SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
August 21st, 2011 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: I Cor. 12: 2-11
Gospel: Lk. 18: 9-14
Mass schedule August 22nd through August 26th
Monday-Immaculate Heart of Mary-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Philip Benizi, Confessor
Wednesday-Saint Bartholomew, Apostle
Thursday-Saint Louis IX, King
Friday-Saint Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr
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.
Examine yourself well and figure out whether or not you have true humility. If you do not, you should do everything in your power to attain it because without it you cannot enter into heaven. Jesus says: “Learn of Me, because I am meek and humble of heart.” Christ gives us the power to imitate His humility. A whole multitude of things are worthy of imitation when it comes to our Lord, but He only asks us to imitate His humility.
Christ abased Himself before the Majesty of His Father in heaven. He has taken on the form of a servant. He has willed to be thought of as the lowest of men, a man of sorrow. Christ has taken upon Himself the sins of all men. If Christ has thus been justly treated for having taken on Himself the sins of others, what has he not deserved who committed the sin?
Is it not fitting that we should always strive to embrace the virtue of humility? We must keep our hearts contrite and humble before God. We cannot attribute to ourselves any talent, success, or any good work. Above all, we must not pride ourselves on being elevated to the great dignity of baptized and confirmed Catholic Christians. We have received this great gift without payment of price.
“Learn from Me, because I am meek and humble of heart and you shall find rest for your soul.”
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching