SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
July 22nd, 2012; 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: Rom. 8:12-17---Gospel: Lk. 16:1-9
Mass Schedule July 23rd through July 27th
Monday-Saint Apollinaris, Bishop & Martyr-NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Christina, Virgin & Martyr
Wednesday-Saint James the Greater, Apostle
Thursday-Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday-Saint Pantaleon, Martyr
God has called us to a divine sonship. We are debtors to Christ because He has redeemed us with His blood and so made us God’s adopted sons. As such, we are led by the Spirit of God. We must therefore live our lives with courage and conviction! The Spirit of God is not a weak Spirit, but rather one of strength, power, and wisdom! We too should live our lives embracing this power, wisdom, and strength.
As God’s adopted sons, we must live our lives as children of the light. We must not be outdone by the children of this world in zeal. We must learn to take sanctity by force. Saint Paul says this involves not living according to the flesh, lest we die. Instead, we live by the Spirit and mortify the deeds of the flesh in order to live!
As Christians, we must profess our belief in Christ by the witness of our lives. We live in the midst of a culture of death and darkness. We should never be outdone in zeal when it comes to bringing the light of Christ to the world.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jeff Fasching