SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
May 29th, 2011 Fifth Sunday after Easter
Epistle: Jas. 1: 22-27
Gospel: Jn. 16: 22-30
Mass schedule May 30 through June 3
Monday-Feria in Paschaltide-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Queenship of Mary-NO LATIN MASS
Wednesday-Vigil of the Ascension-NO LATIN MASS
Thursday-Ascension of the Lord-NO LATIN MASS
Friday-Sacred Heart of Jesus-NO LATIN MASS
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
I will be on retreat from Monday the 30th through Friday the 3rd of June. THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS THIS WEEK. MASS WILL RESUME ON SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH.
On Easter morning the holy women went to the tomb to find it empty. Immediately they ran to tell Peter and the other Apostles. During this wonderful season everything points toward new life and spiritual renewal. We lead this new life in union with our risen Lord. Saint James is considered to be the apostle of Paschal Time and the apostle of good works. He has taught us that faith without works is a dead faith. Faith alone will not save us.
Saint James also emphasizes the importance of guarding the truths we have been taught. We must cherish our God-given faith. We must always pray for it. We must never take it for granted. Many people each year who have received the grace of the wonderful Easter mystery fail to persevere. They allow the world to choke them. It consumes their time and energy. We must never forget where our focus must be. We must imitate our risen Lord at all times!
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching