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.
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We welcome vistors of all faiths. The mass schedule is posted on the home and Contact pages. Our services are about one hour long. Visit as often as you like, there is no requirement to join. You are also not required to pay anything for your visit. If you wish to give a good-will donation, it will be gladly accepted, but not required. We worship as a family; children are welcome. You will find plenty of free parking. If you have any questions, give us a call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from the Church, you are always welcome. Not sure if you're ready to come home? Please visit the Catholics Come Home website for answers to questions. Whenever you are ready, we'll be here to welcome you.
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
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.
Whether we pray daily or seldom think about it, we can all use a little more prayer in our lives. The Chicago Archdiocese has put together a nice collection of tips and resources for prayer. If don't even know where to start, or are an accomplished "novena-er," you will find great insights on the Parish Vitality page.