Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it?

For my part, I heard Card. Burke, at our parish, during our Pontifical Mass at the Throne.

I’ll try to post his sermon…. later.

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  1. JonPatrick says:

    When we were kids our mothers would say to us “straighten up!” in other words we had wandered off of the right path. John the Baptist is saying that now, we need to get straight with God and prepare for His coming.

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    started off with a quote from a song “Lord, take me as I am, but don’t leave me that way!”, then told the stories of Ss. Ambrose and Augustine. stressed the importance of not only welcoming, but reaching out to penitent sinners.

  3. We had a visiting priest at my Ordinary Form Parish. He spoke on repentance, the need for sacramental confession, and tied that to the Real Presence. He said that if they didn’t believe in the Eucharist they were wasting time sitting there. We haven’t had a homily like that in over a decade! Such a blessing!

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Good homily about making ourselves focus on Jesus this Christmas. The fun is okay, but Jesus is the real gift.

    Followed at the end of Mass by a brief talk by an older guy about how, when he and his wife first were married, they thought they couldn’t have kids and adopted, and then the poor little guy died and they questioned God (although they had another baby). Did not know any of this about them. The point was that God is always there, and we need to trust Him and turn to Him in hard times, and that Mary is a loving mother to us.

    Here’s the point I took. We get a lot of people assuming that “they don’t have a lot of kids so they are not open to life,” but of course you cannot tell about miscarriages and infant deaths. More importantly, you can’t tell what kind of suffering people have had to endure and overcome, just by looking at a placid outside. But Jesus really is working to make His Church more like Him, and some.of His saints in progress are pretty amazing, if we could see them with His eyes. There is a time to.look for what needs correction and amendment, but there is also a time to rejoice and praise God.

  5. RosaryRose says:

    Father said the gospel for the second Sunday of Advent is always about St. John the Baptist. As we decorate our houses, buy gifts, sing songs from the radio, remember the reason for it all. We must prepare our souls for Christ.

    God bless our new priest! During advent, he has Sunday evening vespers with adoration and confession. Music with a schola. It’s beautiful. It’s part of Father’s helping us prepare our souls for Christ.

  6. Big Don says:

    Our priest compared the Sadducees and Pharisees in the gospel who would claim “we have Abraham as our father” with people who use the expression, “I was raised Catholic” or “I went to Catholic school” in (falsely) claiming a right to saved. His point was that it doesn’t matter so much as to what is true in the past, as to how we are living now.

  7. visigrad22 says:

    At TLM ..beautiful passionate homily on the Role of Our Lady in Salvation and how we need to clutch our rosaries and pray unceasingly. Do Not Fear during these dark times no matter that it may look as if The Church has been destroyed or if we are called to give our lives..the gates of hell will not prevail…She will crush his head…Christ has already won !

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