SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
June 19th, 2011 Trinity Sunday
Epistle: Rom. 11: 33-36
Gospel: Mt. 28: 18-20
Mass schedule June 20th through June 24th
Monday-Feria-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Confessor
Wednesday-Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop and Confessor
Friday-Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
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.
Christ’s disciples adore and worship Him as God. In the Gospel passage for Trinity Sunday they finally see Christ as the Son of God. They are both joyful and amazed at what they are now witnessing. Jesus says to His disciples: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Jesus Christ is omnipotent. Christ tells His disciples that the authority He is giving them to proclaim the Gospel comes from Him.
This reminds us that the authority of the Church comes directly from Jesus Christ. This authority in the sphere of faith and morals is above any other authority on earth. The Apostles receive the task of teaching the world what Jesus taught them. The Church therefore has the duty to proclaim the same faith the Apostles themselves received. This mission belongs especially to the Bishops.
The teachings of the Pope and the Bishops therefore should always be accepted by everyone with assent and obedience. The mission of the Church is to continue the work of Christ. We must teach the truths of God and the duty we have to embrace these truths. We must rely on the grace of the sacraments. Christ has promised to never leave His Church.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching