SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
MONDAY, MAY 11
The Holy Name Society will meet at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall.
THURSDAY, MAY 21
St. Agnes Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 21 at 10:00am in the Rectory Conference Room. The Bereavement Group is open to anyone who has suffered a loss, no matter how long ago that loss was. The Group meets on the third Thursday of each month.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 22-23
Garage Sale in the St. Agnes School Music Room, Friday from 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am-1:00pm. Come shop for costumes, masks, hats, props and CDs and much more.
SUNDAY, MAY 24
No Share the Word On break for Summer Vacation, will be back in the fall.
MONDAY, MAY 25
Memorial Day Field Mass Please join Bishop Thomas John Paprocki at 9:00am for the traditional Field Mass offered at the Father Howard Altar. Accompanying Bishop Paprocki in procession will be a number of local priests, members of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and representatives of the St Andrew Society Bag-Pipers. Limited seating is available under tents. Lawn chairs are welcome. Transportation will be available from the main gate.
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Also, there will be NO 5:30pm Mass on May 25, Memorial Day.
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
TUESDAY, MAY 26
Potluck in the Parish Hall
Begins at 5:30pm with a social and a speaker.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Dinner- Theater Bus Trip to Conklin's Barn II.
The theater will present "Things My Mother Taught Me" and dinner will be a Prime Rib Buffet. Early Bird special of $57 per person for reservations made before May 24, which includes: transportation, dinner, play, tax and gratuity. All reservations after May 24 price increases to $62 per person. Contact Glen Jacobs at 787-1516 for more information. Tickets will be sold after all Masses in the Gathering Space.
*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.
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"This is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it!" -Psalm 118:24
Dear Friends in Christ,
As we gather around the table of the Lord this most holy of days, we welcome into our midst here at St. Agnes eight new members. At the Vigil of Easter, two persons were baptized, confirmed and received the Eucharist:
In addition six persons already baptized in other Christian traditions were received into the Catholic Church, confirmed and also received the Eucharist:
These newest members join over 300 candidates across our diocesan Church who were received into the Church at this year's Easter Vigil - a source of blessing and encouragement for all of us in our lives of faith! Let us hold them in prayer as they journey together with us in living the life of the risen Christ in our midst.
May God smile graciously on our community of faith! Easter blessings to you and all your loved ones!
Peace in the Risen Lord,