SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
MASS WITH DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES:
Ash Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS AND SOUP SUPPERS:
Stations of the Cross will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays of Lent: February 21, 28, March 7 and 14. A light soup supper will follow.
Please note that there will be no Stations of the Cross and soup supper on Wednesday, March 21 due to the Sacrament of Confirmation being conferred here at St. Agnes
The season of Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and ends just prior to the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 29, when the Paschal Triduum begins. Lent is the principal penitential season in the Church year. All of the Christian faithful are urged to develop and maintain a voluntary program of self-denial (in addition to the Lenten regulations which follow), serious prayer, and the performing of deeds of charity and mercy, including the giving of alms.
Abstinence: Everyone 14 years of age and over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
Fast: Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 is required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is permitted. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each person’s needs, but together these two meals should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids (including milk and fruit juices) are allowed.
ST. AGNES GALA
Please join us for an evening of Fun, Friends, and Fundraising at the St. Agnes Gala on March 3, 2018. Tickets and info are available here.
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, MARCH 13
Potluck in the Parish Hall
with a speaker (to be identified). Bring a covered dish to share and bring your friends. Cost is $5.00 per person and includes an entrée and drinks. Sign ups will be in the Gathering Space after all Masses in early March. Contact Barb Kern (546-7729) for more information
We will also have election of officers at the March 13 potluck for two year terms beginning in April of 2018. If you are interested one of the positions, please contact any of the current officers listed here: Roslyn Brookens (622-6299); Jane Locascio (306-3037); Sue Hartl (787-5849); Barb Kern (546-7729); Cliff Erwin (787-7017)
*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: Roslyn Brookens (622-6299); Jane Locascio (306-3037); 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.
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