welcome to st. agnes parish

The St. Agnes Parish staff wish all our

parishioners & visitors a blessed and holy Christmas season.

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation

 

December 31

4:15 p.m.


January 1

9:00 a.m.

 


mass schedule



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family prayer night

prepare your hearts during advent


Family Prayer Night on Monday evenings offers a rich environment for incorporating more prayer into your life! 


Think about taking one small baby step in prayer this Advent Season to prepare your hearts for the birth of the Christ Child!  Family Prayer Night schedules two hours of prayer each Monday evening.  Come for any part of the prayer evening!  Come and go as you please, and as your schedule permits!  


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered from 6:30-6:50PM.  Praying one decade of the Rosary might appeal to you, or stay for all the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary prayed before Mass.  Mass begins at 7:00PM.  If some quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament calls to your heart, come at 7:30PM for a few minutes, or stay to pray more of the Rosary or Chaplet of Divine Mercy with us. 


We would love to have you join us! May God bless you and your families abundantly during this special Advent time!


*Check in the Parish Office for priest schedule regarding Mass and Reconciliation.


NOTE: Family Prayer Night will not be held December 31.  

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation

 

December 31 

4:15 p.m.


January 1

9:00 a.m.

advent & christmas

The St. Agnes Parish staff wish all our

parishioners & visitors a blessed and holy Christmas season.

SR. DOROTHY'S CHRISTMAS ELVES AT WORK

Saturday, December 15, was a perfect day to put lights on the Christmas trees in the fountain garden of St. Agnes Church. The sun was so beautifully bright that it was hard to see where the lights were being placed.

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation

 

December 31

4:15 p.m.


January 1

9:00 a.m.

 

purchase scrip today!

Holly Jolly Stocking Stuffers


In search of the perfect gifts to stuff their stockings? Purchase Scrip gift card ideas for fun little surprises, this holiday season!

 

Purchase Scrip from 3-3:30PM in the Holy Family School gym lobby on school days and at church following the 4:15 Mass on Saturday and from 9-11AM on Sunday.

advent & christmas 2018

Advent mass schedules, devotionals and other spiritual opportunities can be found on the Advent & Christmas page of this website.

St. agnes christmas

MASS SCHEDULE 

 The Vigil of Christmas (Christmas Eve)

Monday, December 24 – 4:15 & 6:30 p.m.

 

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day)

Tuesday, December 25 – 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

magnificat advent companion

The Magnificat Advent Companion is available at tables in the narthex. 

The Advent Companion has scriptural reflections for each day of the season, along with meditative prayers, essays and poetry.

Donation: $1.00

the st. andrew christmas novena

The St. Andrew Christmas Novena

 

Begins on November 30th (Friday), the Feast of 

St. Andrew, and continues through Christmas Eve

 

−To be prayed 15 times each day −

 

Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment

in which the Son of God was born

of the most pure Virgin Mary at midnight

in Bethlehem in piercing cold. 

In that hour vouchsafe, O, my God, 

to hear my prayer and grant my desires

through the merits of Our Lord and

Savior Jesus Christ and

His Most Blessed Mother.  

Amen

looking for a special christmas gift?

Get Your Copies Today!

               

A book of the history of the diocese told through the pictorial and

narrative representation of a graphic novel, (“comic book” style)   

Hard cover: $20   Soft cover: $15

 

The Illustrated and Annotated New Testament: 

$20 each or 2 for $30

 

Purchase at the Parish Office

need a stocking stuffer?

Check out these SCRIP gift cards for fun little surprises this holiday season!


A&W $5

Barnes & Noble $10     

Family Video $10     

Subway $10     

Starbucks $10

Dairy Queen $1     

Fleet Farm $10      

McDonald’s $10

shop with scrip

In search of the perfect gifts to stuff their stockings? Purchase Scrip gift card ideas for fun little surprises, this holiday season!

 

Purchase Scrip from 3-3:30PM in the Holy Family School gym lobby on school days and at church following the 4:15 Mass on Saturday and from 9-11AM on Sunday.


• $100 of Grand Central Station returns $9.00

• $100 of Barnes & Noble returns $9.00

• $100 of Kohl’s returns $4.00

• $100 of Meijer returns $3.00

• $100 of Best Buy returns $3.00


Write “St. Agnes” and circle “parishioner” on the Scrip form.

st. agnes

christmas Mass schedule

  

The Vigil of Christmas (Christmas Eve)

Monday, December 24 – 4:15 & 6:30 p.m.

 

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day)

Tuesday, December 25 – 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

mass schedule

welcome to st. agnes parish

advent & christmas

Advent & christmas 2018

Advent mass schedules, devotionals and other spiritual opportunities can be found on the Advent & Christmas page of this website.

Good News from the Rose Home!  

Several young women are currently learning that there is more to life than barely surviving.

Recently, upon graduating to phase 2, one young woman wrote, 'I am no longer simply surviving. I am a survivor who is living and growing strength....  My fight gives purpose to endless efforts of police and civilians alike who work endless hours and save lives. Because they believe, I believe and because I believe, I will continue to succeed!"

 

We have much to be thankful for in our caring and prayerful St. Agnes Parish community. Once again, the Peace and Social Justice Ministry asks you for greeting cards of prayers and caring words to lift up these young women as they learn to trust themselves and God's love for them.

 

There will be a drop box labeled “The Rose Home” 

in the narthex from Dec. 1st to Dec. 9th. 

 

If you want to add a shopping card for Target, Home Depot, Menards or Festival Foods to your Christmas card, please do. Such a gift would benefit the young women or the Rose Home generally. Thank you!

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil Mass -  Friday, December 7 at 4:15 p.m.

and

Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 a.m.

advent angel tree

As part of your preparation for Christmas, please consider taking an angel off the tree

in the gathering space, purchasing the item on the angel and returning it unwrapped to church with the angel attached by 

Sunday, December 9.

 

St. Agnes Parish is collecting items for:

St. Agnes Homebound Parishioners  

St. John’s Homeless Shelter

Rose Home

Advocates for Healthy Living

Community Friends


Thank you in advance for your generosity!

christmas flowers

Parishioners are invited to participate in the celebration of Christmas by contributing toward the flowers/plants for the decoration of our church.

  

Please indicate whether your donation is in memory/honor of loved ones or given in your own name

.  

Donations may be placed in the weekend collection using the envelope mailed in your bi-monthly packet or may be brought to the Parish Office. 


Deadline for the bulletin flower listing is Noon on Monday, December 10.  

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil Mass -  Friday, December 7 at 4:15 p.m.

and

Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 a.m.

the solemnity of the immaculate conception of the blessed virgin mary

 

Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil Mass -  Friday, December 7 at 4:15 p.m.

and

Saturday December 8 at 8:00 a.m.

  

THE HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY

AND

COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN

 

INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL EVENING OF

  PRAYER, REFLECTION, AND SONG!

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018

6:30 P.M.

   ST. AGNES CHURCH


All men, women and children are invited to attend this

special Advent evening. In honor of our Blessed Mother

and commemorating the birth of our Lord at Christmas, 

we will be praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.  

Deacon Greg Rotherham will share an Advent reflection

with the group and a Christmas carol sing-along and

refreshments will follow the service.

St. Agnes Parish

advent reconciliation service


Wednesday, December 5

7:30 p.m.

st. agnes parish

advent reconciliation service

Wednesday, December 5

7:30 pm

family prayer night

prepare your hearts during advent


Family Prayer Night on Monday evenings offers a rich environment for incorporating more prayer into your life! 


Think about taking one small baby step in prayer this Advent Season to prepare your hearts for the birth of the Christ Child!  Family Prayer Night schedules two hours of prayer each Monday evening.  Come for any part of the prayer evening!  Come and go as you please, and as your schedule permits!  


