SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
October 2nd, 2011 External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary
Epistle: Prov. 8:22-24, 32-35
Gospel: Luc. 1:26-38
Mass schedule October 3rd through October 7th
Monday-Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus, Virgin-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Francis of Assisi, Confessor
Wednesday-Saint Placid & Companions, Martyrs
Thursday-Saint Bruno, Confessor
Friday-Our Lady of the Rosary
The Latin Mass Community Confirmation date is October 23rd, 2011 at 7:00pm in Saint Agnes Cathedral. His Excellency Bishop James V. Johnston will officiate.
The following is an excerpt from the “Life of Union with Mary” by Emil Neubert, S.M., S.T.D.
Consecrate Yourself to Mary
An explicit consecration to Mary is not indispensable for a life of union with her. With the realization that one is a child of Mary comes the natural impulse to live in union with her, just as any child desires to be close to his mother. Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, who passed her life in such intimacy with the Blessed Virgin, seems never to have made any special act of consecration to her.
Experience teaches, however, that a soul particularly devoted to Mary generally feels that his consecration will impel him with greater generosity to an even deeper life of union with her who is so dear to him.
Consecration to Mary is somewhat akin to the baptismal vows. Even without renewing these vows the baptized person belongs to God for life. But in order to live this belonging to God in every circumstance of life, it is helpful at a solemn moment of his life to renew his baptismal vows and even, according to a recommendation of the Council of Trent, to make this renewal often. Especially in certain critical moments will this renewal aid him in emphasizing the conviction that he has already renounced Satan and chosen Jesus Christ for his sole Master. Similarly, a solemn consecration to the Blessed Virgin recalls for the son of Mary his obligations to his Mother in heaven, and, if the act is frequently renewed, it is a powerful help to living that consecration with ever increasing perfection.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching