Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bulletin 206

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

June 1, 2014

External Solemnity of the Ascension

Epistle: Acts 1: 1-11
Gospel: Mk. 16: 14-20

Mon 2 No Latin Mass
Tue 3 Feria after Ascension
Wed 4 Saint Francis Caracciolo, Confessor
Thu 5 Saint Boniface, Bishop & Martyr
Fri 6 Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mass on June 22nd (the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi) will begin at 1:30pm followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. You are invited to Join His Excellency, Bishop James Johnston for Mass and the procession.

Pot-luck following Mass on Sunday, June 1.

Mass on June 6 will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.

The Gospel reminds us of the “universal apostolic mandate.” Christ commanded His Apostles to preach the Gospel to the whole world. This command applies also to the successors of the Apostles, the bishops who are in communion with Peter’s successor, the Pope.

In fact, the whole Church has a responsibility to spread the kingdom of Christ throughout the whole world! Our vocation as Christians must embrace making Christ known to all. Christ wills that men be an instrument of salvation for others. The second Vatican Council teaches us that all Christians should work to bring all men to the knowledge of Christ’s message of salvation!

Christ is the one mediator and way of salvation. He is present to us in His body which is the Church. We must help others to know and embrace this truth!

In Christ,

Father Jeff Fasching