Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?

Let us know what it was!

My part, I took on the issues of McCarrick and Francis’ change to CCC 2267.

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  1. Adaquano says:

    We had a homily on the life of St. John Vianney

  2. One point Father made that resonated with me is that, contrary to the idea that the crowds had that Jesus would relieve them of the effort of providing for themselves, the Christian faith is work, and sometimes the work is difficult, even down to attending to prayer and going to Mass. That is certainly the truth for me, when I consider how hard it is for me to keep my mind from wandering during my Rosary, or what a drag and a burden it has become to keep my Sunday obligation in the face of mostly lousy liturgy and the many bad shepherds and scandals that plague the Church, both universally and locally. Father didn’t actually come out and say “to glory through suffering,” but that was his essential point.

  3. bibi1003 says:

    I would love to read your sermon, Father! Would you post it?

  4. Ages says:

    An excellent homily on the Transfiguration, looking forward to tomorrow’s feast day.

  5. Joy65 says:

    We had a great homily on not only rejecting shows, movies, books and other secular things that will lead us to hell but replace them with GOOD HOLY TRUE shows, reading material to help our souls.

  6. My homily, on the Gospel of John’s “Bread of Life” discourse, compared the two sorts of food Jesus spoke of, and then I posed two questions: do you believe in the change of “perishable” food into the Food that endures, that happens at Mass? And do you believe that Christ will likewise change YOU into himself in similar fashion?

  7. Mike says:

    Father made a great point about how the language in today’s (TLM) Collect should inspire confidence in God as we ask Him to grant us what we fear to ask for. In particular he developed the senses of the difficult-to-translate pietas as both God’s kindliness toward us and our godliness, best exemplified by Christ, with respect to our relations with others.

  8. Prayerful says:

    Fr bridged the Gospel of Mark for XI Sunday after Pentecost and that of Matthew for the Feast of the Transfiguration tomorrow where the former sees our Lord heals and in the latter He is transfigured to talk of how the Faith holds the power to transform.

  9. Kansan says:

    EF – There were two parts: Faith & Humility
    We have to have faith and as St. Paul says to accept “I am what I am”. He also said to put the past is in the past, because “it’s not how you start, but how you finish”.
    We need humility to do the right thing. Remember, HE paid the price for us. God wants us to succeed and gives us the Grace to do so.

  10. Diane says:

    Our Pastor spoke at all Masses about the “Uncle Ted” fiasco and what’s going on in our country as well as throughout the world in the church. I give him credit, I don’t know if many of the other Pastors in our area have talked about this with their parishioners yet. Later on in the Mass we had a baptism, which gave us all some hope for the future!

  11. JonPatrick says:

    In the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy, Father spoke about the parable of the servant forgiven a huge debt who then turns around and won’t forgive the much smaller debt of a fellow servant. We all owe a huge debt which a debt of love (love God and love our neighbor). Since we are not perfect the debt continues to grow. We must plead with God to forgive our debt, which Jesus has already paid for us and to be willing to forgive the debt of others. As it states in the Lord’s Prayer – “forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors”.

  12. EmilB says:

    Excellent sermon on the Sixth Commandment delivered by Father Pasley at Mater Ecclesiae parish in Berlin NJ. He read extensively from the Catechism of the Council of Trent….my kind of guy!

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