SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
First Friday - December 2, 2016
First Friday Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m. and at 12:10 p.m. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15 Mass, with reposition at noon prior to the 12:10 Mass.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Advent Communal Reconciliation Service: Our common communal penance service with Blessed Sacrament and Christ the King parishes in preparation for Christmas will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church.
ST. AGNES PRAYER LINE
We are Looking for parishioners who are willing to give a little time every day praying for our fellow parishioners and others in need. If this is something you would like to help with, please call Cinda Steinkamp at 787-6439.
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
The Springfield Choral Society will present The Messiah at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. St. Agnes has a block of seats available. Tickets are $15.00 per person and can be obtained by calling Roslyn Brookens at 622-6299.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017
Fifth annual "After the Holidays” dinner at Bella Milano. Starting time is 6:00 p.m. Call Cliff Erwin at 787-7017 for more information or watch future bulletins.
*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. Please feel free to contact any of the following officers for more details on any of the activities listed above or to offer suggestions for future activities: Jane Locascio (306-3037); Roslyn Brookens (622-6299); Sue Hartl (787-5849); Barb Kern (546-7729); or Cliff Erwin (787- 7017).
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
Read the latest issue.
It has been slightly over a month since our diocese embarked upon the 2016 Annual Catholic Services Appeal. This yearly appeal funds over 20 offices and 90 ministries that serve numerous persons and groups across our Diocese of Springfield in Illinois; services such as seminarian formation, campus ministries, annulment ministry, youth ministry, and Catholic education to name a few.
Here is how it works. Each parish is accessed a goal based on its parish receipts. School income, insurance claims, and money invested with the diocese are exempt. The figure is them multiplied by 11.5%. That is the parish assessment. The Diocese then mails a letter to each household asking them to help their parish meet this goal. Whatever money is collected is applied to the parish bill. Whatever is not collected must be paid from parish funds.
This year the Parish goal is $111,000. I ask each family in the parish to consider making a gift to the Annual Catholic Service Appeal.
To those who have already made a pledge or contribution - thank you so much. If you are in need of a pledge/contribution card and information, please do not hesitate to contact our parish office.
Autumn Blessings,Fr. Bob