Friday, March 1, 2013

Bulletin 142

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT Rev. Jeffery A. Fasching

March 3rd, 2013 Third Sunday of Lent

Epistle: Eph. 5: 1-9; Gospel: Lk. 11: 14-28

Mass schedule March 4th through March 8th

Monday—Feria of Lent-NO LATIN MASS

Tuesday—Feria of Lent

Wednesday—Feria of Lent

Thursday—Feria of Lent

Friday—Feria of Lent

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.

On each of the Fridays of Lent, a plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who, after Communion, recite the “Prayer before a Crucifix.”

Christ gave His life of His own free will. He died out of love for you and me. He came to show His infinite love and He thus gave His all. He submitted to His Passion and lived a life of self-denial to give us an example of how we are to live. Despite His sufferings, He must have experienced joy in knowing He was saving mankind.

If we embrace Christ’s lifestyle we will be able to resist the corruption of a paganized society. Immorality, fornication and impurity run rampant all around us. No matter what the world succumbs to we should always resist these evils because we are called to holiness of life. We are temples of the Holy Ghost. We have been purchased at a great price!

We must therefore strive to live with modesty and refinement. We must keep watch over our senses and hearts. We must avoid all occasions of sin. We should frequent the sacraments, especially Confession and Holy Communion. We should foster a tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and beg for contrition and reparation.

In Christ,
Father Jeff Fasching

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.