Browsing the April 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/30/21

The Gospel passage takes place at the Last Supper, Jesus’ final meal with his friends before His death.  He had just dismissed Judas after announcing he would betray Him.  He also had already told Peter that he would deny Him three times before morning.  The other ten would abandon ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter - April 25, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/21/21

On this Fourth Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday.  We recall Jesus’ promise to protect us from harm; to rescue us when we stray and to guide us home at the end of the day.  Ultimately Jesus laid down his life for us, as he told his ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter - April 18, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/15/21

As we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter we once again proclaim, “We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song.”  Whatever our circumstances may be, or the circumstances of the world, we gather today in joy because our Lord truly rose from the dead, conquering death and ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/10/21

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebration.  However, we are not done celebrating yet.  We took 40 days of Lent to prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with hearts and minds renewed.  Now we take fifty days, now through Pentecost, to rejoice in the presence of the ... Read More »

Easter 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/05/21

Christ has risen, Alleluia.  He has truly risen, Alleluia!  This is the greeting and response that Christians have given to one another on Easter morning.  Our Lord has conquered death and redeemed us from our sins.  For nearly two thousand years, we celebrate it as if it is happening ... Read More »

Palm Sunday

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/05/21

It was a year ago at this time that the COVID-19 pandemic closed down our opportunity to gather and celebrate the most important events in our Lord’s life and in our own, Holy Week.  As we begin today, this most sacred time, we do so with great joy and ... Read More »