Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two made in the sermon you heard at the Holy Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?  Let us know what it was.

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9 Responses to Your Sunday Sermon Notes

  1. GrumpyYoungMan says:

    Visiting a parish in Archdiocese of Denver. God’s graces aren’t magic – they need cooperation from us. For healing to take place, it requires from us a change in disposition/attitude, and very often, sacramental confession.

  2. ex seaxe says:

    Nothing startling. OF so OT15B, Amos 7:12-15, Ps 84/83, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:7-13. Emphsised, as he often does, that we are all called to evangelise, and that this is mainly by consistently showing in our lives how God want us to live. Message was reinforced by choosing the Eucharistic Prayer from the options in the Appendix, #3 described as suitable for the Evangelisations of Peoples. (In passing he mentioned that this was a trial run for the apostles, so that they would remember how the Lord wanted them to do it, after His resurrection.)

  3. MrsMacD says:

    Our sermon today was on how to distinguish between a temptation and an interior sin, that if we do not take pleasure in the temptation that for certain we did not sin and that if we are at war with our lower parts refusing to sin though we feel pleasure in the flesh, then we have not sinned.

  4. JSzczuka says:

    TLM: Father gave an excellent homily today, drawing from the collect, epistle, and of course the Gospel. He first talked about how beautiful the Latin was in the collect, not perfectly translated even in the missal: “the spirit to think and do always such things as are rightful” should be more like “think and run happily to do…”. From there he reminded us from the epistle of our great debt to Christ, to in fact do what he has commanded, with love and affection and enthusiasm, as children. Finally from the Gospel passage of the unrighteous steward, we must do everything we can and more to save our souls, those of our family and friends, and all that we meet to gain heaven. Take the things of eternity as seriously as that unrighteous steward was taking the things of his natural life.

  5. PurrPurr says:

    Homily centered around the Gospel of Jesus sending out the Apostles with only 1 tunic and a walking staff, instructing them to get all their needs met at the first house they enter upon arriving in a city, and how Catholics today expect prospective converts to come to the Church, not the Church to go to them. If you want to strike fear into the heart of the average Catholic, then tell him/her to come along as you go door-to-door inviting your neighbors and others in the area to Mass.

  6. JonPatrick says:

    EF Mass for 8th Sunday after Pentecost. We don’t own anything, we are just stewards of what God created. Even the money in our bank account is God’s money. Like the steward we have responsibilities to take care of others and need to be corrected if we are not doing our job. The steward finally gets wise with only a little time left. Jesus points out the shrewdness of the steward in reducing the debt to gain friends vs. the laziness of God’s people.

  7. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Each of us has been called by the Lord. He has entrusted each of us with suitable responsibilities

  8. cantrix says:

    EF Mass: Why did the Lord commend the cheating steward? Because he was assiduous and careful in obtaining his goals. Do we work that persistently on our spiritual goals? Father also spoke about the importance for each of us to develop a rule of life and constantly challenge ourselves to grow spiritually.

  9. JesusFreak84 says:

    TLM, Canon preached about whether we’re investing as much in our spiritual future as we do in our financial futures. (I might have smirked, having $0 saved for retirement at almost 34, due to chronic unemployment, student debt, etc.,) and the congregation chuckled when he mentioned cryptocurrency. He admitted that Our Lord’s final words in the Gospel are cryptic, which I kind of appreciated, because this parable gives me a headache every year when it comes around. Aspie brain does not like cryptic :-\