Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 24th & Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King – 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 (jabbed or not!), 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 written remarks about the TLM – HERE “This is Our Time, Come What May!”

And there’s this.

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  2. Angelo Tan says:

    Our family attended Mass in the Ordinary Form. Our parish priest made an excellent homily, focusing on the true reign of Christ in our hearts, in our conduct, in our daily life, in our families, and in our society at large. He also said that we must not bow down to the “prime ministers” of this world when morality and human laws are twisted in favor of our own unruly desires, but only to be subject to the supreme ruler of our souls, Christ Jesus our Lord.

  3. TopSully says:

    NO for me, Father made the point that we aren’t used to kings and royal imagery but our King needs to foremost in our minds. And he said “Latin is a Holy language, no one ever cusses in Latin.” :- )

  4. visigrad22 says:

    Extrordinary Form…Extraordinary Homily on the ‘abomination of desolation’ which has been going on for the past 60 years……left with much to ponder.

  5. Kathie says:

    Latin Mass yesterday with almost full capacity (though in the small narthex due to construction) and a robust homily. Today’s homily at NO Mass was perhaps the best I have ever heard. My wonderful pastor talked about how the feast of Christ the King started as a responsed to the errors and dangers of communism in the early 1900’s and how easy it is for the world to become seduced by a global lie. Father quoted Hitler (a first for him, he admitted) when he wrote: “tell a very large lie, if you have to tell one. People will be more apt to believe it.” Then Father talked about the importance of the formation of a true Catholic conscience. It was magnificent. (and surely would put him in jail in a few short months)

  6. Jim Dorchak says:

    We heard an Awesome sermon today! Over the internet. I learned so much about the end times and how history has played in the reading and how it was speaking to the last generation of Israel and how it formed a warning for US today. Loved it. Learned a lot. Thanks Fr. Z

  7. NancyP says:

    NO Mass this morning. Our pastor gave a great homily about why people abandon their faith and become cynical about our country…because, he said, we have stopped learning about our heroes. He encouraged everyone to share stories about Christ and about the saints (and about some true American heroes, too) and offered suggestions for how we can do that. He tied it all into today’s feast by pointing out that we have to remember that Christ is indeed King of the Universe and it is only through Him that we can find true happiness and be allowed to enter the place He has prepared for us…and we are supposed to share this with everyone. It was better than I’m making it sound, for sure.

    I find it encouraging that the idea for Father’s homily today came from a conversation he had with some parishioners during a recent meeting of our men’s group. One of the other participants wrote Father an email about the discussion and Father shared this gentleman’s clear, concise thoughts on why we need to focus on letting Christ be in charge of our lives. Of course, I don’t know who wrote the email, but I’m glad he did.

  8. Dad of Six says:

    Twice blessed again this weekend with NO yesterday with the in-laws (not able to drive and NO is their preference) and TLM today as we sing in the choir. Attendance continues to creep up in my humble opinion at our TLM. Many more people of all ages since the beginning of the year.

    In honor of Stir Up Sunday we launched two small Christmas puddings. They will join a large one created this past January that has been mellowing in all its goodness. All three will be consumed at upcoming family / family and friends events.

    Had the kids and grandkids over for a wood stacking party after Holy Mass. I estimate enough seasoned wood for two winters of burning. We followed up with homemade vegetable beef soup with several breads and desserts.

  9. Philliesgirl says:

    NO some more people in attendance that I haven’t seen for a while, I wonder if people were gearing themselves up for the return of the Sunday obligation on the First Sunday of Advent (here in England and Wales). We had a First Holy Communion so the sermon was largely concerned with the Eucharist (our parish priest never refers to Holy Communion in any way other than the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus). He did end by saying that he has received the synod information from the diocese but he hadn’t had time to ‘get his head around it’. He assured us that he would be issuing it on the parish website soon, but he would like to emphasise that any response from us, the laity, should be informed by Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the perennial teachings of the Church. He did make a private remark to me and one other person after the Friday morning Mass that he would really like to only ask for comments from the parishioners who would say the right things!

  10. JonPatrick says:

    Visiting family down in MA so went to NO mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Worcester MA an ethnic Polish parish with an absolutely beautiful church, almost made me cry to see the interior. Still has its marble high altar, would because great setting for a traditional Latin mass.

    Mass was very reverent, vested chalice, properly vested altar boys, patens at communion. The deacon gave the homily and spoke about the need for Christ as King to be the center of our lives. He spoke about the importance of the tabernacle in the center of the altar and how a priest friend of his had been assigned to a parish where their tabernacle was off to the side and how he had worked to convince the parish to move it to its proper place in the center where the presiders chair had been. Symbolic of how Christ should be for us. He spoke about his experience in prison ministry of the hunger for God’s love in the inmates he met and the importance of bringing Christ to them.

  11. JMody says:

    Every person’s a gift, and every thing is a gift. All of our problems stem from losing sight of this perspective.

    Father then went onto talk about Pius XI’s wishes for the feast day of Christ the King, how he wanted to accentuate it against All Saints’ Day, and how V2 wanted to compare it to the end of the world, and so moved it to the end of the liturgical year (in apparent blatant contradiction of Quas Primas, but Fr didn’t go into that). He then contrasted a worldview of Christ as King with a worldview of myself as King, and he masterfully avoided politics to speak about the drug cartels (an issue here at the border, to be sure) – do I have power to maim and mutilate and command worship and extort and rob, or is all this a gift, from God? Do all my potential victims deserve it for standing between me and what I want, or are they gifts from God, to be respected and aided? Is my business to enrich me, at ANY cost, or is it to enrich the lives of everyone, if they are all gifts from God?

    It really was very, very good. First time I felt like asking him for a copy of his notes …

  12. waalaw says:

    Courtesy of St. Vitus in San Fernando, CA:

    If you raise your children, you can spoil your grandchildren; but if you spoil your children, you may (have to) raise your grandchildren.

    My wife and I have seen this play out in the real world.

  13. waalaw says:

    Courtesy of St. Vitus in San Fernando, CA:

    If you raise your children, you can spoil your grandchildren; but if you spoil your children, you may (have to) raise your grandchildren.

    My wife and I have seen this play out in the real world.

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