SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
October 23rd, 2011 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Eph. 4: 23-28
Gospel: Mt. 22: 1-14
THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS OCTOBER 24TH THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH
THE DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD-CAPE GIRARDEAU WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL PRIEST INSTITUTE FROM OCTOBER 24TH THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH IN BRANSON, MO. THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS DURING THIS WEEK.
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 A POT-LUCK DINNER ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3OTH AFTER THE 2:30PM LATIN MASS IN THE SAINT AGNES SCHOOL CAFETERIA. THIS WILL BE AN ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY.
Mass Schedule October 24th through October 28th:
Monday through Friday NO LATIN MASS
Conversion is a life-long process. God desires that we put our old life of sin behind and be renewed in heart and spirit. We must make use of confession and penance. This involves an inner renewal that takes a lifetime. It is a response to God’s grace. In His infinite love for men, Christ patiently seeks the conversion of every soul He has created. However, He also respects our freedom. Man is absolutely free to reject God’s grace.
The proclamation of God’s mercy and forgiveness also formed a prominent part of Saint Paul’s teaching: “God has reconciled us to Himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Cor 18-20)
Among the many things we petition God for in our prayers, at the top of the list must be a willingness to amend our lives and “put on the new man.”
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching