Browsing the May 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

Trinity Sunday - May 30, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/27/21

How many times in your life have you made the sign of the cross?  Every time we enter the church, begin the Mass, begin any prayers, or receive a blessing we say “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”  It is ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday - May 23, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/19/21

I might begin today by wishing everyone a Happy Birthday!  After all, this is Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, breathing life into the Church.  It seems doubly important this year as we are finally returning to normal life after these many months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  I ... Read More »

Ascension - May 16, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/11/21

Today we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven.  This marks a clear new direction in the lives of the disciples.  Jesus, the teacher, showed them how to preach and teach and reach out to the sick, the poor, and the suffering in his name.  Prior to this, ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter - May 9, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/05/21

What beautiful readings we have on this holiday of Mother’s Day.  John, in his first letter invites us to “love one another.”  Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.  What a wonderful definition of God.  He is the totality of love.  For many of ... Read More »