SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
August 7th, 2011 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Rom. 8: 12-17
Gospel: Lk 16: 1-9
Mass schedule August 8th through August 12th
Monday-Saint John Mary Vianney-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Vigil of Saint Lawrence, Martyr-NO LATIN MASS
Wednesday-Saint Lawrence, Martyr
Thursday-Saint Tiburtius, Martyr
Friday-Saint Clair, Virgin
THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th
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.
God has given us talents which we must go and make productive. These precious talents are the days of our lives. If we spend our short lives profitably, we will enjoy an eternity of glory and happiness. If we misuse this gift of our life, we will endure an eternity of shame. God has placed before us water and fire. We must choose. Before us are life and death, good and evil. Whichever we wish will be given to us. If we bury our talents in the earth, we will lose our souls.
Make careful use of the gift of God. Behold now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation! God will soon come upon us and then we shall have to render an account of the use of every moment of our lives! Blessed shall you be if in the fulfillment of your daily duties you have been faithful in little things. But what disaster it will be if God finds you wasting the goods of His house!
Do not seek rest here below. When time shall be no more we shall take our rest together in the bosom of God. Satan knows no rest. He pursues with fury each one of us, knowing that there remains to him but little time. The wicked are mad in their desire to destroy souls, to dechristianize society, to uproot the family, to sow everywhere hatred of God’s holy name. How can we give ourselves over to sloth, or take our ease, to think of leisure for ourselves or to indulge in useless pastimes?
The parable of the unjust steward reminds us of our duty not to be outdone by the children of this world in zeal.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
Sincerely in Christ,