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”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-9-22

23rd Friday in Ordinary Time, Feast of St. Peter Claver, Priest 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27; Ps 84:3-6, 12; Lk 6:39-42 Optional: Is 58:6-11; Mt 25:31-40 The last few weeks, especially during the daily readings, we have been challenged about judging others and who is judging us. Today is no different, except, on this feast ofContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-9-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily – 8-26-22

21st Friday in Ordinary time, YR 2, August 26, 20221 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11; Mt 25:1-13 As Catholic Christians, we have some of the most powerful weapons at our disposal, and they are prayer, the cross, and the rosary. If only we would be wise enough to use them in our battles. ThereContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Homily – 8-26-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 8-19-22

Friday, August 19, 2022 20th week in Ordinary timeEz 37:1-14; Ps 101:2-9; Mt 22:34-40 “Dry bones; hear the word of the Lord!” (Ez 374). I had not thought much about these words but put in the context of Israelites wondering if their rightful place will be restored, it makes sense. They are dry, lacking motivation,Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 8-19-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 8-5-2022

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – August 5, 202218th Friday in Ordinary TimeThe Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major August 5, 2022Na 2:1,3; 3:1-3, 6-7; (Ps) Dt 32:35c-36b, 39abcd, 41; Mt 16:24-28 There are only a few times during the year when the Church honors a building. Today is one of those days whenContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 8-5-2022”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-29-22

Friday, the seventeenth week of Ordinary time. Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, July 29, 2022Jer 26:1-9; Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14; Jn 11:19-27 There are two different versions of Jesus visiting Mary and Martha in the bible. One in the Gospel of Luke (10:38-42), and the other in the Gospel of John (11:19-27), which we hearContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-29-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-15-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday, 15th week in Ordinary Time, Feast of St Bonaventure, July 15, 2022Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; (Ps) Is 38:10-12-16; Mt 12:1-8 I was on retreat last weekend and one of the comments made was, “Stay close to the humanity of Christ.” That statement was prefaced with a question, and that question was:Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-15-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 6-17-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 6-17-22Friday of the 11th week of Ordinary Time, Year 2, June 17, 20222 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Ps 132:11-14, 17-18; Mt 6:19-23 There is a song called, “O be careful, Little Eye,” and it starts with, “O be careful little eyes what you see.” I really like what Jesus saysContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 6-17-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-6-3-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-6-3-22Friday of the 7th week of Easter, June 3, 2022, Feast of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions, MartyrsActs 25: 13b-21; Ps 103-1-2, 11-12, 19-20; Jn 21:15-19 When we hear the readings for today, it is easy to wonder how they fit together. After all, the first reading with Paul is all aboutContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-6-3-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-20-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday of the 5th week of Easter, May 20, 2022Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-10, 12; Jn 15:12-17 I recall attending a function, not too long ago, where someone there made a beeline across the room to me. “You’re one of them, aren’t you?” she said. I looked at her perplexed and said, “WhatContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-20-22”