SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
September 5th, 2010 15th Sunday of Pentecost
Epistle: Gal 5, 25-26; 6, 1-10
Gospel: Luke 7, 11-16
Mass Schedule September 6th through September 10th
Monday: Feria No Latin Mass
Wednesday: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday: Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor
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Bulletins are also available on Sundays at the entrance to the Cathedral.
There will be no Pot-luck lunch after Mass this afternoon.
Christ was moved with pity for the woman who had lost her son. He was moved with emotion much the same way at the death of His close friend Lazarus. Christ shows that He was never insensitive to the suffering that is a result of love. It pains Christ to see children separated from their parents. Christ is willing to work miracles for us like He did for this woman, but he first demands that we admit His divine love is the source of all genuine Christian living.
Christ is well aware that the crowd surrounding Him will spread the news of His miracle working everywhere. Nevertheless Christ’s compassion is genuine and He says to the woman: “Do not weep.” He then works His miracle. But first He shows His compassion.
Saint Augustine writes the following: “Our Mother the Church rejoices every day when people are raised again in spirit. The young man had been dead physically; the latter, dead spiritually. The young man’s death was mourned visibly; the death of the latter was invisible and unmoured. He seeks them out Who knew them to be dead; only He can bring them back to life” (Sermon, 98, 2).
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching