Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bulletin 172

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

October 6, 2013
External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary

Epistle: Prov. 8:22-24, 32-35
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

Mon 7 Our Lady of the Rosary—No Latin Mass
Tue 8 Saint Bridget of Sweden, Widow
Wed 9 Saint John Leonardi, Confessor
Thu 10 Saint Francis Borgia, Confessor
Fri 11 Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The next pot-luck dinner will be Sunday, October 6th following the 2:30pm Latin Mass.

Wealth and power were often considered signs of God’s benevolence toward His people in Old Testament times. They were the reward for a good conscience and an upright life. In contrast, like Job, if one suffered it was believed that that person was sinful and was being punished by God.

However, in the New Testament, it is the poor and dispossessed who take priority. The weak, orphans and those who have contrite hearts are the ones that find favor with God. In and through Jesus Christ God forgives sinners of all kinds, from the prodigal son to the publican to the Samaritan. God condemns the religious leaders who cling more to their own self-righteousness than to mercy and love.

In the Blessed Virgin Mary we see the fact that God chose a member of Israel’s race to bring us His Savior. Nowhere else is God’s mercy shown more abundantly! Divine Mercy made His home in the womb of the Virgin and she became His temple. Mary’s Magnificat is the song of God’s mercy!

In Christ,

Fr. Jeff Fasching