Events at St. Agnes At-A-Glance
- October 20 - Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest Dinner
- October 28 - ALPHA Retreat - 9 AM to 3 PM (Note Date Change!)
- November 13 - Casino Bus Trip
- November 22 - St. Agnes Family & Friends Thanksgiving Dinner
Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest Dinner
Tickets are now on sale for the October 20th Oktoberfest. $25 per person will get you a great catered Polish-style dinner, music, and dancing. See brothers Gene Gierlach or Jerry Corbat for tickets.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Livingston County Catholic Charities is hosting a 6-week caregiver series: Powerful Tools for Caregivers; this is an educational program designed to help family caregivers (no professional caregivers, please). This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.
Class #1: Taking Care of You
Class #2: Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
Class #3: Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
Class #4: Communicating in Challenging Situations
Class #5: Learning from Our Emotions
Class #6: Mastering Caregiving Decision
Location: Be Our Guest Adult Day, 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell
Date: Tuesdays beginning Oct. 16, 2018 – Nov. 20, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30PM
For more information or to register contact: 833-262-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast & Bus Trip to Casino
The casino trip in September was a blast and we filled the bus up! Our next scheduled trip to Firekeepers is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Please remember that there are only 56 openings so if you are planning to go you should at least put your name of the list as the last trip was filled to capacity.
We will be going to Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. The cost is $35 and includes round trip bus transportation, $20 in free slot play and $5 to use toward dining, slot play or use in the gift shop. Returning guests who bring their Red Hot Rewards Club card will get credits and points added to their existing card. Guests need to bring
a valid ID to receive the group package. Those without Red Hot Rewards Cards will be issued them prior to entering casino.
We will be hosting a free breakfast here at St. Agnes in the LPC prior to leaving Tuesday morning at 9 am. An Indian Trails chartered bus will leave the St. Agnes Church parking lot at 10 am sharp. Anticipated arrival time back in Fowlerville is 5:15 pm. Please call the office at 223-8684 to pre-register or sign up on the sheet is the
Please remember that all are welcome. So invite your family or friends to share a fun day out.
St. Agnes Family & Friends Thanksgiving Dinner
This year at St. Agnes we would like to host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 22, at 1 PM. We know there are many individuals, couples and families in our parish that would enjoy being part of this “family” meal. We are looking for people who are interested in preparing food, decorating, donating a turkey, coming to participate, helping to clean up, etc. Even if you would just like to come to watch the Lions football game amongst friends that would be terrific.
We are hoping this can be the beginning of a new parish tradition. At this point we are still investigating to determine how many might be interested. A couple of us in the parish office have discussed doing this for the past three years and decided to put it on the calendar for this year to get it started. If you are interested in participating please call or email Liz Heslip in the parish office or signup on the sheet in the gathering space.
There will not be a fee for the meal this is just about getting together and enjoying good food and good friends in a great community atmosphere.
Pastor Prayer Petition for St. Agnes
For those who are sick and suffering.
Consider Scrip Cards for Anytime Gift Giving!
Whenever you consider gift card giving, please consider purchasing your gift cards from our parish through our Scrip fundraising program. Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money,” in other words; scrip is gift cards from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Meijer, Wal-Mart, VG’s, Tanger Outlet Mall, gasoline, Subway and many others.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. You buy the gift cards for full face value through the parish, redeem them for full face value, and our church keeps the difference as revenue. The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our parish without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
We keep a selection of the most popular gift cards on hand for people to purchase. However, many other gift cards are available to order. Please consider getting your gift cards through the Scrip program!
Prayer for the Return of Non-practicing Catholics
O Good Shepherd, you never cease to seek out the lost, to call home the stray, to comfort the frightened, and to bind up the wounded.
I ask you to bring (names) back to the practice of the Faith, and to remove all obstacles that prevent them from receiving your abundant mercy, which flows sacramentally through the heart of your holy Church.
Through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, their Guardian Angels, their Patron Saints and the ever-prayerful St. Monica, may you pardon their sins and unshackle them from whatever hinders their freedom to come Home.
For you, O Good Shepherd, have loved us to the end and offered yourself to the Father for the salvation of all.