SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
December 2, 2012; First Sunday of Advent
Epistle: Rom. 13: 11-14; Gospel: Lk. 21: 25-33
Mass schedule December 3rd through December 8th.
Monday: Saint Francis Xavier; Confessor--No Latin Mass
Tuesday: Requiem Mass + Esperance Fernandes
Wednesday: Feria of Advent
Thursday: Requiem Mass + Sathorine Fernandes
Friday: Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Mass at 2:30pm
NOTE: December 8 (Immaculate Conception) is a holy day of obligation.
The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year. Christ’s coming is twofold: in mercy and in justice. Saint Paul therefore exhorts us to “cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light.” We must put on the Lord Jesus Christ. We prepare for Christ’s coming by striving to amend our lives and praying for true contrition for our sins. When we petition our Lord in prayer, amendment and contrition must always be at the top of the list.
This Advent let us mortify ourselves. We now have a wonderful opportunity to do penance for our sins and display our sincere love for Jesus Christ as we anticipate His return.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jeffery A. Fasching