Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 19th Sunday after Pentecost (27th 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.

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. Josephus Corvus says:

    Standard N.O. Mass:

    Father started with the first reading about the creation of Eve and brought up something the Middle Ages – that Eve was not taken from Adam’s head as his superior, or from his foot to be trampled by him, but from his rib to be at is his side as his equal and near his heart for him to love.

    Then Father progressed to the Gospel and gave a good sermon adhering to Catholic teaching on marriage, including divorce and and homosexual marriage. He mentioned how far society has gone from God’s teaching, even in what male and female means or that they can be changed. He said a lot of you might know people in these situations and it is our duty to promote genuine Catholic teaching with charity. He also said that anyone in the pews in any of those situation should study more about Church teaching and pray for help in getting their lives back in order. He acknowledged that some of what he was saying might be viewed by some as “hate speech” and some day might officially be deemed as such, but he needs to present Catholic teaching.

    All good. Now for the clincher. This priest is a …. JESUIT!!!!

    (Pray for him. A priest with his beliefs in the that particular order sound like he’s skating on thin ice.)

  2. Diocesan TLM, numbers are down a little since the start of football season. We are an afternoon Mass. There is a morning option at another nearby parish.

    Father preached on the Epistle, about putting in the new man. And where did the old man go? Good stuff, and zero inclusive language.

  3. acardnal says:

    Ordinary Form Mass. Father gave an excellent speech in accord with traditional Catholic teaching about marriage and that one cannot receive the sacraments – including holy communion – if they are divorced (from a sacramental marriage) and remarried civilly. But he encouraged them to attend Mass regularly.

  4. acardnal says:

    Addendum: He added that they can receive the sacraments IF they are living as “brother and sister”, i.e. no sexual relations.

  5. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Awesome homily. i am about to write a letter of compliment to the rector.

    after waxing rhapsodic about his retreat this past week, he repeated a line he’s used before that Our Lord and Our Lady are fully human, but we sinners aren’t because sin so damages our humanity. He then discussed some sins that, because they are “hot button issues”, aren’t often mentioned including divorce, same sex “marriage”, and contraception and that all of these are grave because they go to the root of what it is to be human. but never forget that there is hope for every sinner.

    also first time i’ve seen him wearing a traditional-style chasuble.

  6. Dave P. says:

    Couldn’t hear clearly from the back, but it was a packed house for St Stanislaus at the 8 am Low Mass. Afterwards was our first Doughnut Sunday in ages, a book sale, and a sendoff for Canon Matthew Weaver, who has been transferred to England. We will miss his excellent preaching…

  7. Another great homily by iPadre at our 9am classical rite Mass: To whit: think of how different our world would have been had Christian forces NOT defeated the mohamedans at the Battle of Lepanto and managed to subjugate Europe.

    Chew on that for a while. Are we not facing much of the same against the forces of evil today? And from some of the same quarters.

    Discussion for Zednet this evenjng, for sure.

  8. teomatteo says:

    TLM. Father spoke of the power of the rosary. He recounted the Battle of Lepanto. His interesting comparison was David vs Goliath and he referenced that young David just brought with him five stones. Five decades of the rosary. The 24 year old D.Juan of Austria (?) that lead the undermanned, fleet was like that young David but the rosary was the kicker. Another good homily.

  9. Cornelius says:

    At a Diocesan TLM, Fr said the man who comes to the King’s wedding feast improperly dressed and gets thrown out (the day’s Scripture reading) is like the Catholic who receives Holy Communion but is not in a state of grace.

  10. visigrad22 says:

    Well attended monthly TLM at Cathedral. A Missa Cantata with a Beautiful Homily on The power of The Rosary !!!!!!

  11. Ms. M-S says:

    At the TLM, Father spoke of the power of the rosary at Lepanto in averting the threat of Islam against Christianity. From there he detailed all the reviving attacks of Muslims on Christians worldwide, the growth of Muslim populations throughout formerly strongly Christian countries, and the deadly combination of that growth with the growth of atheism, both overt and virtual, throughout the world. He then spoke of the real power of the rosary and exhorted us to say it constantly.

  12. JonPatrick says:

    At our NO Mass Father gave a strong homily about the need to respect life and condemned those who profess to be Catholic but act to pass laws that go against Catholic teaching on the sanctity of life.

    We also had a similar homily Saturday morning at our monthly First Saturday TLM which seems to be growing in attendance, there being several new faces. There were also long lines at the confessional requiring Father to go back in after mass to hear more confessions.

  13. misanthrope says:

    As usual, a very crowded 8:00 am low Mass filled with young families and their children. Father discussed the importance of confession and the overwhelming beauty of a soul in the state of grace as expressed by St. Catherine. Mass attendance continues to grow, with no changes (yet) in our diocese post PF1’s recent announcement.

    Neighboring diocese (Cincinnati) undertaking massive church consolidation euphemistically labeled ‘Beacons of Light’ . I think ‘Beacons of Lights Out’ would be more a more appropriate moniker……

  14. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Still going to the Catholic chapel at a university. Father warned people with young kids that he was going to do a homily about grownup marriage stuff and that they might want to take their kids out. I don’t think anyone did, so Father apparently tried not to come right out and say anything kids would question.

    Basically told college students that if you are going too far with someone, before marriage, you are simultaneously telling them that you love them, and that you don’t care about them. Because if you really loved them forever, you’d be married or you’d be abstaining until you can. Having happy fuzzy feelings means nothing if you are also using that person for whatever you can get, even if the other person is doing the same to you. Also, people doing this need to repent, go to Confession, and amend their lives, so that they can actually love their beloveds for themselves and not for what they can get, and so that they train themselves for faithfulness and perseverance in marriage and in raising kids.

    Everybody listened hard, except for the bored young kids…..

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