Browsing the December 2022 archive of Fr. Bob's Columns

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Posted by Christine Rasure on 12/30/22

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God – “Mary kept all these things … in her heart.”This great feast, which always comes on New Year’s Day, celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God. Jesus is indeed the focus of the Christmas Season, but he could ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

Posted by Christine Rasure on 12/24/22

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord – “Today the Lord Is Born For Us”May all of you have a blessed and holy Christmas! For today our Savior is coming into our world, into our church, and into our lives. This great feast day is so important that the ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Christine Rasure on 12/15/22

Fourth Sunday of Advent – “Immanu-el”, Hebrew for “God is with us!” This is the primary message from the Lord to us in this Christmas season. The Son of God is going to enter into our world as a child born of a young woman, and thus God will ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Christine Rasure on 12/09/22

Third Sunday of Advent – “Then What Did You Go Out To See?”The people of Judea were going out to see John the Baptist. What or who are we looking for when we come to church? In Matthew’s gospel today, Jesus answered questions about his own identity that were ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Christine Rasure on 12/04/22

Second Sunday of Advent – “Repent!” But who likes to repent?Today in the Gospel, John the Baptist is busy getting people prepared for the Coming of the Messiah by warning us, “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” There is an urgency about John’s ministry – the ... Read More »