Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (30th 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. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Homily about healing of Bartimaeus. “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me” is a good short prayer.

    A little about redemptive suffering (which apparently is a sensitive topic these days, but what isn’t). And the real point of healing miracles by Jesus is that he’s more concerned about forgiving sins, in most cases, and the healing is a sign to show that the sin bit is also something He has power to do. And Bartimaeus followed Jesus after that.

    Also pointed out that Jesus’ healing of Bartimaeus is still helping people believe, 2000 years later.

    Btw, I’ve been listening to the audiobook of “The Memoirs of St. Peter” by Michael Pakaluk, which is a new translation of, and commentary on, Mark. Very Catholic, very helpful. Pakaluk is an Aristotle guy, so you get random Aristotle refs too.

  2. Suburbanbanshee says:

    I forgot to say that attendance was good. Last weekend was a long weekend, so a lot of college kids went home or were at the retreat; but this weekend it was packed.

  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Since the first reading and Gospel both prominently feature disabled people, some very concrete thoughts on our duties to our disabled neighbors as well as confidently asking the Lord for healing of our own infirmities just as Bartimaeus did.

    Overall attendance wasn’t great. Many 60+ folks i’m used to seeing were absent. perhaps the recent vandalism spooked them. OTOH seeing more twenty-somethings and families with young children.

  4. Greg Hlatky says:

    A very chilling sermon about particular and general judgement.

    Attendance at my TLM parish is way up. The numbers at 7:00 AM Mass is getting larger and larger and the line outside for the 8:15 stretches the length of the building.

    I believe that when I joined there were some 200 families. Four years later there are nearly 600.

  5. beelady says:

    The homily was so-so at my parish so I came home and looked for a homily online.
    I found this one from Fr. Mike Schmitz, it is fantastic!! He talks about the human tendency to discouragement and how we are “allowed to lose but not allowed to quit”. It was just what I needed to hear, Praise God!

  6. JonPatrick says:

    Away from home for the second weekend in a row doing some construction work on someone’s house so we attended church at a parish we had been to before, N.O. but the congregation seems reverent and the preaching good. The music – well we are only supposed to say good things. Attendance was a little sparse the second weekend, maybe because we were at the later mass. One feature at this church were kneelers at the front for those wishing to receive kneeling and on the tongue which several parishioners took advantage of. I wish all NO parishes had this.

    We are all like Bartimaeus in that we all have needs that only God can satisfy. An interesting detail is that Bartimaeus leaves his cloak behind when he goes to Jesus – probably the only item he owned and one that was essential to him. However his faith is such that he leaves it behind as he knows Jesus will provide for him what he really needs.

  7. adriennep says:

    Our diocesan priest for the only TLM within 3 hours is Fr. Stephen Kenyon, 30 years old and brilliant. He recently even caught the attention of a local evangelical media guy with this sermon called Marxism and Modernism. All of them are posted here at Sacred Heart (eventually).

    We are blessed beyond words, and the good news is that Archbishop Sample is doubling down and asking another local priest to help him by learning the Latin Mass. Oh yes, and attendance is growing and overflowing with young families and their adorable children and babies everywhere.

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