Loving Father, we come to you with our patroness, St. Agnes. As she was faithful to your family, so we pray that she would be faithful to our parish family, nurturing us, and interceding for us. We ask, also, the grace of being trusting, loving and docile as Agnes was, that we too might give witness to your Son in our Parish, by our truly becoming the Body of Christ. We ask all of this Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
Come join us for summer fun and learn about God too!
Who: Students Kn – 5th grade (based on grade just completed); Student Aides 6th – 12th grade (grade completed) and Adult Helpers – college age and older are welcome.
For more information and to download a registration form: Registration Form VBS 2013
The parishioners of St. Agnes Parish gathered together to honor Msgr. Paul and Fr. Pepe for their anniversaries. Congratulations Msgr. Paul on your 40th Anniversary and congratulations Fr. Pepe on your 30th. We are blessed to have such dedicated priests in our parish! May God continue to bless you in your ministry.
Thank you to to everyone who participated and helped to organize and plan our yearly May Crowning.
on his upcoming 30th anniversary of ordination. Fr. Pepe (Rev. Jose Oh Pimentel) was ordained May 29, 1983 in the Diocese of Nueva Caceres in southern Luzon in the Philippines. He served as parish priest in two parishes and prior to that the taught at St. Joseph School. He is the first priest to be sent to the United States by his diocese.
Congratulations to Msgr. Paul on the 40th anniversary of his ordination. We also congratulate his classmates Fr. Stoviak, Fr. Peretti and Msgr. Statnick on their 40th anniversary. Pictured on the stairs of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg on the day of their ordination, May 5, 1973, are (left to right):
Fr. Leonard Stoviak, Msgr. V. Paul Fitzmaurice, Bishop William G. Connare,
Fr. Peter L. Peretti, and Msgr. Roger A. Statnick
Father, we’re your people, the work of your hands.
So precious are we in your sight that you sent your Son, Jesus.
Jesus calls us to heal the broken-hearted,
to dry the tears of those who mourn, to give hope to those who despair,
and to rejoice in your steadfast love.
We, the baptized, realize our call to serve.
Help us to know how.
Call forth from among us priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers.
With our hearts you continue to love your people.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever. Amen
Has your family signed up to take the Elijah Cup home for a week to pray for vocations?
If not, check out the display on the bookshelf in the Narthex and sign up for an open week.
UPDATE: Thanks to the efforts of our Mission Committee and the generous donations of our parishioners, we were able to fill 14 boxes of arts and crafts supplies, food and t-shirts. They are on their way to the Philippines and we are sure that all the items we sent will be put to good use.
Following Jesus’s call to care for the needy, the St. Agnes Mission Committee is coordinating a parish-wide donation drive that will benefit indigent children and their families in Barrio Tinaclipan, a fishing village in Masbate, one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines.
- When: The weekends of April 13-14, April 20-21, and April 27-28
- How: Collection boxes for donations will be located in the back
of the church during the weekend Masses on April 13-14, April 20-21, and April 27-28.
- Who: All parishioners of St. Agnes are invited to put our “faith into action” by donating to the service project.
Your donation of the items listed on the flyer together with a $10 donation (in a sealed envelope) to help cover shipping costs would be much appreciated! For a list of items, please see the 2013 Mission Flyer.
Holy Thursday – 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday – 12:00 noon Stations of the Cross; 1:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross
Holy Saturday - 12:00 noon Blessing of Easter Baskets and 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday - 7:15 a.m. Mass, 9:00 a.m. Mass (Parish Choir) and 11:00 a.m. (Joyful Noise Choir)
From dusk to dawn, from start to finish,
from death to life, from the cross to the throne …
Thank you to our Chairperson, Geralyn DeFelice and all of the many wonderful helpers who worked, cooked and planned to make these past two Fish Fry evenings such a wonderful success! A wrap-up and brainstorming meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Resurrection Hall, Room 306. All are welcome to come and express your opinions, offer help for next year, etc.