Browsing the February 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

2nd Sunday of Lent - February 28, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/25/21

On this Second Sunday of Lent the Church always gives us, in the Gospel, the account of the transfiguration.  Jesus knew that his agony and death were not far away.  That is why Jesus had Peter, James, and John go to the mountaintop to witness the glorious outcome after ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent - February 21, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/18/21

The holy season of Lent opens before us.  The first Sunday of Lent always has the Spirit leading into the desert of repentance to search our hearts, hoping to resist what is evil and to embrace all that is good.  Forty days from now we will find ourselves at ... Read More »

6th Sunday of OT - February 14, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/09/21

As we gather on this, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, both the first reading and the Gospel deal with the illness of leprosy, not exactly the subject we hoped to hear about on Valentine’s Day.

In Jesus’ day the word leprosy was used for a broad range of ... Read More »

5th Sunday of OT - February 7, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 2/03/21

Well we certainly got our taste of winter last Sunday.  About 5:30 AM Donna texted me and asked if we were going to have Mass or not.  I said I’d drive over and see how things were.  Afterall, I have an SUV.  Meanwhile, getting stuck in my driveway answered ... Read More »