SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
May 13th, 2012 Fifth Sunday after Easter
Epistle: Jas. 1:22-27; Gospel: Jn. 16:23-30
Mass Schedule May 14th through May 18th
Monday-Feria of Paschaltide -NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Requiem Mass: +Tiberio Tangarife
Wednesday-Vigil of the Ascension
Thursday-Ascension of the Lord
Friday-Saint Venantius, Martyr-NO LATIN MASS
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS ON FRIDAY, MAY 18TH AT 12:15PM
JUNE 10, 2012 IS THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI. MASS WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 PM. A PROCESSION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW MASS BEGINNING AT 4:00PM. JOIN HIS EXCELLENCY, BISHOP JAMES V. JOHNSTON FOR THIS DIOCESAN EVENT.
Consecration means that a person or thing (e.g., a building, chalice, vestments, etc.) is withdrawn from profane use and is dedicated to the service of God; the object thereby becomes sacred and is to be treated with reverence and respect. The Church is holy by consecration because it is set apart by God to live in union with Him and to serve Him. An individual person becomes a member of God’s holy people through Baptism by which a person is consecrated to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Through this same rite the person assumes the obligation to live a holy life worthy of the consecration he has received by God’s grace.
The Church is ontologically holy because of its life-giving union with the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and the life of grace that flows from that union. Jesus Christ alludes to this union in the Gospel when he explains clearly that He came forth from the Father and that He now leaves this world to go back to the Father.
It is because of this union of love that Christ assures us we can ask anything of the Father in Christ’s name and it will be given to us! Let us pray with confidence! Let us pray with faith!
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching