Browsing the May 2023 archive of Fr. Bob's Columns

Solemnity of Pentecost

Posted by Christine Rasure on 5/25/23

Solemnity of Pentecost – “The Spirit Came As Wind and Fire!”Fifty days after the Resurrection, on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (thus the large crowd in Jerusalem), the new People of God, the Church, embarked on its mission to go into the world. The Apostles and early disciples, animated ... Read More »

“I will not leave you orphans.”

Posted by Christine Rasure on 5/15/23

Mother’s Day – “I will not leave you orphans.”Jesus in the Gospel today gives heartfelt words of encouragement to the Apostles on the night that he would later be arrested. The Twelve had to be filled with anxiety and worry as the atmosphere in Jerusalem was getting more toxic, ... Read More »

Do not let your hearts be troubled

Posted by Christine Rasure on 5/07/23

Fifth Sunday of Easter – “Do not let your hearts be troubled”Easy for Jesus to say! He was God. Jesus at the Last Supper was preparing the Apostles and the disciples for the anxiety and frustration and anger they were about to experience later that evening and the next ... Read More »