Browsing the July 2023 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

17th Sunday in OT - July 30, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/27/23

Imagine a world where everyone cared for the least of their sisters and brothers; a world without want because everyone would be willing to provide for anyone in need; a world without hate because people would disagree without being disagreeable; a world of peace because no one would ever ... Read More »

16th Sunday in OT - July 23, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/19/23

Two years ago, Pope Francis established the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, to be celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of July, the closest to the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, Mary’s parents.  The Pope spoke of grandparents providing a younger generation a link ... Read More »

15th Sunday in OT - July 16, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/10/23

Today we hear, “On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.”  Many of us may wish to do the same thing this summer season.  We can imagine the feeling right now, leaving our home and finding a nice refreshing spot where we ... Read More »

14th Sunday in OT - July 9, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 7/03/23

As we celebrate the Eucharist, the burdens of life may weigh heavy on our minds, our hearts, and our bodies.  We may be tired from working six days a week.  We may be anxious about the health of a family member or our own.  We may be mourning the ... Read More »