Browsing the June 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

13th Sunday in OT - July 2, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 6/27/23

In today’s Gospel Jesus explains how someone can receive a reward.  Sounds great, right?  In the first reading, a kind and generous woman at Shunem receives an awesome reward from God, “This time next year you will be fondling a baby son,” for her hospitality to the prophet Elisha.  ... Read More »

12th Sunday in OT - June 25, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 6/21/23

Life can be difficult.  Terrible things happen to us, to others across the planet and to the world in general.  But it is our faith that gives us hope in the midst of suffering.  We know that God watches over us, cares for us, and has given us the ... Read More »

11th Sunday in OT - June 18, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 6/14/23

From this weekend to the end of November, we celebrate a nearly unbroken string of Sundays in Ordinary Time.  However, this is not a sign that nothing special happens.  Ordinary Time is merely the period outside the climactic season of Christmas and Easter and the preparation seasons of Advent ... Read More »

Body & Blood of Christ - June 11, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 6/07/23

This weekend we come together to receive the Body and Blood of Christ conscious of the fact that Jesus gave us this sacrament to sustain and nourish us as we continue to carry out his mission.  He is the living bread come down from heaven, the bread that is ... Read More »