Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bulletin 269

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeff Fasching

August 16th, 2015

12th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: II Cor. 3:4-9
Gospel: Lk. 10:23-27

NO LATIN MASS THIS WEEK. Fr. Fasching will be on retreat. The Latin Mass will resume on Sunday, August 23rd.

Join the Latin Mass community for a pot-luck dinner immediately following Sunday Mass on August 16th in the school cafeteria.

“Charity is patient, is not provoked to anger.” 1Cor. 13:4.5. Charity is never wearied and is never impatient with the ungrateful. It is not irritated when repulsed, but perseveres in loving and doing good. Charity should not look for gratitude. Even when coldness and hostility are encountered it should continue to give itself...all for love of God!

The characteristic of charity, according to Saint Paul, is that it does not permit itself to be “overcome by evil” but it “overcomes evil by good.” Rom. 12:21.

Charity is completely forgetful of self. The soul who truly loves God spends itself for its neighbor because love of God and love of neighbor are one and the same! Love of neighbor has its source in God!

“Teach me, O Lord, to love my neighbor even when not loved by him, to love him with no concern for my own benefit, but solely because You love me, solely to repay Your gratuitous love.” St. Catherine of Sienna.

Remember that our neighbor is every man, known or unknown, friend or enemy!

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching