October 19, 2014 - St. Agnes Parish

Saint Agnes Catholic Church
233 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA. 19380
Saint Agnes Catholic Church
233 West Gay Street • West Chester, PA 19380
www.saintagnesparish.org • Phone: 610-692-2990 • Fax: 610-692-9623
Rev. Alfonso J. Concha ( Fr. Al)
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Laurence J. Gleason
Weekend Ministry
Rev. Stephen J. Baker, O.S.A.
Rev. John Franey
Deacon Victor Gonzalez
8:00 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. (Sunday Vigil)
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. (Spanish) 5:15 p.m.
Weekdays: 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
First Friday: 6:30 & 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 5:15 p.m (anticipated)
6:30 & 8:00 a.m. 12:10 & 5:15 p.m
(Spanish) 7:00 p.m.
Deacon Clement J. McGovern
Deacon Martin LoMonaco
Deacon Thomas Shurer
Eucharistic Adoration:
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sr. Dorothy Mayer, I.H.M., Superior of Convent-610-692-9430
Sr. Joan Felicia, I.H.M., School Principal- 610-696-1260
Felicia Navarro, Coordinator of Religious Education-610-436-4640
Sr. Helene McGroarty, I.H.M., Hispanic Ministry-610-344-7224
Sr. Martha Staarman, O.S.U., Hispanic Ministry-610-436-5580
Mr.Sean McElwee,Director of Music–
[email protected]
Second, Third and Fourth Sundays: 1:30 p.m.
First Sunday in Spanish:
1:15 p.m.
Pre-Jordan, First Sunday (TPH)
12:00 p.m
Mrs.Barbara Kirby,Director of Outreach Services-610-429-0697
Mr. John Mattia, Facilities Manager- 610-692-2990
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Joan Fogarty, Business Manager- 610-692-2990
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Samuel Riccardo, Jr., Cemetery Manager- 610-692-4421
Vigil of Holy Days & First Friday Eve: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Marriages: To register for Pre-Cana contact:
September 22-27-15
Love is our Mission:
The Family fully alive
Week of October 19, 2014
Monday:St. Paul of the Cross,Priest (green/white)
6:30 AM: Williams Kupcha by The Nevins Family
8:00 AM:Helen McKenna by Carl & Maribeth Wallace
Tuesday: Weekday (green)
6:30 AM: John Deane by David & Karen Carter
8:00 AM: Irene Angelucci by Mastrovito Family
Wednesday: Bl. John Paul I, Pope (green/white)
6:30 AM: Ronald Giunta by Robert & Beverly Giunta
8:00 AM: Peggy Nijssen by Steve & Anne Quigley
Thursday:St. John of Capistrano,priest (green/
6:30 AM: Wade Anderson by Nancy Anderson
8:00AM: Michael Francis Meehan byThe Jones Family
Friday: St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop (green/
6:30 AM:John Deane by Rosemary Rooney
8:00 AM: Angelo DiAntonio by Steve & Anne Quigley
Saturday: Weekday (green/white)
8:00 AM: Michael Francis Meehan by Nevins Family
Please pray for the repose
of the souls of
Our family and friends
May they rest in peace
"While praying the Rosary, we hand
over our burdens to the merciful hearts
of Jesus and Mary. Looking back over
difficul es of twenty-four years as
Pope, I warmly invite all to experience
personally that the Rosary brings the"rhythm of human life"
into harmony with the "rhythm of God's life" a joyful communion of three Divine Persons. (Saint John Paul ll) October
is the month dedicated to our Lady of the Rosary.
Join us daily following the 8 a.m. Mass to pray the Rosary for
all our needs.
Lisa Jacobsen, Samantha Calfapietra, Charles Gebel,
George Dargay, Carol Theis, Susan Curran, Geralyn
Mattera, Bob Hoeveler ,Barbara Watkins, Kenneth
Wylie,Tiffany Brandt, Agnes Grady Chesko,Breelyn
Valentine, Ted Wright, Noreen C. Crowley, Phil Kennedy, Zachary Trexler, Megan Whitman, Alexandra
Kendell, Bob Bucceri, Isabella Large ,Ann Beury
USMC: Cpl J ohn Mitas, 2nd Lt. , Pvt. Joseph Rochfo
rd,Jr., Capt. Ryan Yeandel, Capt. Gregory W. Kosh, Sgt.
