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13 Responses to Your Sunday Sermon Notes

  1. Bea says:

    Pray More.
    Our Lord told us to pray constantly. There is no excuse to not do it.
    He expounded more but he is sometimes difficult to hear him.

  2. JonPatrick says:

    In the Gospel for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, the Pharisee didn’t think he needed God’s mercy. The reality is that we owe God everything. The Jews believed that they could be saved through the Law; as Christians we are saved through grace as Jesus has paid our debt. Luther, a Catholic priest reading a Catholic belief from a Catholic book, got it all wrong by stating we are saved through faith alone; but as the book of James states, faith without good works is dead.

  3. Susan G says:

    The reading from the letter to the Ephesians spoke of putting on our new self in Christ. To do this, we must root out our stubbornness and negativity and quit complaining, as these things are not of God, and turn to Christ, the Bread of Life, and feed on him in Word and Sacrament and become new creations in Him.

  4. templariidvm says:

    We had a visiting priest who had a couple very good points.
    He said that God’s grace is always there for us. It is up to us to be open to it and the Holy Spirit. It is not that God does not act in our lives. The problem is that we don’t allow the Spirit to act in our lives.
    He said that most do not truly understand and truly believe “what” they are receiving at Holy Communion. He challenged us to pray for understanding and the faith to truly believe that we are receiving the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior.

  5. Arele says:

    That Jesus didn’t put us here on earth for life to be easy.

    That really stuck out to me, and I immediately thought about Fr. Z’s weekly request for good things heard in Sunday sermons.

    So here I am, posting it!

  6. catholiccomelately says:

    Father spoke of the distractions of the Israelites (fear, hunger) who lost focus on the presence and power of God. Distractions, he said, are Satan’s tools to keep us from the good that God desires for us. Father powerfully reminded us that Satan, thru the news media, is distracting us from the powerful revelations about the Evil being done in Planned Parenthood and he called on us not to be distracted by stories of small things (like Cecil the lion) and thus lose our focus on God’s call to us for faithfulness.
    I am grateful for this priest and I pray for him daily

  7. frjim4321 says:

    I’m doing a five-week series on John 6 capturing various Eucharistic themes including meal, memorial, sacrifice, communion, presence, justice, etc., with yesterday’s focus being on thanksgiving, spun off the ingratitude seen in the first and third scriptures.

  8. mrshopey says:

    He spoke how we do not think of working for salvation but there is effort on our part that is necessary.
    He also explained how work was the consequence of Original Sin.
    He mentioned vocations to the priesthood. I had never heard a priest say anything, other than in the prayers, about the priesthood/vocations. I hope my mouth wasn’t hanging open.

  9. Mike says:

    It is in the will of God that we find holiness. We should not merely trust that our just works will come from God, but should seek in all things through the Holy Ghost to order our will to God’s good will. Insofar as we learn in this way to trust God, we can better trust ourselves: this is the liberty of the sons of God.

  10. DianeKor says:

    Fr. Perrone spoke on sin, grace, and mercy as he reflected on Luke 18:9-14, which was the Gospel reading for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost in the EF. The audio is here for anyone wanting to hear it.

    http://grottocast.com/2015/08/03/homily-of-fr-eduard-perrone-10th-sunday-after-pentecost-ef/

  11. Gail F says:

    He talked about a possible miracle he had been present for part of (a healing) and how miracles happen much more frequently than people think. However, if you demand miracles to believe, you don’t want faith, you want to be the boss. Miracles show God’s power, but the only miracle you ever need to know about is Christ’s death and resurrection.

  12. vetusta ecclesia says:

    I went to Ex. Form Mass and the preacher spoke on indulgences and purgatory taking as a starting point the Portiuncula indulgence. I liked his analogy that we can eat a pile of Mars bars and confess to gluttony. We will come out of the confessional forgiven but not thin. Sin has consequences that have to be worked off.

  13. JerrytheYTPer says:

    I went to a Byzantine Divine Liturgy at my nearby Ruthenian Catholic Church, so the subject may be different from others here. The priest here spoke on how the path to Christ is not the easy path and so many people try to take the easy path. As I remember, he stated that dying on the cross “was not easy” for Christ. It is nice to be able to attend this church when I am in town (mostly for the school year) since the priest does not hold back on moral issues, a problem I experience on my college chapel. I just wish I could hear the priest better during his homilies as I always find when he speaks, there are quite a few young children shouting and crying at the time. I find myself getting annoyed, but then I realize that this church at least has a lot of young people and large families!