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered from 6:30-6:50PM.  Praying one decade of the Rosary might appeal to you, or stay for all the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary prayed before Mass.  Mass begins at 7:00PM.  If some quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament calls to your heart, come at 7:30PM for a few minutes, or stay to pray more of the Rosary or Chaplet of Divine Mercy with us. 


We would love to have you join us! May God bless you and your families abundantly during this special Advent time!


*Check in the Parish Office for priest schedule regarding Mass and Reconciliation.


NOTE: Family Prayer Night will not be held on December 10, December 24 and December 31. 

help celebrate the new church year

As in the last few years, individuals and families are being invited to carry the Advent wreath candles in the Entrance Procession at all Masses each Sunday of Advent. Members of the Art and Environment Committee will be in the gathering space after all Masses on November 17-18 and November 24-25 to accept/encourage people to sign up for this special way of participation in our liturgy. Ask questions of the committee if you need further information.

help celebrate the new church year

As in the last few years, individuals and families are being invited to carry the Advent wreath candles in the Entrance Procession at all Masses each Sunday of Advent. Members of the Art and Environment Committee will be in the gathering space after all Masses on November 17-18 and November 24-25 to accept/encourage people to sign up for this special way of participation in our liturgy. Ask questions of the committee if you need further information.


office closures

The Parish Office will be closed

Monday, December 24 through Wednesday, December 26


The Religious Education/Youth Ministry Office will be closed

Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 2

Diocesan Household Prayer of

Dedication to the Holy Family

(The Feast of the Holy Family was celebrated on __________________

 

Let us pray,

 

O Joseph, guardian and protector of the Holy Family,

pray for us that through the example of your holy

obedience all who dwell here may be guided in

their daily work and journey of faith.

 

O Mary, Our Mother, through you Christ made his

home with us on earth and sanctified the life of our

homes. Pray for us that we may grow in holiness by

your example of compassion and merciful love.

 

O Jesus, we set before you now our trials and joys. Look graciously upon this home,

that it be dedicated to your Holy Family in peace, faith, and the example of your

merciful love. Protect us both here and away, and

welcome those who have gone before us into

your heavenly home.

 

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


christmas gift cards

for the rose home

We have much to be thankful for in our caring and prayerful St. Agnes Parish community. Once again, the Peace and Social Justice Ministry asks you for greeting cards of prayers and caring words to lift up these young women as they learn to trust themselves and God's love for them.

 

There will be a drop box labeled “The Rose Home” 

in the narthex from Dec. 1st to Dec. 9th

 

If you want to add a shopping card for Target, Home Depot, Menards or Festival Foods to your

Christmas card, please do. Such a gift would benefit the young women or the Rose Home generally. Thank you!

 

advent holy hour of adoration

Friday, December 22

12:15 p.m.

Holy Hour of Adoration

Friday, December 22

12:15 p.m.

holy family school

holiday blood drive

On Tuesday, December 26, from noon to 5:00 pm, Holy Family School will host a community holiday blood drive. 

Please consider giving the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood. 

Sign up by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767. This blood drive will be held in the Holy Family School gym. 

Thank you for supporting our IB project,


Taylor Delvoye & Kylie Callaway

holy family school

holiday blood drive

On Tuesday, December 26, from noon to 5:00 pm, Holy Family School will host a community holiday blood drive. 

Please consider giving the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood. 

Sign up by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767. This blood drive will be held in the Holy Family School gym. 

Thank you for supporting our IB project,


Taylor Delvoye & Kylie Callaway

holy family school

holiday blood drive

On Wednesday, December 26, from Noon to 5:00 pm, Holy Family School will host a community holiday blood drive.

Please consider giving the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood.

Sign up by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767. This blood drive will be held in the Holy Family School gym.

Thank you for supporting our IB project,

Taylor Delvoye & Kylie Callaway

advent & christmas

mass schedule

december 30-31 & january 1

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 

Saturday, December 30 – 4:15 p.m.

 

Sunday, December 31 – 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

 

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God



Monday, January 1 – 9:00 a.m.

(not a Holy Day of Obligation this year)