SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
There will be no weekday Masses Monday, September 19 through Thursday, September 22 as Fr. Bob and Fr. Daren will be at the annual priests' convocation in Quincy.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Donut Sunday, come join your fellow parishioners for Coffee and Donuts after 8:00 and 9:30 Masses. The event is sponsored by St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop 32.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Parish School of Religion (PSR) will begin. Registration is underway. PSR meets during the school year on Wednesdays, 6:30- 7:30 pm in the school. The first class is September 21 at 6:30pm. Parents and students will meet in the church for orientation. The fee remains $50 per student. If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible. Please update the form with any changes or corrections and return it to the Parish Office with payment. You can mail it, bring it to the Parish Office or drop it in the Sunday Collection in an envelope marked: "Attn: Mary - PSR." Make checks payable to St. Agnes PSR. If your child is new to the program, please call the Parish Office, 793-1330, to register.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Protecting God's Children class will be held at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
This class and a background review is required for all volunteers, active or occasional. This class helps you learn how you can be a protector of children and may save a child from a lifetime of pain and suffering. Our parish community relies on the generous service of volunteers. Without our volunteers and their commitment to serve, our parish would falter. Please call the church to register for the upcoming training class. You only need to that the class one time to be a volunteer. Background checks need to be completed every five years.
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*
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 Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
This weekend marks the kickoff of the 2016 Annual Catholic Services Appeal, the yearly fundraiser that finances the services and ministries carried out by our Diocesan Church of Springfield in Illinois. If you haven't already, I encourage you to take a look at the detailed information concerning this annual appeal that is carried in the Sunday's Catholic Times, our diocesan newspaper (Sept 18 edition - dio.org/ct).
This week, all parish households will receive from Bishop Paprocki a special mailing containing the goals of this year's appeal and the services financed by this appeal. Also enclosed will be a pledge card for us to make a pledge or contribution.
This year's appeal theme is "Continuing the Mission of Charity." Support of this important annual appeal is an act of charity that helps us and many across our diocese.
"Where is God These Days"
Mark your calendars for a time of spiritual refreshment as we enter a parish mission from Saturday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 12. Fr. John Ettensohn, OMI a priest to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of Belleville, IL, will be our mission presenter.
Sunday, October 9
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "Meeting God on the Journey of Life"
Monday, October 10
• 8:15 am Fr. Ettensohn presides and preaches at Mass. After Mass Talk: " Visions, Locutions, and other Spiritual Experiences"
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "Not Just Existing, Fully Alive!"
Tuesday, October 11
• 8:15 am Fr. Ettensohn presides and preaches at Mass. After Mass Talk: " How on Earth do we the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Jesus?"
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "What Freedom Really Means"
Wednesday, October 12
• 8:15 am Fr. Ettensohn presides and preaches at all school Mass. After Mass Talk: "What can we do about Children who wander from the Church?"
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "Back to the Future from the Heart"