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.

Adoration Cancelled …

MVC-557XAdoration and evening prayer are cancelled for the next few weeks due to construction of the new choir area.  We will keep you posted as to when we will be able to resume.  You are invited to stop in any time the church is open to prayer in front of the tabernacle.

Mission Day

2014 Fall Parish Mission Day

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“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same—with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”  -Mother Theresa

The Fall Parish Mission Day is scheduled for November 15, with a rain date on the November 22.  We will be doing fall yard work … check out the flyer.  Join us to reach out your hand!   If you know someone who is in need of assistance with their fall yard work, please drop a note in collection basket in an envelope marked “Mission Committee” with relevant contact information.  We will meet in the parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and receive our “assignments.” We will then proceed to our assigned location to do the yard work. Each group of people/family will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the assigned location.  Please bring and gloves for the yard work. Upon completion of the yard work (around 1:00 p.m.), we will return to St. Agnes Church for a bonfire (behind the Old Convent).  We will roast some hot dogs and marshmallows as a wrap-up of our Fall Parish Mission Day.

 

All Saints Day

ACandle-bll Saints Day, a holy day of obligation, falls on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  When holy days fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the obligation is nullified and there is no further Mass obligation other than Sunday Mass.  But, because of this situation, Mass-goers will be able to celebrate All Saints Day and it’s companion All Souls Day in a special way.  Saturday Mass (4:30 p.m.) will feature the gospel and readings for All Saints while Sunday Masses (9:00 & 11:00 a.m.) will feature the gospel and readings for Sunday, which is All Souls Day.

 

 

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.

For more information, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website.

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.