Friday, February 15, 2013

Bulletin 140

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

February 17th, 2013 First Sunday of Lent NO LATIN MASS THIS SUNDAY AT 2:30PM

Epistle: II Cor. 6: 1-10; Gospel: Mt. 4: 1-11

Mass schedule February 18th through February 22nd

Monday—Feria of Lent--NO LATIN MASS

Tuesday—Feria of Lent

Wednesday—Ember Wednesday

Thursday—Feria of Lent

Friday—Chair of Saint Peter *

Pot-luck dinner this month will be Sunday, February 24th immediately following the 2:30pm Mass in the school cafeteria.

During the Fridays of Lent following the 12:15pm Mass, there will be Stations of the Cross with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

Laws of Days of Abstinence: The Discipline of 1962

• Applies on one’s 7th birthday.

• Complete Abstinence: all Fridays of the year, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, and the Vigil of Christmas.

• Partial Abstinence (meat and soup or gravy made from meat permitted once a day at the principle meal): all the days of Lent, the Ember Days of Wednesday and Saturday, and the Vigils of Pentecost and the Assumption.

• Abstinence from meat is dispensed on Holy Days of Obligation

Laws of Fast: The Discipline of 1962

• Applies for those aged 21 to 59, inclusive.

• Days of Lent from Ash Wednesday inclusive, Ember Days, and Vigils of Christmas, Pentecost, and the Assumption.

• One full meal permitted and two other meals may be taken which, when combined, are less than a full meal.
The Law of the Eucharistic Fast: The Discipline of 1962

• The complete fast from all food and drink (except for water or medicine) for three hours before the reception of Holy Communion. In the document reducing the fast to three hours, the Pope still encouraged those who were able to maintain the midnight fast which was the previous discipline.