SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
March 27, 2011 Third Sunday of Lent
Epistle: Ephes. 5, 1-9
Gospel: Luc. 11, 14-28
Mass schedule March 28 through April 1
Monday-Feria of Lent-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Feria of Lent
Wednesday-Feria of Lent
Thursday-Feria of Lent
Friday-Feria of Lent
Saint Paul reminds us that we are temples of the Holy Spirit and members of Christ’s body. We therefore have a grave responsibility to resist immoral practices in all forms.
Saint Paul in fact warns us that “immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you.” We must practice chastity out of love for God and respect for one’s own body.
Along with chastity comes both modesty and refinement. We must keep guard over our senses and our heart. We must avoid the occasions to sin. We must strive to frequent the sacraments, particularly the sacrament of Confession. We must foster devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. All these help us to live a holy life.
Saint Paul also reminds us of the importance of fighting against greed. We cannot become attached to things of this world. We must first seek the Kingdom of God. When we do this we soon realize our obligation to be lights for Christ. We realize our obligation to help those around us. The salvation of souls is at stake. If we want to be faithful Christians we do all we can to bring others to Christ, especially by the witness of our lives.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching