Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bulletin 26

Saint AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

November 28, 2010-First Sunday of Advent

Epistle: Romans 13: 11-14
Gospel: Luke 21: 25-33

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Mass schedule November 29th through December 3rd

Monday—Feria of Advent—NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday—Saint Andrew, Apostle
Wednesday—Feria of Advent
Thursday—Saint Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr
Friday—Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Church gives us the Advent season to help us prepare for the coming of the Lord. Christ came into the world through His incarnation. He also comes to us through grace. At His second coming He will come as judge. Christ has brought light into the world formerly enveloped in darkness and sin. He continues to dispel whatever darkness remains in our souls whenever we allow Him to. He longs to be the King and Master of our hearts.

Souls who have been baptized into the Church are always in need of conversion. In fact, we must realize that conversion is a life-long process. An excellent way to help this conversion process is making frequent use of the Sacrament of Penance. We “put on” Christ at Baptism. We are constantly transformed into Him by frequently receiving the sacraments, particularly the Sacrament of Penance.

Our souls are at stake and we must keep constant guard over them. The sacrament of Penance also helps us to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist in a more fruitful manner. The better condition our soul is in, the more fruit we will draw from receiving the Flesh and Blood of Christ.

“Induimini Donimum Iesum Christum.” Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, says Saint Paul to the Romans. It is in the Sacrament of Penance that we put on Jesus Christ and His merits.

In Christ,

Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching