Our Parish Mission Statement: As parishioners of St. Agnes, we live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ; to serve Him faithfully with love and commitment through prayer, through community, and through service, to seek the face of the living God.
Lent is often referred as the ‘season of grace’ and a ‘privileged time’. It is a time for spiritual renewal in order to embrace the kingdom with repentance and faith. It is also a special time set apart for prayer, fasting and alms giving leading to conversion. Sometimes we tend think that these practices are outdated and counter-culture. They are in a way counter-cultural but not outdated. Fasting is a basic form of prayer, as there is no purely spiritual religion. To become involved, the soul needs bodily acts and attitude.
In the Gospel we read Jesus spending forty days and forty nights in desert in fast and prayer. It was Jesus’ lent. His fast and prayer enabled him to discern and to live God’s will. It also enabled him to conquer the power of evil. It was in the desert that Jesus came to distinguish between the voice of God and the voice of Satan. There he encountered the wild beasts as well as the holy angels. It should be noted that it was in desert the Hebrew people were constituted as people of God by the covenant. The great prophets like Elijah and John the Baptist were men of the desert. Lent is the time for desert experience. It means that it is the appropriate time to renew our relationship with God. It is the appropriate time to listen to the Voice of God.
Please join us in our preparations for Easter. Fr. Newton
Sunday Mass: Saturday - 5:00 pm Sunday - 10:00 am
Daily Mass: Tuesday - 6:30 pm Wednesday - 6:30 pm Thursday - 9:00 am Friday - 9:00 am Saturday - 9:00 am
The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before each Mass
Reconciliation Saturdays 4:00-4:45pm or by appointment
To request prayers or to join the circle, please contact: Shirley Shultz (403-335-4581)