Friday, July 24, 2015

Bulletin 266

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeff Fasching

July 26th, 2015

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: 1 Cor. 10:6-13
Gospel: Lk. 19:41-47

Mon 27--No Latin Mass

Tue 28—SS. Nazarius & Celsus, Martyrs
Saint Victor I, Pope & Martyr, &
Saint Innocent I, Pope & Confessor

Wed 29—Saint Martha, Virgin

Thu 30—SS. Abdon & Sennen, Martyrs

Fri 31—Saint Ignatius Loyola, Confessor

“Now all these things happened to them in figure, and they are written for our correction...Wherefore, he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall. (Saint Paul). Saint Paul urges us to embrace vigilance and humility. When God grants favors to us in any form, it should always deepen our humility of heart. We must be always on guard against presuming upon His graces. We must always humbly mistrust ourselves and trust in God alone. We must never consider ourselves free from weakness or, even worse, condemn others for theirs!

Saint Paul also urges us to have confidence: “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.” The knowledge of our weakness should never discourage us because God is always ready to help us with His grace! “God is faithful. God has always helped me...I count on His aid. My sufferings may reach even greater heights, but I am sure He will not abandon me.” St. Therese of the Child Jesus.

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching