Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 3rd Sunday of Lent 2023

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

It was the 3rd Sunday of Lent in the Novus Ordo and 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 some thoughts about the Sunday reading HERE.

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  1. redneckpride4ever says:

    Our priest read a letter from Fr. Fullerton, SSPX district superior for the USA. He is requesting we all say a Novena to St. Joseph. A printing of the novena was handed to all families. We all said Day 1 after the Leonine prayers.

    The intentions are for guidance in the face of things we face today. These things should be known by readers of this blog.

  2. Jack in NH says:

    FSSP parish- Father spoke of ‘fear’- how it permeates our lives, as it did with St. Peter in his renunciation of our Lord on that night. We are fearful of recognizing our faith even in blessing our meals when in public. It was much deeper than that simple summation, as Father is a magnificent orator.
    The attendance? They were shoehorning people into the pews, & this was the 3rd Mass today. People were sitting with their coats on their laps to accommodate the throng.

  3. 160M says:

    In our homily today, our priest noted that the Samaritans that were brought to Jesus by the woman at the well proclaimed Him to be the Savior of the World. Pagans proclaimed this.

  4. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Cathedral’s 1830 AO Latin NO. Attendance was higher than my usual 1030 Choral Mass, but some of that could have been due to the clock change.

    (Gospel was the Samaritan woman at the well.) Our hearts are like wells. they are deep and they have deep desires. too often we settle for insufficient desires. Only the Lord can truly fulfill our desires. probably none of you have anything urgent to do after Mass. stay here and talk to Him about your ultimate desires. then listen.

    went to confession shortly before Mass and was assigned a penance that was a first for me: stations of the cross. i had never before noticed how artistic – not just fine craftsmanship and composition, but content-rich in terms of fine detail – the stations in the Cathedral are. we are fortunate to have little booklets available that include Pope Benedict XVI’s 2005 Good Friday stations (yes, he wasn’t pope quite yet, but ykwim).

  5. The second reading spoke of justification, which is a very important topic but rather abstract and obscure to most Catholics; we don’t talk about it very much. Yet, by contrast, many Evangelicals get very fired up about this work of God, even as they misunderstand the subject. So, I talked about justification — which is both forgiveness and transformation, which happens in baptism.

    This coincided on Saturday evening with the “First Scrutiny,” which is a rite celebrated in the context of Mass for those preparing for baptism.

    I tried to illuminate the working of grace and the mystery of how God’s infinite saving power interacts with our ziggy-zaggy journey of strong yesses, weak yesses and nos.

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