Service & Social Ministries
Centering Prayer Group
All are welcome to join and learn how to focus on God within oneself using a contemplative prayer form called Centering Prayer. The root of Centering Prayer is interior silence.
Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild
An organization for all Catholic women who, through their fundraisers and projects, create an atmosphere of spirituality, fellowship and Christian charity. Find out more about our Saint Agnes Guild.
Comfort Blanket Ministry
Members of this ministry use their time and talent to make beautiful sewn quilts for those needing comfort and support. Find out more about this and two other related ministries: Comfort Blanket, Prayer Shawl, and Homeless Mats Ministries.
Organized for members of St. Agnes and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parishes, 50 years of age and older, to provide spiritual guidance, social activities and information pertinent to senior citizens. All members enjoy the closeness of parish family and lives are richer for it.
Become a part of the team that prepares the pierogi and noodles and cabbage before the Fish Fry or help out each Friday of Lent cooking, serving or working the clean-up crew. More info available shortly before Lent.
Volunteers beautify our parish grounds by planting flowers, shrubs and trees, watering and weeding. More information.
HEART (Holy Eucharistic Adoration Revitalization Team)
The HEART team is dedicated to educating everyone on the wonderful benefits of the practice of Adoration in our lives. 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. More information on HEART. More information on Adoration.
Homeless Mats Ministry
Members of this ministry use their time and talent to make recycled plastic grocery bags into “plarn” (plastic yarn) and then crochet it into beautiful, soft, portable, easy to clean, water resistant sleeping mats which are distributed to the homeless. Find out more about this and two other related ministries: Comfort Blanket, Prayer Shawl, and Homeless Mats Ministries.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Fraternal organization founded in 1882 by Blessed Father Michael McGivney. Each Knight lives out, in his own life; the Order’s Principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. The organization provides its members and their families opportunities for service to the Catholic Church to their community. Any Catholic gentleman, 18 years or older, is eligible for membership entitling them to its many programs and Benefits.
The St. Jude Council, 9019 is active at St. Agnes Church as well as Immaculate Conception, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Edward Churches. Meetings are held at St. Agnes (in the Old Convent) on the last Monday of the month at 7:30 P.M.
If you are interested in our organization feel free to contact: Our Grand Knight, Al Borgony at 724-972-8257 /or/ Ron Sherer at 724-610-6350.
Legion of Mary
An internationally known organization honoring Mary, our group meets regularly for Legion prayers and prays for and visits the sick at homes, hospitals, personal care and nursing homes. We provide literature, rosaries and green scapulars for those who request them. Find out more about our Saint Agnes chapter.
The Saint Agnes Men’s Club is a group organized to promote and encourage fraternal and spiritual fellowship among the men of our parish by working together on various parish projects and participating in club sponsored social activities. Find out more about our Saint Agnes Men’s Club.
Ministry of Care
Staffed by volunteers trained to give spiritual care and support to the sick, homebound and those with special needs, this ministry believes that a test of our love for God is how we care for each other. Members deliver gifts and cards to the sick and homebound on holidays. The Ministry of Care also has a group who visit Westmoreland Manor on a regular basis to help take wheelchair patients to various liturgies throughout the year.
Following Jesus’ call to care for the needy, the St. Agnes Mission Committee coordinates local, regional, national and international drivesto benefit the needy in our world.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Group
Our parish pro-life group proclaims that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. Find out more about our pro-life group.
A yearly parish event (usually the first weekend in August) that helps to encourage the spirit of fellowship as we work, eat and play together. Always needed are organizers, booth chair people, booth workers, bakers, cooks and laborers to set up and tear down. More information available at the beginning of summer.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Members of this ministry use their time and talent to make knitted or chrocheted shawls and lap blankets for shut-ins and those in need of a “wooly” hug. Find out more about this and two other related ministries: Comfort Blanket, Prayer Shawl, and Homeless Mats Ministries.
Those devoted to praying the Rosary have many choices for coming together at Saint Agnes. We have the following weekly and monthly opportunities, none of which require “membership” other than to come and join in prayer together!
- Weekly, for the special intentions of our church, community and the world, you are welcome to join the Rosary Group any Friday evening in church at 9:00 p.m.
- Weekly, before the 4:30 p.m. Saturday vigil Mass; the Rosary starts about 4:10 p.m.
- Weekly, we pray the “Rosary for our Country” during which we use the “Hail Mary’s” to pray for each of our 50 states and the decades/”Our Father’s” to pray for the branches of government, local and national.
- Monthly, on the 13th of each month in honor of the miracle at Fatima, we pray the “13th of the Month Rosary” which is held outdoors when weather permits at the statue of Mary and the “Rosary Walk” directly across from the Rectory. The time fluxuates with the seasons but is usually at 7 or 8 p.m.
Check the bulletin, the “Thursday I & I” (Information and Inspiration) that comes to your mailbox from Flocknote, or call the parish office at 724-863-2626 for more information on any of the above opportunities to come together for this most powerful way of praying.
Substance Addiction Ministry (S.A.M.)
All are welcome to join S.A.M. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to pray and be present for those in our communities that are afflicted or affected by addiction. This is a joint Substance Addiction Ministry of the parishes of St. Agnes, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Immaculate Conception. S.A.M. is about developing a personal relationship with Jesus.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to providing spiritual and material aid to the needy through their works at the food bank, holiday baskets, the Giving Tree and special collections.
That Man Is You
Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a better husband? Be a more loving father? Build relationships with other like-minded men? And seek to be the best man you can be? Then come join That Man Is You! We meet Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. from September 8 through December 1 in Resurrection Hall.