Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bulletin 248

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeffery Fasching

March 22nd, 2015

Passion Sunday

Epistle: Heb. 9: 11-15
Gospel: Jn. 8: 46-59

Mon 23-- No Latin Mass
Tue 24 Feria of Passiontide
Wed 25 Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thu 26 Feria of Passiontide
Fri 27 Feria of Passiontide

Stations of the Cross will be prayed after Mass on Fridays during Lent.

On each of the Fridays of Lent, a plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who, after Communion, recite the “Prayer Before a Crucifix.”

The next potluck will be on Divine Mercy Sunday-April 12th.

St. John teaches that sin is the death of the soul and sanctifying grace is life. To attain eternal life we must do penance for our sins. John the Baptist preached penance in the wilderness. Even if by God's grace we have recognized our sins and made a good confession, there still remains an obligation to make satisfaction to God for the offenses we committed against Him by sinning.

Always carry out the penance imposed upon you by your confessor. Try to do much more than he assigns. We must pray, fast, give alms and make use of our indulgences. We must do our penance as soon as possible.

It is a sin to neglect carrying out our penance! If we feel indifferent to doing penance, pray! Consider the Passion of Jesus Christ and all He has merited for us!

The following are announcements from the Office of Vocations regarding discernment opportunities for young men.

Quo Vadis-Kenrick-Glennon Seminary April 10-11, 2015

An opportunity for young men discerning a call to the priesthood or just
want to learn more about the priesthood to visit a local seminary, listen and interact with seminarians.

Exploring Priesthood Weekend—April 17-19, 2015

Is a retreat designed to help men discern God's call to the diocesan priesthood. To be called by God to serve Him as a priest means to have one's soul stirred deep within. Throughout a weekend of prayer, discussion and group interaction, men begin to better understand God's movement in their life. Exploring priesthood weekends are held at Mundelein Seminary.

Discernment Retreat for College age men—April 24-26, 2015 at Meinrad Seminary in Indiana.

Encounter with God's call—April 18-20, 2015 at Conception Seminary College--for young men 16 and under who are considering a vocation to the priesthood.

For more information, please contact Fr. Patrick Nwokoye, Director of Vocation Promotion at 573-200-1814—email: or Fr. J. Friedel, Director of Vocations/Seminarians, at

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching