Category Archives: Sundæ Sermon Notes

Sundæ Sermon Notes: 25th Sunday (OT)

Today most of the sermon was on Amos. Father picked up on something that previously escaped me: the dishonest merchants were in a hurry for a religious feast time (“when will the new moon be over?”) and the Sabbath to … Continue reading

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Sundæ Sermon Notes: 22nd Sunday (OT)

The humble man uses his strengths to serve God while understanding and accepting his limitations. The humble man depends on God and trusts him rather than his own powers.

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Sundæ Sermon Notes: 20th Sunday (OT)

The transitional deacon spoke today at his last Mass before leaving for Rome to finish his priestly formation. He linked all three readings to the theme of martyrdom. He said the virtue of charity is a sharing in the love … Continue reading

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Sundæ Sermon Notes: 19th Sunday (OT) / Clare of Assisi

The permanent deacon made reference to the recent Powerball excitement and contrasted the remote chance of hitting the lottery with the much more certain chance of gaining the Kingdom of Heaven by faith in action. He stressed the need for … Continue reading

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Sundæ Sermon Notes: 18th Sunday (OT)

A new Associate Pastor, a native of Nigeria, said his first Masses this weekend. He began by reminding us that there is a common thread running through the three readings. It is refreshing to hear a homilist who not only … Continue reading

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Sundæ Sermon Notes: 17th Sunday (OT)

Today we went to mass at the St Jude Shrine in downtown Baltimore, as is our custom on the 28th of the month. Father preached on the topic of persistence in prayer, working primarily off the Old Testament reading, reminding … Continue reading

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