Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 21st Sunday after Pentecost (29th Ordinary – N.O.)

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff.

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday obligation (or, maybe still none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was.

What was attendance like?

Tell about attendance especially for the Traditional Latin Mass.  I was getting reports that it is way up.

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.  There are developments.

I have some remarks about the TLM – HERE

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  1. redneckpride4ever says:

    The priest from the SSPX drives up here from Connecticut and offers Mass at 2 PM, so I can’t report on today’s sermon yet.

    However, if you would like to hear of some good fruits:

    Back in 2019 when the Feeneyites in Richmond, NH had their falling out, our Bishop arranged for the FSSP to have TLM in a mission church of a NO parish. The TLM was packed and the NO mass drew about 32 people.

    Fast forward a couple years. The priests of the NO parish were overworked, offering 10 Masses or so. The Diocese arranged a second TLM at the mission church and abolished the low turnout NO Mass. This helped relieve the parish priests and resulted in 2 TLMs packed to the brim.

    This organic development lead to the FSSP being weekly visiting priests and the church, although of an NO parish, becoming a full time outpost of theirs. This includes things like Stations of the Cross and the beautiful pre-55 Holy Week. The Easter Vigil was the most beautiful Mass I have ever attended in my entire life.

    This year the mission church was handed to Rev. Hugues Beaugrand I.B.P. and made into it’s own parish. Praise be to God!

  2. Charivari Rob says:

    Part of Father’s homily touched on “faith for the long haul, love for the long haul”.
    Personally, couldn’t have come at a better time. I have had some mounting frustrations about assorted matters, including a particularly annoying incident this very morning, and a reminder that this, too, shall pass was quite helpful.

  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    had a guest homilist today, a missionary working in a rural third-world community. of course he was asking for money and prayers to support the mission and he did so well. he mentioned that his absence for fund-raising meant that his two parishes were without Mass this week as there are not sufficient priests in that country to cover. he mentioned that his parishioners were praying for our parish’s recovery from the recent vandalism.

    he brought along truly impressive prayer cards in the unusual 3×5 size. on the obverse, a traditional depiction of the Blessed Mother under the title Our Lady of Good Success.

    the prayer concludes: Our Lady of Good Success, you who are the all-powerful intercessor before the Most Holy Trinity, hear and answer my request – so long as it contributes to the salvation of my soul and the glory and exaltation of Holy Mother Church.

    very glad i was able to contribute.

    attendance today was not good. i particularly noticed that many older folks who usually attend were not present. on a brighter note, more and more people are receiving on the tongue and more are kneeling to receive as well.

    the vandal from last week has been arrested and charged. she also disrupted a Mass at a parish in the outer suburbs and was charged in connection with that as well.

  4. teomatteo says:

    “Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday ”
    Yes. TLM. I’ve for some years now been ‘puzzled up’ by the facts: 1) God is the perfect Judge and 2) He is merciful. And the corrollary, at our judgment we need God’s mercy for heaven. Our preist’s homily explained this for me. “Well done” i said to him on our way out.

  5. Liz says:

    Mass was normal…fairly full. TLM

    Father’s sermon was so good. He spoke about Immaculee Illibagiza, author the Left to Tell, forgiving those who brutally killed her family. He spoke about how we shouldn’t go to confessional asking to be forgiven if we are not ready to forgive others, and how we will be judged as we judge others. It was one of those where you squirm a little and think and pray a lot!

  6. JSzczuka says:

    TLM – We also heard a good, hard-hitting sermon about forgiveness. Father encouraged soul-searching evaluation of ourselves in that regard. I for one was convicted because, although I worked hard to have forgiven all the “big” wrongs done to me, I realized that didn’t stop the small day to day resentments and gripes, tolerated in myself, then forgotten about, but not really forgiven.

  7. bigtex says:

    TLM. Topic was forgiveness. Fr. said we are only required to forgive others if they are contrite and ask for forgiveness. We should be like the prodigal son’s father, in that regard.

  8. DCLex says:

    In SPX Florida, after a packed, SRO 9:30am High Mass the Annual Rosary March for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Procession line stretched a quarter mile long.

  9. redneckpride4ever says:

    Fr. Pieroni, SSPX, gave a fantastic sermon on forgiveness. He pointed out to forgive does not mean be apathetic (Christ told the woman to sin no more). If we don’t show charity we are in essence responsible for “throwing ourselves to the torturers”.

    Turnout is so-so but consistent (this chapel has usually been off anyone’s radar).

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