This is what we're all about. You will find Saint Agnes Parish to be friendly and welcoming. Our parish family is strong and centered around our weekly worship. We have been around for over 100 years and keep getting better.
The primary way in which we celebrate the Lord’s Day is with our participation in the Sunday Eucharist. What better way to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord than by celebration of the memorial of his Passion, death, and Resurrection? This celebration is not a solitary, private event. Instead, we come together as the People of God, the Church, to worship with one heart and one voice. When members of our church community are absent from this gathering, they are missed. No member of the faithful should be absent from the Sunday Eucharist without a serious reason. The Liturgy should be the first thing on Sunday’s schedule, not the last. We should arrive on time, prepared in mind and heart to fully participate in the Mass. Those who cannot attend because of illness or the need to care for infants or the sick deserve our prayers and special attention.
Saint Agnes Parish offers a program for adults who have questions about the Catholic Church or are in need of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Eucharist. Are you considering becoming a Catholic and to celebrate Mass as a part of our family? The program is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). It is open to anyone high school age or older. If you have ever thought about this and would like more information, please call or email.
The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) of adults is the process by which one is initiated, Baptized, Confirmed and receives the Eucharist, in the Catholic Church. There is no greater joy for a parish community than to experience the initiation of new members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. The Easter Gospel proclaimed anew is seen by adults who rise with Christ to a new life of grace.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of evangelization when one experiences an encounter with Jesus Christ and makes a conscious choice to explore the Christian faith When this decision is made, after meeting with the Coordinator of RCIA, they begin classes. RCIA classes are held on Wednesday evenings beginning in September through Easter. Classes involve faith formation, education and group conversations to help understand what it means to join the Catholic Church. The evening classes start at 7:00-8:30pm. In December we start going to the 9:00am mass together as a class along with evening classes. Once classes are completed these adults can now attend mass and serve Christ and help the Church's mission and out reach activities of the parish and ministries.
I pray that you will take advantage of the opportunity to join with other adults to learn about our Catholic faith. Is this the time to explore your journey of faith?
Carol Brothers, RCIA Coordinator
Be in the presense of the Eucharist.
The Adoration Chapel is open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Ring the doorbell at the front door of the Rectory building to be let in.
Please call Cecelia Leal-Camacho 254-3755 or Juan Rangel (Español) 362-4161 to sign up or for more information.
Visit our Music and Liturgy page to learn about how we celebrate! Don't forget to check out Carl's Corner for facinating music and liturgy resources.
Engaged couples should make arrangements with the pastor at least six months before the wedding date. No arrangements should be made before the desired date has been confirmed after an initial interview has taken place. To get started, please contact Carol Brothers at 708-709-2699 or email@example.com.
Are held the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Please call the Parish Office at least one month before the date of the Baptism to make arrangements. Must register to attend class which is held the first Wednesday of the month.