Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-19-23

Friday of the 6th week of Easter, May 19, 2023 Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47: 2-7; Jn 16:20-23 “No one will take your joy away from you.” (Jn 16:22) What reassurance we have from God regarding joy. How someone or something can take it away from us so easily is very disconcerting. Maybe instead of focusingContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-19-23”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 4-14-23

Friday of the Easter Octave, April 14, 2023 Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27a; Jn 21:1-14 By the time this is published, and you read it, I will have met with a classroom of 4th graders asking (tough) questions about their faith. It always amazes me the questions they come up with: “Who made God?,”Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 4-14-23”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 3-29-23

5th Wednesday of Lent, March 29, 2023 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; (Ps) Dn 3:52-56; Jn 8:31-42 How difficult it is sometimes to understand what altar we are standing in front of. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego knew very well what altar they were in front of. They were in front of King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden altar. AndContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 3-29-23”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 2-10-23

5th Friday in Ordinary Time; Feast of St. Scholastica, February 10, 2023Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 7:31-37 Today we hear the story again of original sin. The very first time man, in this case, Eve, and then her husband Adam, were tricked into doing something that was not good for us. In Eve’s case,Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 2-10-23”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 2-3-23

4th Friday in ordinary time, also feast of Saint Blaise and Saint Ansgar, February 3, 2023Heb 13:1-8;  Ps 27:1,3,5,8-9; Mk 6:14-29 The group of friends I hang around with, let’s call it the “Rockford” area even though I live in Belvidere, are known around the country as, “Those hospitable folks from Rockford!” They are alwaysContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 2-3-23”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-27-23

3rd Friday in Ordinary Time, Yr 1, Optional Memorial of Saint Angela Merici, January 27, 2023Heb: 10:32-39; Ps 37:3-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mk 4:26-34 I have a friend who is suffering immensely from cancer. Yet through it all, he bears witness to the glory of God. He said, “It is through my suffering, that I believe someoneContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 1-27-23”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 12-30-22

Feast of the Holy Family, Friday, December 30, 2022Sir 3-2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-5 Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 I was watching a new episode of “The Chosen” the other night. It was right after the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus called the disciples together before they split up for some R&R. As they were talking, JesusContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 12-30-22”