We welcome to St. Agatha’s Father Tom Hagan from Hands Together for a parish mission Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 7:00. What can we expect? To some degree it will be a surprise because Father Tom has not indicated the themes of his talks each night. But we can expect to be moved by his dynamic style of preaching and by his ability to connect us with the people in Haiti with whom we have formed a partnership through our financial commitment, through our prayers, and by our sending needed items to assist the work of Hands Together with the poorest of the poor. We can expect to be renewed spiritually as part of our preparation for Easter, to feel closer as a parish community, and to know that we are connected to God’s People in another part of the world. For more details, click here.
Portrait Session Sign-Ups Coming Soon
Preparations are being made for a 75th Anniversary pictorial directory that showcases parish history, stunning photography of the church and highlights of community. We will be working with Lifetouch - a leader in the industry.Each participating family will receive a FREE 8x10 portrait and FREEhardcoveredition of the directory. All parishioners are encouraged to participate in this historic project! There is the opportunity to purchase professional portraits, but there is no obligation whatsoever to purchase anything. Portrait sessions will be available: June 16-20; July 14-18; July 21-25; and August 4-8. You will be able to schedule your portrait session ONLINE through a Lifetouch link on our parish website. Please look for more information in the bulletin. Registration will begin in March 2015.
You can purchase flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone. Simply call the parish office to request flowers for a particular weekend. There can be two arrangements per weekend. A parishioner who is a florist will provide and deliver the flowers on Saturday afternoon. Please make your request at least two weeks in advance so that we can announce in the bulletin the name of the donor as well as the name of the person being remembered. Requests for a particular date are honored on a first come-first served basis. However, it is the donation that guarantees a requested date and bulletin announcement. Flowers cost $50 per arrangement.
Did you know that we collect non-perishable food for the poor on the third weekend of every month? Place donations by the baskets near the three entrances. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society delivers the food to a local food pantry. Thank you for remembering that hunger is a year-round problem.
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ARE YOU REGISTERED IN OUR PARISH?
Please do not assume you are registered just because you attend Mass here. If you have not called the rectory office, or stopped in, and are not receiving envelopes (unless you chose EFT on your Stewardship Card) we do not have a record of you. Without a record we will be unable to help you when you want to get married or have a child baptized, are ill or in the hospital, or if you are asked to act as a Sponsor or be a Godparent. To be a Sponsor or Godparent, you must have a note from us stating that you are a practicing Catholic, which we cannot issue without a record of your membership. Call the rectory, 488-6149 to register.
Please remember that all items for the pamphlet racks need to have approval from the rectory office before being posted. We appreciate your cooperation.