SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
October 3rd, 2010; 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Ephes. 4, 23-28
Gospel: Matth. 22, 1-14
Mass schedule October 4th through October 8th
Monday: Saint Francis of Assisi, Confessor; No Latin Mass
Wednesday: Saint Bruno, Confessor
Thursday: Our Lady of the Rosary
Friday: Saint Bridget of Sweden, Widow
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Sunday, October 3rd immediately following Mass will be our next Pot-luck dinner. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
From Father Fasching
God desires the salvation of all men. The banquet in the Gospel parable is the Kingdom of heaven. When an individual willingly rejects the invitation to attend it results in malice so vicious that it merits eternal punishment. We must answer God’s call to conversion and the life of faith in Him.
The “marriage” is the wedding of Christ and His Church. The garment is the virtue of charity. If one goes into the feast without a wedding garment he believes in the Church but does not have charity. There are certain dispositions we must have in order to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Although we may belong to the Church, if we do not have these dispositions we will be condemned on the day of judgment. We must always respond to God’s grace.
The Second Vatican Council reminds us of the doctrine of the “last things.” “Since we know not the day or the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed (cf. Heb 9:27), we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed (cf. Mt 25:31-46) and not, like the wicked and slothful servants (cf. Mt 25:26), be ordered to depart into the eternal fire (cf. Mt 25:41), into the outer darkness where “men will weep and gnash their teeth” (Lumen gentium, 48).
Rev. Jeffery A Fasching