Your Sunday Sermon Notes: Trinity Sunday

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 your Mass of obligation for Trinity Sunday?

Also, since this is a day when some priests or deacons absolutely go to the zoo in trying to talk about the Trinity, did you hear any really good heresy today, or something just plain stupid?   We can have an exception to just good stuff this week.

Tell about attendance especially for the Traditional Latin Mass.  I hear that it is growing.  Of COURSE.   The church was jammed in Rome.  As “diverse” a crowd as you will see anywhere other than a major international airport.

Any local changes or (hopefully good) news?


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  1. Charivari Rob says:

    On the road this week. Beginning to doubt my memory. Father went with “one chord consisting of three notes” – I can’t believe I never heard anyone use that before, but there it is.

  2. grateful says:

    Fr Joseph presents a very comprehensive homily on the Trinity on EWTN.
    He even mentions THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER, given to the children from the angel at Fatima: “MOST HOLY TRINITY, I adore Thee! My God, My God,
    I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament’.
    (homily begins at 9:00)

  3. matt from az says:

    Today’s sermon was going pretty well for a bit when Father went off the rails and stumbled into the heresy of Modalism.
    There is a language problem, because he is not a native English speaker. However, his sermon is translated and shown on the screen during his sermon so we can read along if we’re not good at understanding through his thick accent.
    This means that he wrote Modalism and someone translated Modalism. No one caught it except me in the pew. I wasn’t about to shout, “That’s Modalism you dumb SOB!!!” during Mass. I’ve stopped doing that because it embarrasses the kids.
    This was at the Novus Ordo Mass this morning.
    At least the other priest wasn’t there to start his sermon with a story. It’s like, “Hey, Father, we just heard three passages from the Bible. I don’t need you to tell me a fourth story from Reader’s Digest. Tell me what the days readings were about.” I’ll take a clear heresy over silly dipshittery any day.

  4. At our diocesan TLM (which exists for now on borrowed time) Father explained the Trinity in relation to the Sign of the Cross and the Nicean Creed. Simple and relatable but he steered clear of heresy. He went on to explain the Arian heresy to us.

    The Mass was crowded as usual. There are currently two diocesan TLMs on Sundays. The proposal from the chancery, being “studied,” is to consolidate us at the other parish, and limit Sunday TLM to twice monthly. Pray for us (Diocese of Buffalo).

  5. JonPatrick says:

    We didn’t have a sermon about the Trinity as we attended the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy (Melkite Greek Catholic Church) where the Sunday after Pentecost is All Saints day. Proclaiming the Word of God isn’t about standing on street corners and asking people if they have been saved. It is following the example of John the Baptist – He must increase and I must decrease. Being Christ to other people especially the poor.

  6. Not says:

    Father started by showing everyone that he was wearing lace.

  7. pcg says:

    Sermon for Trinity Sunday was not notable per se, but attendance was really good. It struck me while reading something that referred to the Trinity as “Him”…my poor mind wants to default to “they”!

  8. hwriggles4 says:

    Our Parochial Vicar gave a homily last night about how the Trinity is one God in three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) and the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit work together. Our Parochial Vicar related this to how we need community and we cannot live as hermits – we all need help and support. I thanked him afterward for NOT mentioning shamrocks.

    Our pastor, a former Episcopal priest, likes to say (yes, seriously) “if a clergyman preaches that the Trinity is not important, back away, get in your car, and find another church.”

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