Thursday, August 26, 2010

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SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
August 29th, 2010 14th Sunday of Pentecost

Epistle: Gal: 5, 16-24
Gospel: Matth. 6, 24-33

Mass Schedule August 30th through September 3rd:

Monday: Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin No Latin Mass
Tuesday: Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Confessor
Wednesday: Feria
Thursday: Saint Stephen of Hungary, King and Confessor
Friday: Saint Pius X, Pope and Confessor


Visit for the weekly bulletin.
Bulletins are also available on Sundays at the entrance to the Cathedral.

Your prayers are asked for Michael Farrow. Michael has been under instruction in the Catholic faith and will be baptized and confirmed on Friday, August 27th after the daily Mass.

There will be no Pot-Luck Dinner following Mass on September 5, 2010.

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It has been brought to my attention that there has been unnecessary traffic in the sanctuary of the Cathedral before and after the Sunday Mass. Remember that the sanctuary is a sacred space. In the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, only the ordained minister and servers need be in the sanctuary. There will be absolutely no traffic in the sacristy before or after Mass on Sunday unless you have my permission. Thank you for following this directive.

Our ultimate goal is God. If we want to realize this goal we must commit ourselves entirely. Many people do not have God as their ultimate goal. There is no way we can have two absolute and contrary goals. The righteousness of the Kingdom of God means living the life of grace God offers each one of us. This involves adhering to certain spiritual and moral values. Answering the call to holiness should be our primary purpose in life. Pope Paul VI says: “Why poverty? It is to give God, the Kingdom of God, the first place in the scale of values which are the object of human aspirations. Jesus says: ’Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness’. And he says this with regard to all other temporal goods, even necessary and legitimate ones, with which human desires are usually concerned. Christ’s poverty make possible that detachment from earthly things which allows us to place the relationship with God at the peak of human aspirations” (General Audience, 5 January 1977).

In Christ, Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching