SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
July 17th, 2011 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: I Petri 3, 8-15
Gospel: Matth. 5, 20-24
Mass schedule July 18th through July 22nd
Monday-Saint Camillus de Lellis; Confessor-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Vincent de Paul; Confessor
Wednesday-Saint Jerome Emiliani; Confessor
Thursday-Saint Laurence of Brindisi; Confessor & Doctor
Friday-Saint Mary Magdalene; Penitent
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.
Every baptized Christian is called to share in the paschal mystery of Christ. This includes both suffering and glory. Trials in our lives should therefore not come as a surprise. We should expect them. They are meant to fill us with joy when we unite them with the sufferings of Jesus Christ. The only way we can share in Christ’s glory is by first embracing suffering when it happens to come our way.
Suffering can be a tremendous opportunity for us to grow closer to Jesus Christ. Since Christ was a suffering servant He expects us, in turn, to learn patience through our trials in life. Many Christians claim allegiance to Christ, but only do so by lip service. They are not true friends of Christ because they are not willing to embrace suffering.
If, as Saint Paul says, we must rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep, we must in our own lives always be prepared to take the good with the bad. Furthermore, we must learn to always remain on an even keel. We should never allow ourselves to be over joyful in times of prosperity or too dejected in times of adversity.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching