Browsing the April 2021 archive of Fr. Bob's Columns

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Debbra Beck on 4/30/21

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY – DO YOU FEEL LIKE A WELL CARED FOR SHEEP?

                Today’s Gospel presents us with one of the most beloved images of Jesus who proclaims to us:  “I am the good shepherd!”  We usually think of a nice, clean-looking, smiling ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Debbra Beck on 4/23/21

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER  -  ARE WE “OPEN-MINDED”?

                The Risen Christ has high expectations for his followers, but he really does help us to become good disciples.  In today’s Gospel the resurrected Jesus appears to his disciples and after a little bit of lunch of baked fish (He ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Debbra Beck on 4/16/21

                The Risen Jesus, after appearing to the women near the tomb, shows up mysteriously in the Upper Room where the Apostles were hiding out from the authorities.  He offers them peace and in doing so forgives them for abandoning him during his arrest, trials, torture, and execution.  But ... Read More »

Easter

Posted by Debbra Beck on 4/12/21

EASTER – THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD – “ AND THE WINNER IS … AND STILL CHAMP… “

                Today we celebrate the victory of Christ over his opponents – sin and death, the evil one and evildoers!  Through the last three days of the Sacred Triduum, we prayerfully ... Read More »

Palm Sunday

Posted by Debbra Beck on 4/08/21

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION – “STEP RIGHT UP!  COME AND GET YOUR FREE PALM!”

                This is the feast day that has had a kind of identity problem.  Years ago it was always “Palm Sunday”, and then it was changed to “Passion Sunday”.  Now it is entitled, ... Read More »