Friday, July 27, 2012

Bulletin 112

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


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