St. Agnes Parish
Mass Schedule

4:30 p.m.

8:15 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 8:15
Mass until Noon.
(no daily Mass on Fridays except First Fridays)

Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call the Parish Office to schedule other times.

Consult schedule in the Parish Bulletin prior to the Holy Day.

8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
Upcoming Events

Our Sunday Visitor has created a free app 356 Days to Mercy. The app includes daily reflections on mercy and much more. Free downloads from Google play or App Store.

Please Note:

No Share the Word due to First Communion.

All are invited to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation with our Confirmation Class with a Mass beginning at 7:00pm. Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will be present to confer this sacrament.

The First Communion Mass will be celebrated at 3:00pm. Families and friends of the First Communicants are invited to join in this special Mass.

St. Agnes Golf Outing Fundraiser at Edgewood Golf Club in Auburn. Check-in and lunch will begin at 11:00am, shotgun start at Noon, with dinner and prizes at 5:00pm. Registration fee $100 per golfer includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and prizes. Registration/sponsorship forms available in the Gathering Space or contact Deadline for sponsorships and registration is May 1.

Young at Heart (YAH) Events*

Potluck and Election of Officers

*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.

St. Agnes Bible School Cave Quest
St. Agnes Vacation Bible School Logo

Go spelunking through dark caves with Jesus as your light at Cave Quest Vacation Bible School! Kids learn Jesus is the one who lights our way and gives us hope for each new day. His love illuminates when the path is dark. Cave Quest VBS encourages kids to follow Jesus where ever he will lead them!

VBS will be held here July 11-15 in the Parish Hall from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost for the week is $20 and includes a t-shirt and a gift. Participant and volunteer registration forms are located in the back of the church or here on our parish website.

Participant Registration Form Volunteer Registration Form

Want to help with St. Agnes's VBS but don't think you have the time? There are lots of small ways you can help that don't require a big time commitment or for you to be there during VBS itself. We are looking for people willing to help make decorations that can be made in the weeks leading up to camp, create an outdoor playtime activity, science activity, snack, or even paperwork duties. If there is one day you'd like to help during VBS but can't commit to the whole week...No problem! All help is welcome and we know how hard it is to work these things into your busy schedule. We're also looking for volunteers to lead or assist activities during the week of camp. This does count towards student/family volunteer hours for next school year. Contact Kathy at the parish office, 793-1330, if you are interested.


Fr. Bob Jallas

Welcome to
St.Agnes Parish

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.

Reverend Robert J. Jallas, Pastor


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Letter from Father Bob

Dear Friends in Christ,
As many already know, our head maintenance man, Les Pope, will be retiring near the end of May. For 27 years, (1989- the year St. Agnes was built) Les has attended to the practical needs of our 10-acre parish complex here on Amos Avenue. Whether mowing lawns or prepping the HVAC systems or meeting with suppliers or changing endless light bulbs(!) or cleaning or seeing in advance things that need to be fixed and myriad other matters, "The Pope!" has done it with grace, and know-how and patience. In a word, Les has simply been excellent! We have been blessed here at St. Agnes.
As Les enters a richly deserved retirement, he wishes his departure to be kept simple. This needs to be respected. On Thursday, May 12, during the 8:15 am Mass, our school wishes to honor Les for the gift he has been these many years. All are welcome to this Mass! Let Les know of your appreciation these next weeks. If there are any greetings or cards that you would like to offer, you're welcome to bring them to the parish or school offices and we will see to it he receives them.
The job of head maintenance here at St. Agnes is a big one, an important one. For the past couple of weeks, our new head of maintenance, Matt Lael, has been shadowing Les, learning the "in's" and "out's" of our complex. Keep Matt in prayer as well as our other two maintenance/custodial care personnel, Gary Clark and Matt Fitzgerald. Their work behind the scenes is no small thing!

Easter Peace,

Fr. Bob