Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bulletin 113

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

August 5th, 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: 1 Cor. 12:2-11; Gospel: Lk. 18:9-14

Mass Schedule August 6th through August 10th

Monday –Transfiguration of the Lord--NO LATIN MASS

Tuesday-Saint Cajetan, Confessor

Wednesday-Saint John Mary Vianney, Confessor

Thursday-Vigil of Saint Lawrence

Friday-Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr-NO LATIN MASS

Pot Luck Dinner Sunday, August 12th immediately following the 2:30pm Latin Mass

Jesus Christ abased Himself before the Majesty of God the Father. He took the form of a servant. He willed to be thought of as the lowest of men, a man of sorrow. Jesus is the Holy of Holies, separated from sinners, but He took on Himself the sins of all men.

Jesus has drawn upon Himself all the blows of God’s anger. We are God’s creatures. We are infinitely dependent on our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. Without God’s grace we cannot possibly make any progress and we cannot persevere without being supported by God’s grace.

We must therefore humble ourselves before God the Father as the publican does in the Gospel. If we acknowledge our lowliness, God will draw near to us. We must learn to keep our hearts contrite and humble in God’s presence. We cannot attribute to ourselves any talent, success or good work. We must realize what is ours and what is God’s.

Let us pray that we will be humble and recognize our sins.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Jeffery Fasching