SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
There will be NO daily Masses from Monday, September 15 thru Thursday, September 18.
Fr. Bob will be attending the annual Diocesan Priests' Convocation in Effingham.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
That Man is You!
resumes at St. Agnes Parish. This will be Year Two of That Man is You! it will build on the foundation established in Year One. The weekly sessions will be held from 6:00am-7:15am every Tuesday morning. A hot breakfast, coffee and juice will be available. For more information or to register, contact Doug McDonald - email@example.com or 217-622-9918. There is no registration fee.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
First class for Parish School of Religion (PSR) is at 6:30pm. Registration is underway. Returning students must register every year. Parents and students meet in the church for orientation. Fee remains $50.00 per student. Please call Kathy at the Parish Office, 793-1330 to register.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
St. Agnes Bereavement Support Group
will meet at 10:00am in the Rectory Conference Room
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Court Madonna #148 Catholic Daughters of the Americas invites all Catholic women to its meeting at 6:30pm.
They will be discussing the upcoming National Catholic Daughters Day, Prayer at the Capitol, the State Workshop and our future fundraiser.
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Potluck in the Parish Hall at 5:30pm. Speaker will be Debbie Shultz, Director of the Lifetime Pregnancy Help Center. Cost is $4.00 and please bring a dish to share.
*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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"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!