SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
August 1st, 2010; 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: I Cor. 12, 2-11 Gospel: Luc. 18, 9-14
Mass Schedule August 2nd through August 6th
Monday: Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor. No Latin Mass.
Wednesday: Saint Dominic, Confessor
Thursday: Jesus Christ the High Priest
Friday: Transfiguration of the Lord
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Bulletins are also available on Sundays at the entrance to the Cathedral.
From Father Fasching:
The Second Vatican Council states: It is not only through the sacraments and the ministrations of the Church that the Holy Spirit makes holy the people, leads them and enriches them with His virtues. Allotting His gifs according as He wills (cf. Cor 12:11), He also distributes special graces among the faithful of every rank. By these gifts He makes them fit and ready to undertake various tasks and offices for the renewal and building up of the Church, as it is written, “the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Cor 12:7). Whether these charisms be very remarkable or more simple and widely diffused, they are to be received with thanksgiving and consolation since they are fitting and useful for the needs of the Church. Extraordinary gifts are not to be rashly desired, nor is it from them that the fruits of apostolic labours are to be presumptuously expected” (Lumen gentium, 12).
“It is the Holy Spirit, dwelling in those who believe and pervading and ruling over the entire Church, who brings about that wonderful communion of the faithful and joins them together so intimately in Christ that He is the principle of the Church’s unity. By distributing various kinds of spiritual gifts and ministries He enriches the Church of Jesus Christ with different functions ’in order to equip the saints for the work of service, so as to build up the body of Christ’ (Eph 4:12)” (Vatican II, Unitatis redintegratio, 2).
The Holy Spirit continues to act in the Church. Faith reminds us that God is always acting.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching