Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 24th and Last after Pentecost (NO: Christ the King) 2020

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet?  Let us know what it was.   Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all.  Share the good stuff.

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

For my part,… with the readings in English…

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  1. Kevin Fogarty says:

    At St Mary of Perpetual Help in Chicago the pastor said the leaders of this world are planning for a Great Reset but as Christians we should be focused on God’s Reset which started with Adam and Eve and will be completed at the Last Judgement. We should not let ourselves get discouraged.

  2. einkleinerknabe says:

    At my small town Minnesota parish, the pastor explained that our rights and responsibilities come from God, not government. The purpose of government should not be to protect us, but to protect our rights. We as a society should be responsible for taking care of each other, not the government.
    Then he went over a number of rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the right to be able to work, freedom of speech, freedom of belief, and the right to assemble, giving examples of these rights not being respected due to the coronavirus.

  3. iPadre says:

    I talked about the four last things.

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    Great sermon Fr. Z, a feast: the Olivet Discourse, Josephus, the Temple in Jerusalem and the Cosmos, the Ark of the Covenant, the Flight to Pella and Normalcy Bias.

    Interesting points about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the harvest festival; also the Romans placing a statue of Zeus in the captured Temple which ended sacrifices, and Pachamama in St. Peter’s soon followed by the restriction of the Sacraments.

    Your mention of the fiery sword in the sky from Josephus and the Flight to Pella before the Romans arrived, the Ark absent from the Holy of Holies, the Temple Veil, lightning, trumpets, and Angels gathering the Elect rang a bell.

    Numbers 10, the Israelites in Sinai, after Mt. Sinai and now with the Ark:

    1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Make two silver trumpets; of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation, and for breaking camp. 3 And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

    11 In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony, 12 and the people of Israel set out by stages from the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.

    33 So they set out from the mount of the Lord three days’ journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them three days’ journey, to seek out a resting place for them. 34 And the cloud of the Lord was over them by day, whenever they set out from the camp.

    35 And whenever the ark set out, Moses said, “Arise, O Lord, and let thy enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.” 36 And when it rested, he said, “Return, O Lord, to the ten thousand thousands of Israel.”

    Habakkuk 3:3-4:

    God came from Teman,
    and the Holy One from Mount Paran.
    His glory covered the heavens,
    and the earth was full of his praise.

    His brightness was like the light,
    rays flashed from his hand;
    and there he veiled his power.

    “Heaven and Hell” by Vangelis:

    [I means a lot to me that you, whom I respect, paid such close attention. Kill.]

  5. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father! You could have rambled on and on, it was all wonderful.

    Thanks also to Semper Gumby!

  6. Semper Gumby says:

    God bless you Fr. Z and all faithful priests and bishops.

    You’re welcome Mariana2.

  7. Christ the King in my Novus Ordo parish. The priest–our pastor–gave a fine sermon. “Governments come and go,” he said, “but the reign of Jesus is forever.”

    The sanctuary looked very pretty, too, with vases of lovely fall flowers instead of the plain green plants that had been there for months. The chalice had a lovely cream-colored veil, which is unusual for my parish.

  8. Curate says:

    I preached on how, even though the prayers at Mass long for Christ’s second coming, there are many Christians who have completely ignored his first coming.

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