Browsing the November 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

1st Sunday of Advent - December 3, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/30/23

Already bombarded with Christmas decorations and music for weeks now, we are undoubtedly already anticipating the celebration of our Savior’s birth.  But today, on this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that Christ’s coming was not a single, one-time-only event.  In the Gospel, Jesus warns us that he ... Read More »

Christ the King - November 26, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/20/23

Today we are given the chance of a lifetime, a preview of what we will face at the end of time, straight from the lips of the one who will come in glory on that day.  This is Christ the King, who rules over God’s creation.  This entire year, ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in OT - November 19, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/13/23

Someone once said, “There are no small parts, only small actors.”  Even actors with seemingly insignificant roles put everything they have into the part.  In our Gospel, both the servant who was given only two talents and the one who got but one seemed to have only bit roles ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in OT - November 12, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/08/23

On this day in the middle of November, the month in which we remember in a special way all those who have died, let us reflect on our baptism.  When we were baptized in Christ, we were baptized into his death.  Therefore, we are with the Lord in life ... Read More »

31st Sunday in OT - November 5, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 11/02/23

In our first reading today, Malachi asks “Have we not all the one father?  Has not the one God created us?” Indeed we all have the same Father in heaven, as Jesus points out in the Gospel.  We have all been created by God.  This should give us some ... Read More »