SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 9:00am, there will be NO 8:15am Mass.
The Parish Office will close Wednesday, November 26, and will re-open Monday, December 1.
There will be NO Share the Word on November 30.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
Christmas "Angel Tree" will be in the Gathering Space.
Please take a card from the tree, purchase one or more items from that category, and bring your unwrapped gifts back to the tree in the Gathering Space. Our goal is to provide at least 500 gifts for families in need. The deadline for returning the gifts is December 14. If you have any questions, call the Church Office, 793-1330.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29-30
Special Collection for St. Martin de Porres food pantry at all Masses.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
The Season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 30.
This marks the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the new Church year.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
Novena to the Immaculate Conception at Christ the King Church.
The theme is "Mary Through the Eyes of Pope Francis." Novena starts each evening at 7:00pm. Fr. Bob Jallas will be leading the Novena on Monday, December 1.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
First Friday will be celebrated on December 5th.
Masses will be celebrated at 8:15am and 12:10pm. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, with reposition at noon prior to 12:10pm Mass.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. the patronal feast of our nation and diocese. It is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 8:15am and 5:30pm
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
The Holy Name Society will meet at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall.
We will discuss the results of the Chili Supper, and make final plans for Breakfast with Santa.
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Trip to Our Lady of the Snows, a wonderful buffet dinner and viewing of "The Way of the Lights."
Cost is $40.00 per person and includes the bus ride, dinner, viewing of the lights, tax and tip for the bus driver. Call Jane Snyder at 546-7084 for reservations or questions. Seats are still available.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4
Third Annual Christmas Dinner at Bella Milano Restaurant.
*Young at Heart has volunteers to provide rides to those who are unable to drive the events. If you need a ride, please call John Blean at 217-626-1567 or Ron Kuhn at 217-726-7106.
Are you seeking a parish community in which to pray, to learn and to be of service to others? Our doors and hearts are open to you.
Founded in 1888, St. Agnes Parish is one of the largest Catholic churches in the Springfield diocese and enjoys an actively involved community. For more information and to become a member of the Parish you may stop by the rectory office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Or, for your convenience, you may register by phone by calling 217-793-1330. We're thankful that God has sent you to us.
Weekly Parish Bulletin
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"Growing Communities of Faith"
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." — Matthew 28: 19-20
Dear St. Agnes Parishioners:
As we soon enter the so-called "holiday season," there are many charities and appeals for need that come our way. Though the appeal was made mid-September, the 2014 Annual Catholic Services Appeal is ongoing. This yearly fundraiser finances the ministries and services offered by our diocesan church of Springfield in Illinois. To all who have made a pledge or contribution, THANK YOU! If you need a pledge card or further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office (Fr. Bob) 793-1330.