Your Sunday Sermon notes – Trinity Sunday 2020

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

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  1. I watched the stream from the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest parish in Milwaukee this morning. The priest discussed St. Thomas Aquinas’ five proofs for the existence of God (which also point to the meaning of the Trinity) and also mentioned St. Athanasius and his writings in defense of the Trinity against Arius.

  2. JSzczuka says:

    At TLM, Diocesan parish. Father spoke regarding the comforting words of Jesus that He would be with us always and how we need to remember that in these days, but then he told some of the story of Blessed Anne of Bartholomew whose feast day is today on the Carmelite calendar and blessed us with her relic. She was an uneducated peasant who served St Teresa in the last years of her life, held her as she died and saw her soul ascend as a dove. Wonderful, uplifting story. More about her on Aleteia today.

  3. ChrisP says:

    Here in NZ we have been able to go to Mass for two weeks now. 100 per service. Bishop is promoting up to 8 Masses per Sunday at the pro-Cathedral. No water for personal blessing but priest got around that by blessing water and then covering everyone.

  4. Rob83 says:

    I will say this was the best sermon I have ever heard on Trinity Sunday. It came from a TLM in Ohio and the primary theme was on relationships. It began with relatively standard fare concerning the theological understanding of the relation of the persons of the Trinity to one another. What made it rise above was the priest tied the idea of God’s relationship with Himself to the fact that God also wants a relationship with us.

    That connected a thread as it were and gave me something to think about. The person in the state of grace has indwelling within them the Third person, the Holy Spirit. At communion, such a one then also has the Second person within for a time. During that time when both are present, there is a certain sharing in the relationship with the First person that only worthy reception of communion can achieve in this world. Sorry if that sounds a bit rough, I am somewhat at a loss for words to describe quite what I was and still am thinking about.

  5. JonPatrick says:

    There was a barn burner of a homily at the 10 AM High Mass at St. Mary’s Providence RI which we watched in livestream as we are currently quarantining having traveled out of state and therefore cannot attend Mass in person.

    There is an epidemic much more serious than the COVID and it has been around a long time but seems to have gotten worse recently and it affects everybody. There is one organization fighting it the CSDC. The epidemic is called sin and the CSDC (Center for Spiritual Disease Control) is better known as the Catholic Church. To avoid this epidemic people need to practice “social distancing” from people and things that are occasions of sin – people that hold heretical beliefs, certain books, movies and TV shows. There are antidotes which are the sacraments of the Church, especially Confession which cleanses us of the disease.

    Father also spoke about the Trinity especially a prayer that expresses our Trinitarian belief, the Sign of the Cross. Each time we make the sign we express not only our belief in the Trinity but making the shape of the Cross itself reminds us of this symbol of our Lord’s incarnation, passion, and triumph over death.

  6. adriennep says:

    Yes, our diocesan priest in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, 29 years old, and a brilliant homilist, at the one Latin Mass within a five hour radius, spoke eloquently about how the very personal embrace of the Holy Trinity had been a conversion moment for him, recognizing the unique mystery. He dared to say the Holy Trinity distinguishes the true Church.

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