SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
St. Louise de Marillac is having a bunco party from 1-4pm in the Parish Hall. The cost is $10 which includes lunch. There will also be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing. Call 529-7088 for reservations.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
St. Agnes "Book Club" from 6-7:30pm in the Parish Hall. Over the course of 8 weeks the "Book Club" will be reading Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice by Christine Valters Painter. This book and discussion will explore photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective. This is not a photography class. The book, a camera or phone with a camera, and an open heart, is all that is needed. The book is available from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For more information, please call Cynthia Gallo Callen, 217-972-5343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Theology on Tap, 7pm, hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 4179 on Lake Springfield. Guest speaker is Lisa Hendey author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues of Generous Living. She will be giving a presentation titled " Selfies and Souls: Nurturing the Domestic Church in the Digital Age". For more information or questions, please email email@example.com.
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.
Are you looking for service hours or a way to help out here at St. Agnes? We are looking for help.
- A parishioner needs a ride to weekend Mass. She lives near the intersection of Washington and Veterans Parkway. Please call the Parish Office, 793-1330.
- We are looking for Greeters for the weekend Masses. This is a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners. Call Barb Kern at 546-7729.
- Calling all Parish "cooks", we are looking for people willing to make side dishes and/or desserts for funeral luncheons. To help, please call the Parish Office at 793-1330
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Potluck in the Parish Hall. Social at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:00pm. Speaker to be announced later.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
YAH Planning meeting at 7:00pm in the Gathering Space. All are welcome.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
Tour of the St. Francis of Assisi Church and the Chiara Center starting at 9:00am with an option brunch to follow. All are welcome.
*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.
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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Dear Parishioners of St. Agnes,
We welcome into our midst Fr. Daren Zehnle who has been assigned by Bishop Paprocki to our parish as a parochial vicar. Fr. Zehnle is originally from Quincy and has been in Rome for the past three years working on a degree in canon law (Church law). In addition to being here, he will also serve as the chief master of ceremonies for the Bishop as well as being a judge on our diocesan marriage tribunal and the associate director for the Office of Worship and the Catechumenate. I know Fr. Zehnle is anxious to be "back home" and settle into life on "this side of the Atlantic!"
Please introduce yourselves to him and help make him feel and home!