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Watch the Mass

The Spanish Mass at 10:00 will be live streamed on our YouTube channel.

La misa en español a las 10:00 será transmitida en vivo en nuestro canal de YouTube.

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.

Worship Aid

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.

Other Resources

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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.

 

Thank you!

Attending in Person

Registration for Mass is no longer required.  Seating is at full capacity.  If you are unvaccinated, we recommend you wear a mask.

Ya no es necesario registrarse para Misa.  Los asientos están a pleno rendimiento.  Si no está vacunado, le recomendamos que use una máscara.

 

Mass times:  Saturday, 4pm English

                      Sunday, 8:30am English

                                    10am Spanish

 

Tiempos de Misa:  Sábado, 4pm Inglés

                              Domingo, 8:30am Inglés

                                              10am Español

Weekday Mass / Misa Diaria

We celebrate mass Tuesday through Friday at 8:00am at the St. Kieran site.  

Celebramos la misa de martes a viernes 8:00am en el sitio de St. Kieran.

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.

Fill out the Notify Me form on this page to receive email or phone notifications of important developments.

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.

Link to Archdiocese Flyer about reopening process

Prayer Intentions

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.

Father Tom giving a blessing in churchWorship

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.

Learning the Catholic Faith

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
[email protected]
708-709-2699

Decorative picture of praying womanPraying

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

Adoration Chapel

The Adoration Chapel is Temporarily Closed due to State of Illinois restrictions

Decorative picture of Adoration ChapelBe 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.

Healing

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.

Healing

Music and Liturgy >>

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. 

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