SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN): CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
April 1st, 2012 Palm Sunday
Epistle: Phil. 2: 5-11; Gospel: Mt. 26: 36-75; 27: 1-60
Mass Schedule for Holy Week
Monday of Holy Week-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday of Holy Week
Holy Thursday-NO LATIN MASS
Good Friday-No Liturgy
POT LUCK DINNER SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST AFTER THE 2:30PM LATIN MASS
Jesus Christ is a true king as He makes His way in triumph into Jerusalem. Jesus calmed the seas. He cured the sick, healed the leper, gave sight to the blind, made the lame walk, and commanded the paralytic to carry his own bed home. Christ is the master of evil spirits, nature, and man.
Jesus even raised Lazarus from the tomb! “Who is He, who has command over death and the grave?” As Christ makes His way into Jerusalem He is the king whose coming was foretold by the prophets. He has shown Himself as master over all creatures, over nature, and even the evil spirits.
In this triumphal entry, unlike the triumphal processions of the days of old, pride and ambition are not represented. Instead humility, meekness, mortification and self-denial are all apparent. In one word, unselfishness! Christ was loved by the poor and outcast of the world. He had no friends in high places. He had no friends who were rich.
“Hosanna! Hail to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” This is the way Christ comes to us when we receive the Holy Eucharist. He humbles Himself for our sake. Let us receive Him with gratitude and give Him back all we have and are. Let us give Him our hearts.
In Christo Jesu
et Maria Immaculata,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
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.