Welcome to St. Agnes Parish

Msgr. Paul - Fr. Pepe -sqGod so loved the world that he gave his only Son.
- John 3:16a

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.

Final Week Ticket Winners

Monday, August 25 — $200 — #5133 — Denise Rounds
Tuesday, August 26 — $200 — #6108 —  Jaime Benajmin
Wednesday, August 27 — $200 —  #7876 (7877 not sold) — Perry Konidaris
Thursday, August 28 — $200 — #9199 — Angela Moffatt
Friday, August 29 — $200 —  #3477 — Fr. Len Stoviak
Saturday, August 30 — $500    #1880 — Theresa Wisniewski
Sunday, August 31 — $1,000 — #7734 — Mary Lee Epps

Ice Bucket Challenge Update

Concurring with the Diocese of Greensburg stance, the following update is in reference to Bishop Zubik’s recent Ice Bucket Challenge:

“The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to take the ice bucket challenge to support a priest who has Lou Gehrig’s disease, but says he will donate his money to a charity that doesn’t use embryonic stem cells for its research.  Bishop David Zubik’s announcement comes after the Archdiocese of Cincinnati this week discouraged its schools from raising money for organizations that conduct research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, using cells taken from human embryos.  The Pittsburgh diocese agrees with Cincinnati officials that such research violates the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion, said the Rev. Ronald Lengwin, a diocesan spokesman.

Zubik plans to take the challenge Saturday with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino, pastor of two parishes in Duquesne, who was diagnosed with the disease last year. Zubik will donate an undisclosed sum to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which uses only adult stem cells.  (excerpt from WPXI.com updated: 3:09 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014) 

Third Week Ticket Winners

Monday, August 18 — $200 —  #2909 — Frank Saversky
Tuesday, August 19 — $200 — #0432 — William Brand
Wednesday, August 20 — $200 — #3546 — Rita Stevens
Thursday, August 21 — $200 — #3661 — Darlene Colvin
Friday, August 22 — $200 — #0912 — Mike Vranesevic
Saturday, August 23 — $500 — #5660— Peg Fuga
Sunday, August 24 — $1,000  #3578 — George Rogar

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

A Word of Caution regarding the Ice Bucket Challenge

News from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

August 20, 2014

You may have seen requests about the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association has admitted to supporting embryonic stem cell research, which destroys human life at the embryonic stage.

If you or someone you know is interested in taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, they could instead donate to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which does not support embryonic stem cell research.

Final call for Faith Formation

All Faith Formation programs begin in September. |

There are programs for children from PreK 4 through 12th grade available.  PreK and KN are non-mandatory years; however,  children MUST be attend starting in 1st grade in order to receive their First Holy Communion in 2nd grade.  Grades 3 thru 8 are mandatory preparation years for Confirmation.  For more information, visit our Faith Formation page.  Registration forms can be found in the back of church or you may register online.  Online payment for faith formation is also available through the same program as our online Sunday offertory.

Raffle Winners – Aug. 11-17

Monday, August 11 — $200 – #2624 – Diane Pesarsick
Tuesday, August 12 — $200 — #6570 — Zak Kelly
Wednesday, August 13 — $200 — #9723 — Debbie Brazen
Thursday, August 14 — $200 — #9829 — Regis Pavlinsky
Friday, August 15 — $200 — #8708 — Kathy Raeder
Saturday, August 16 — $500 — #4156 — Mark Ondrey
Sunday, August 17 — $1,000 — #1025 — Leo McCurdy

Congratulations to all of our winners!