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Watching On Line and Mobile
The image above will change to the live video when a Mass is being streamed. The recording will be avilable here for a few days. Older recordings are avilable on our YouTube channel.
Watching On a Smart TV
Visit our YouTube.com page. If you subscribe to our channel, you will recieve a notification from YouTube when we go live or post a video.
When available, we will publish the words/music for the weekend mass on our Worship Aid page. Please note that these are copyrighted materials and are for parishioner use only. Copyrighted material will only appear on Saturdays, Sundays and special Mass days.
We will also publish the words to the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds in the worship aid.
- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' resources for families during the Covid-19 Crisis.
- The Archdiocese has published resources for masses on-line.
- Also, don't forget EWTN available through many cable companies as well as online.
- Teaching Catholic Kids: Time to discover the liturgy of the domestic church
Support Our Mission
Now, more than ever, your parish needs your help. Please prayerfully consider how you can support our activities, outreach and services. You are a member of this community and your prayers, volunteering and financial support are vital to continuing our mission.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has mandated space limits and requires pre registration for Masses for an accurate headcount as well as your contact information in the event of any health alert of a COVID-19 nature. At this time, we are permitted to accommodate 50 parishioners and guests. Masks and six-foot social distancing are required at all times. Masks must cover the nose and mouth.
While our parish staff will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 any time they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.
Remember: No one will be admitted to the Church unless they are on the list.
We Need You!
We are beginning the Archdiocesan multi-phased plan for reopening the church. We need adults and high school students (with parental permission) to help. Volunteers assist with social distancing requirements and cleaning the church. See the roles and responsibilities descriptions.
The Archdiocese recommends the elderly and those with an underlying health condition not perform any volunteer ministries at this time. If you still wish to volunteer, we ask you to seriously consider the risks first. Please contact Margie Wegrzyn at 709-2696 to volunteer or for more information.
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What to Expect
Things will be a bit different and you should know what to expect. Click the flyer below to learn what's new.
Please let us know your special intentions by emailing [email protected] and we will post them here.
- Although the Easter Sacraments of Initiation were delayed by the pandemic, all who prepared for them have now been baptized into Christ, brought to His table, and confirmed in His Spirit. Let our community of faith rejoice with them and pray for them in St. Paul's words to the Church at Philippi: "To all the holy ones in Christ Jesus, I am confident of this, that the One who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus."
- Cain rose up against his brother, Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" And Cain replied, "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Genesis 4: 8-9) Let us remember the New Commandment of Jesus, "Love one another as I have loved you."
- For nurses, doctors, police, firefighters and all those on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.
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
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 you don't even know where to start, or are an accomplished "novena-er," you will find great insights on the Parish Vitality page.
Other Prayer Resources
- Learning to Pray
- Catholic Prayers and Devotions (USCCB)
- Catholic Prayers and Devotions (jesuitresources.org)
- Mutli-Faith Prayers and Devotions (jesuitresources.org)
The Adoration Chapel is Temporarily Closed due to State of Illinois restrictions
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.
Please visit the Archdiocese website for additional information on healing and reconciliation in regard to the sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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.