Browsing the December 2022 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

Solemnity of Mary - January 1, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/31/22

How appropriate that on the first day of every year we honor Mary, the Mother of God.  It was her willing obedience to God’s plan that brought about the Incarnation.  Today is also the World Day of Peace and so we look to Mary, the Queen of Peace, as ... Read More »

Christmas 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/19/22

For the last four weeks in the season of Advent we have been preparing our hearts and our homes for this day on which we celebrate the birth of our Messiah, Savior, and the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  We recall that glorious night when the Blessed Mother, Mary, ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent - December 18, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/12/22

We are now only a week away from the day when we celebrate the Lord’s coming in the Incarnation, in Jesus, Emmanuel, God is with us, as we are reminded in today’s reading.  For thousands of years, a waiting world yearned for this momentous event.  Now we know that ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent - December 11, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 12/06/22

Halfway through this season of Advent preparation   we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, this third Sunday of joy and gladness. With eager anticipation we prepare     our hearts for Christ as we prepare our homes for Christmas. Recalling that Mary and Joseph could not find a proper place for Mary to give ... Read More »