SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
July 3rd, 2011 External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Epistle: Eph. 3:8-12, 14-19
Gospel: Jn. 19: 31-37
Mass schedule July 4th through July 8th
Monday-Feria-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor
Wednesday-Requiem Mass + Rosamma Xavier
Thursday-SS. Cyril & Methodius, Bishops & Confessors
Friday-Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, Queen & Widow
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.
Saint Paul was the epitome of humble abandonment to the action of God in his life. For this Saint Paul was able to label himself as the very lowest of all Christians. He only takes credit for the grace that God has given him! What a great example Saint Paul is for the Christian today. He was able to mirror his life precisely after Jesus his master. We should do the same!
“I bow my knees” says Saint Paul. In doing so Saint Paul expresses the intensity of prayer and the humility which inspires it. Bodily gestures such as genuflexions, bowing of the head and beating the breast should always be sincere expressions of devotion. They all allow the entire person, body and soul, to express his love for God. Ideally, our outward actions should always match our interior dispositions. We must be genuine and sincere, particularly when it comes to prayer.
Christ’s love for us is infinite. For all He has done and continues to do for us we owe Him our prayer and adoration. We owe Him our lives.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching