Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-29-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday, 2nd week of Easter, Memorial of St Catherine of Siena, April 29, 2022Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27: 1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15 Can you imagine what that young boy thought as Andrew approached him? “I need your bread and fish to feed everyone.” If I was the boy responsible for holding ontoContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-29-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-22-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – Friday of the Easter Octave, April 22, 2022Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27a; Jn 21:1-14 All week long we have been hearing about the boldness of the disciples proclaiming the truth about Jesus. As we approach the end of the Easter Octave, today, Friday, is no exception. Peter, who wasContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-22-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-15-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionGood Friday, April 15, 2022Is 52:13-53:12; Ps 31:2,6, 12-13, 15-17, 25; Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42 Today is Good Friday, a day of bittersweet sorrow. The day our Lord sacrifices Himself on the cross. As a friend was saying earlier in the week, we have this dark shadow cast over us allContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-15-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-8-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5th Friday in Lent, April 8, 2022Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18-2-7; Jn 10:31-42 Recently, a group of men was asked this question; “How do you know God exists?” As they went around the room and answered the question, many recounted times in their lives where God appeared to be present, or at leastContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-8-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-1-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection4th Friday in Lent, April 1, 2022Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:18-23, Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 For those who study or have studied scripture, you will note that the book of Wisdom was written 50-100 years before Christ. Its primary purpose was to console the religious during times of severe persecution. It gaveContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 4-1-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 3-25-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-3-25-224th Friday in Lent, The Annunciation of the LordIs 7:10-14; 8:10, Ps 40:7-11, Heb 10:4-10, Lk 1:26-38 “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” We hear these words near the beginning of Advent as we awaited the coming of the LordContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 3-25-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 3-18-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily – 3-18-22Friday, 2nd week of Lent, March 18, 2022Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17-28a; Ps105:16-21; Mt 21:33-43,45-46 We have all seen those people that seem to believe they are better than ourselves. They lord their wealth, title, or position over us and make us feel unworthy. Today we have two stories that emulateContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 3-18-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 2-25-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – February 25, 20227th Friday in Ordinary Time, Year 2Jas 5:9-12; Ps 1-3:1-4, 8-9, 11-12; Mk 10:1-12 The two shall become one. When I first heard this in regard to marriage, I had no idea what it really meant. Sure, we were getting married and will be together, but how couldContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 2-25-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 2-18-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection6th Friday in Ordinary time, yr 2, February 18, 2022Jas 2:14-24, 26; Ps 112:1-6; Mk 8:34-9:1 Jesus does not mince words today. If you are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of you. I cannot even imagine the humiliation one would have if even Jesus is ashamed of you. Make noContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 2-18-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-28-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – January 28, 20223rd Friday in Ordinary time, Feast of St Thomas Aquinas2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17; Ps 51:3-7, 10-11; Mk 4:26-34 or Wis 7:7-10, 15-16, Mt 23:8-12 When we look at all the Saints in the church, the number of them that are recognized is mind boggling. According to theContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-28-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-21-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection2nd Friday in Ordinary time, Yr 2, also feast of St Agnes, January 21, 20221 Sm 24:3-21; Ps 57:2-4, 6, 11; Mk 3:13-19 There are two very important actions that take place in today’s readings. The first being David not taking action against King Saul. This is a prefiguring of the kingdomContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-21-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 1-14-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily – 1-14-221st Friday in Ordinary Time, Year 21 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a; Ps 89:16-19; Mk 2:1-12 Be careful what you ask for. We have all heard that before. And it does not seem improbable that Samuel would have said that to the people of Israel. We want a King! They said, andContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 1-14-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-7-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday after Epiphany, January 7, 20221 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16  One could say, in essence, we have been living with leprosy for the last two years. Except, instead of calling it leprosy, it has been called COVID. From a physical standpoint, society is doing the same things with peopleContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-7-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 12-31-21

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionDecember 31, 20211 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-13; Jn 1:1-18 As we approach the end of the Christmas octave, it is most appropriate that we look at the beginning. I am not talking about the beginning of the Christmas season, but the beginning that St. John is talking about, the VERY beginningContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 12-31-21”