Your Sunday Sermon Notes

If today I were in a pulpit, I would stick my heels into the floor boards.

That said…

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?

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  1. I focused on the Gospel account of Zacchaeus seeking to meet Christ (OF), and the gaze of Christ, meeting Zacchaeus’. That is the heart of prayer and faith. I developed that.

  2. Fr. Reader says:

    Nothing special, quite boring.

  3. comedyeye says:

    Father took the Gospel and made the connection that, in it, Mercy meets sin (Zacchaeus).
    Then he went one step further and brought that connection to us- that mercy meets sin in the confessional. He explained the steps to making a good confession and assured us that the priest
    would help us through it. He explained what was needed for a valid confession. THEN at the end of Mass during the announcements he said he would be available in the confessional after Mass!
    Oh and did I mention. This priest was just ordained last year.

  4. DavidR says:

    Fr. mentioned sin 2 weeks in a row. Hallelujah!

  5. SundaySilence says:

    Father picked up where the Gospel left off and had us walk through the next day with Zaccheus… going up to each and every person that was wronged; making amends for what they were cheated out of, apologizing to each individual face to face. Some of those persons probably met these actions with anger. But he did it – because he had come face to face with Christ.

    (Knowing what Zaccheus did to set things right makes the 3 Hail Mary’s penance from last week’s confession seem so tiny and insignificant in relation to my sins).

  6. Cath says:

    Father spoke of how decency has left the world and that we are in a quagmire in this country. That we have a heritage as Catholics and as Americans and we can’t fathom the evil and wickedness we encounter. That the media is not objective and journalism is not what it once was. We are at a crossroads in our nation’s history and we have a moral obligation to perform our civic duty and vote according to the Eternal Truths (that are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights). That Freedom of Speech and Religion are no longer welcome outside the church walls and it now has become freedom of worship.

    He spoke of how two presidents from Kansas and Missouri, serving one right after the other, from different parties had one thing in common that we desperately need today- integrity. He told how Truman, when he left office, had a $100 military pension and nothing else. He spoke of the elected officials who line their pockets at the expense of the sanctity of life.

    He mentioned how Zaccheus was considered the worst of the worst-a traitor, the chief tax collector. But, he was a child of Abraham, as we all are. And, Zaccheus promised to make right any wrongs he had committed.

    He spoke about how people consider the Nazis the worst of evils, but that we have those who use government money to give to Planned Parenthood and then profess how they help children- hypocrisy. That we shall stand before God one day and must explain how we voted and so much hangs in the balance.

    He spoke with eloquence and conviction (much better than I am able to convey). My thanksgiving after Mass was for being able to have such a wonderful pastor at my parish.

  7. Mary of Carmel says:

    Our pastor, who has been reminding us daily (for the past three months) to pray the Rosary for the elections, has requested of us today to do two things: 1. Go to Mass daily OR make a Holy Hour for God’s intervention in the election, and 2. Pray to the Rosary every day. He wants us to “storm Heaven”.

    We will have a special evening of a Holy Hour the night before the election (and a pot luck carry-in, since we are a Tridentine parish and the members are from long distances).

    He is very bold in his sermons and has once more reminded us of how the 6th and 9th Commandments have been legislated against, and that the next twenty years and the future face of America depends on who is elected on November 8th.


  8. Today our church celebrated the feast of Christ the King. Our good priest reminded us that Christ is the king of all nations…whether they know it or not.

  9. zag4christ says:

    Today was Stewardship Sunday at our parish. The parochial vicar gave a disclaimer prior to his homily. We are in the midst of a fund raising campaign to return the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes to it’s pre-Vatican II appearance to a certain extent. Much of the marble in the sanctuary is gone, such as the communion rail. But, the altar is being moved towards the High Altar, the “cloud” placed above the Vatican II “surrounded” altar is being removed, and a good portion of the carpet is leaving.
    His homily was a theological discourse on stewardship. As I previously mentioned, he did give a disclaimer about the homily before he began. In a nutshell, he theologically walked through on how we owe everything to God, and we must give it back, and we give it back by supporting the Church and our fellow pilgrims. It was actually quite good.
    Peace and God bless,

  10. JonPatrick says:

    EF Mass for Christ the King. Jesus doesn’t display the kind of power and majesty we usually associate with a king. His kingdom is not of this world but values service and humility. This feast was introduced by Pius XI at a time when abuse of power by earthly authorities was at its height. This is also true today. All leaders from governments on down to heads of families need to compare their use of power with Jesus’ way.

  11. joan ellen says:

    Attended the EF at the EF Parish, the beautiful St. Stanislaus Church in So. Bend. It looked like 300 people with many more children than adults…and only about 4-5 gray haired people.

    The FSSP North American District Superior, Fr. Saguto, FSSP, gave a wonderful homily for the Feast of Christ the King…telling us Truth, not emotion, not sound bytes, not cliches, but well thought out Truth is controversial, that Truth, Jesus, “shakes our cages”, is inconvenient, & leaves us subject to being called being called bigots & intolerant.

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