Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bulletin 201

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

April 27, 2014

Low Sunday (Octave Day of Easter)

Epistle: 1 Jn. 5: 4-10
Gospel: Jn. 20: 19-31

Mon 28 Saint Paul of the Cross, Confessor-- No Latin Mass
Tue 29 Saint Peter of Verona, Martyr
Wed 30 Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin
Thu 1 Saint Joseph the Workman
Fri 2 Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pot-luck dinner Sunday, April 27 the 2:30pm Mass. This is Divine Mercy Sunday. A plenary indulgence is granted to those who take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g., "Merciful Jesus, I trust in You!"). If unable to get to church for the above, one may gain the same indulgence be reciting the Our Father and the Creed before a devout image of Our Merciful Lord Jesus Christ and, in addition, praying a devout invocation to the Merciful Lord Jesus Christ.

Mass on Sunday, May 4 will be at 7:00pm.

Mass on Friday, May 2 will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung immediately following Mass today followed by benediction.

Pope John Paul II wrote the following in his encyclical Dives in Misericordia: “The Church of our time…must become more particularly and profoundly conscious of the need to bear witness in her whole mission to God’s mercy, following in the footsteps of the tradition of the Old and the New Covenant, and above all of Jesus Christ Himself and His apostles…the Church must consider it one of her principal duties at every state of history and especially in our modern age to proclaim and to introduce in life the mystery of mercy, supremely revealed in Jesus Christ.”

We should be able to see the relationship between the Gospel and Divine Mercy. Listen to the words of Pope Benedict XVI from his Regina Caeli message on Divine Mercy Sunday in 2008: “Indeed mercy is the central nucleus of the Gospel message; it is the very name of God, the Face with which he revealed Himself in the Old Covenant and fully in Jesus Christ, the incarnation of creative and redemptive Love. May this merciful love also shine on the face of the Church and show itself through the sacraments, in particular that of Penance, and in works of charity, both communitarian and individual. May all that the Church says and does manifest the mercy God feels for man, and therefore for us…From Divine Mercy, which brings peace to hearts, genuine peace flows into the world, peace between different peoples, cultures and religions.”

In Christo Jesu et Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeffery Fasching