SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
July 29th, 2012; 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: 1 Cor. 10:6-13; Gospel: Lk. 19:41-47
Mass Schedule July 30th through August 3rd
Monday --Feria--NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Ignatius Loyola; Confessor
Wednesday-Holy Maccabees; Martyrs
Thursday-Saint Alphonsus Liguori; Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Friday-Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus sincerely loved His own people. He worked countless miracles on their behalf to prove He was the Son of God and the Messiah spoken of in the Scriptures. But the Jewish people did not appreciate the grace that Jesus Christ offered them. The religious leaders rejected Him and called for His crucifixion.
Christ has instituted the sacraments for our benefit. He comes to each of us particularly through them. He teaches us through the magisterium of His Church. He constantly forgives our failings. We must never take His presence for granted or reject Him altogether.
In the Gospel Christ throws out of the temple the buyers and sellers. He reminds them that the temple is a house of prayer. We should realize that prayer is the first way that we invite Christ into our hearts. It is through prayer that we are strengthened and become more disposed to receive grace. We must never neglect our prayer!
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jeffery Fasching