SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24||
Christmas Eve: 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
(Choir begins at 9:30 p.m.)
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25||Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m.|
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31,||
New Year’s Eve (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)
Mass at 5:00 p.m.
|WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1||Mass at 10:00 a.m.|
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
Bishop Paprocki will host a special awards assembly honoring the service of so many to our parishes and to our diocese
2 p.m. at our Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The diocesan “Magnificat Award”—created in 2003 in honor of our diocese’s 150th anniversary of founding—will be given to well over 100 persons from across our diocese.
Our congratulations to parishioners of St. Agnes who will be awarded this honor: James Forstall (diocesan Black Catholic Advisory Board), Barbara Kern (for her decades of dedicated service to our parish), and Joan Reed (Administrative Assistant for the Vicar General, Office for Ministry Formation and the Permanent Diaconate/Catholic Pastoral Center). Thank you so much for your generous hearts and modeling for us Christ the Servant!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
Cookies for the Homebound the annual event sponsored by the Altar Society.
Cookies made by our parishioners are packaged up and delivered to parishioners who are homebound and those in nursing homes. Please bring cookies to the Servers' Sacristy after Masses this weekend. If you would like to help package and/or deliver cookies on December 9, please call Kay Closter at 546-3083.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Falls on Sunday, December 8. Therefore, this holy day is transferred this year to Monday, December 9. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on December 9.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
The Holy Name Society
Will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We will discuss the results of the Chili Supper, and make final plans for Breakfast with Santa. All men of the parish are invited and encouraged to attend.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in preparation for Christmas on December 19 at 7:00 p.m at Christ the King Parish.
St. Agnes and Blessed Sacrament parishes will share in this communal service. There will be a number of priests available at this service for Reconciliation.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Will be offered in preparation for Christmas here at St. Agnes on Saturday, December 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22
Breakfast with Santa
Have breakfast with Santa in the Parish Hall after all Masses on Sunday, December 22.
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
Mystery Dinner Theater Rehearsal
We still need back-up actors and actresses and a couple of walk-on parts. If you have ever wanted to try out your acting ability in a low-risk environment, this is your golden opportunity. Our next rehearsal is Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. If you are new to the process, you can come early at 6:45 p.m. to look over the script before rehearsal. Please contact any of the following people with questions: Cliff Erwin (787-7017); Barb Kern (546-7729); Carrie Becker (787-6823); Don Frank (414-6679) or Sue Hartl (787-5849). The play will be presented on Saturday, February 15, 2014 with a social at 5:30 p.m. and the performance starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Reservations will be taken starting in January.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
Our next Grapevine Social will be on Saturday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Its All About Wine.
*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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