Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 19th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 29th 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 19h Sunday after Pentecost (29th 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?

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  1. thomas.merkle says:

    Fr. A. used the opportunity of this coming Tuesday‘a anniversary of the founding of the FSSP to preach on the FSSP’s charism, sanctification of the priest; of the overwhelming reason for a priest’s existence being to offer the sacrifice of the Mass, and to offer himself as a victim as does the High Priest Jesus Christ. The fruits of the FSSP’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, including the ‘miracle’ of PF’s letter confirming the global right of the FSSP to continue living their charism and their priestly society’s pontifical right as per their original constitutions—on the very day of completion of the Society’s consecration novena in its many parishes and chapels.
    Finally, a request as many parishioners as possible support the Confraternity of the FSSP with their daily prayer for continued sanctification of its priests.

  2. Jim Dorchak says:

    Saturday 15 October evening Mass.

    We had the joy of going to the Novos Ordo Missa for the first time in over 29 months here in Chile!

    Gracias Dios! Praise God! Oh how we have waited.

    First NEW catholic COVID RITE RULES: (for all of Chile I believe)
    No more shakey the hand thingey at the peace conference part of Mass.
    Communion Line Mandatory Spraying of the fingers and hand (Note FINGERS).
    The priest (who is masked and has slathered in hand sani in a separate masking and slathering RITE at the altar with the deacons aid) will present communion to the communicant with his pinchy fingers and you are to take the communion with your pinchy fingers only!
    You may wear your mask if you like and it is encouraged. (some did)
    No mask required.
    We could sit together as a family.
    We did sing.

    Now to the sermon. It was in Spanish as expected and was basically Jesus loves us and walks with us. The priest did not read the gospel. He sat in his chair in front of the altar with his back to Jesus during the Gospel Reading. (As a side note he is very healthy and has no problem standing).

    The sermon was presented Dr. Phil Style. Sitting in his chair in front of the altar holding the microphone in his hand. He took questions and people chimed in support for the whole Jesus loves us all theme, Oh and he walks with us and listens to us too.

    We did not go to communion as a family, because we have not been able to go to confession for about 8 months. (Confession is not available before or after Mass it was a Saturday evening Mass).

    Mass was beautiful? no. Uplifting? no. Enriching? no. Short? yes. Fulfilling? no. Did it gave glory to God and Jesus his son? not so much. mass was entertaining? in a sick sad comedy sort of way yes.

    Mass was very basically, barely minimally adequate. Nada Mas.

    Do not get me wrong. I am happy the doors were open and a Priest was there to say the HOLY SACRIFICE of the Mass, but if it was a movie, I would have left early and asked for my money back. If it was a used care or NEW CAR, I would have gone somewhere else to buy or not bought at all.
    Was the Mass a Perfect Sacrifice ? Sadly not so much. Did Mass in its transcendence, symbolism, sacredness fulfill its ability to transmit all that we believe as Catholics without confusion? Sadly no. Now i get that whole vomit out the luke-warm thing.

    No wonder Mary cries.
    Jim in Chile.

  3. Brian64 says:

    Father likened the “exterior darkness” of the day’s Gospel to Hell. He maintained that it is real and that there are souls there. Imagine! He discussed the “pain of loss” (separation from the presence of God), and the “pain of sense” (the physical pain, often described as fire). He explained that the existence of Hell is not contradictory to an all-loving, God, but actually the perfect love of God. Nobody is in Hell against his will. Those souls in Hell chose to be there. They chose to disregard God’s laws. And given the chance to go to Heaven they wouldn’t. For even though they may hate the suffering the are undergoing, they hate God with all their hearts. In fact, that is all they do for all eternity: suffer and hate.
    This sermon is not yet online, but for 11+ years of solid preaching, see:

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