SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806 EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS: Celebrant Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
January 8th, 2012 Holy Family
Epistle: Col. 3:12-17
Gospel: Lk. 2:42-52
Mass Schedule January 9th through January 13th
Monday-Feria of 1st Sunday after the Epiphany-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Feria of 1st Sunday after the Epiphany
Wednesday-Feria of 1st Sunday after the Epiphany
Thursday-Feria of 1st Sunday after the Epiphany
Friday-Commemoration of the Baptism of the Lord
There will be a pot-luck dinner in the school cafeteria immediately following the 2:30pm Mass on January 8th.
Jesus always had His heart set on doing the will of the Father. He teaches that our primary duty is to do the will of God, even over and above any human authority. Jesus therefore asks His parents in the gospel: “Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?”
Although Mary knew from the start that the Child Jesus was God, the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple sums up Jesus’ life in Nazareth, which was one of obedience. He was subject to Joseph and Mary. Jesus, who is God, obeyed His parents.
Jesus lived a hidden life for many years in preparation for His years of public life. He has left us an example. Most of us can find holiness in doing the simple, every-day things of life extraordinarily well. This should be our aim in life each and every day. We must obey the will of God unselfishly.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching