Friday, July 23, 2010

Bulletin 8

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

July 25th, 2010; 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: I Cor. 10, 6-13 Gospel: Luc. 19, 41-47
Mass Schedule July 26th through July30th

Monday: Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary; No Latin Mass
Tuesday: Feria
Wednesday: SS. Nazarius & Celsus, Martyrs; St. Victor I, Pope & Martyr, & St. Innocent I, Pope & Confessor
Thursday: Saint Martha, Virgin
Friday: SS. Abdon & Sennen, Martyrs

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Bulletins are also available on Sundays at the entrance to the Cathedral.

From Father Fasching:

Saint Paul emphasizes that no matter how many benefits God bestows upon us, we must never take our salvation for granted. “The greater you are, the more you must humble yourself; so you will find favor in the sight of the Lord” (Sir 3:20). We must continually ask for God’s help, rather than rely upon our own strength. God never allows us to be tempted beyond our strength, and He always provides the grace for us to overcome temptation.

In the Gospel Christ looks out over the Holy City and He weeps because He knows that the city which He loves so much will soon be destroyed and all it citizens massacred. These events will be a punishment for Jerusalem’s failing to recognize the time of its visitation; the Jewish people failed to recognize the coming of their redeemer. Christ loved the Jews with a very special affection. They were the first to whom the Gospel was preached; to them He directed His ministry; and He lavished His Word and His miracles upon the Jews to prove to them He was the Son of God and the Messiah foretold in the Scriptures. Despite all this, the Jews failed to appreciate the grace the Lord was offering them, and the Jewish leaders called for His crucifixion.

The lesson for us is to remember that Christ visits each one of us. He teaches us through the preaching of the Church. He offers forgiveness and grace through the sacraments. We should never reject our Lord or remain indifferent to His visit.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Jeffery A.Fasching