Browsing the July 2021 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

18th Sunday in OT - August 1, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/29/21

What if you never had to worry about where your next meal is coming from?  What if you didn’t have to work hard to put food on the table, never had to go to the store to buy food and drink, and you never had to prepare the meal ... Read More »

Feast of St James

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/22/21

Today is the 17th Sunday in the Ordinary Time of the Church calendar.  It is also the feast of St. James the Great.  (Greater-in the sense of older, taller, and first called, to distinguish him from St. James the Less, or younger son of Alpheus.  Not more important).  And ... Read More »

16th Sunday in OT - July 18, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/15/21

Summer time is a good opportunity to relax, to rest, and be renewed.  It’s a break from the daily routines of life.  In our Gospel, the Apostles came back from their mission and reported to Jesus what they had done and taught.  Time to go away to a deserted ... Read More »

15th Sunday in OT - July 11, 2021

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/07/21

We have responded to the call of the Lord by gathering each weekend in our church to worship God, to listen to the Word and to share in the Eucharist.  At the end of Mass we hear the dismissal “Go forth, the Mass is ended.”  (By the way that ... Read More »