Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bulletin 203

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

May 11, 2014

Third Sunday after Easter
Epistle: 1 Pet. 2: 11-19
Gospel: Jn. 16: 16-22

Mon 12 No Latin Mass
Tue 13 No Latin Mass
Wed 14 Feria of Paschaltide
Thu 15 Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor
Fri 16 Saint Ubaldus; Bishop, Confessor & Doctor

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mass on June 22nd (the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi) will begin at 1:30pm.

Most people who suffer ask the question: “What have I done to God that He should send me so much misery?” The answer is that God sends you the affliction because of your sins. Consider all the commandments. Which one have we not broken? Are all the bad habits we have acquired for so long a time ignored? What about our pride? What about our vanity, self-love, quick tempers, jealousy? How about the ways we have neglected the Blessed Sacrament? What penance have we done to atone for our sins? What good works have we done? After having committed so many sins why have we shed so few tears? God chastises only to heal the wounds which we as sinners have inflicted upon our own souls! God sends us suffering only to crown us with eternal glory. Consider the story of Job…”If we have received good things from God, should we not also accept evil?”

In Christ,

Fr. Jeff Fasching