Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 16th Sunday after Pentecost (24th Ordinary – N.O.)

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.

What was attendance like?

Tell about attendance especially for the Traditional Latin Mass.  I was getting reports that it was way up.  But now COVID… again….  Tell me it doesn’t have a demonic component.

Was the Motu Proprio mentioned?  Any local changes or news?

For those of you who regularly viewed my live-streamed daily Masses – with their fervorini – for over a year, you might drop me a line.

I have some remarks about the TLM – HERE

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  1. Dave P. says:

    Another packed house at St. Stanislaus in Milwaukee, celebrating with a Solemn High Mass the arrival of Rev. Canon David Le, newly ordained. Canon Matthew Weaver (who is leaving for England) preached, and tied together the Epistle and Gospel regarding the practice of charity and humility. Canon Weaver’s preaching will be missed here.

  2. mrs wu says:

    A good Wyoming priest I heard on Sunday, an adult convert to the faith, remarked on some of the Protestant preaching he’d heard in the 1970s and 1980s, the notion that once a person accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, life would be a Teflon slide of bliss. The health/wealth/prosperity gospel, so-called. This priest soberly commented, “That has not been my experience.” Instead, as Sunday’s gospel mentioned, disciples of Christ are to take up the cross, and follow their Savior. “It has not always been easy,” Father said, “but it has been worth it.” He’s scheduled for heart surgery this week; I keep thinking of his priestly testimony: “It has been worth it.” Prayers, please, for Fr. O. of Wyoming.

  3. kurtmasur says:

    Almost two months since TC, our TLM community continues completely unchanged. Even the readings continue to be in Latin only. God willing, may TC continue being ignored.

  4. High Mass in Nashville was more packed than usual–Father was in St. Louis for his 25th ordination anniversary, which meant there was no Saturday evening TLM, so that may have been the reason. The celebrant was the unbelievably young-looking assistant vocations director for the diocese; he preached on grace and how the theological virtues make us see God as He sees Himself, and others as He sees them.
    We got what Father called “a real traditional Mass experience”: the power went out a few minutes before Mass started. That meant, of course, no AC… Poor Father!

  5. pcg says:

    Missa Cantata this weekend; attendance is consistently up since MP. Father’s sermon centered on The Cross and how we cannot hope to follow Christ unless we take it up every day.

  6. Jim says:

    We have a weekly diocesan Missa Cantata, celebrated by a remarkable young priest who gives wonderfully edifying homilies. Between his demeanor and his homilies, he’s drawing a crowd. Our attendance is steadily increasing although there is still plenty of room. Our attendance is up about 50% over what it was at the beginning of the summer and seems to be continuing to increase. Hoping for SRO soon! This week he juxtaposed Christ’s humility and the call to penance/humility with ‘Friend, go up higher.’

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