Browsing the March 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

Palm Sunday - April 2, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/28/23

Each year the church celebrates this holiest of weeks with reverence and awe.  We greet the Lord with palm branches and hosannas, welcoming him to the holy city of Jerusalem.  His missionary journey and our Lenten journeys are nearing their completion.  Soon Jesus will celebrate the Passover with his ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent - March 26, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/20/23

On this final Sunday of Lent before Palm Sunday and Holy Week, we hear Jesus call Lazarus forth from the tomb.  Jesus calls us as well, forth from our tombs of sin and death, where our harmful habits and attitudes separate us from God.

The story of creation teaches ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent - March 19, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/15/23

Today we have reached the halfway point of Lent, we call this Laetare Sunday.  A Latin word meaning, rejoice.  We rejoice in the knowledge that the cross does not end in death, that Jesus’ story does not end in the tomb.  The Church also celebrates the second scrutiny for ... Read More »

3th Sunday in Lent - March 12, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/08/23

Today in our first reading we hear the Chosen People grumble, for they are thirsty and have no idea how long their journey through the desert will last.  “Is the Lord in our midst or not?”, they complained.  I feel as we gather and worship the Lord, to listen ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Lent - March 5, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/02/23

As we continue this forty-day journey through Lent, we do not want to lose sight of what the future held for Jesus in the Gospel, and for us in our own lives.  Jesus will suffer greatly and will be put to death and laid in  a tomb.  But on ... Read More »