Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 7th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 17th 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 the 7th Sunday after Pentecost (17th Ordinary in the Novus)?

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

Any local changes or (hopefully good) news?

A few thoughts of my own, HERE.

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  1. dutchessoftexas says:

    Standing room only at our diocesan 10am TLM. Our current restrictions are that our TLM is limited to Sundays, HDOs, and feast days- and since we have a daily noon TLM, my priest says that “every day is a feast day” and thus offers the Latin Mass each day.

    My priest is currently going through the virtues for his Sunday homilies and today he taught on prudence. He warned us against “woke culture” and the world’s lack of reasoning.

  2. summorumpontificum777 says:

    So, I was traveling today and not at my usual parish. I attended the morning high TLM at a beautiful church in a beautiful city. I’m not going to say anything too specific about the location because I don’t want to put a target on any parish’s back.

    With the bad news coming fast and furious out of places like Chicago and D.C. and Savannah, I was truly heartened by what I saw today. (1) A packed church. (2) A YOUNG congregation. Honestly, if I had to guesstimate the median age of attendees, I’d put it around 28. (3) An attractive, successful looking crowd. These are not the weirdo-loser-oddball fanatics imagined in the halls of the Vatican. These are people with jobs and money and brains who would be a credit to any parish. (4) A fertile crowd. Numerous children and babies in strollers were in attendance. (5) An independent-minded, faith-filled crowd. From the family with three young daughters enthusiastically belting out “Salve Regina” to the young college-aged men leading the rosary before Mass to the tattooed young woman smoking cigarettes on steps after Mass, these are people who are the polar opposite of the rigid, closed-minded cosplayers hammered in papal diatribes on a weekly basis.

    These people are exactly where they want to be and need to be, doing what they’re doing and practicing their Catholic faith. Can one elderly man, no matter how powerful, simply will all these people out of existence? That’s been the language coming out of places like D.C. and Chicago lately, i.e., “The Holy Father wills it.” The image I have is of the Holy Father looking at the congregation I joined today and saying, Billy Mumy-style, “You’re all very bad people and very bad Catholics. I’m wishing you into the cornfield.” But that’s not reality. We can’t be wished into the cornfield. Yes, they can shut down our Masses and shutter our churches and scatter us, and they’re already doing that, but there are too many of us now, and we’re too strong to be simply wished away.

  3. APX says:

    Traditionalists are traditional in every aspect of Catholicism except for how they treat priests, bishops, cardinals, and the Pope. Traditional Catholics shouldn’t gossip about the clergy, but rather correct them privately, if that doesn’t work, take one or two others with you to correct them, and only after that does one raise it to the next level.

    Someone from the parish criticized him for going to concelebrate Mass with the Pope in Edmonton and he addressed that too. That as a convert from Anglicanism, without the Pope, he wouldn’t be Catholic, nor would the rest of the Anglican converts in the Ordinariate.

  4. DCLex says:

    Saddest homily I ever heard at Old St. Mary’s.

  5. Not says:

    One of our Priest spoke of “By their fruits you shall know them!” He then went on and called out the 3 Bishops by name who are shutting down the Latin Mass in their Diocese. Wolves in sheep’s clothing! God Bless him and all good priest.

  6. Lurker 59 says:


    …correcting privately….

    Those scriptural passages that you are referencing are about private matters. Catholics should indeed go out of their way to keep private matters private. A man has a right to their public good name, even if they are not good in private. There has to be good reason to publically reveal private sins.

    According to prudence and charity, someone who is publically sinning egregiously and/or creating scandal may be publically addressed without the need to privately correct. It is often the case that those in authority who are abusing their office (secular or ecclesial) cannot be addressed privately by those below them.

    Consider this: You notice the mayor of the town putting poison into the drinking water. Do you correct him privately or do you publically warn people against drinking that water?

    It is not traditionalism that causes people to grumble and gossip — heterodox people do that just as much (if not more). It is a lack of charity that does it.


    Local NO Mass was decent. The new priest is making headway in continuing to develop the liturgical life of the parish. The homily was good — some missed opportunities to make things practical.

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