Events at St. Agnes At-A-Glance
- June 5 - Service Trip to Flint (leave St. Agnes at 8:15 AM)
- June 7-8 - St. Agnes Garage Sale (9 AM each day)
- June 9 - Kof C Flower Planting and Mulching (8 AM)
- June 10 - Last day to donate for Migrant Family Welcome Baskets
- June 12 - Christian Service Appreciation Dinner (6 PM)
- June 14 - Intercessory Prayer Ministry Meeting (7 PM)
- June 17 - Wedding Vow Renewal after all masses
- June 19 - Service Trip to Flint (leave St. Agnes at 8:15 AM)
- June 20 - KofC Business Meeting (7:30 PM)
- June 23 - KofC Golf Outing (Oaklane Golf Course 9 AM)
- June 23 - FaithFest (St. Francis Retreat Center 10 AM)
- June 25-29 - Vacation Bible School (9 AM to Noon each day)
Service trips planned to Flint!
food. We are scheduled to assist on June 5 and June 19. We will leave St. Agnes at 8:15 a.m. and return about 2:30 p.m. Let Marie Sheridan know if you are interested. There is a signup form on the bulletin board outside of the religious education office. We can take up to 12 people each time. There will also be dates in July and August and those will be posted there as well.
St. Agnes Church Garage Sale June 7-8
St. Agnes is hosting a Garage Sale June 7-8. Please put your unwanted items (toys, games, puzzles, dishes, books, clothes, etc.) in a box labeled ‘Garage Sale’ and place in the gathering space. Or if you would like to sell your own items, we are renting 3 Parking Spaces for $10. Please call Juanita for more information 517-292-9605.
Charity Golf Scramble
- Proceeds benefit Livingston County Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts
- Date: June 9, 2018
- Time: 8:00am Registration with 9:00am shotgun start
- Place: Whispering Pines Golf Club, 2500 Whispering Pines Dr, Pinckney
- Cost: $100.00/golfer (after 5/1/18)
- Questions? Call 517-294-4911.
- WHAT THE GOLF OUTING FUNDS: The Livingston County Community Alliance is a county-wide coalition whose purpose is to unite the Livingston County community to reduce and prevent youth substance use and to live a safe and drug free lifestyle.
- Make checks out to: Livingston County Community Alliance and mail to: Sue Grohman, 9551 Kress Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Recently a parishioner approached me about the possibility of starting a new ministry here at St. Agnes. What she described sounded amazing. The ministry is all about prayer. Praying for St. Agnes, praying for the staff and volunteers, praying for families and parishioners, and praying with and for one another. Depending on how this ministry evolves and what those who take part in Intercessory Prayer Ministry are comfortable doing this ministry will hopefully have two different components.
The first component would be made up of those who come together on a regular basis to pray for the various needs of the Church, parish, and one another. The second component, probably made up of members from the Intercessory Prayer Ministry, would be people who are open to being available after Masses on the weekends to pray with people wanting to be prayed with or prayed over for any reason or person.
If you are interested in possibly being part of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry we will be having an organizational meeting on Thursday June 14 at 7pm in Religious Ed Rooms 7 & 8.
Faith Fest 2018
FaithFest is a day for Christian families to gather together and celebrate their faith in an atmosphere of upbeat, joyful participation! Parish and school groups, youth ministries, small groups or large apostolates -- all are welcome to reunite at FaithFest!
FaithFest is Saturday June 23, 2018 - gates open at 10 AM. For more info or tickets: www.faithfest.com
Vacation Bible School -- June 25-29, 2018 -- 9 AM - Noon
Children 4 years old through 5th grade are invited to come join us for this fun week as we celebrate being “Rescued by Jesus” during our Shipwrecked Adventure!! Registration forms are now available outside of the faith formation office or by clicking HERE.
Heads Up - Funfest Is Coming!
Funfest 2018 preparations are in full swing. Mark your calendars now for August 19 and plan to come and be part of the festivities! Please stop by the gathering space to pick up your informational letter and raffle tickets. We are excited to announce that we will be serving a full chicken dinner this year. Stay tuned for more details.
Outdoor Eucharistic Procession & Diocesan Assembly
Be sure to register today for the September 22 Eucharistic Procession that is part of the Made for Happiness Assembly. The Eucharistic Procession begins at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing and will follow a four-mile route to the site of the Assembly’s afternoon events at the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State in East Lansing. You are welcome to join in for the whole four-mile route or just a portion of it. Parish groups and ministries are invited to participate as a group by making and carrying a banner of their organization or apostolate.
The procession will be live streamed to the Breslin Center for those who prefer to participate remotely. Doors will open at 7am and a free shuttle service will begin at that time from the Breslin Center. To learn more about the September 22 Eucharistic Procession and to register for the full day of events that are part of the Made for Happiness Assembly, refer to the website: madeforhappiness.org. Be sure to register early because space at the Breslin Center is limited!
We have reserved two coach buses to transport people to the Breslin Center for the assembly. The buses will drop people off at the doors of the Breslin about 1 hour prior to the program beginning and return you back to Fowlerville following the concluding Mass. People who are interested in traveling to the assembly via the coach bus are asked to sign up in the parish office. The cost for the bus transportation is $20 per person. If people wish to drive themselves, although the conference is free there is a $10 charge for parking.
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.