Browsing the January 2024 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

4th Sunday in OT - January 28, 2024

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/24/24

Can you believe it’s been over a month since we celebrated Christmas?  By now, our decorations are hopefully back in their boxes and the warm glow of the holidays has faded, but let us not forget that our greatest Christmas gift ever, the Son of God, remains with us ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in OT - January 21, 2024

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/17/24

In today’s Gospel, Jesus passes by the Sea of Galilee and calls the first four disciples, two pairs of brothers, Simon and Andrew, James (our patron) and John.  Follow me, he tells these four fishermen, and I will make you fishers of more disciples.  Jesus continues to call disciples. ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in OT - January 14, 2024

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/12/24

Nobody likes to waste time.  We are a people ruled by the clock.  Time is money because time is to be filled with controlled activity which is productive.  The last thing you want to do is waste time playing around with realities that do not produce a saleable commodity.  ... Read More »

Epiphany - January 7, 2024

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 1/12/24

Today we recall the Epiphany (the manifestation of the Gentiles) the magi, three Kings, wise men, and astrologers, who find the newborn King of the Jews and present him with their finest gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  We each make our own journey to the Lord, and when ... Read More »