Friday, June 20, 2014

Bulletin 209

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

June 22, 2014

External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Epistle: 1 Cor. 11: 23-29
Gospel: Jn. 6: 56-59


Mass on June 22nd (the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi) will begin at 1:30pm followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will not be heard this day. You are invited to Join His Excellency, Bishop James Johnston for Mass and the procession. There will be a reception at the Catholic Center immediately following the procession.

Friday, June 27, 2014 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Mass will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction. A plenary indulgence may be gained by saying the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus publicly in front of the Blessed Sacrament on this day.

The Blessed Sacrament offers us intimate union with Jesus Christ. Our becoming one with Christ is fostered by the grace we receive through all the sacraments, but especially through the sacrament of the Eucharist. In the Eucharist we receive not just grace, but the very Author of grace. We receive the very Body and Blood of Jesus Christ! Through this reception we share in the divine life of Jesus Christ. We must communicate in a state of grace and desire to advance in His love.

In Christ,

Father Jeffery A. Fasching