Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon of the Mass you heard to fulfill your Sunday obligation?

Let us know.

For my part, I drilled into the details of the Lord’s parable about the Good Samaritan, explaining a bit what parables are and then getting into a few key terms which help us to unlock its riddle.

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  1. JGavin says:

    Father gave an excellent sermon on humility.

  2. mo7 says:

    Our obligation is to go to Mass on Sunday, not receive communion on Sunday. We must receive worthily, so go to confession when needed.

  3. Discerning Altar Boy says:

    Humility isn’t denying our talents, it’s recognizing that they are but gifts from God.
    Father asked us to go outside before bed and contemplate the stars and how big everything is compared to our smallness and then recognize that God knows every detail about our tiny persons. What more could we need, he asked in the end?

  4. G1j says:

    A definition of a Christian…
    Christ I Am Nothing
    We put Christ 1st in our lives, but without Him we are zeros.
    You can add a lot of zeros and still have nothing, but put the zeros behind 1 (Christ) and it multiplies quickly.
    10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000.

  5. Gregg the Obscure says:

    the only thing we have that is not a gift from God is our sins.

    i happened to be at an unusual parish yesterday due to a crisis in my wife’s health. was delighted that they have started to say the St. Michael prayer

  6. jameeka says:

    Father C, 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time:

    “What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”
    – Saint Augustine

    We could say something similar about humility.

    It is not, for example, self-effacement.
    We think we know it when we see it, but what is it?

    In the acclamation prior to the Gospel today:
    “Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord, and learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart.”
    Jesus knows exactly who He is, and He is perfectly humble.

    A humble person does not focus on themselves but on others.
    Jesus empties Himself, taking the form of a servant.
    He washes the Apostles’ feet at the Last Supper.
    Even as He is dying on the cross, He leads the good thief to Heaven.

    Finally, Pope Francis say the best way to become humble is to be humiliated; to accept humiliation as Jesus does.

  7. In the context of the Gospel, regarding folks jostling for the best seats, I said that if we have a good relationship with Jesus Christ, nothing else matters so much. Why impress others, why envy?

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