SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching
August 10, 2014
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle: 1 Cor. 10: 6-13
Gospel: Lk. 19: 41-47
Mon 11 No Latin Mass
Tue 12 Saint Clair, Virgin
Wed 13 Feria
Thu 14 Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fri 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“My house is the house of prayer, but you have made it into a den of thieves.” Jesus Christ always pointed to God the Father. When His holy Temple was being abused He quickly put an end to it. The purpose of the Temple was to provide a place for divine worship, not to engage in business trades.
The purpose of our Catholic churches is to offer a space for divine worship and nothing else. Our churches are consecrated and set apart as places to offer holy sacrifice. They too are houses of prayer! We have the privilege as Catholics to have Jesus Christ present-Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in our tabernacles! We owe Him the utmost reverence when we enter a church. We owe Him all our attention as long as we are there. We should never abuse the great gift Christ has given us in making Himself literally present in our churches!
In Christo Jesu et
Father Jeff Fasching