Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bulletin 158

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

June 30, 2013 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: Rom. 6:3-11-- Gospel: Mk. 8:1-9

Mass Schedule July 1 through July 5

Mon 1 The Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ—No Latin Mass

Tue 2 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wed 3 Saint Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr

Thu 4 Feria

Fri 5 Sacred Heart of Jesus—Mass will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with benediction.

The next pot-luck dinner will be on Sunday, June 30 in the school cafeteria immediately following the 2:30pm Latin Mass. All are invited to attend.

Our Lord Jesus Christ attracted people to Himself. He welcomed absolutely everybody. The Gospel shows how one day thousands of people followed Him and remained in His company for three days without eating anything. Jesus Christ worked the miracle of the loaves because He took pity upon the people.

If we look into this parable with a spiritual sense, we realize that there is no food in this world capable of satisfying our souls. All earthly goods, pleasures, riches and honors cannot satisfy the soul. The soul has been created for God. God alone can satisfy the soul. The world offers nothing but vanity. Those who love the world are under a great illusion disguised as happiness. The psalmist asks: “How long will you be dull at heart?” “Why do you love the goods of this world, which are all vanity and lies?”

If the goods of this world made men happy and content, the rich and powerful would be completely happy. But we see almost always they are in fact the unhappiest of men. No matter how much a man possesses, he is never satisfied. If we would learn to wish for nothing but God, He will satisfy all the desires our hearts!

In Christ,

Father Jeff Fasching