SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
April 10, 2011 Passion Sunday
Epistle: Heb. 9: 11-15
Gospel: Jn. 8: 46-59
Mass schedule April 11 through April 15
Monday-Feria of Passiontide-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Feria of Passiontide-NO LATIN MASS
Wednesday-Feria of Passiontide
Thursday-Feria of Passiontide
Friday-Feria of Passiontide
Pot Luck Dinner Sunday, April 10 immediately following Mass in the cafeteria.
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS ON TUESDAY, APRIL 12th.
Pope John Paul II has emphasized the presence of the Holy Spirit in the sacrifice that Christ offered on Calvary: “In the sacrifice of the Son of Man the Holy Spirit is present and active just as He acted in Jesus’ conception, in His coming into the world, in His hidden life and in His public ministry. According to the Letter to the Hebrews, on the way to His departure through Gethsemani and Golgotha, the same Jesus Christ in His own humanity opened Himself totally to this action of the Spirit-Paraclete, who from suffering enables eternal salvific love to spring forth” (Dominum et Vivificantem, 40).
In other words, Christ desired that the Holy Spirit should turn His death into a perfect sacrifice. Christ’s sacrifice purifies us completely. This is the only way we are made fit to worship the living God. As we approach the celebration of the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, we must call upon the Holy Spirit to strengthen our own will to suffer for Christ. Suffering is the only way we can expect to share in Christ’s glorious resurrection.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching