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”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily – 12-23-22

Friday, December 23rd in the Octave before Christmas. Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-10, 14; Lk 1:57-66 All this week we have been hearing the stories of how John the Baptist and Jesus’ births came about. As we approach the end of the Octave before Christmas, we hear the last “O” antiphon today. “O King ofContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily – 12-23-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-25-22

34th Friday in Ordinary Time, November 25, 2022Rv 20:1-4, 11-21:2; Ps 84:3-6a, 8a; Lk 21:29-33 As we approach the end of the Church year; and the end of the Book of Revelations, John gives us this beautiful image of what heaven may look like. There, Jesus sits on His white throne ruling over heaven andContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-25-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-18-22

33rd Friday in Ordinary Time, Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul. November 18, 2022Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131; Lk 19:45-48 The two images presented today, the first from the book of Revelations where John literally is told to eat the word of God, and the other where JesusContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-18-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-11-22

32nd Friday in Ordinary Time, Yr 2 Memorial of St. Martin of Tours, November 11, 20222 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37 Has anyone ever called you a “watchman?” A watchman is someone who is always on the lookout, always paying attention to their surroundings, and generally will make some noise or notifyContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-11-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-4-22

31st Friday in Ordinary Time, November 4, 2022Phil 3:17-4:1, Ps 122:1-5, Lk 16:1-8 St. Paul proposes an interesting proposition today: “Join with others to be imitators of me.” On the surface, this seems pretty arrogant, but in the context of the Philippians, who are being swayed by every huckster in the area, Paul is sincereContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 11-4-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 10-28-22

30th Friday in Ordinary time, yr 2, Feast of St Simon and St JudeOctober 28. 2022Eph 2:19-22; Ps 19:2-5; Lk 6:12-16 Today we celebrate the feasts of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, two of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus. Simon, also called the “Canaanite” or the “Zealot,” was one of the first disciples JesusContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily 10-28-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 10-7-22

27th Friday in Ordinary Time, year 2, Feast of Our Lady of the RosaryGal 3:7-14, Ps 111:1b-6; Lk 11:15-26 The Rosary is one of the most misunderstood prayers by our non-Catholic friends. Yet, the Rosary, in its current form, reminds us of all the important events in Christ’s life and His Mother’s life. Starting withContinue reading Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 10-7-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection–9-30-22

26th Friday in Ordinary time, Yr 2, Feast of St. Jerome, September 30, 2022Jb 38:1, 12-2, 40:3-5; Ps 139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14; Lk 10:13-16 If it wasn’t for the Doctors of the Church, I wonder where we would be? Would we really understand what God was telling us? It is through the Doctors and their impeccableContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection–9-30-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-16-22

24th Friday in ordinary time, Feast of St. Cornelius, Pope, and St Cyprian, Bishop, September 16, 20221 Cor 15:12-20; Ps 17:1abcd, 6-8, 15; Lk 8:1-3; optional: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Jn 17:11b-19 Being a Christian in the early days of the Church does not sound like fun. In fact, the more I read about early Christian life,Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-16-22”