SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
August 28th, 2011 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: I Cor. 15:1-10
Gospel: Mk. 7:31-37
Mass schedule August 29th through September 2nd
Monday-Beheading of Saint John the Baptist-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin
Wednesday-Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Confessor-NO LATIN MASS
Thursday-Saint Giles, Confessor
Friday-Sacred Heart of Jesus
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.
ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST THE BISHOP IS REQUIRING ALL PRIESTS TO ATTEND A ROMAN MISSAL WORKSHOP FROM 11:00 AM UNTIL 4:30 PM. THIS WORKSHOP WILL INVOLVE REVIEWING THE NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL.
Christ has done all things well. He made the deaf hear and the dumb to speak. He worked countless miracles during His public ministry. Despite all His great works we should marvel even more at His infinite humility, and not His humility as man, but rather as God. For God to be good, holy and merciful is not a virtue, but rather His very nature. Humility is only a virtue. God cannot exalt Himself above what He is as the most high Being, but He can humble Himself:
“Though He was in the form of God, Jesus did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, He emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness, and found human in appearance” (Phil. 2:6-7). No greater example of humility can be given than that of the Only Son of God when “the Word was made Flesh.” “In the beginning was the Word.” “And the Word was made Flesh.”
In order for us to live this necessary humility we must learn to fear the justice of God. This holy fear is the beginning of wisdom and the beginning of true humility. “Where humility is, there is also wisdom” (Prov. 11:2).
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching