Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bulletin 271

SAINT AGNES CATHEDRAL 533 South Jefferson Springfield, MO 65806


CELEBRANT: Father Jeff Fasching

August 30th, 2015

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Epistle: Gal. 5:16-24
Gospel: Mt. 6:24-33

Mon 31 No Latin Mass
Tues 1 Twelve Holy Brothers, Martyrs
Wed 2 Saint Stephen of Hungary, King & Confessor
Thu 3 Saint Pius X, Pope & Confessor
Fri 4 Sacred Heart of Jesus

“It is said that someone lives according to the flesh when he lives for himself. Therefore, in this case, by “flesh” is meant the whole person. For everything which stems from a disordered love of oneself is called work of the flesh.” (St. Augustine).

Saint Paul, when speaking of “the works of the flesh” mentions not only fornication and impurity, but also idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, and envy. These are all sins stemming from a “life according to the flesh” which is the opposite of the “life according to the spirit.” (St. John Paul II).

Man's ultimate goal is God. If we wish to attain this goal we must commit ourselves to Him completely! Many people do not have God as their ultimate goal. They often choose wealth of some kind or something else. This becomes their god. Man cannot have two absolute and contrary goals!

In Christo Jesu et
Maria Immaculata,

Father Jeff Fasching