SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
May 15, 2011 Third Sunday after Easter
Epistle: I Pet. 2: 11-19
Gospel: Jn. 16: 16-22
Mass schedule May 16 through May 20
Monday-Saint Ubald, Bishop and Confessor-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Paschal Baylon, Confessor
Wednesday-Saint Venantius, Martyr
Thursday-Saint Peter Celestine, Pope & Confessor
Friday-Saint Bernardine of Siena, Confessor
THERE IS NO LATIN MASS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 15 AT 2:30pm. A FIRST COMMUNION MASS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED IN PLACE OF THE LATIN MASS.
In the Gospel Christ reminds His disciples that He is not leaving them for good. He reassures them that He will come back to stay with them. Christ reminds His disciples that even though they are sad that He is leaving, later they will rejoice.
We must remember even in the midst of the joy of the Easter season that Christ came to suffer for our redemption. In fact, there can be no true rejoicing and glory without suffering first. Our life in this valley of tears involves much suffering. However, we must hold fast to our faith in the Resurrection. We must truly believe there will be a speedy end to our suffering. We must embrace our suffering and focus on the Resurrected Christ.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching