SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
April 17, 2011 Palm Sunday
Epistle: Phil. 2: 5-11
Gospel: Mt. 26: 36-75; 27: 1-60
Mass schedule April 18 through April 22
Monday-Monday of Holy Week-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday-Wednesday of Holy Week
Thursday-Holy Thursday-NO LATIN MASS
Friday-Good Friday-NO LATIN LITURGY OF THE PASSION
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
May 1, 2011, Divine Mercy Sunday; A plenary indulgence is granted to those who take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or in the tabernacle, recite one Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus. Those who for a just cause cannot get to church can gain the same indulgence by reciting one Our Father, the Creed, and a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus before an image of the Divine Mercy.
In His agony in the garden Christ saw all the sins committed by mankind. We should express sorrow for our own sins and for those of all men because they are responsible for Jesus’ death. Christ’s life and death should be our motivation for our own life and self-sacrifice.
Christ “yielded up His Ghost.” This is a way of saying that Christ really died. His soul was then separated from His body. Christ surrendered His will to the will of His Father for the salvation of mankind. Christ’s fidelity to the point of dying should encourage us to realize that only when we are true until death will we receive the crown of life.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching