Browsing the 2021 archive of Fr. Bob's Columns

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbra Beck on 2/11/21

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – “SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!”

Today is Super Bowl Sunday for many Americans who will be watching the footballchampionship game. In Mark’s gospel today, we hear that Jesus was having a Super Sunday as hehealed every sick person who came to his door in Capernaum. ... Read More »

4TH Sunday In Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbra Beck on 2/08/21

4 TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY – “Shut up, and leave this person, will you!”

That’s not quite Mark’s version of what Jesus said in the gospel today, but it is close enough.Jesus was not very patient with evil spirits within people. In today’s gospel, we have Jesus’ first miraclein ... Read More »

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Debbra Beck on 1/29/21

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – It’s time to get with the program!

                Jesus did not exactly say this in the Gospel today, but it might be a good colloquial version of “This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent, and believe ... Read More »

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD – “YOU ARE MY BELOVED …”

Posted by Debbra Beck on 1/21/21

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD – “YOU ARE MY BELOVED …”

                Rising up out of the waters of the Jordan River when John baptized him, Jesus heard from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.”  God has basically proclaimed these ... Read More »

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Debbra Beck on 1/12/21

Message from Father Bob

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – “REJOICE AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!”

                Our attention during this Advent starting with last Sunday and then today is on John the Baptist.  This Sunday is also called “Gaudete Sunday” or “Rejoice Sunday”.  The Old Testament reading, the Responsorial ... Read More »