SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
No Weekday Masses on Monday, October 20th & Tuesday, October 21st.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
Springfield Area Catholic Schools Estate Planning Seminar
6:30pm-8:00pm, St. Agnes School Library.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
St. Louise de Marillac Guild will meet at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
St. Agnes Parents' Clubs Annual "Trick or Trunk"
St. Agnes school parking lot near the gym area directly after 4:30pm Mass.
No Share the Word on Sunday, October 26th.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25-26
"The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide"
St. Joseph Missals will be for sale after all Masses in the Gathering Space.
SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
The Holy Name Society Annual Chili Supper
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
Trip to the Farm Annual Brats and Bonfire starting at 5:30pm. Brats, buns and condiments provided. Bring a friend and a dish to share. Suggested donation is $4 per person. Call Roslyn Brookens (622-6299) for more information.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Tryouts and first rehearsal for Second Annual Mystery Dinner Theater
Starts at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. All Parishioners are invited to come and share their talents. Additional rehearsal dates are November 11, November 25 and January 6, 13 and 20. For more information call, Cliff Erwin at 787-7017.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Save the Date
Grapevine Social, more information to come.
*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.
Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more Mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God's plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
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
These final words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew are meant just as much for us today as they were for the people in Jesus' time. We are all responsible for growing our faith, both qualitatively by deepening our relationship with God and quantitatively by encouraging others to actively practice their faith. It is our duty as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our local parishes support us in our role as disciples and nurture our faith. They serve as the focal point of our spiritual lives, but limited resources can make meeting all the needs of our local faith community difficult, if not impossible.
Your support of the Annual Catholic Services Appeal goes beyond your parish boundaries to all 130 parishes that make up the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. The diocese supports our parishes in a variety of ways including:
- Providing us with priests through our vocations office and training deacons through our diaconate program;
- Assisting our schools and Parish Schools of Religion in forming our young people in the faith;
- Providing instructional support and programs that reinforce Catholic teaching;
- Keeping college aged adults engaged in the Faith through our campus ministry office;
- Sponsoring workshops such as the Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference;
- And many more... .
All of these ministries and services help us to become better disciples and to grow in our faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please give prayerful consideration to making a generous gift to the Annual Catholic Services Appeal. Know that in doing so you will be helping to grow communities of faith for the people of our diocese. Thank you!