SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
May 1st, 2011 LOW SUNDAY; The Octave Day of Easter
Epistle: I Jn. 5:4-10
Gospel: Jn. 20: 19-31
Mass schedule May 2 through May 6
Monday-Saint Joseph the Worker-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Feria in Paschaltide
Wednesday-Saint Monica, Widow
Thursday-Saint Pius V, Pope & Confessor
Friday-Sacred Heart of Jesus
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
Pot luck dinner next Sunday May 8 immediately following Mass.
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.
Immediately following Mass on May 1st the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and we will join together in reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet with benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Church has always understood and has defined that Jesus Christ in today's Gospel conferred on the Apostles authority to forgive sins. This power is exercised in the Sacrament of Penance. The Sacrament of Penance is the most sublime expression of God's love and mercy towards men. The Lord is always waiting for us to repent. He will always forgive us and restore to us our dignity.
The Popes have consistently recommended Christians to have regular recourse to the Sacrament of Penance. Penance helps us to grow in a true knowledge of ourselves and in Christian humility. We root out bad habits and keep from neglecting our spiritual life through penance. Our conscience is strengthened and purified through the Sacrament of Penance.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching