Monday, November 26, 2012

Bulletin 129

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


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