SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
June 5th, 2011 Sunday after the Ascension
Epistle: I Pet. 4: 7-11
Gospel: Jn. 15: 26, 27; 16: 1-4
Mass schedule June 6 through June 10
Monday-Saint Norbert, Bishop & Confessor-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Feria in Ascensiontide
Wednesday-Feria in Ascensiontide
Thursday-SS. Primus & Felicianus, Martyrs
Friday-Saint Margaret of Scotland, Queen & Widow
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
Jesus Christ has ascended into heaven! We step into another phase of the mystery of Easter. Jesus is triumphant in His Resurrection. The Ascension of Christ into heaven to take His seat on His rightful throne prompts men and angels to pay Him due adoration and glory. At the name of Jesus, Son of Man and Son of God, Saint Paul says that: “Every knee shall bend, in heaven, on earth and in hell.”
This Man Jesus, child of Adam through the Immaculate Blessed Virgin Mary, is the masterpiece of God’s omnipotence. The angels love to fix their gaze upon Him; the blessed Trinity is well-pleased with Him; the gifts of grace bestowed upon Him surpass all that men and angels together have ever received. Saint Paul writes: “He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross; for which cause God also hath exalted Him, and hath given Him a name, which is above all names.”
We must remember today that Jesus Christ in all His glory is still very much active in the world and in our lives. He is appointed Judge of the living and the dead. We must all render Him an account of our lives one day. Furthermore, the angels who appeared to His apostles after His Ascension told us that Christ is to come again. He will descend through the clouds for the last judgment for all mankind to witness.
Today let us pray for all those who have lost all idea of true authority. Let us pray for those who refuse to acknowledge Jesus Christ.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching