Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday of Advent “Rorate” – 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 your churches opening up? What was attendance like?

For my part,…

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  1. Gregg the Obscure says:

    His Excellency Abp. Aquila celebrated the 1030, which was a pleasant surprise. he is an outstanding homilist. my bullet points don’t do justice to how he said them.

    1. nothing shall be impossible for God.
    2. if you are open to the Holy Spirit, the Word of God is powerful to transform you.
    3. God is always faithful.
    4. the good things in our lives are all of God’s doing, not our own. if we rely on our own strength and our own will, we will fail and be disappointed. trust in the Lord.
    5. do not be afraid.
    6. re-read and reflect on the story of the Annunciation and consider what God is asking specifically of you.

    some of the above points echoed what i was counseled in confession yesterday. i am very blessed to have this confessor.

    the city’s attendance limit is 89, but i think we fell short of that by 10-15%. not sure why the shortfall as weather wasn’t an issue.

  2. acardnal says:

    I’ve been attending Mass locally but I also listen/watch Dr. Brant Pitre’s weekly lecture on the Sunday Mass readings on the internet. They are very enlightening. Centering on scriptural exegesis but ending with something from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I recommend him highly. I prefer them to bishop Robert Barron’s video.

  3. Kennedy says:

    I read the notices at our Novus Ordo Mass. The notice about Confessions being from 3.00 to 4.00 on Christmas Eve afternoon contradicted what the Fr Mark had said at the beginning of Mass, so I asked him for a clarification. The joy on the faces of the congregation when I announced that there would be Confessions all day starting from 9.00 a.m. was inspiring. Due to the China virus we haven’t been having the sacrament in our chaplaincy for months. The reaction made me think of Fr. Z and his exhortations.

  4. Rob83 says:

    Sermon was live at an EF, though the obligation hasn’t been in force for 9 months now. The requirement that the stewards of the mysteries of God be trustworthy from the epistle led to a connection with the petitions of the Our Father, Thy will be done.

  5. Ellen says:

    Father preached about all the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament and how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. We are going to have two Masses on Christmas Eve and two on Christmas day and if there is an overflow, we will send the overflow to the parish hall where Mass will be said by the parochial vicar. Our governor has discouraged celebrating Christmas. I plan to ignore him.

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