Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 7th Bulletin (Third Sunday of Lent)

St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, MO

March 7th- Third Sunday in Lent
--Epistle: Ephesians 5:1-9 --Gospel: Luke 11:14-28

Weekday Latin Mass Schedule & Martyrology:
Tuesday-Friday: 12:15 PM - Confession available from 11:30-12:00 noon

Mar 8: Monday of the Third Week in Lent

Mar 9: Tuesday of the Third Week in Lent

Mar. 10: Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent

Mar. 11: Thursday of the Third Week in Lent

Mar. 12: Friday of the Third Week in Lent

Mar.13: Saturday of the Third Week in Lent


1:00-2:00- Confessions/2:30- Holy Mass

VOICE FOR LIFE- "You Can Stop Abortion" conference to be held March 11.  Two identical sessions:  10-12 at Pallotti Center, 601 S Jefferson (enter off parking lot) and 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1415 S Holland, Springfield MO.  Keynote speaker: Pam Fitcher, from St. Louis, Pres. of Missouri Right to Life (MRL), will speak on "The Challenges We Face."

 Rosie San Paolo, VFL founder, "Battle for Life," and Dave Plemmons, SWMO Reg. Chair of MRL speaks on "Crucial Nature of Activism." For further information, please contact Rosie at 417-883-0617 or


-To find out more information on the Latin mass in Springfield, please visit

Holy Water- A Means of Spiritual Wealth

Holy water is a sacramental that remits venial sin. Because of the blessing attached to it, Holy Church strongly urges its use upon Her children, especially when dangers threaten, such as fire, storms, sickness and other calamities. Every Catholic home should have always in it a supply of holy water.

Did we realize now, as we shall realize after death, the many benefits which may be derived from holy water, we would use it far more frequently, and with greater faith and reverence.

Holy water has its great power and efficacy from the prayers of the Church which its Divine Founder always accepts with complacency.

Some more facts on holy water:

--The devil hates holy water because of its power over him. He cannot long abide in a place or near a person that is often sprinkled with this blessed water.

--Holy water, sprinkled with faith and piety, can move the Sacred Heart to bless your loved ones and protect them from all harm of soul and body. When worry and fear take possession of your heart, hasten to your holy water font, and give your dear ones the benefit of the church’s prayers.

--Only in purgatory can one understand how ardently a poor soul longs for holy water. If we desire to make a host of intercessors for ourselves, let us try to realize now some of their yearning, and never forget them at the holy water font. The holy souls nearest to Heaven may need the sprinkling of only one drop to release their pining souls.

--Because holy water is one of the Church’s sacraments, it remits venial sin. Keep your soul beautifully pure in God’s sight be making the sign of the cross carefully while saying:

“By this holy water and by the Precious Blood wash away all my sins, O Lord.”

*Father Orthel will be blessing water, oil, salt, medals, or any religious items needing to be blessed after mass on the first Sunday of every month, at our monthly potlucks.