Browsing the May 2022 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

7th Sunday of Easter - Ascension - May 29,2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/25/22

This Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer.  And this Sunday the church has moved the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord-forty days after Easter-to the 7th Sunday of Easter.  This holy day celebrates that day when Jesus Christ, having risen from the dead and appeared ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter - May 22, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/19/22

Spirit to remind them of everything he taught them.  And so, once again this weekend, we rejoice in God’s abiding presence with us.

The first apostles had a fundamental decision to make about the future of the church.  They could choose to create vigorous requirements for admission, restricting membership ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter - May 15, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/11/22

Our first reading today from the Acts of the Apostles sounds like a travelogue of the ancient Gentile world.  In between all those cities and villages we hear the care Paul and Barnabas took in calling other disciples to build up the early church.  Paralleling the way the region ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter - May 8, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/04/22

Every Sunday Jesus draws us to weekend Mass, as a shepherd draws his flock.  “My sheep hear my voice,” he says in today’s Gospel, “and they follow me.”  Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  He feeds his flock with his word and with his own Body and Blood.  He loves ... Read More »