Browsing the November 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

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 »