advent and christmas


St. agnes christmas

MASS SCHEDULE 

 The Vigil of Christmas (Christmas Eve)

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

 

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day)

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

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation

 

December 31

4:15 p.m.


January 1

9:00 a.m.

office closures

The Parish Office will be closed

Tuesday, December 24 through Thursday, December 26


The Religious Education/Youth Ministry Office will be closed

Tuesday, December 24 through Thursday, January 2

the st. andrew christmas novena

The St. Andrew Christmas Novena

 

Begins on November 30th (Saturday), 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

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


December 8


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 15.

 

St. Agnes Parish is collecting items for:

Friends of St. Agnes Parish

St. John’s Homeless Shelter

Rose Home

Community Friends


Thank you in advance for your generosity!

THE HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY

AND

COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN

 

INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL EVENING OF

  PRAYER, REFLECTION, AND SONG!

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019

6:30 P.M.

   ST. AGNES CHURCH


All adults 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

on "The Star of Bethlehem" and a Christmas carol sing-along and refreshments will follow the service.

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the magnificat advent companion

Issues of The Magnificat Advent Companion are now available  at church for a suggested donation of $1.00. 

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.


 

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

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. 

Diocesan Household Prayer of

Dedication to the Holy Family

 

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.