Browsing the April 2022 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

3rd Sunday of Easter - May 1, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/28/22

In today’s Gospel, the risen Lord appears to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.  It was a strange crew on the boat that morning-Peter, who had denied Jesus; Thomas, who had doubted him; Nathanael, who initially scoffed at the thought of someone important coming from Nazareth; Zebedee’s sons, ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 24, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/20/22

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Well, it’s not over.  We celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord for fifty days.  Today the second Sunday of Easter is also referred to as Divine Mercy Sunday.  Divine Mercy is like the wind, invisible but with effects that can be sensed.  ... Read More »

Easter Sunday - April 17, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/12/22

Christ is risen, alleluia!  He is truly risen, alleluia!  The dramatic action of the Triduum climaxes today with the first reports of the miraculous news.  He is not dead!  He has been raised!  Our Savior has conquered death and been raised to new life.  Since we are all baptized ... Read More »

Palm Sunday - April 10, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/07/22

Here we are in Holy Week, the most sacred time in the life of the Church.  We begin with palm branches (blessed) symbolizing the welcome Jesus received as he entered Jerusalem.  In riding upon a colt, newly pressed into service, and with people spreading their cloaks on the road ... Read More »