SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
February 13, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Epistle: I Thess. 1: 2-10
Gospel: Matth. 13, 31-35
Mass schedule February 14 through February 18
Monday----Saint Valentine, Priest & Martyr----NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday----SS. Faustinus & Jovita, Martyrs---NO LATIN MASS
Friday----Saint Simeon, Bishop & Martyr
No pot luck dinner this month.
Note that Mass on Sunday, February 13 will be at 7:00pm at Saint Agnes Cathedral.
Note that on Tuesday, February 15 there will be NO LATIN MASS.
God created us to be happy. Happiness cannot be found in wealth, honors, health or any other earthly satisfaction. Happiness may only be found in knowing and loving God. Original sin deprived man of sanctifying grace, but God loved us so much that He delivered us from Satan’s power through the death of His Son.
Saint Paul preached the Gospel foretold by the prophets and fulfilled by the Word made flesh and by His work of salvation. God called Saint Paul through the power of the Holy Spirit to carry on His work of salvation. Saint Paul’s preaching was effective due to the working of the Holy Spirit. The same is true of preachers today. It is the Holy Spirit working in them as well as in those who listen.
In the early years of the Church the proclamation of the Gospel was accompanied by special graces of the Holy Spirit, such as prophecy, miracles, or the gift of tongues. This meant the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies: “I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even upon the menservants and maidservants in those days, I will pour out my spirit” (Joel 3:1-3).
The dawn of the Christian era brought forth the activity of the Holy Spirit throughout the Church and the world. The Holy Sprit is the principal agent of evangelization. It is the Holy Spirit who impels each person to proclaim the Gospel. It is the Holy Spirit who causes the Word of salvation to be accepted and understood.
We all must therefore call upon the Holy Spirit to enlighten us. We must beseech the Holy Spirit to inspire us to be more effective evangelists. We must constantly fulfill our responsibility to proclaim the Gospel.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching