Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday after Epiphany (N.O.: 4th Ord) 2023

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

It is the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Novus Ordo and the 4th 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 4th Sunday after Epiphany: HERE


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  1. redneckpride4ever says:

    Average attendance per usual at the SSPX chapel in the woods.

    Fr. Leith most certainly dispelled the stereotype of “uncharitable trad”. He explained that even though our Lord appeared asleep on the boat, He is God and was noticing every detail. This in turn lead to something we are all guilty of: resentment and vengeful geelings to those who have wronged us while we forget God is there seeing every detail of our lives.

    He said there is a photo taken of the Fatima seers the day they were shown the vision of Hell. He then quoted our Lady concerning souls that are damned since there’s nobody to pray for them. Ultimately he told us we need to rise to this challenge, praying even for our enemies. He said they are human creatures just like us and God wants their salvation.

    This homily tapped into my guilt in a healthy way. I’m thinking about people who I have deliberately tried to forget exist due to bad history. Humility is something I realize I need to have more of.

  2. Dicop says:

    I’m told by my betters that the TLM appeals only to the nostalgic and when these fossils die off, so will the TLM. But when I look around at an increasingly crowded 7:00 AM Mass at my FSSP parish, I’d say 90% or more of those in attendance could not possibly have even a memory of the Mass prior to Vatican II.

  3. teachermom24 says:

    The deacon at our NO parish preached on the Beatitudes. He said the “poor in spirit” are all those who think they have nothing to offer God and feel unworthy of approaching Him: the outcasts, the pagans, the prostitutes, the Gentiles, etc. This was his audience on the Mount, along with the Jews. When we realize we too have nothing in and of ourselves to offer God, when we feel unworthy to approach Him, then we are blessed, then we can realize the Kingdom of God is for us.

  4. sevensixtwo187 says:

    The attendance at Mass at our TLM parish is fantastic! We were ‘given’ a new church by the diocese before covid hit because of our growth. We are now on the verge of outgrowing that church. Predominantly young people who could not possibly recall Mass before Vatican II. We celebrated the Feast of St Francis DeSales today as our parish is administered by the Institute of Christ The King, Sovereign Priest.

  5. Gigot says:

    Young families seem to be fleeing St. Progressivus, Our Lady of Diversity, Holy Trans. These refugees crave beautiful liturgy, stability, truths that had been muted by self-affirming preaching and Marty Haugen drum solos. My associate pastor’s homily on the Beatitudes was illuminating. @Pontifex, maybe your Traditionis idea isn’t working?

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