Browsing the May 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

Trinity Sunday - June 4, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/31/23

The Sunday after Pentecost is always the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  We celebrate our triune God, one God and yet three persons.  God the Father created the world and everything and everyone in it.  God the Son was born into this world, a part of humankind, and ... Read More »

Pentecost - May 28, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/25/23

Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, fulfilling the promises Jesus made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven to the Father.  We, ourselves, were filled with the Holy Spirit at our baptism along with the gifts the Holy Spirit bestowed ... Read More »

Ascension of the Lord - May 21, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/18/23

“I am with you always,” Jesus assures his disciples even as he ascends to his Father in heaven.  Indeed, he is with us here in the Word proclaimed so that we may be enlightened; in the Eucharist, offered for us, in the priest, who presides over this celebration; in ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter - May 14, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/10/23

Jesus promises the disciples in today’s Gospel, “I will not leave you orphans.”  Emphasizing the importance of the care that a parent or friend gives.  On Mother’s Day, we honor our mothers, living and deceased, and all those who have been like mothers to us.  We remember those who ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter - May 7, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 5/02/23

As we continue our Easter celebration, we give praise and thanks to God for sending us his Son, who sacrificed his life to save us, who has shown us the way to eternal life.  Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth, and the life.”  The apostles will ... Read More »