Browsing the January 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

4th Sunday OT - January 31, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/28/21

This is the fourth Sunday of the Ordinary season of the year.  Mark leads us from the baptism of Jesus, to the selection of the disciples, to the beginning of our Lord’s mission in Capernaum.  Immediately on the Sabbath day Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.  ... Read More »

3rd Sunday OT - January 24, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/28/21

Did you ever know someone who inspired great confidence in you?  When I was five years old, I asked my pastor, Fr. Max Adamski, if I could start serving Mass.  His response was, “Come next Sunday and you can begin.”  Ever since then I wanted to be a priest.  ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of OT - January 17, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/15/21

Today’s Gospel and readings are about people being called to follow Jesus and to do God’s will.  The invitation is welcoming and intriguing, “Come and you will see.”  The question for us is, of course, “How are we called by the Lord?”  Certainly through the waters of baptism.  Out ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/06/21

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, the completion of the Christmas Season.  Last week we celebrated the Epiphany, when Mary’s newborn baby was revealed to the world.  This week we hear God’s voice revealing Jesus as the Son of God.  “You are my beloved Son; with you ... Read More »