SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
January 16, 2011 Second Sunday after Epiphany
Epistle: Rom. 12, 6-16
Gospel: Jn. 2, 1-11
Mass schedule January 17 through January 21
Monday--Saint Anthony, Abbot—NO LATIN MASS
Thursday--SS. Fabian, Pope & Sebastian, Martyrs
Friday--Saint Agnes, Virgin & Martyr
Saint Paul teaches us that the virtue of charity is common to all people. Charity always involves seeking what is good and avoiding what is evil. Our love for our brethren should absolutely affect everything we do, think and say. We must never be judgmental of anyone. We must never speak ill of our brethren. Finally, we must never do or say anything that would scandalize them.
God has first loved us. We should show our love for Him by a joyful, strong and persevering spirit. This means we must be willing and able to accept trials and tribulations with joy and hope. Joy in the midst of sufferings is one of the most notable signs that the love of God is truly influencing everything we do. We also show our love for God by loving our brothers. Unless we serve our brothers whom we are able to see, we cannot serve the God we do not see.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching