Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bulletin 196

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

March 23, 2014

Third Sunday of Lent

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

Mon 24 No Latin Mass
Tue 25 Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed 26 Feria of Lent
Thu 27 Feria of Lent
Fri 28 Feria of Lent

Pot-luck dinner March 23 in the school cafeteria immediately following the 2:30pm Mass

A good confession will always drive the devil from our hearts. However, we must constantly watch that we do not commit the same sins over and over. The Lenten season is penitential in nature to remind us how to guard against repeated offenses. We do penance for two reasons: first, to give satisfaction to God for our sins; and, second, to keep us from committing the same sins again. We must suffer either in this life or in the next to atone for our sins. In early Church times, penances were much harsher than what we experience today. We should always strive to do much more that what the priest imposes upon us during our confession because our penances do not begin to compare with the gravity of our sins. We should also make use of indulgences whenever possible. An indulgence will alleviate or grant complete remission of penances incurred by the sinner. A plenary indulgence is granted on each Friday of Lent to the faithful who, after Communion, recite the “Prayer Before a Crucifix.”

In Christ,

Father Jeffery Fasching