Your “Low” Sunday 2020 Sermon Notes – VIDEO

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet?

Let us know what it was.

For my part…

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  1. arga says:

    Father pointed out why it is so hard for us to believe that God literally forgets our sins [?]when we contritely request forgiveness: [Are you sure that that is what he said?] because for us humans it is almost impossible to do that. We do forgive, but rarely do we forget, and usually there is a coldness and bitterness that persists toward the person we forgive. This points up once again the oceanic difference between creator and creature, and the latter’s lowliness and neediness. I do notice though, as a parent, it really is easy to forgive our children’s sins against us; as fathers and mothers, I think, we come closest to the divine capacity to forgive and forget.

  2. elaine sharpling says:

    We listened to a sermon live-streamed from the Institute of Christ the King (New Brighton UK). The Canon taught us:
    That the Gospel was the institution of the sacrament of confession building on the Last Supper;
    That uninterrupted tradition was important because not all the signs from Our Lord were written down;
    The priest should always be striving for the highest dignity because of the privileges he has been given through ordination.
    We listened, learnt and were grateful.

  3. doghouse says:

    …our religion is by its very nature incarnational. It requires human intimacy. It doesn’t work with 6 feet of “social distancing.” It doesn’t work when everyone is distrustful of their neighbor. And it definitely doesn’t work by “live streaming.” When Mary Magdalene and the other two women went to the tomb, Mary Magdalene didn’t send a picture to St. Peter with a caption “omg tomb is empty lol.” She didn’t post a video on TikTok of her dancing in the empty tomb and send the link to the apostles. The women did as they were told by the angel, “go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee; there you shall see him, as he told you.”
    Then the apostles self-quarantined for 8 days.

  4. arga says:

    In response to Fr. Z’s question: Actually, our priest said that once we contritely ask forgiveness, God’s knowledge of our sins “fall into an ocean of oblivion.” He emphasized that our sins literally disappear from God’s memory, and he highlighted how in contrast it is so much harder for us to forgive so fully and completely as God forgives us.

  5. mo7 says:

    At the Mass we watched, Father laid out a history of DM and St. Faustina and offered the arguments in favor of them against doubting trads, he also tied in the day’s gospel featuring St Thomas as well.

  6. JonPatrick says:

    We watched the EWTN Sunday Mass celebrated by Fr. Joseph Mary MFVA. It was very “high” for an NO Mass with incense, much chanting and even some Latin. Also the use of the Roman Canon. One part of the homily that caught my attention was how the statement in Acts of the disciples “devoting themselves to the teaching of the Apostles, the communal life, the breaking of bread and the prayers” describes how our lives should be – we follow the teaching of the Apostles as passed down to us by the Church, we care for each other through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, we receive Jesus through the “breaking of bread” i.e. the Eucharist, and we have a prayer life.

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