Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bulletin 183

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

December 22nd, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Rorate Sunday)
Epistle: 1 Cor. 4: 1-5
Gospel: Lk. 3: 1-6

Mass Schedule December 23 – December 27

Mon 23 No Latin Mass
Tue 24 Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord—10:00am
Wed 25 The Nativity of Our Lord –2:30pm
Thu 26 Saint Stephen * Deacon & Protomartyr
Fri 27 Saint John * Apostle & Evangelist

Our next pot-luck dinner will be on Sunday, December 22nd following the 2:30pm Latin Mass in the school cafeteria. His Excellency, Bishop James Johnston will be the homilist at Mass and will be joining us for dinner.

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Christmas day will be at 2:30pm at Saint Agnes Cathedral.

Midnight Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form at 12:00pm midnight on New Year’s Eve at Saint Agnes Cathedral. This is the Octave Day of Christmas and a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States.

A plenary indulgence may be gained by publicly saying or singing the Te Deum in thanksgiving on the last day of the year (December 31). A plenary indulgence may also be gained by publicly saying or singing the Veni Creator Spiritus on the first day of the year (January 1).

Saint Paul speaks of the greatness, the dignity and the duty of the Christian priest. He is a minister of Christ and the instrument of Christ. The priest is “another Christ.” A priest is appointed steward of the mysteries of God for the benefit of the mystical body of Christ. Pope Pius XI writes the following regarding the office of the priesthood: “The Christian, at almost every important state of his mortal career, finds as his side the priest with power received from God, for the purpose of communicating or increasing that grace which is the supernatural life of his soul.”

In Christ,

Fr. Jeff Fasching