OT - October 10,2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 10/06/21

Living as a disciple of the Lord was never seen as a piece of cake, but a real daunting task.  Jesus challenges us and the way we live our lives.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks the eager young man to do two things to inherit eternal life.  The first ... Read More »

27th Sunday in OT - October 3, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 9/28/21

Today is not one of my favorite Gospels to speak about because it has to do with marriage.  Since many of us are single, never married, divorced, widowed, or in a same-sex marriage, we may feel the Good News today is not for us.  Human nature is imperfect, and ... Read More »


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