Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday of Advent – 2022

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 3rd Sunday of Advent – 2022?

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 Epistle:

3rd Sunday of Advent: Let nothing disturb thee

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. ReadingLad says:

    Novus Ordo 3rd Sunday, reverently celebrated, in Rose-colo(u)r vestments… Fr explained why John the Baptist needed confirmation in his cell on what Jesus was saying and doing, and folded that into a theme of repentance, of reporting to us that his extended hours for Confessions during Advent were bearing fruit and gladdening his heart, and an exhortation that if we hadn’t taken advantage of them yet, we still had another 2 weeks of them left.

  2. Kathy T says:

    Weather is turning seriously wintry here so fewer folks attending the local NO. Father emphasized joy: John’s joy at Christ’s appearance, joy Father’s experienced at our parish, and he did make the point that it’s impossible to lack joy if you’re Christian—the two go together.

  3. maternalView says:

    My daughter tells me the priest at her church spoke about John the Baptist and how his beheading was the 1st form of censorship.
    I thought that was an interesting way of looking at it.

  4. JonPatrick says:

    In the Byzantine Rite, the second Sunday before Christmas and the Sunday of our Forefathers, we hear the parable of the great banquet to whom the invited guests make excuses why they can’t attend, so the servants (who represent our forefathers in the faith) are directed to go out and invite anyone including the poor and the lame. All of the guests invited but declining to come are preoccupied with material things – a new field or team of oxen. The Kingdom of Heaven which the banquet represents is here now but we are often too preoccupied by worldly pursuits to see it. We may also think that it is something far off (whereas it is here now) or that we are unworthy of it. But we are worthy because we were made children of God.

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