Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bulletin 252

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeff Fasching

April 19, 2015

Second Sunday After Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Epistle: 1 Pet. 2: 21-25
Gospel: Jn. 10: 11-16

Mon 20 -- No Latin Mass

Tue 21 – Saint Anselm—Bishop, Confessor & Doctor

Wed 22 – Ss. Soter & Caius—Popes & Martyrs

Thu 23 – Saint George, Martyr

Fri 24 – Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Martyr

Christ is the Good Shepherd. On the Cross His sufferings fulfill the prophecies written about the suffering servant Yahweh in the Book of Isaiah (52:13-53:12). His sufferings have a redemptive value. Christ takes our sins upon Himself and offers them on the Cross to God the Father as an atoning Sacrifice. We are now dead to sin and have the ability to live in righteousness and holiness with the help of God's grace!

No matter what suffering may come our way, it cannot compare to the suffering of Our Lord. When we unite our sufferings to the Passion of Jesus Christ, we have the opportunity to merit reward in heaven!

Christ is the Good Shepherd...”I will seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered” (Ezek. 34:12).

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