Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bulletin 233

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

December 7, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent

Epistle: Rom. 15: 4-13
Gospel: Mt. 11: 2-10

Mon 8 No Latin Mass
Tue 9 Feria of Advent
Wed 10 Feria of Advent
Thu 11 Saint Damasus I Pope & Confessor
Fri 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mass on December 5th will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.

December 8 (Immaculate Conception) is a holy day of obligation in the United States.

Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Christmas day (December 25) will be at 2:30pm.

Jesus Christ comes to confound our pride and to destroy our false sense of superiority. When Saint John's disciples ask Him: “Who are you?” His only answer is: “Relate what you have heard and seen.” Christ wants to teach us that it is our works that define who we are, not our words. Our works, whether good or bad, are what form us. It is by them that we ought to be recognized.

If one is asked the question: “Who are you?” it is not enough simply to say “I am a Christian.” A faithful follower of Christ should be living in a manner that one will clearly recognize this person to be someone who loves God with his whole heart, one who keeps the Commandments, goes to Confession, goes to Holy Communion and does all things worthy of a Christian. It is not enough simply to be called a Christian. We must perform the works of a Christian as well. We must begin by admitting that we are nothing, can do nothing and know nothing except for the grace of God!

Father Fasching's Mass Travel Schedule – Advent, Christmas & Easter

Nov. 29 – 30 - 1st Sunday of Advent
Gainesville, Ava – Fr. Fasching

Dec. 13 – 14 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove - Fr. Fasching

Jan. 10 – 11 – Baptism of the Lord
Gainesville, Ava - Fr. Fasching

Jan. 24 – 25 - 3rd Sunday of the Year
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove – Fr. Fasching

Feb. 7- 8 - 5th - Sunday of the Year
Gainesville, Ava - Fr. Fasching

Feb. 18 - Ash Wednesday -
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove – Fr. Fasching

Feb. 21 – 22 - 1st Sunday of Lent
Gainesville, Ava – Fr. Fasching

Mar. 7 – 8 - 3rd Sunday of Lent
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove - Fr. Fasching

Mar. 21 – 22 - 5th Sunday of Lent
Gainesville, Ava – Fr. Fasching

Apr. 18 - 19 - 3rd Sunday of Easter
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove – Fr. Fasching

May 2 – 3 - 5th Sunday of Easter
Gainesville, Ava - Fr. Fasching

May 16 – 17 - 7th Sunday of Easter - Confirmation - Ava
Cabool - Sat.4:00 PM - Fr. Fasching
Mt. Grove, Sun. 10:30 AM – Fr. Fasching

May30 – 31 - Trinity Sunday
Gainesville, Ava - Fr. Fasching

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching