Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday of Advent “Gaudete” – POLL

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?

And there’s this.

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 still need audio solutions, since the room is pretty “hot”.  Wall hangings, maybe.  And there is now a good chat area alternative for a select group.

I have some written remarks about the TLM Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Advent – HERE


Remember… real priests wear rosacea!

Rose madder:

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  1. LDP says:

    I attended my local weekly EF Low Mass. There were a few younger faces in the congregation which was really good to see. Rose vestments were used. There was neither a good nor bad point made in the sermon as there was no sermon. As often seems to be the case, as soon as the Gospel ends it is straight into the Creed and no sermon is preached. I can only remember hearing one sermon preached in the last couple of months or so by our regular priest here. Occasionally the Gospel is read in English before the Creed (even more seldom is the Epistle read in English too), although this is rare. Ultimately, I am just very glad and appreciative to be able to attend an EF Mass (I know many are not so lucky) but I do miss a well-preached sermon and would love to be able to give Fr Z a better – and perhaps more positive – comment to his post! I think my main worry is that the absence of the sermon and readings of the Epistle/Gospel in English may put off any newcomers not familiar with the EF – they would likely not have a missal to read the readings in English as I do. I thought sermons were mandatory on Sundays (correct me if wrong) and with TC breathing down our necks, which requested the readings to be repeated in English (again correct me if wrong), I do also worry that if any unfriendly Catholics opposed to tradition were to find out about the absence of both of these, then it could provide a ‘useful’ pretext for getting our Mass cancelled. Nevertheless, I am quite new to the EF myself, having started attending it regularly only since TC, and the priest is highly experienced and has been celebrating it for many years, so I am hesitant to ask him, or a more experienced member of the congregation, about why we don’t have a sermon preached more often.

  2. Not says:

    Here in the Archdiocese of Boston ,our dear Cardinal, good buddies with Pope Francis just decreed we must wear mask AGAIN! My question is should we be wearing mask matching the vestments? If this had been decreed last sunday I am sure we could have found Rose/pink mask. WHEN WILL THE INSANITY STOP!!!

  3. JonPatrick says:

    Traveling again so attended the Divine Liturgy of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church which being Eastern Rite does not observe Advent as such and therefore no rose or purple anything. However the Gospel was I thought appropriate for this time of year, the man who prepares a feast and invites people all of whom beg off because of some worldly preoccupation – new yoke of oxen, new farm, getting married. He therefore tells his servants to invite the blind, crippled, and lame. The man of course represents God and the feast is his kingdom. The original invitees represent those of the old covenant who are wrapped up in their worldly pursuits. He therefore invites others who represent the Gentiles.

  4. RusticWife says:

    At my ICKSP parish, it seems that every week there are more YOUNG families. We didn’t have Catechism in 2020-21 due to the scamdemic, but from 2019-20 until this year, our Catechism program more than doubled and we now have more than 200 children enrolled! Insane!
    Our Bishop (PGH) has brought the hammer down in the diocese and has basically stopped any TLM outside of the ICKSP parish (with the exception of ONE Sunday Mass / month at 2 pm). He has even forbidden priests from having a PRIVATE TLM!!!!

  5. iamlucky13 says:

    I don’t know how to describe the shade of rose. It was a muted, almost dusty shade – like a dried rose petal. I can at least say the chasuble was an older style, more similar to a scapular.

    Attendance (Novus ordo) is still down compared to before the pandemic.

    My short summary of the homily was: Rejoice, because you might be going to hell.

    In more detail, father discussed how common it is to just assume we’re going to heaven automatically, because we all tend to think we’re generally good people.

    If we don’t believe we could go to hell, Christ’s birth doesn’t have as much meaning, but it is specifically because of this fear that having a Savior is so important.

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