Your Christmas Octave (Mary Mother of God) Sunday Sermon Notes – 2023

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff.

I know it has been a couple of days since Sunday.  Thus the finding here will be all more interesting.

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for Christmas?

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 orations in the Vetus Ordo for the Octave: HERE

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  1. L. says:

    We had only 35 or so in our large parish church on Sunday morning at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. I don’t remember a thing from the very nice Indian Priest’s homily except that he did it in a question-and-answer format as he always does. I try to ignore the questions because I don’t like the practice and usually can think of several correct answers, only one of which does he want. I wonder if I should tell him that encouraging me to shout things at him during Mass may not be the best idea. For example, I might shout out, “Is the ‘dewfall’ Eucharistic Prayer the only one you know?!”

    [If memory serves, Q&A is not allowed, even in the Novus Ordo.]

  2. Littlemore says:

    If memory serves, Q&A is not allowed, even in the Novus Ordo

    Wow, I never knew this. I can remember Monsignor asking the 1st communicants back in 1964 when I made my 1st Holy Communion questions. Perhaps in a case like that it was allowed, as he needed to see if the children were adequately prepared.

  3. xraytango says:

    Our priest talked about the manger scene. He related the infant Jesus in the manger to the Bread of Life on the alter. He pointed to the statues of Joseph and Mary in the church surrounding the alter and the Nativity scene with the same around the manger and related the two.

    I had never equated the sacrifice of the Mass to the Birth of Christ but he did a really good job of showing the parallels between the two.

    When Jesus was born he was placed in a device used for feeding. Now he is placed on the alter for all of us to consume. Mary and Joseph adored Him there as we adore him on the alter.

    Of course our priest was more eloquent but that is a synopsis.

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