SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
September 19, 2010; 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Ephes. 4, 1-6
Gospel: Matth. 22, 34-46
Mass schedule September 20th through September 24th
Monday: Feria, Not Latin Mass
Tuesday: Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Wednesday: Saint Thomas of Villanova
Thursday: Saint Linus, Pope and Martyr
Friday: Our Lady of Ransom
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Sunday, October 3rd immediately following Mass will be our next Pot-luck dinner. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Our next scheduled server’s practice is Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00pm at the Cathedral. This practice is for those who sit in choir only and not the main servers.
The fact that we are baptized Christians means that we are all called to holiness. We must all respond to the grace that God offers and strive for personal holiness in our lives. Vatican II writes: “remember that their exalted condition results, not from their own merits, but from the grace of Christ. If they fail to respond in thought, word and deed to that grace, not only shall they not be saved, but they shall be the more severely judged (see Lk 12:48: ‘everyone to whom much is given, of him will much be required’; cf.Mt 5:19-20; 7:21-22; 25:41-46; Jas 2:14)” (Lumen gentium, 14).
Charity originates in God and not in man. “It is a supernatural virtue infused by God into our soul by which we love God above everything else for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for love of God” (St Pius X Catechism, 898). Vatican II states that “There can be no ecumenism worthy of the name without interior conversion. For it is from interior renewal of mind (cf. Eph 4:23), from self-denial and unstinted love, that desires of unity take their rise and develop in a mature way. We should therefore pray to the Holy Spirit for the grace to be genuinely self-denying, humble, gentle in the service of others and to have an attitude of brotherly generosity toward them” (Unitatis redintegratio, 7).
Charity is basic to the building up of a peaceful human society. Let us pray for peace in our world and in our hearts.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching