Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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 Masses for the 1st Sunday of Lent?

Tell about attendance especially for the Traditional Latin Mass.  I hear that it is growing.  Of COURSE.

Any local changes or (hopefully good) news?

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 written remarks about the TLM Mass for this Sunday – HERE


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  1. Tbraun says:

    NO mass was about 2/3 of normal attendance. It was stormy during the mass. So many older people may have decided to wait for better driving weather.

    I’m afraid the preaching was not very memorable, but Father did invite us to the Ignatian (I think) practice of putting oneself in the position of someone in the narrative. Father actually focused on Andrew who though was the one to bring Simon to Jesus, was not mentioned very much after that in any of the Gospels. So we too may not see tremendous signs first hand or work miracles but we can nonetheless do great things for the kingdom by following the Lord’s will.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    Thank you Father Z, we couldn’t go to Mass today due to a slight illness, so your article is our homily. It’s a beautiful thing, to ponder the Transfiguration. I always identify with Peter, who was shushed by God and it must have been humbling. He meant well.

  3. Uniaux says:

    Went to the Byzantine church this Sunday, so instead of the transfiguration, the Gospel was on the healing of the paralytic. The sermon, however, was on St. Gregory Palamas whom the Byzantine calendar commemorates on the second Sunday of the Great Fast.

    The central point which Fr. made was on St. Gregory’s perpetual practice of hesychasm: the emptying out of the self through the Jesus prayer so that only himself and God remained. This apparently coming from a very literal application of the exhortation to pray unceasingly.

    Other small details included that there are no females on Mt. Athos (where St. Gregory Palamas’ monastery was), which includes the livestock. And that after he was made abbot, he was chased out since his rule was too strict. And that he would pray with his head between his legs, thus leading his detractors to deem him a “navel gazer.”

  4. nasman2 says:

    Our TLM has grown significantly since the COVID lockdowns. Even better news is the attendance retention. We also have a Knights of Columbus council that has seen a boon in membership which has resulted in the average age of the council being under 70 years old, by a bunch.

    The sermon focused on the Transfiguration and also how Christ makes himself available to us. Do we do offer ourself to Him through prayer, sacrifice, penance and reception of the sacraments?

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