SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching
February 3rd, 2013 Sexagesima Sunday
Epistle: II Cor. 11: 19-33; 12: 1-9—Gospel: Lk. 8: 4-15
Mass schedule February 4th --- February 8th
Monday-Saint Andrew Corsini; Bishop & Confessor--NO LATIN MASS
Tuesday-Saint Agatha * Virgin & Martyr
Wednesday-Saint Titus, Bishop & Confessor
Thursday-Saint Romuald, Abbot
Friday-Saint John of Matha, Confessor
In memory of Saint Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, the blessing of throats will be offered this Sunday immediately following the 2:30pm Mass.
Satan deceives those who are sinners. He makes them think they lead a life of happiness and enjoy peace while engaging in their sensual appetites. However, there can be no peace for those who offend our God. God has stated that all His enemies lead a life of misery. God has created us with an intellect which gives us mastery over brute animals. We have been created for God. We must love Him and strive to be united with Him. God alone is able to make us truly happy. The world and worldly goods can never make a man happy and content.
King David once cried: “My tears have become my bread, day and night, whilst it is said to me daily: Where is thy God?” In a state of sin David sought out his many possessions and royal amusements, but to no avail. David’s conscience could only be heard to say: “Where is thy God? Go and seek the God whom you have lost. He alone can restore your peace!"
Sin brings only remorse of conscience. The Lord says to sinners: “You have refused to serve me in peace.” The result for the sinner is a life of hunger, thirst and constant yearning. Let us choose the happy life of those who love God. The peace which God offers surpasses all sensual delights the world has to offer. God alone can give content to the heart. Go to Holy Mass. Practice prayer regularly. Visit the Blessed Sacrament. Go to confession and communion often. Avoid evil conversations. Walk always with God and your life will change forever. You will enjoy peace which the world will never give you.
Fr. Jeff Fasching