SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
August 12th, 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: 1 Cor. 15:1-10; Gospel: Mk. 7:31-37
Mass Schedule August 13th through August 17th
Monday –Feria--NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Vigil of the Assumption
Wednesday-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Mass at 10:00am
Thursday-Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday-Saint Hyacinth, Confessor
Pot Luck dinner August 12th immediately following the 2:30pm Mass.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO LATIN MASS THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 1OTH AT 12:15PM.
MASS ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION WILL BE AT 10:00AM.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is by far our most powerful intercessor! We should have recourse to her constantly in order to draw closer to Jesus Christ her Son. Mary’s sinless soul was filled with the Divine Spirit of Jesus Christ far and above all other human souls. Her intimate union with Christ makes it impossible for her son to refuse any request on her part!
There is absolutely no quicker way to conform ourselves to the person of Jesus Christ than by meditating upon the mysteries of His life. We do this when we pray the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Louis Marie de Montfort writes that: “All our perfection consists in being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus Christ; and therefore the most perfect of all devotions is, without any doubt, that which the most perfectly conforms, unites and consecrates us to Jesus Christ. Now Mary, being the most conformed of all creatures to Jesus Christ, it follows that of all devotions, that which most consecrates and conforms the soul to our Lord is devotion to His Holy Mother; that the more a soul is consecrated to Mary, the more it is consecrated to Jesus Christ.”
The best reasons for praying the Holy Rosary are the following:
1) For world peace… “Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.” (Our Lady of Fatima, 1917). The Popes have highly recommended the Rosary to promote peace throughout the world.
2) A means for preserving the home…”There is no surer means of calling down God’s blessings upon the family…than the daily recitation of the Rosary”… Pope Pius XII
3) For courage in the hardships of life …”a powerful means of renewing our courage will undoubtedly be found in the Holy Rosary”…Pope Leo XIII
4) As a ready and easy means of preserving the faith…”We have elsewhere brought it to the attention of the devout Christian that not least among the advantages of the Rosary is the ready means it puts in his hands to nurture his faith, and to keep him from ignorance of his religion and the danger of error”…Pope Leo XIII
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jeffery Fasching