SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN): CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
March 18, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Lent (Leatare Sunday)
Epistle: Gal. 4: 22-31; Gospel: Jn.6:1-15
Mass Schedule March 19th through March 23rd
Monday: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary- 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:
• 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.
Jesus promises Himself as nourishment for our souls. He also demands that we trust Him when difficulties and trials come our way. We must always have faith. In fact, if we cultivate a true and sincere devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, one great effect of such a devotion is that Mary will give us a share in this same faith of hers! The Blessed Virgin’s faith was the greatest of all faiths. It was greater than the faiths of all the apostles, saints and prophets combined!
Mary had a perfect holiness. In the Blessed Virgin God places before our eyes a concrete model of what we are to love, and, loving, strive to be. He gives us a model that is at once perfect and yet lowly, lovable, and imitable. Despite her unique privilege and lofty holiness, Mary is the most imitable of the saints, because her greatness is in her lowliness. She is the handmaid of the Lord. Mother, yes, but first handmaid. Blessed because she believed. Blessed because of her faith!
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!!
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching