Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (N.O.: 3rd Ord) 2023

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It is the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Novus Ordo and the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany in the Vetus Ordo.

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

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 3rd Sunday after Epiphany: HERE


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  1. Cornelius says:

    A young 20-something SSPX priest: be Christ to everyone you encounter, see Christ in everyone you encounter.

  2. jameeka says:

    3rd Sunday Ordinary Time:

    Father C pointed out the first reading Isaiah should sound familiar if you attend Midnight Christmas Mass:
    “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone….”

    This is echoed by the Responsorial Psalm 27 “The Lord is my light and my salvation”

    When Father C was ordained nearly 60 years ago, his Ordination card quote was taken from this Psalm: “One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life”.

    He pointed out that St Matthew in his Gospel was primarily addressing the Jewish people, and often had Old Testament quotes interspersed to show that there was NO RUPTURE between the Old Testament and the New, as in today’s Gospel of Matthew 4:12-23, describing where Jesus went after hearing that John the Baptist had been arrested.

    Father C then mentioned (in connection with the Jews), the conversion of the Chief Rabbi of Rome Israel Zolli toward the end of WWII. He took the baptismal name of Eugenio after Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, who had helped shelter so many Jews during the War.

  3. JonPatrick says:

    NO Mass. We all have a calling just like the disciples called by Jesus. We have to pay attention to what God is calling us to do. It is not just up to priests to bring people to Jesus it is something we all have to do, however God calls us to do,

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