St. Agnes Catholic Community 1025 Masonic Ave. San Francisco, CA 94117 www.SaintAgnesSF.com 415.487.8560 Diverse Inclusive Jesuit Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2015 Dear Friends, The Society of Jesus has been ministering in San Francisco since 1855, and today that one mission has four very unique and vibrant expressions: St. Ignatius College Prep, the University of San Francisco, St. Agnes Parish and St. Ignatius Parish. Liturgy Schedule Sunday: 8:30am Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm 10:30am Weekdays: 6:00pm 8:30am Holy Days: 8:30am & 5:30pm Mission Statement We the people of Saint Agnes are: an inclusive urban community, rich in diversity of age, ethnicity, gender, orientation, culture, talent, & treasure; a faith community, enlivened and empowered through Baptism to celebrate and proclaim the presence of Christ among us. We declare to one and all that we commit ourselves to: grow spiritually as disciples of Christ to become men and women for others build community through hospitality, ecumenism and social & cultural events understand cultural differences and accept them as sources of enrichment give loving service & outreach to those in need promote social justice issues in our neighborhood and in the larger community of city, nation, and world. We pledge ourselves to be a light in the darkness through the love that we share in the name of Christ and through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Once again we will be offering the Nine Days of Grace Retreat. We will be offering the retreat again next month, from February 9th-17th. The theme for this year’s retreat is, “Hearts on Fire” based on the book edited by Michael Harter, S. J. This book includes many of the Jesuit prayers we are familiar with and many new ones to give us time to contemplate our lives of service to the Lord. Our presenters are: Fr. Michael Moynahan, S. J., is currently Pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Sacramento & Fr. C. Hightower, S. J., is the religious Superior of the Sacramento Jesuit Community. The retreat will be offered twice daily: within the context of a Eucharist. The first presentation will be at 12:05 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, and the second at 7:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Church. (There will be only one presentation on Saturday, February 14th, at 12:05 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, and one on Sunday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Church.) Please note that to enjoy the graces of this Retreat, you do not have to attend every session; but we hope that you make the most of this unique opportunity! You need not register for the Retreat, and there is no charge. We will, however, gratefully accept your free-will offerings in order to cover the Retreat costs. Any additional proceeds will benefit the Jesuit Refugee Services, which does heroic work among the world’s poorest citizens. Parish Information Parish Staff & Ministries Pastor Associate Pastor Associate Pastor Fr. Ray Allender, S.J. Fr. Paul Bernadicou, S.J. Fr. Joe Spieler, S.J. In Residence Fr. M. Joseph Israel, S.J. Director of Liturgy & Music Director of Operations & Admin. Children’s Faith Formation & Spiritual Life Center Director Secretary/Cantor Sexton and Janitor Bookkeeper Sacristans Frank Uranich Zack Zweber All Saints Food Program Altar Linens & Vessels Art & Environment Consolation Ministry Finance Committee Chair Food Pantry Director Funeral Ministry Gabriel Project Gay & Lesbian Ministry Ignatian Spirituality Ministry Legion of Mary Marriage Prep Classes Pastoral Council Chair R.C.I.A. Rita da Cascia Young Adult Contact Megan Pryor Lorentz Scott Grinthal Mario Hernandez Pam Frantz Frank Mitchell, Matthew Tominaga, Timothy Bradshaw Matthew Bourdet Nita Zarilla Marilyn Thickett, Marco Matute Naomi Mayer, Jude Penland Chris Roman Stacey Shaffer Jim Connor Mary Alba Mark Malaspina Barbara Nelson Felina Lapuz Regina Lathrop & Bob Boguski Karen McCarthy Xavier Clay Tominaga, Karen Kelly Cathy Collins [email protected] Jan. 31st & Feb 1st – 4th Sun. in Ordinary For your prayerful consideration, readings for next week: Job 7.1-4, 6-7 • 1 Corinthians 9.16-19, 22-23 • Mark 1.29-39 Date Jan 31 4:00 PM Feb 1 8:30 AM 10:30 AM 6:00 PM Feb 2 8:30 AM Feb 3 8:30 AM Feb 4 8:30 AM Feb 5 8:30 AM Feb 6 8:30 AM Feb 7 4:00 PM Feb 8 8:30 AM 10:30 AM 6:00 PM Intention Presider Bridie & Jack Culhane (D) Fr. Paul Bernadicou Pat Talbot (L) St. Agnes Parishioners Pope Francis (L) Fr. Paul Bernadicou Fr. Ray Allender Fr. Ray Allender Musette Buckley (D) Fr. Ray Allender Victoria Tongson (L) Fr. Ray Allender Florence O’Leary (D) Fr. Paul Bernadicou Bob Burke (L) Fr. Joe Spieler Henry Grinthal (L) Fr. Paul Bernadicou Milton Mares (D) Fr. Ray Allender Maria Hee Moon (D) Fr. Ray Allender St. Agnes Parishioners Fr. Joe Spieler Estevan Gonzalez (L) Fr. Paul Bernadicou D = Deceased; L = Living New Parishioners You are Home! Welcome to a great parish community! Please fill out a registration form found at the entrances to the church or stop by the rectory to add your name to our mailing list. We invite you to support Saint Agnes generously and to participate in the various programs that are offered here and through the Spiritual Life Center. All are welcome! Sacraments Reconciliation Schedule Saturdays • 3pm – 3:45pm or by appointment Parish Office Hours Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm (closed Noon-1pm for lunch) Phone: 415-487-8560 • Fax: 415-487-8575 St. Agnes Stewardship Last Sunday collection: $4,649 Last year: $4,094 4pm: $1575 8:30am: $579 10:30am: $2094 6pm: $401 Please consider the electronic monthly donations. Please contact the Parish Office for information about the following: Anointing of the Sick * Baptism * Children’s Faith Formation & Liturgy of the Word * Communion for the Homebound * Marriage * Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Children’s Care During Liturgy Care is provided for children 18 months through 