Friday, January 18, 2013

Bulletin 136

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

January 20th, 2013 Second Sunday after Epiphany

Epistle: Rom. 12:6-16; Gospel: Jn. 2:1-11

Mass schedule January 21st through January 25th

Monday-Saint Agnes * Virgin & Martyr-NO LATIN MASS

Tuesday-SS. Vincent & Anastasius, Martyrs

Wednesday-Saint Raymond of Penafort, Confessor

Thursday-Saint Timothy, Bishop & Martyr

Friday-Conversion of Saint Paul

The Wedding Feast at Cana in Galilee is the second luminous mystery of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ works His first public miracle because his Mother asks Him to! When we ponder this mystery in the life of Christ we should realize how it pleases God when we approach Him through His Blessed Mother. Mary is the most powerful intercessor of all the saints. In fact, one single sigh to her Son is more powerful than the prayers of all the angels and saints combined! Mary’s prayer is the prayer of a Mother, whereas the prayers of saints and angels are prayers of servants. All that the Mother asks of the Son is granted to her.

Mary has a heart full of love and mercy for poor sinners. She desires to see us happy in this life. We have only to turn to her if we want to be heard. It is true that God loved us so much that He died for us, but in the heart of Our Lord there is also justice for sinners. In the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary there is nothing but mercy. When Jesus Christ is ready to punish a sinner, Mary intercedes and begs pardon for the sinner and Jesus cannot refuse her anything! The Most Holy Virgin places herself between her Son and us. The greater we sin, the more tenderness and compassion she feels for us.

Let us renew our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and approach God through her with all our needs.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Jeff Fasching