Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bulletin 27

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

Second Sunday of Advent

Epistle: Rom. 15, 4-13
Gospel: Matth. 11, 2-10

Mass Schedule December 6th through December 10th

Monday: Saint Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor; NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday: Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Wednesday: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mass & 7:00pm
Thursday: Feria of Advent
Friday: Feria of Advent

--Visit to view the weekly bulletin.
--Mass for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be offered at 7:00pm in the Cathedral on Wednesday, December 12th. This will be a High Mass.
--Pot luck dinner immediately following Mass on December 12th.
--The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the six days of obligation in the United States. See the Canons of the Code of Canon Law for Sundays and Holy Days.

Christ comes to us through Word and Sacrament. God is the author of all Sacred Scripture. This gives to Sacred Scripture a character of excellence we cannot ignore. Christ is truly present when the Scriptures are proclaimed. Scripture is of the highest order since it is in fact the Word of God. Scripture helps to instruct us in the faith. It also gives us hope and consolation in times of trial. There are many examples in Scripture which encourage us to be patient and spur us on to fight the good fight. We must constantly reflect on the Scriptures particularly when God asks sacrifice from us. He does so because He has a greater reward in store for us in heaven.

We have a responsibility to listen to God’s word attentively. Through prayer we must then discern what God is asking of us. Receiving the Eucharist gives us the strength and courage to carry out God’s will in our lives.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching