SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN): CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
March 11, 2012 Third Sunday of Lent
Epistle: Eph. 5: 1-9; Gospel: Lk. 11: 14-28
Mass Schedule March 12th through March 16th:
Monday: Feria of Lent NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday through Friday: Feria of Lent
Springfield area Catholic pro-life supporters have organized the Springfield, MO Life Runners chapter, associated with the National Life Runners Team. Life Runners is an organization encouraging Catholics to support respect for all life from conception through natural death through prayer, witness, and walking/running. We want to invite all area pro-life Catholics to join Life Runners, and to join in our upcoming events, including:
• A Fun Run/Walk at Sequiota Park at 8am on March 3 – bring cans of food to help Saint Vincent de Paul and feed the poor.
• Fun Run/Walk at Phelps Grove Park at 8am on April 21 with National Life Runners director Dr. Patrick Castle.
• Walk and Time of Prayers and Witness at Cowden Park across from Planned Parenthood on May 12 from 10am-Noon.
• The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Medical Mile and 5K on June 2 at Meyer Center by Cox South Hospital.
• Saint Louis Rock and Roll Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K on October 21 in Saint Louis, MO.
For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/315417748506189/
NOTE: I will be running with Dr. Patrick Castle in the go Saint Louis Marathon in Saint Louis, MO on April 15th, 2012 at 7:00am. This is Divine Mercy Sunday.
THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS ON APRIL 15TH AT 2:30PM.
THERE WILL BE NO POT LUCK DINNER THIS MONTH.
Saint Paul reminds us that if we want to please God our Father, we must learn from His Son Jesus Christ. We must learn the details of His life. We must adopt his attitudes. We must contemplate His life. If we truly love Jesus Christ we will sincerely want to know all about His life and character so that we can become more like Him.
There is absolutely no quicker way to conform ourselves to the person of Jesus Christ than by meditating upon the mysteries of His life. We do this when we pray the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Louis Marie de Montfort writes that: “All our perfection consists in being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus Christ; and therefore the most perfect of all devotions is, without any doubt, that which the most perfectly conforms, unites and consecrates us to Jesus Christ. Now Mary, being the most conformed of all creatures to Jesus Christ, it follows that of all devotions, that which most consecrates and conforms the soul to our Lord is devotion to His Holy Mother; that the more a soul is consecrated to Mary, the more it is consecrated to Jesus Christ.”
My prayer is that more souls devote themselves to praying the Holy Rosary each day. Let us be slaves of Jesus Christ in Mary.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching