SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS (LATIN)
CELEBRANT: Father Jeff Fasching
May 10, 2015
Fifth Sunday After Easter
Epistle: Jas. 1:22-27
Gospel: Jn. 16:23-30
Mon 11 -- No Latin Mass
Tue 12 – Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, Virgin, & Pancras, Martyrs
Wed 13 – Vigil of the Ascension
Thu 14 – Ascension of the Lord
Fri 15 – Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor
At the last Supper, Christ warned His apostles that He would soon be leaving them. He would soon return to the glory He always had with His Father in heaven. At this point, the apostles were far from knowing and loving Jesus perfectly. They knew that He came forth from God, but their faith was still very weak, and they would soon lose it altogether. The apostles were now enjoying Christ's company after His Resurrection. Christ teaches them everything they are required to know in order to become the teachers of the whole world.
Jesus says to His apostles: “The Father loveth you, because ye have loved Me.” We ourselves should be consoled by these words. Christ tells us to ask God the Father for everything we need. We should ask first and foremost to persevere in the spirit of Eastertide. We should pray to Saint James, the apostle of Paschal Time and the apostle of good works that we may obtain the grace to persevere in this new life of grace with our risen Lord! It is not enough to simply believe, says Saint James, but we must also demonstrate our faith with good works!
In Christo Jesu et
Father Jeff Fasching