This month let’s take a closer look at HEART:
It is appropriate as we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day that we once again turn our hearts to Jesus. Additionally, we are beginning the parish level of Eucharistic Revival, a three-year process initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to invite the faithful to reflect upon the mystery and meaning of the sacrament of the Eucharist in our lives. We are fortunate at St. Agnes to have the Holy Eucharistic Adoration Revitalization Team (HEART) as rediscovering the belief in the Lord’s Eucharistic Presence has been its primary goal since its inception. Formed in February 2019, by Msgr. V. Paul Fitzmaurice, our pastor at that time, the team has sought to bring this teaching and the practice of Adoration to the parish in many ways.
HEART fulfills the USCCB guidelines on Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass (Eucharistic Adoration). The practice of having two or more adorers present each hour requires a permanent schedule of “anchors,” the people committed to being present that hour each week. We NEED anchors! This allows for everyone else to participate during the entire day. HEART welcomes everyone with an interest in deepening their relationship with Jesus to become part of the team whether or not they become an “anchor,” committed to a specific hour of Adoration each week.
You are invited to join HEART. To sign up or for additional information, contact Annamarie Liptak at 724-244-4795 or email@example.com.
Also, visit the HEART’s Eucharistic Adoration page here on our parish website for more information and for testimonies, videos, and how-to information for developing your personal Adoration devotion.
You do not have to sign up to simply attend Adoration. You are always welcome and encouraged to invite others to attend.
Currently, our schedule begins with Adoration starting after the 7:30 am Mass on Thursdays. Adoration continues through the day, concluding at 6 pm with Benediction. There is a team that leads the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Rosary at 3 pm.
Our regular schedule resumes during the first week of Lent on Thursday, February 23rd with Deacon Bill leading the Holy Hour from 6-7 pm and concluding with Benediction. What an awesome devotion to try this year for Lent!
Please watch the bulletin and Flocknote for more information on the Eucharistic Revival.