SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
November 21st, 2010; 24th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Col. I, 9-14
Gospel: Matth. 24, 15-35
Mass Schedule November 22nd through November 26th
Monday Saint Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr; NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday Saint Clement I, Pope & Martyr
Wednesday Saint John of the Cross, Confessor & Doctor
Thursday Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr
Friday Saint Sylvester, Abbot; NO LATIN MASS
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Note there will be NO LATIN MASS on Friday, November 26th, 2010.
Saint Paul was always thrilled when the brethren were advancing in the way of holiness. He encourages the Colossians to pray more fervently and to keep up their effort. The same holds true for us today. We must strive for holiness first and foremost through prayer. We need the Holy Spirit to enlighten us with the gifts of wisdom and understanding.
There is a “dominion of darkness” that exists for those who choose to be mastered by the devil and enslaved to the state of sin. On the other hand, “Light” is a symbol of the risen Christ and the graces He won for us through His Paschal Mystery. Light brings with it goodness, righteousness and truth.
The struggle between light and the power of darkness is found in many places in Sacred Scripture. Darkness refers to both evil and the power of Satan. We must constantly be aware of this reality and embrace the Light that is Jesus Christ. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and the tyranny of the Evil One.
We as Christians should always be grateful to God for His great mercy in freeing us from the power of darkness and Satan. God has forgiven us and made us worthy to “share in the inheritance of the saints.” This sharing enables us to draw upon the immense treasury of spiritual goods which the Church is continually applying to its members, namely prayers, sacrifices and various meritorious actions. God has brought us out of darkness into His own wonderful light!
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching