Thank you for visiting the Catholic Sunday Sermons, with Epistles & Gospels, Homepage which has links to the individual Sermon web pages for each Sunday and also for several major Feast Days of the Catholic Church.
In the modern world in which all of us live, it seems most people, for various reasons, find themselves on what might be considered a family, or work, or social type of proverbial race track where one seems to be forced, by various circumstances, to run on this proverbial rack track, so that, by the end of the day, most people are physically, mentally, and emotionally drained and exhausted and just want some time to unwind and to relax from the pressures of life's hectic day. So, most probably, the last thing most people would want to do is to read a Sermon?!
However, just as you will physically die if you do not eat food and drink water, so also your Immortal Soul will begin to Spiritually weaken, so to speak, unless you also nourish your Soul! One way to nourish your Soul is by hearing, or at least by reading, a Sermon. How easy! So here there is no need to be rushing around. Rather, take a break from the busy world, relax and unwind.
Slowly take a few deep breathes with the slower Spiritual pace - for the great benefit to your Soul which greatly profits from you being so much more relaxed and for you being at peace for a change!
Among other things, a Sermon.nourishes.your Soul because it can increase, among other things, the Virtue of Faith. God the Holy Ghost, through the pen of Saint Paul, teaches that:.Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17). In other words, one purpose of a Sermon is to increase the Virtue of Faith in your Soul, while another purpose is to instruct you concerning one or more basic Truths of the One, Holy, Catholic Faith.
After most adults wake up, they begin to prepare themselves for the day by following various procedures, which, of course, vary somewhat from person to person, but which could include such things as taking a shower, combing and/or brushing one's hair, for Women - applying their make-up, for Men - shaving their beard, and for everyone, including Children, getting dressed, eating breakfast, etc.
Therefore, it is only logical, and makes total sense,
to properly prepare oneself before reading one or more of the Sermons
found on the links below. For your convience,
below are two very brief Prayers to use before reading the Sermon(s).
An Act of Contrition
You May Use the One You Normally Use
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace, to sin no more and to avoid all of the near occasions of sin. Amen.
Holy Mary, Seat
of Wisdom, Pray for me. Saint Thomas Aquinas, Pray for me.
Links to Sermon Pages
|First Sunday of Advent.|
|Second Sunday of Advent.|
|Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday.|
|Fourth Sunday of Advent.|
|Christmas Midnight Mass|
|Sunday Within the Octave of the Nativity|
|Feast of the Circumcision.|
|Sunday Within the Octave of the Epiphany-Holy Family|
|Second Sunday After the Epiphany|
|Third Sunday After the Epiphany|
|Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany|
|Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany|
|Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany|
|First Sunday of Lent|
|Second Sunday of Lent.|
|Third Sunday of Lent|
|Fourth Sunday of Lent; Laetare Sunday|
|Fifth Sunday of Lent; Passion Sunday|
|Sixth Sunday of Lent; Palm Sunday|
|First Sunday After Easter - Sunday in White|
|Second Sunday After Easter|
|Third Sunday After Easter|
|Fourth Sunday After Easter|
|Fifth Sunday After Easter|
|Sunday Within the Octave of the Ascension|
|Feast of the Most Holy Trinity|
|Sunday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi|
|Sunday Within the Octave of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus|
|Fourth Sunday after Pentecost|
|Fifth Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sixth Sunday after Pentecost|
|Seventh Sunday After Pentecost|
|Eighth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Ninth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Tenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost|
|Twelth Sunday After Pentecost. Includes 2 Very Brief Videos.|
|Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Twentyth Sunday After Pentecost|
|Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost|
|Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost|
|Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost|
|Twenty Fourth and Last Sunday After Pentecost|
|Feast of Christ the King - Always the Last Sunday of October|
Catholicus Saint Basil the Great
“Dogmas of Faith CAN NOT be changed one jot or tittle.”
(Catholicus Saint Basil the Great [b. Caesarea, Cappadocia 329 A.D. - d. Caesarea, Cappadocia on Monday, January 1, 379 A.D.]. His Mother was Emmelia, the Daughter of a holy martyr. He was the Catholicus of Caesarea, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cappadocia, Exarch of Pontus, Superior of fifty Chorepiscopi [Sunday, June 14, 370 A.D. - Monday, January 1, 379 A.D.], Doctor of the Catholic Church, “De Spiritu Sancto”, Chapter 1, ¶ 2; emphasis added).
Our Mission, Duty, Mandate, etc.
“[To each member of the Clergy, it belongs] to make himself a road block to the attacks of error and the deceits of heresy; to watch the tactics of the wicked who war against the Faith....; to unmask the plots and to reveal the ambushes and traps; they must warn naive people, strengthen those who are timid, and open the eyes of the blinded.”
“Superficial erudition, or merely common knowledge,
not suffice for all of this - there is the need for the solid, profound
and continuous study [by all the Clergy] of a massive amount of
Doctrinal knowledge which must be sufficient to cope with the subtlety
and remarkable cunning of our Modern opponents....” (Pope Leo XIII,
Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci [Wednesday, February 20, 1878 - Monday, July
20, 1903], Encyclical “Depuis Le Jour”, On the Education of the Clergy,
Friday, September 8, 1899, ¶ 48 “In Doctrina”; emphasis added.)
whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He
not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared.
He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and
save them.... they show in Our Lord Jesus Christ something
quite different from an inconsistent and impotent humanitarianism.”
(Pope Saint Pius X, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto [Tuesday, August 4, 1903
- Thursday, August 20, 1914], Encyclical “Notre Charge Apostolique”, Our
Apostolic Mandate, To the French Bishops, Monday, August 15, 1910,
¶ 47; emphasis added.)
A Brief Summary
Therefore, in summary, no person can have the one and only Holy, Saving, Unchangeable, Catholic Faith, nor profess it, nor think, speak, or do anything which is Spiritually beneficial, unless God the Holy Ghost gently acts on the Immortal, Rational, Soul of that person with His Divine Inspirations, Guidance, and Consolations, as the result of hearing (or at least in reading) a Sermon, for Faith then cometh by hearing (Romans 10:17), so that the powers of the Soul, the Intellect and Will, function in complete and total uniformity and conformity with the Divine Will.