Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 1st Passion Sunday 2020 (TLM)

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation?  WHOOPS!  You probably are in a place where you don’t have an obligation, either because the bishop dispensed it or there are no Masses!

However, perhaps you saw a Mass with a sermon over the interwebs.

Was there a good point? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure.

For my part… to an empty church.

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  1. Baritone says:

    Wonderful homily, Father. Very much appreciated.

    My own parish had its first streamed Mass today, and we were able to “attend” from our home. Our pastor preached on the importance of using this sorrowful time well to grow spiritually. He compared what we are going through to a “three days of darkness” wherein we must be very carful what we allow to enter through our “windows” of phones, TVs, and ultimately into our hearts. He stressed keeping our minds rooted in charity.

  2. Akita says:

    Thank you Father for your warm and instructive sermon.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Way of the Cross book by Benedict XVI, aka Pope Benedict. The illustrations by Jan Toorop have a mysticism that transports the attentive heart to Calvary. Highly recommended.

    I will seek out the Stations of the Cross by St Alphonsus Liguori. Love that “old-fashioned” language.

    I’m old enough to have learned only the pre-Vatican II Act of Contrition. Thank you for teaching me that it contains both qualities of contrition and attrition.

    God Bless You this Passiontide

  3. Paul says:

    Today, I watched my first, full, live online Mass at St Mary of Pine Bluff.
    Father Z, we don’t know what we would do without you, Father Heilman and your congregation through all this turmoil.
    God Bless, protect and watch over you all.
    My friends from Dane County don’t understand the power of the TLM Mass.
    But will always continue to pray for them and those in need.

  4. iPadre says:

    I focused on the Epistle from Hebrews, not abandoning the suffering of our Lord, but the new High Priest entering the Temple to abolish the Old Dispensation to institute a New dispensation. New Priesthood, New Temple, new altar, and new sacrifice.

  5. samwise says:

    It’s refreshing to see our Pastor Ad Orientem vs Ad Populum as he celebrates Mass from his rectory. There are also no gather hymns. He uses the kyrie, sanctus & Agnus Dei (which reveal his true colors). He preached on friendship with God vs the world, as evidenced by Martha, Mary & Lazarus’ friendship with Christ and the superiority of contemplation of Christ over impetuous action.

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