SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
St. Agnes Parents' Club "Trick or Trunk" after 4:30 pm Mass. Children are invited to attend Mass in their costumes and then "Trick or Trunk" in the parking lot after Mass. Don't forget to decorate your cars for this event. Parents' Club will be handing out prizes to the best decorated vehicles. And of course, don't forget the candy! If your little monsters and goblins are hungry, the 8th grade class will be selling food during this event.
NO Share the Word on Sunday, October 30 due to Trick or Trunk.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Holy Family Food Pantry donations for Thanksgiving Food Baskets will be collected in the Gathering Space. There is a list of suggested items posted on the Church bulletin board. Holy Family Food Pantry anticipates serving 450 families this year for Thanksgiving. God bless all your efforts to help our neighbors in need.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4-5
2016 Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference (DAEC) will be held at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. This conference is for ALL Catholics. Keynote speaker will be author, radio personality and podcaster Greg Willits along with 19 other speakers. Registration can be done by mail or online. For more information visit webpage: dio.org/catechesis/daec.
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*
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
St. Agnes has been invited to Christ the King's Over 50 Potluck at 6:00pm. Ed Parkinson from the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Office will be speaking. He has possibly prosecuted more murder cases that anyone else in the state of Illinois. Cost is $5.00 plus please bring a dish to share. Please call Cliff at 787-7017 to make a reservation.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Grapevine Social at It's All About Wine. Social beings at 5:30pm. No cost, but please bring an appetizer to share. Friends are welcome too. The 50/50 drawing to benefit the Catholic Charities food baskets. Call Roslyn at 622-6299 for more information.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
YAH Potluck in Parish Hall. Come listen to Ralph Brookens' first hand account of his month long walk experience on the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago) in northwestern Spain. All are invited. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Those coming for the Potluck and Presentation: Social begins at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00. Cost is $5.00 and please bring a dish to share. Sign-up for the potluck will be in the Gathering Space the weekends of November 5-6 and 12-13.
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.
*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
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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