SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10||ASH WEDNESDAY, LENT BEGINS
Mass with Distribution of Ashes: 6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 24 & MARCH 2, 9, 16||STATIONS OF THE CROSS AN SOUP SUPPERS
5:30 p.m. Donations this year will go toward the Helping Hands of Springfield, a home shelter outreach program. www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
|OPERATION RICE BOWL||Lenten rice bowls for "Operation Rice Bowl" sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, can be found in a special basket near the bulletin board in the Church Gathering Space. A good way to take up the practice of almsgiving this Lent!|
|KEEPING THE SEASONS||Enclosed with our bulletins for the Lent/Easter Seasons is "Keeping the Seasons" from Liturgy Training Publications. This is a handy prayer/custom/and prayer sheet to help with our reflections and practices during these holy seasons of renewal in the Lord.|
|LITTLE BLACK BOOK||A popular Lenten devotional booklet printed annually by the Diocese of Saginaw (Michigan). These booklets can be found in special baskets in the Church Gathering Space These are comparable to the "Little Blue Book" we used for Advent 2015.|
|LENTEN REGULATIONS||The season of Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and ends just prior to the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Tuesday, March 24, when the Paschal Triduum begins. Lent is the principal penitential season in the Church year. Click here to view the regulations.|
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6-7 and 13-14
Avanti's Gondola Sandwich Sale:
The St Agnes 8th Grade Class will be selling Avanti's famous Gondola sandwiches and loaves of bread after all Masses. Sandwiches and bread must be pre-ordered and pre-paid, and will be available for pick-up on Monday, March 7 from 4:30pm-7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Sandwiches will be sold for $8.00 and bread will be sold for $3.00. A limited number of sandwiches will be available for sale on March 7, but they sell fast!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Ash Wednesday- Mass with Distribution of Ashes: 6:30am, 8:15am and 6:45pm.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 and 24
Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers:
Stations of the Cross will be celebrated at 5:30pm. A light soup supper to follow. Donations this year will go to the Helping Hands of Springfield.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20-21 and 27-28
St Agnes Boy Scouts Troop 32 will be selling Butter Braids after all Masses. The cost is $14.00 each.
Young at Heart (YAH) Events*
NO EVENTS CURRENTLY
*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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Our diocese in the academic year of 2015-2016 is fortunate to have 23 seminarians in formation for priestly service to our diocesan church. One of the ways to support our diocesan seminarians formation is through the 2016 Annual Catholic Services Appeal. If you have responded to this appeal, Thank You so very much! If you need a pledge card or further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at our Parish Office (793-1330).
Enjoy God's beauty that is this time of the year!