Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

7 Nov

“You know what’s funnier than an amusing priest? An amusing Monsignor.”



Today at Mass we had a visiting Monsignor. I’m not sure what parish or even town he was from. Because I greet and hold the door open before Mass every Sunday, I ever get inside beforehand to hear the introductions and announcements. He was an older gentleman with a cane to get around, but he was pretty funny.

He started his homily with a joke about a priest and a rabbi. 🤦‍♀️ When the children were called up to be dismissed to go to their children’s activities, he had them come up the steps to the altar area because he said he was too old to be going up and down the steps. After asking how the children enjoyed their Halloween and candy, he gave them a blessing and the little ones were slapping his hand with high fives on the way down the steps. Pretty funny.

Here’s Father’s joke…

A priest and a rabbi are standing by the side of the road holding up a sign that reads, “The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it’s too late!” They planned to hold up the sign to each passing car. “Leave us alone you religious nuts!” yelled the first driver as he sped by. From around the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash. “Do you think,” said one clergy to the other, “we should just put up a sign that says ‘Bridge Out’ instead?” 🤦‍♀️

Today’s Gospel was the was the story of the tradition of a widow marrying a brother of her husband if he dies, so she could be taken care of.

From the Gospel according to Luke
Lk 20:27-38

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,
came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying,
“Teacher, Moses wrote for us,
If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child,
his brother must take the wife
and raise up descendants for his brother.
Now there were seven brothers;
the first married a woman but died childless.
Then the second and the third married her,
and likewise all the seven died childless.
Finally the woman also died.
Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be?
For all seven had been married to her.”
Jesus said to them,
“The children of this age marry and remarry;
but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age
and to the resurrection of the dead
neither marry nor are given in marriage.
They can no longer die,
for they are like angels;
and they are the children of God
because they are the ones who will rise.
That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush,
when he called out ‘Lord, ‘
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
and he is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.”

My take on it… OMG… If you married seven brothers and they all died on you, the least of your problems is which one will you be married to in heaven. 😳


So, I have his cold/flu thing going on for the past few days. Today in church, I kept coughing with that constant nagging tickle. Thank goodness I had some cough drops. It helped a little, but I didn’t even want to sing or say the prayers out loud in fear that it would come back. I almost left after communion, but I stuck it out.

I did take a COVID test and it was negative. I had something similar a few weeks ago. It may be allergies or some weird stuff in the air. I did have a flu shot last week. Can a flu shot give you the flu?

All in all, it was a pretty quiet lazy Sunday. I spent quite a while trying to figure out how to delete a lot of images on WordPress to free up some room for new photos. The last few days, the photos wouldn’t upload, as I was out of space. I was able to delete all the images for 2013, and Sid has been systematically putting my blog posts on a pdf to save for my diary of the past almost ten years.

The time sure has flown by, but it is kind of fun to see all the photos and read the memories from all these years. Quite the detailed diary, I must say.

Well, I hope you had a great Sunday.

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