Browsing Thoughts from Fr. Bob

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 »

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 »

4th Sunday of Easter - April 30, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/26/23

As sheep willingly follow their own shepherd, whose voice they recognize and who calls them by name, we willingly follow the Lord Jesus, for we know his voice and he calls us each by name.  I feel privileged, along with Fr. George and the entire staff to help shepherd ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter - April 23, 2023

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 4/19/23

As we continue our celebration of Easter, we praise God for this miracle that brings new life to us all, and we pray that we will continue to grow in understanding of the many ramifications of this event.  Today we hear the story of how two disciples, making their ... Read More »