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.

Prayer Before an Election

Lord God, as the election approaches,
we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country,
and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.

We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned,
Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love,
and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

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Pastoral Council Nominations

 

Council Candidate Identification Form

 

We are in need of candidates for our Pastoral Council discernment process.  Our current council consists of 7 members and we could like to add 5 new members.  Please prayerfully consider nominating someone you know who meets the criteria (you can even nominate yourself).  If you wish, you may also email you nominations to stagnes@dioceseofgreensburg.org.  The deadline to turn in nominations is Monday, October 27.

Catholic Accent – ChristLife Article

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Audrey Glick, Christine Gorenz, Mary Blythe and Cheryl Loeffler enjoy fellowship during the ChristLife gathering Oct. 2 at St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon. Photo by MSeamans

Six parishes embrace, engaged in evangelization model

By Elizabeth Fazzini
Managing editor
NORTH HUNTINGDON — “Anybody who’s listening, let me tell you. Oh my gosh. This has changed my life.”

That’s how Christine Gorenz, a parishioner of St. Agnes Parish, describes her sentiment about ChristLife, a model of Catholic evangelization her parish has been engaged in for more than two years.

Five additional parishes in the diocese have begun or soon will begin participating in this model. They are: Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg, which began sessions Sept. 30 with more than 170 people; Holy Family Parish, Latrobe, which will begin sessions Oct. 20; St. John the Baptist Parish, Perryopolis, where the parish core team will begin training Oct. 22; St. Benedict Parish, Marguerite, which is currently training a parish core team; and Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish, Greensburg, where the parish core team began training Oct. 6.  To read more from the Catholic Accent click here.

Recent Eclipse

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Eclipse sequence – Photo by Dotti Walker

And I will work wonders in the heavens and on the earth,
blood, fire, and columns of smoke;  

The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood,
At the coming of the day of the Lord, the great and terrible day.
Then everyone shall be rescued who calls on the name of the Lord.
-Joel 3:3-5a

 

 

Word on Fire

Fr. Robert BarronWe have added a new link on the sidebar to the right … it is a news feed for Father Robert Barron’s website Word on Fire.  Father Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry.  Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.

Father Barron speaks to all topics that we deal with in our modern culture, explains the Catholic Church’s view on current events, and posts movie reviews based on Catholic teaching.  We hope that you take a moment to check out his website and stop back often to see what new information he is posting on events that are relevant to us right now.