Friday, August 17, 2012

Bulletin 115

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

August 19th, 2012; 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: II Cor. 3:4-9; Gospel: Lk. 10:23-27

Mass Schedule August 20th through August 24th

Monday –Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor--NO LATIN MASS

Tuesday-Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow

Wednesday-Immaculate Heart of Mary

Thursday-Saint Philip Benizi, Confessor

Friday-Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

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

Many saints have had mystical experiences of hell. One well know account is contained in the report on the Fatima apparitions which Lucia Santos, one of the seers of Fatima, submitted to Dom Jose, bishop of Leiria, on 31 August 1941. Lucia writes that during the apparition of 13 July 1917, Our Lady gave the three children a momentary glimpse of hell to encourage them to pray for sinners.

After the vision ended, Our Lady urged the children to pray and offer many sacrifices to save sinners from hell. The Holy Rosary is a most powerful means to do so! It is a weapon to combat evil. It is a powerful means of obtaining Christian perfection and graces from God.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Jeffery Fasching