SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
November 7th, 2010
Resumed 5th Sunday after Epiphany
Epistle: Coloss. 3, 12-17
Gospel: Matth. 13, 24-30
Mass Schedule November 8th through November 12th
Monday Daily Mass for the Dead, No Latin Mass
Tuesday Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Holy Savior
Wednesday Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor
Thursday Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop & Confessor
Friday Saint Martin I, Pope & Martyr
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Pot Luck dinner following Mass on November 7th.
Putting on the “new man” is a transfiguration that involves the whole person—soul and body, mind and will. Our willingness to live a Christian life takes daily effort and struggle. Conversion is a life-long process.
The virtue of charity is a gift from God and must be nurtured. Saint Paul refers to other virtues which are in one way or another all expressions of charity. Meekness, patience, forgiveness and gratefulness are all a result of the virtue of all virtues—humility. Only if we are humble can we be forgiving and thankful.
If we want to achieve holiness we must make every effort to practice charity. Charity involves a real, concrete expression of one’s self-service to God and men. If we want to experience the true peace of Christ we must practice charity.
The Second Vatican Council states: “Lay people, while meeting their human obligations in the ordinary conditions of life, should not separate their union with Christ from their ordinary life; through the very performance of their tasks, which are God’s will for them, they actually promote the growth of their union with Him. This is the path along which lay people must advance, fervently, joyfully” (Apostolicam actuositatem, 4).
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching