SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
May 8, 2011 Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)
Epistle: I Pet. 2: 21-25
Gospel: Jn. 10: 11-16
Mass schedule May 9 through May 13
Monday-Saint Gregory of Nazianzen; Bishop, Confessor & Doctor-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Antoninus; Bishop & Confessor
Wednesday-SS. Philip & James; Apostles
Thursday-SS. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla (Virgin), & Pancras; Martyrs
Friday-Saint Robert Bellarmine; Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
Pot-luck dinner immediately following Mass in the cafeteria on May 8.
Saint John reminds us that the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep. In giving His life for us, Christ did exactly what He always said He would do. Christ continues to nourish us with His flesh and blood in the Holy Eucharist. We must remember the significance of the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Without God’s priests, there can be no Eucharist. We therefore have a responsibility to pray that God will provide His Church with good shepherds.
The mission of Jesus Christ extends to absolutely everyone. Christ sent His Apostles to preach the Gospel to all nations. The unity of the Church is of course to be found under one visible head. Vatican II states: “it was to the Apostolic College alone, of which Peter is the head, that we believe that our Lord entrusted all the blessings of the New Covenant, in order to establish on earth the one body of Christ into which all those should be fully incorporated who belong in any way to the people of God.” Our prayer is that everyone be united in faith in the true, Catholic Church of Jesus Christ. Today let us pray for Christian unity.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching