SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
June 12th, 2011 Pentecost Sunday
Epistle: Acts 2: 1-11
Gospel: Jn. 14: 23-31
Mass schedule June 13th through June 17th
Monday-Pentecost Monday-NO LATIN MASS
Wednesday-Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost
Thursday-Thursday in the Octave of Pentecost
Friday-Ember Friday in the Octave of Pentecost
If you wish to have a Mass offered for a particular intention or person you must see me first.
The website for the Latin Mass Community has been upgraded to include a mobile version for iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smart phones. Information, bulletins and updates for the Latin Mass Community will now be easily accessible and easily readable on these devices. The website remains the same.
The mystery of Pentecost is so significant that Holy Mother Church places it on the same plane as the paschal solemnity itself. Easter is the redemption of man by the victory of Christ over sin and Satan. Pentecost is the Holy Ghost taking possession of man redeemed. The Ascension of Christ prepares the mission of the Holy Ghost to our earth. This mission could not take place until Jesus had been glorified.
The coming of the Holy Ghost is not just an event that affects mankind as a whole. Each individual is invited to receive this same visit. This visit renews the face of the earth. God wants to be close to all of us. Christ asks only that we love Him and keep His Word. If we do this, He promises us that His Father will love us and take up His abode in our soul!
We have a great opportunity once again to be filled with the Holy Ghost! Come Holy Ghost! Let us make our prayer to God that we will truly be transformed by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching