Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bulletin 256

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeff Fasching

May 17, 2015

Sunday after the Ascension

Epistle: 1Pet. 4:7-11
Gospel: Jn. 15:26,27; 16:1-4

Mon 18 -- No Latin Mass

Tue 19 – Saint Peter Celestine, Pope & Confessor

Wed 20 – Saint Bernardine of Sienna, Confessor

Thu 21 – Feria after Ascension

Fri 22 – Feria after Ascension

Would you like to learn more about spiritual warfare and the Catholic Church's role in it? Join me and Fr. Chad Ripperger, PhD, from the Diocese of Tulsa, OK on June 5th 6th and 7th 2015. Fr. Ripperger is a Theologian, Thomistic Psychologist, Philosopher, Seminary Professor and Author. Fr. Ripperger will be speaking here at St. Agnes Cathedral (Pallotti Center) the first weekend in June. Topics will include:

--Spiritual Warfare
--Magisterial Authority and the Binding Force of Tradition

Lectures to be presented on:

--Friday @ 6:00pm.
--Saturday @ 10:00am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm.
--Sunday @ 10:00am.

“Yea; the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God.” Jesus Christ made the above statement to His disciples while exhorting them to remain faithful to Him under the persecutions which they were to endure. Many Christians today continue to act this way! They kill their own souls by losing the grace of God through human respect and to please worldly friends!

Human respect is a great enemy of our salvation! Many souls are in Hell due to human respect! We cannot allow ourselves to be influenced by human respect!

We must avoid familiarity with scandalous sinners. St. Paul says: “But now I have written to you not to keep company...with such an one, not as much as to eat.” 1Cor. 5:11. We must always be on guard against intimacy with such sinners, lest through human respect and fear of contradicting them, we will imitate their example and lose the friendship of God.

Be vigilant. To save one's soul we must overcome human respect. It is impossible to follow God Almighty and not be persecuted. “The wicked loathe them that are in the right way.” Prov. 29:27. Sinners hate the sight of a man who lives according to the Gospel because his life is a continual contradiction to their sinful conduct. Do not be influenced by them and do not associate with them! Worldlings speak no language than that of the world.

God is ready to assist you!

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching