Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 6th after Pentecost (NO: 15th Ordinary) 2020

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.

Also, are you churches opening up?  What was attendance like?

For my part, I was not on the schedule at the parish today, so I said Mass privately and live-streamed it.  Here’s what I had to say:

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  1. Jim Dorchak says:

    Here in Chile the Mass and the sacraments are ALL NON-Essential!
    The bISHOPS are spineless and faithless. They are pawns of the state. The Priests …. when you find a good one, are obedient to the spinless bISHOPS.
    Liquor stores open. Eating establishments open. Movie Theaters open. THE MALL IS EVEN OPEN!
    I guess the Church is “Non Essential” in all of Chile South America.

  2. Lurker 59 says:

    Moderate sized parish diocesan. You have to sign-up online to get a ticket/”permission slip” to attend Mass and give the full names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of all members of the party attending. This ticket must be shone at the door to enter. Attendance is capped at 25% of the buildings fire code. Attendance is down from this number by 27-34%, depending on the Mass.

  3. Gab says:

    Our churches were open for limited numbers then last week our ”catholic” premier of the state of Victoria closed them down again, being non-essential. Shopping malls, stores of all sorts remain open. However Father did ask us to pray all 15 mysteries of the Rosary, pray at least two from the Divine Office and read the scriptures for Sunday’s Mass. So the Word of Our Lord alone was the homily – can’t get better than that!

  4. Patrick71 says:

    A couple dozen of us prayed the rosary in front of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in downtown L.A. today. (I forgot to reserve my seat at mass last week and only those on the list are admitted, so no mass for me today.) We were praying for the churches to fully reopen. The state of California limits church attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. The cathedral seats 3,000, but only 100 are allowed in.

    The witness of my fellow believers praying for more people to have access to mass was the best sermon I could have heard today.

  5. Michael Haz says:

    Our TLM parish opened a few weeks ago. Six Sunday Masses rather than the usual two so the faithful can spread out in the pews. I’m told by somebody in the parish office that attendance is at 95% of pre-covid numbers while nearby NO parishes are hovering at about 50% and less.

  6. abralston says:

    We were full this morning at 7:30 am mass. It’s always the highest attended weekend mass (there are 3). My rural southeast Ohio parish is mostly farmers who are early risers.

  7. JonPatrick says:

    Being in Kennebunkport ME on a Sunday morning, I attended Mass at the Franciscan friary. No reservations or tickets needed just the usual masks and taped off pews, first come first serve. I got there early to make sure but there were still empty pews when the mass started. I was even able to go to confession before mass. The friars have continued their usual practice of having a priest in the confessional right up to the beginning of mass. Unfortunately I had trouble following the homily as the priest had a very strong accent. Most of the friars are from Lithuania, some fled to the US after the Communist takeover in 1945 and founded the friary here. The masses are usually Ordinary Form but they have a TLM on the 3rd Sunday except in the summer.

  8. iPadre says:

    Based on Gospel. Connected 7 loaves and 7 baskets of fragments to Biblical numerology as a perfect completion/ fulfillment of God’s plan. Only charitable act (sharing) in this Gospel is the miracle God’s charity for us who are graced with the Holy Eucharist. He fed 4,000 that day. He feeds multitudes with His body, and multitudes of fragments remain every day throughout the world.

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