SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
December 30th, 2012; Sunday in the Octave of Christmas *Mass at 7:00 pm*
Epistle: Gal. 4:1-7; Gospel: Lk. 2:33-40
Mass schedule December 31st through January 4th
Monday: Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas—No Latin Mass
Tuesday: Octave Day of Christmas—Mass at 2:30pm
Wednesday: Most Holy Name of Jesus
Thursday: Feria of Christmastide
Friday: Requiem Mass + Nicolae Ciugudean
Mass on New Year’s Day will be at 2:30pm.
*Mass on Sunday, December 30th will be at 7:00pm*
Out of sheer love God has created us with a free will. He wants us to choose for Him and He calls us to liberty. The wonder of the Christmas season and the grace of our redemption shine forth in the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Word made flesh used to speak to us through the prophets, but now God has sent His Son in person in order to reveal Himself completely and to save the world!
Christ became like us in all things but sin. He ate, drank and slept. He suffered and died to redeem us and thus strengthens us when we ourselves meet with adversity. When we accept Jesus Christ our entire being gains immortality! If we acknowledge Him while we live on this earth He will in turn acknowledge us before God His Father.
God has created us in His own image, thus we possess great dignity. We must turn our hearts to God without hesitation. Christ has taken away our sin. We must obey Him and keep His commandments if we wish Him to honor us.
Fr. Jeff Fasching