Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (33rd Ordinary – N.O.)

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 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (33rd 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?

I have a few thoughts about the Gospel HERE.

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  1. iPadre says:

    I preached about the Four Last Things at all Masses. When talking about heaven, I recounted Our Lord’s words “The kingdom of God is among you.” And how those living in a state of grace and in union with Christ already begin their heaven on earth. And so it is for those who reject Christ/ God, the kingdom of Satan is also among us. Those who live in opposition to God already begin their hell on earth. I remember gazing into the eyes of a contemplative Nun. You can see the light of Christ in her eyes and get a view of heaven because the “eyes are a lamp to the soul.” The same with one who works for the other side. “If your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness.”

  2. Cornelius says:

    At an SSPX Mass, which was full to capacity in a moderate sized chapel, the priest said that the Church is now mocked, vilified, blasphemed, as she always has been, with the difference now being that the mockery, vilification, and blasphemy now comes from within the Church.

    The highest prelates in the Church now mock and condemn her millennia-old teachings in public.

    Indeed they do.

  3. Ame E. says:

    Father spoke about the fact that there are three raisings from the dead in the Gospels, the first being today’s Gospel, the raising of Jairus’s daughter, the second, the son of the widow of Naim, and the third, the raising of Lazarus. Father said that Church fathers have applied this to spiritual death as well and the time in the tomb referring to the time before getting to confession (one of these incidents, the person was dead for a relatively short period of time, the second a longer period of time, and the third an even longer period of time.) He talked about getting to confession right away before the sin became habitual. Mass was packed as usual with a lot of young families and vociferous babies.

  4. Personally, I prefer the Ordo published by the FSSP. In addition to the usual requirements for an Ordo, it includes detailed notes for particular occasions, which are especially useful for priests accustomed to the “ordinary form.”

    But hey, that’s just me.

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