Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bulletin 218

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

August 24, 2014

11th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: 1 Cor. 15: 1-10
Gospel: Mk. 7: 31-37

Mon 25 No Latin Mass
Tue 26 Feria
Wed 27 Saint Joseph Calasance, Confessor
Thu 28 Saint Augustine; Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Fri 29 Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

The next pot-luck dinner is scheduled for Sunday, September 14th immediately following the 2:30pm Mass in the school cafeteria.

Jesus Christ has certainly done all things well. He was very often found healing the sick, curing diseases and bringing comfort to those who were physically challenged. He made the deaf hear and the dumb speak. He raised people from the dead. He constantly sought to draw sinners to Himself. His heart burned for others to believe in Him for who He was.

Even more important than physically healing His followers, Christ often forgave sinners and pointed out to them their new life in Him. Christ continues to draw all who choose to believe in Him to Himself. For those who possess a lively faith, Christ invites them to an even more intimate union with Him! This is what His heart desires! We were born to be with our God. He has come among us in the person of Jesus Christ and yet so many people are indifferent to all His favors and benefits!

Jesus Christ suffered and died for us to reconcile us to His Father. His desire to be with us and dwell peacefully in our hearts is so strong that He makes Himself miraculously present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar! If this were not enough, Christ even commands that we eat His Flesh and drink His Blood, found literally present in the Holy Eucharist! How many people remain cold toward the God that created them and wants to be with them?!

It is true that none of us are worthy of such an intimate union, but Christ has come for sinners! The more we frequent the sacraments with the dispositions of humility and a desire for conversion, the less unworthy we become of receiving Jesus Christ. Christ waits for us. He is a gentleman. He will not force Himself upon us. Choose for Christ today!

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching