SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
April 24, 2011 Easter Sunday
Epistle: I Cor. 5: 7-8
Gospel: Mk. 16: 1-7
Mass schedule April 25 through April 29
Monday-Easter Monday-NO LATIN MASS
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.
Mary of Magdala and Mary of Cleophas and Salome all are urged by their sensitive love to go and anoint the dead body of our Lord Jesus Christ. They do so without giving thought to all the difficulties involved. As a result, they were the first to hear the news of Christ’s resurrection. The fact is that in the terrifying moments of Christ’s passion and death these women proved to be stronger than the men. We must learn to love as they did.
The glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ is of course the central mystery of our faith. “If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Col 3: 1-2). Saint Pius X writes: “Rising with Christ through grace means that just as Jesus Christ through His resurrection began a new immortal and heavenly life, so we must begin a new life according to the Sprit, once and for all renouncing sin and everything that leads us to sin, loving only God and everything that leads to God."
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching