Friday, August 23, 2013

Bulletin 166

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

August 25th, 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: Gal. 5: 16-24; Gospel: Mt. 6: 24-33

Mass Schedule August 26th through August 30th

Mon 26 Feria--No Latin Mass

Tue 27 Saint Joseph Calasance, Confessor

Wed 28 Saint Augustine; Bishop, Confessor & Doctor

Thu 29 Beheading of Saint John Baptist

Fri 30 Requiem Mass M.S. John

Our next pot-luck dinner will be held on Sunday, September 8th immediately following the 2:30pm Mass in the school cafeteria. All are invited to attend.

There will be NO LATIN MASS September 2nd through September 6th. Fr. Fasching will be on vacation.

Children are so precious to Our Lord Jesus Christ! “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not” says Our Lord. Jesus Christ desires that young children attend Mass and make visits to the Blessed Sacrament. However, when making visits to church or attending Mass a parent must teach their young children discipline and set clear expectations as to how they are to conduct themselves.

For example, if a child misbehaves and is sent to the back of the church this should not be a reward for misbehavior. You must let him know that being removed from the church means further discipline, not the chance to play and run free. A child must know your expectations to remain quiet while in church and must be shown consistency in your discipline. A child will need reminding about the necessity of being quiet in church. Eventually he will need to understand that it is also important to be able to sit still in church. This training should take place before the child is able to walk.

Children respond to the expectations of adults when they are presented clearly and consistently. Scripture warns parents: “and a child left to himself will become headstrong.” A child’s behavior reflects his parent’s own parental skills.

Fr. Jeff Fasching