Welcome to St. Agnes Parish

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Welcome to St. Agnes Parish!  Thank you for visiting our website.  Whether you are a parishioner, someone in search of celebrating the sacraments or seeking to learn more about your faith, we extend a warm invitation to become more fully connected with our parish through Mass attendance, by taking part in our faith formation programs, involvement in our various parish events, and participation in our many liturgical, service and social organizations.  Please browse the information provided and, if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact Msgr. Paul or any of our staff members.  

Christmas Masses are:  
Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. & 12:00 midnight and
Christmas Day at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Season Music

hark-the-herald-angels-sing-lynn-bywatersHark!  The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

Our Cantors, Choirs and Instrumentalists have been working extra hard to make the Christmas liturgies both prayerful and joyous.  Plan to arrive a few moments early to listen to the beautiful sounds of this Most Holy Season.  The Parish Choir and Joyful Noise Choir schedule for Christmas is as follows:

Joyful Noise Choir —
Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 9:00 p.m.:  Gathering music will begin at 8:30 p.m.
– Sunday, December 28, 11:00 a.m. Mass

Parish Choir —
Wednesday, December 24, Midnight Mass:  Gathering music will begin at 11:20 p.m.
– Thursday, December 25, Christmas Day, 10:30 a.m. Mass:  Gathering music will begin at 10:15 a.m.
– Sunday, December 28, 9:00 a.m. Mass
– Wednesday, December 31, 4:30 p.m. Mass

Cantor Groups & Instrumentalists —
Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.:  Gathering music will begin thirty minutes before each Mass.

Register for …

DCwDoor with wreathDISCOVERING CHRIST NOW!  Please join us for our fourth year hosting this wonderful ChristLife.org program!  In this first step of the three part series you will learn how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  The program consists of dinner, praise and worship in song, a video teaching, a small group discussion.  Free dinner and Jesus!  It doesn’t get any better!  Bring a friend!  Bring two!  Non-Catholics welcome!  All you need is a desire to know Jesus!  We will begin Monday, January 5, 2015 and meet weekly through Monday, February 16, 2015.  The program starts with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m.

For more information or to register online visit: ONLINE REGISTRATION or you may pickup and drop off paper registrations in the narthex of the church.  For an outline of the program visit the INFORMATION PAGE.  Following Christ will run immediately after Discovering Christ as part of our Lenten activities.

 

Christmas Cookie Sale

The Cookie Sale to benefit the student’s mission trip will be held this weekend, December 13/14 in Resurrection Hall.  The times are Saturday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass until 2:00 p.m.

Cookie Sale

It’s been a busy week

here at St. Agnes.  On Friday evening our Generation of Faith group (a once-a-month Faith Formation program for our 1-5 grade students and their families) was asked to complete their “homework” to pray daily for a particular sister, create a Spiritual Bouquet,” bake a dozen cookies and create a placemat, all of which were given to the residents of Caritas Christi Nursing home for retired religious sisters on Saturday.

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On Sunday evening our 3rd and 4th grade students and their families hosted the Light-up Night Prayer Service and Soldier Project.  The students, their families and parishioners then baked and decorated cookies, made cards and packed donated items to ship to our military personal overseas.  Thanks to all of the donations and wonderful help, we were able to ship 36 boxes to our men and women serving overseas!

 

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Our Advent Parish Mission kicked off with a wonderful response last night and will continue this evening (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).  It is not too late to join us!

Fr. Ron

 

What does a sunflower

have to do with our relationship with God?  If you were able to make the first night of the mission you would have found out.  You can still come Tuesday and Wednesday (December 9 & 10) from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. to hear Fr. Ron Hoye present our Advent Parish Mission entitled “Preparing Our Hearts for Something New!”.  Fr. Ron is a dymanic speaker … you won’t be sorry you came.

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