5 years of age during the Sunday 10:30 AM Mass. Our Daycare Room is located across from the daily mass chapel and is open for all Masses. Parents with children under 18 months are welcome to use the daycare room as long as at least one parent stays with the child. Ignatian Spiritual Life Center The Spiritual Life Center (1611 Oak Street) provides programs and services to the parish and larger faith community through educational programs, opportunities for prayer, and community events. It houses a library, book center, garden, and chapel. Visit www.StAgnesSF.com/slc.html COMING SOON TO THE IGNATIAN SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER 1611 Oak Street For more information, contact Megan Pryor Lorentz at [email protected] or 415-487-8560 x228. SLC Office Hours: please call for appointment Nine Days of Grace: A Busy Person’s Jumpstart to Lent February 9 – 17th A 9-day Ignatian mini-retreat. The retreat will be offered twice daily: in the context of Eucharist at 12:05 pm at St. Ignatius Church, and as a Exploring Awareness presentation only at 7:00 pm at St. Agnes Church. Wednesdays, February 25th – March 25th at 7pm Come to as many as you can. A great way to Exercise your mind and spirit with a challenging workout prepare for lent. from Anthony de Mello's book Awareness: the Perils and Opportunities of Reality. John Billovits will gather us in conversation and invite us to dig deeply into our experience and push ourselves to ask the difficult questions about our own patterns of behavior or thinking. This group discussion format will suit those looking to mine de Mello's psychological approach to spiritual growth and bring their own insights to the table. Retreat Days 7th Graders Saturday, February 21st, 9:30am-6:30pm Come to a day of fun, food, games, prayer, meeting new friends, and deepening faith. The day will be led by SF high school students and their parish youth ministers. Bring your own sack lunch. Snacks provided. The day will end with Mass, families are invited to the Mass. St. Dominic’s Church School basement (2390 Bush St., @ Steiner St.) For More Info or to RSVP: Contact [email protected] or 415.487.8560 x228 Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministers Nine Days of Grace Join Frs. Michael Moynahan & C. Hightower for this preached retreat in everyday life. Date 1st Day Monday, February 9 2nd Day Tuesday, February 10 3rd Day Wednesday, February 11 4th Day Thursday, February 12 5th Day Friday, February 13 6th Day Saturday, February 14 7th Day Sunday, February 15 8th Day Monday, February 16 9th Day Tuesday, February 17 Location St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm St Ignatius 12:05 pm only Theme Gratitude and Generosity to set our hearts on fire. Discernment sets our hearts on fire. Justice as Sacrifice sets our hearts on fire. Mercy and Discipleship sets our hearts on fire. Conversion sets our hearts on fire. St. Agnes 6 pm only Charity sets our hearts on fire. St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm St Ignatius 12:05 pm or St. Agnes 7 pm Prayer sets our hearts on fire.. Compassion sets our hearts on fire. Nourish your spiritual life while sharing our faith tradition with the youngest parishioners at St. Agnes! Passion sets our Each week at the 10:30 Liturgy, we bless the children hearts on fire. as they go off to participate in an age appropriate Liturgy of the Word. If you are interested in learning about serving in this ministry, please contact Megan at All are welcome. Free will offerings appreciated. Readings of [email protected] or 415-487-8560 x 228. the day and podcasts will be available at SaintAgnesSF.com New at Saint Agnes? allowing you to continue to pray and reflect with us on those days you may be unable to attend. Welcome! If you feel you have found a spiritual Childcare available at the evening sessions home at Saint Agnes, please consider registering. This is a way to be included in the many offerings at the parish. There are orange registration forms at the entrances to the Church and SLC. Volunteer during Lent As the Season of Lent approaches, Catholic Charities is offering one-time volunteer opportunities for you to put your faith into action during the six weeks of Lent. It’s not too early to sign up and reserve your place. You can choose from a number of volunteer activities such as serving brunch to homeless families, distributing food to seniors, or reading to children. To sign up or for more information contact Clint Womack, Volunteer Manager, at [email protected] or 415-972-1297. ONGOING AT THE IGNATIAN SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER Monday Morning Mindfulness Mondays 9:30 am Start the week mindfully! Pat Kleinberg returns to lead us in Centering Prayer. All are welcome. Book Club The Book Club meets monthly – all are welcome! Come join us for a lively discussion and tasty snacks. Friday, February 27th at 7pm: The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck Young Adult Ministry Our Christian Life Community for Young Adults meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Then on the 3rd Thursday of each month, young adults gather for social activities. Look for updates on our website, parish bulletins, and Facebook page. To receive our emails, contact [email protected] Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; And ascended into heaven, And is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. Stewardship Prayer Lord and source of all gifts, I rejoice in the fullness of your generosity. I thank you for those whose lives are visible signs of your love and blessing to others. Give me the courage to do the same. Make me a good steward of all I have received generously sharing my time, abilities and material resources to build up your kingdom of love and justice. We ask this through Jesus Christ, in whom we begin and end all things. Amen. Prayer of St. Francis (Prayer for Peace) Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life Amen.
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