Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bulletin 242

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

February 8th, 2015

Sexagesima Sunday—Mass @ 7:00pm

Epistle: II Cor. 11: 19-33; 12: 1-9
Gospel: Lk. 8: 4-15

Mon 9 No Latin Mass
Tue 10 Saint Scholastica, Virgin
Wed 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
Thu 12 Requiem Mass + Chris Edward Kay
Fri 13 Feria

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

Mass on February 8th and February 22nd will be at 7:00pm.

Satan is a master of deception. He makes sinners imagine that by indulging their sensual appetites they will find happiness and peace. But there is in fact no peace for those who choose to offend God. The enemies of God lead lives of misery. Unlike brute animals, we as human beings have been created for God. We have been made to love God and to be united with Him. Man can only be made happy by God. It is impossible for the world to make man happy. All worldly goods are nothing but riches, honors and sensual pleasures. The words of Saint John: “All that is in the world is the concupiscence of the eyes and the pride of life.”

It is true that earthly goods are capable of puffing a man up, but they will never make a man happy or content. “Inflari potest, satiari non potest.” Many expect to find peace in accumulating riches. The fact is that large quantities of money do not close, but rather extend the jaws of avarice. In other words, the enjoyment of riches excites, rather than satisfies the desire for wealth. Worldlings toil and labor to acquire an increase of wealth and property, but never enjoy rest. The more they accumulate riches, the hungrier they become for them. The psalmist says: “The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger; but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good!” Of all the men in the world, the rich are among the most miserable. The more they possess, the more they desire to possess. They never succeed in attaining all the objects of their wishes, and therefore they are far poorer than men who seek God alone. These are the men who are truly rich. They are content with their condition. They find God in every good.

Father Fasching's Mass Travel Schedule – Christmas & Easter

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

Feb. 18 - Ash Wednesday -
Gainesville and Ava – Fr. Fasching

Feb. 21 – 22 - 1st Sunday of Lent
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove – Fr. Fasching

Mar. 7 – 8 - 3rd Sunday of Lent
Gainesville and Ava - Fr. Fasching

Mar. 21 – 22 - 5th Sunday of Lent
Cabool, Mansfield, Mt. Grove – 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