ESAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
October 10th, 2010; 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Ephes. 5, 15-21
Gospel: 4, 46-53
Mass schedule October 11th through October 15th
Monday: Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary; No Latin Mass
Wednesday: Saint Edward the Confessor, King
Thursday: Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr
Friday: Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor
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Next Saturday, October 16th there will be a gathering on the steps of the Cathedral at noon to pray the Holy Rosary for life. All are invited.
From Father Fasching:
In the Gospel Christ addresses the people of Galilee who flock to Him because they want to see Him perform miracles. In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus reproaches the towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum because of their lack of faith. The Galileans would have rather watched Christ perform miracles than listen to Him preach. The people eventually want to make Christ king after he multiplies the loaves and fish, but are slow to believe when He teaches them about the Eucharist.
Christ demands that people have a strong faith. He demands that we be committed to that faith. However, He also emphasizes that a strong, committed faith does not require witnessing miracles. The Gospels are filled with miracles to confirm our faith. We too would see such miracles if we but had faith!
The royal official begs Christ to come down before his child dies. Christ responds because of the official’s perseverance and humility. He rewards the man because of his faith. The miracle Christ works in healing the official’s child makes the whole family believers. It is a reminder that all parents have the responsibility to bring their own families to the faith. Parents are the primary educators of their children when it comes to matters of faith.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev Jeffery A. Fasching