Isaac Pineda ,Pvt. Joshua Feliciano
USAF: 1st Lt. Timothy J . Baldwin, 1st Lt. Kathleen
Styron, Capt. Jared Yankech, Major Katie Sullivan,
Major Lt.Adam M. Sema, 2nd Lt. Jessica Clark
USN: LTJ G Char les G. Schapper t, CTR2 Alexandra Haney, CTR3 Reilly Haney, Lcpl Anthony Serrato
USA: Specialist J ason Hall, 1st Lt Gr ant T. Hahn,
Capt. John Paul Snook, Sgt. James Mac Fadden,1st Lt
Eric Lugo, David P. Estes, Private 2nd Class, Specialist
Ian Donoghue,1st Class,2nd Lt. Walter R. Snook, Capt.
Jessica Bayer Chominski 1st Lt. John Eife, SPCMatthew
Conway.2nd Lt.James DiBello
Today is World Mission Sunday! We are invited today to
reach out and help build the Church in Mongolia, the world’s
youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches throughout the Mission, in the most remote areas across our world.
Your prayers and generous gi to the Society for the Propaga on of the Faith in the collec on today help the work of
priests, religious and lay leaders in Mongolia and throughout
the Missions who offer the poor prac cal help and the experience of God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace. Please
keep the Missions in your daily prayers.
Please be as generous as you can to today’s 2nd collec on.
For more informa on, please visit www.IAmMissionary.org
“The Church and the world have a great need of
Eucharis c worship. Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love. Let us be generous with our me in
going to meet Him in adora on and contempla on
that is full of faith and ready to make repara on for
the great faults and crimes of the world. May our
adora on never cease." (Pope John Paul ll)
Adora on every Wednesday following the 8 a.m.
Mass concluding at 8 p.m.
National Vocation Awareness Week
National Vocation Awareness Week will be
celebrated in our country November 2-8,
2014. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated
men and women. May they be inspired by
Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a
Sunday Collec on Report
Sunday Collec ons:10/12/2014-$24,537.00
(includes direct debit of $1620.50)
Mission Sunday Collec on: $50.00
Sunday Collec on: 10/11/13– $25,490.92
(includes direct debit of $1478.50)
November 1,2014
(Not a Holy Day of Obliga on)
Let us rejoice in all the men and women, blest in the eyes of
the Lord, who celebrate the heavenly liturgy. They Stand in
God’s holy place and sing of the love the Father has bestowed
upon them through the blood of the Lamb.
Thank You for your generosity to
St. Agnes Parish!
Play the 5/50
You and your parish can be winners!
Prizes are : $25,000 , $10,000, and three $5000.
Winnings are predicted on the amount sold.
$50. a cket
Tickets can be purchased in the rectory.
Thank you for your support!
$100. bonus for the seller of the winning Ɵcket
N O V E M B E R 8th, 2014
BLAST is a parish wide event, supporting the
Education Endowment Fund .
For ticket and sponsorship info go on the St. Agnes School website—
or stop in the at the Rectory or
School for ticket info.
Bishop Shanahan High School
Fine Arts Department proudly presents
on November 7, 8, and 14 at 7:30 pm.
The ma nee performances will be held on
November 9, 15 at 3:00 pm.
Reserved Lower Level at $15 and reserved
Upper Level at $12.00.
For cket informa on please call
610-518-1300 ext. 4271.
Guide Book Informa on
Does our St. Agnes database have
YOUR family records correct?
Here is your chance to update YOUR informa on for our annual Guide Book & Directory. Please call the rectory with any
change, addi ons or dele ons that may have occurred in the
past year. For example have you changed your phone number,
moved, are all of your children s ll at home?
Mexican Dessert Sale
The Grupo Guadalupano is having a
Homemade Mexican Dessert Sale
On November 2nd from 9-2.
Pre-order available. Forms are available through a
Member of the group or through Facebook
All the benefits will be for the celebra on
Of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th.
Guide Book & Directory
Adver sing Opportunity
We are in the process of upda ng our annual Guide Book &
Directory for the Church. This book will be the Who, What,
Where, When, Why and How of our Congrega on. The
book is being provided at no cost to our Church, including
the mailing to each family, and again is being subsidized by
local businesses that adver se in it. If you own or manage a
business and would like to find out about adver sing in our
book, please call the Church Office.
Pray as volunteer
Of God’s Precious Infants at
The 40 Days for Life fall campaign has begun.
Please be part of this worldwide fall campaign of
prayer and fas ng to stop abor on.
St. Agnes day to take part is Monday, October 20 &
27th . Sign up sheets will be in the back of Church
and the Chapel.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
8:00 A.M. Mass
Saint Agnes Church
231 West Gay Street, West Chester
followed by Rosary Pilgrimage to
Planned Parenthood
8 South Wayne Street, West Chester
From Saint Agnes
Day Room and Nurses Center:
It is only through the generosity and support
of good people like you that we are able to
offer assistance to our neighbors in need. If
you contribute to the United Way through
your workplace giving program please con‐
sider designating the Saint Agnes Day Room
and Nurses Center as the recipient of your
donation. You can do this through the Unit‐
ed Way’s Donor Choice Program. Our United
Way Donor’s Choice number is 09647,
You can also assist us by donating items on
our wish list such as: Baby lotion, shampoos,
wipes, bar soap, healthy snacks for little chil‐
dren, winter clothing for baby and young
children. You are a blessing for someone in
need! We remember you and your inten‐
tions at Morning Prayer in the Day Room.
May God continue to bless you with His love
and His grace!
Senior Ministry
If you know of a parishioner who is
homebound and unable to come to
Church please ask them to call the Rectory at 610/692-2990 and request a visit
from a priest and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Someone will
contact them to schedule a visit.
Thank you.
Healing Mass
On Saturday October 25th 2014 SS. PHILIP
& JAMES PARISH will celebrate a Healing
Mass open to all who are in need of healing prayer. This special Mass will be
held at 10:00 AM and includes beautiful
music, special prayers and Anointing of
the Sick.
All family members, caregivers and those grieving will benefit from
this special service.
Pre-Cana is a marriage preparation course for
engaged couples planning to be married in the
Catholic Church.
Marriage Preparation Class is Schedule
for November 8,2014 at St. Agnes
More information can be found
at www.philamarriageprep.com
Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist (OLME)
Retreat: A Time Apart With Jesus
November 7-9
Ave Maria Retreat House, Doylestown,PA.
The retreat is offered by Sister Joan Noreen,CoFounder of OLME and EWTN Host of “Eucharis c
Journey”. This retreat includes Daily Eucharist, Adora on, conferences on Catholic Spirituality, Prayer
with Sacred Scripture,Liturgy of the Hours, and
much more.
For more informa on, please contact:
Joanne Ruggeri at 610-436-6362 or email
[email protected]
[email protected]
Adult Faith Formation
School of Community – weekly companionship & reflection on
the presence of Christ in our lives using writings promoted by
Communion & Liberation, a lay movement founded by Msgr.
Luigi Giussani
Meets: Tuesday evenings 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Day Room
Contact: Barbara Kirby (610) 429-0697
Women’s Bible Study – “Walking toward Eternity”
Meets: Thursday mornings 9am – 11 am TPH
Contact: Sharon Chevalier (610) 738-7720
Men’s Bible Study
Meets: Friday mornings 6:30 am – 7:30 am TPH
Contact: Denny Masson –484-354-9601
The King’s Men
Contact: Denny Masson—[email protected]
Adult Evening Study -Acts of the Apostles
Meets: Thursday evenings starting September 18th
from 7-8:30pm in the Cafeteria
Contact: Rob and Terry Gallagher at (610) 996-6761
or [email protected]
Breaking Open of the Word- is a time to come together as a
community and share how God speaks to us through his Word in
Sacred Scripture proclaimed in the Sunday readings at Mass.
Breaking Open the Word is every Sunday immediately following
the 10:30 Mass. Both take place in the Religious Education Office. All are welcome to come and learn about the faith or share it
with others. Anyone inter ested may contact Claudia Robuck
at [email protected] or the Religious Education Office at (610) 436-4640.
Crown of Thorns Prayer Ministry The ministry prays for healing of people with mental, emotional and physical illnesses, conversion of hearts and souls to God, and reparation of sins. Any
questions please contact Chris Turner at [email protected] or
call at 484-459-3838.
Legion of Mary-Join us for work and devotions, Mondays at
7:30PM in the rectory.
Contact: Carmela Cinquina at [email protected]
If you knit or crochet, and can work mostly at home,
at your own pace, please join us in this easy and rewarding ministry--and it's good for your health!
(according to a Daily Local News ar cle this summer).
Morning mee ngs also, fourth Wednesday of each
month (October 22, 9:30-10:30)
For informa on--or to request a shawl--610-431-3355,
E-mail [email protected]
19 de octubre de 2014
Domingo vigésimo noveno del tiempo ordinario Ciclo A
Misa en español: Todos los domingos a las 12:00 (mediodía ) y días de precepto a las 7:00 pm.
Horario de confesiones: Sábados de 4:00 a 5:00 pm en la iglesia.
Bautizos: El primer domingo de cada mes a la 1:15pm. Comuníquese con la hernana Martha para registrarse a tiempo.(610) 436-5580.
Clases de Inglés: Grupo A: Lunes y Jueves de 6:30 a 8:00 PM , y Grupo B: Martes y miércoles de 10:00
a 11:00 AM. Empezando en la semana del 15 de septiembre.
Pláticas pre-bautismales: El último jueves de mes a las 7:00 pm, en la capilla. Comuníquese con el diácono Victor González.
Grupos de Oración: Se reunen en el Thomas Patrick Hall (TPH) los miércoles a las 7:00pm. Para información, comuníquese con el diácono Victor González.
Dad al César lo que es del César y a Dios lo que es de
Hay que dar a cada uno lo que le toca. He aquí una palabra llena de sabiduría y de ciencia celes al. Nos enseña
que hay dos formas de poder: uno es terreno y humano,
otro es del cielo y divino. Nos enseña que debemos atenernos a dos obediencias: a las leyes humanas y a las leyes
divinas. Hay que pagar al César la moneda que lleva su
efigie y la inscripción del César, y a Dios lo que ha sido sellado con el sello de su imagen y semejanza: Haz brillar,
Señor, sobre nosotros la luz de tu rostro. Hemos sido creados a imagen y semejanza de Dios. Eres hombre, ¡oh crisano! Eres la moneda del tesoro divino, una moneda que
lleva el sello y la inscripción del emperador divino. Por
tanto pregunto con Cristo: ¿De quién es esta imagen y
esta inscripción? Tú respondes” “De Dios”. Yo te respondo:
“Por qué entonces, no das a Dios lo que es suyo?”
Si queremos ser realmente imagen de Dios, debemos asemejarnos a Cristo, ya que él es la imagen de la bondad de
Dios y la impronta de su ser.
Y Dios nos ha des nado a ser imágenes de su Hijo. Cristo dio al César lo que es del César y a Dios lo que es de Dios. Observó de
manera perfecta los preceptos que con enen las tablas de la ley divina haciéndose obediente hasta la muerte en cruz y así fue
levantado a lo más alto de los cielos.
St. Agnes School News
Student Disciples of the Month
Greener Partners Visit
St. Agnes’ 5th grade students
Greener Partners’ Farm
and families with food
from seed to plate last
Based on re-
search that a curriculum
combining gardening and
nutrition improves student
attitudes toward fruits and
vegetables, Farm Explorer inspires people to eat
more fresh food and provides tools for healthier
eating. As a part of the
The Student Disciples for the month of September were chosen for living out the virtue of obedience. The virtue of obedience is our positive
response to the authority of God. He is the
source of all law. We must live according to the
laws of God. Humility is the virtue that tells us
that all our gifts come from God. We are nothing
without God.
“You are my friends if you do the things that I
command.” – John 15:14
visit students were able to
chop onions to make potato
homemade pasta made
right in front of them and
spray and apply it to
plants brought on the
mobile unit.
6th Grade Science Students Study Space
Saint Agnes’ 6th grade students used the upstairs gym as part of their Space
Unit Science Lab to investigate forward motion, gravitational pull and how the
earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth. One student remained stationary representing the sun as others used ropes and scooters to orbit representing the earth and moon.
Our mission at Saint Agnes Catholic School is to develop every student spiritually, intellectually, physically, emoƟonally and socially in a joyful,
faith-based environment that inspires integrity, ciƟzenship, leadership and service to others in the Church and in the world.
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