SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
October 9th, 2011 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Ephes. 4, 1-6
Gospel: Matth. 22, 34-46
Mass schedule October 10th through October 14th
Monday-Saint Francis Borgia, Confessor-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday-Saint Edward the Confessor, King
Friday-Saint Callistus I, Pope & Martyr
You are invited to join the 2011 Public Square Rosary Crusade. Join us in praying for our nation on October 15th at 12:00pm in front of Saint Agnes Cathedral. Contact Anna James at 417-889-5831 for more information.
Your prayers are asked for Josh Faust and his family. Josh will receive his first Holy Communion this Sunday, October 9th at the 2:30pm Latin Mass.
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.
There will be no pot-luck lunch this month. We will have a social event following Mass on October 23rd prior to the Confirmation ceremony.
Theologians generally enumerate four principle ends for which we offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: adoration, thanksgiving, propitiation (satisfaction, expiation, atonement, reparation), and petition. In the Mass we offer profound adoration to God, acknowledging Him as our creator, submitting to Him as our supreme Lord, and directing our lives to Him as our final end.
We offer praise and thanksgiving (eucharistia) to God for all of His gifts, especially for the love He has shown us in Christ and for the blessings that come to us through Christ’s paschal mystery. We also offer the propitiatory (expiatory, atoning) value of Christ’s sacrifice for the remission of sin and punishment due for sin, on behalf of the living and the dead. To propitiate is to atone for or make up for an offense one has committed. According to the Council of Trent, Christ instituted the Eucharist in order that “the bloody sacrifice which He was once for all to accomplish on the cross would be represented…and its salutary power applied for the forgiveness of the sins which we daily commit.”
Finally, through Christ we implore God’s graces and blessings for our every need. Because the Mass is the sacramental renewal of the sacrifice of the cross, it has the same value as the cross and makes available to us the infinite treasures of that perfect sacrifice. However, individuals will receive from this boundless treasure only what God freely chooses to give and what each is disposed to receive.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching