Events at St. Agnes At-A-Glance
- May 3 - Women In the New Evangelization (WINE) - 7 PM Emmaus Room
- May 5 - Crowning of Mary - 11 AM Mass
- May 7 - JOY Club - 10:30 AM in LPC
- May 12 - Mothers' Day Breakfast - after masses in LPC
- May 19 - Christian Service Spring Meeting - 9:30 AM LPC
- May 19 - Youth Group Final Celebration - 6-8 PM LPC
- May 20 - Blood Drive - 12:30 -6:30 PM - LPC
- May 26 - Knights of Columbus Last Sunday Rosary - 9:45 AM
Adult Confirmation Classes
Are you an adult or high school student who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? If so, you are invited to attend 6 preparatory classes and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 11 AM.
The classes will be at St. Mary Magdalen, Tuesday evenings, 7-9 PM, April 30 – June 4. High school students must have permission from their Pastor. If you are interested, please call 810-229-8624 or email Sr. Maryetta (email@example.com) or Deacon Dave Scharf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Homebound Ministers Needed
We are in need of more homebound ministers. This is a great ministry in which people take Communion to our seniors or those who are sick. It is a good way to get the whole family involved or just yourself. This is a ministry that is done every three weeks on Sunday after Mass. Once started, you will find how easy and fulfilling this ministry is and how grateful the person receiving Communion is. Please pray on this and either talk to Deacon Pete or call the parish office at 517-223-8684.
JOY Club Breakfast & BINGO Gathering a Success
The first JOY Club gathering was a great time for all involved. We started with a hearty breakfast of sausage gravy and homemade biscuits (thank you JoAnne Woodke), scrambled eggs prepared by chef Rick Phillips, yogurt, fresh fruit, granola bars, pastries, coffee and juice.
Breakfast was followed by several games of BINGO called by Carol Phillips who did get heckled a bit. We are hoping she agrees to come back LOL. Winners of the games received prizes from scratch off lottery tickets to free fish dinner to free trip to the next casino day. It was a nice time for all who participated and free to attend.
A big thank you to our crew of helpers and a special shout out to Doug and Liz Childs for sponsoring our first gathering. We will be hosting our next gathering on May 7, at 10:30 AM in the LPC A & B.
All are welcome! Please grab a friend or neighbor and plan to join us on May 7th.
Bus Trip to Firekeepers Casino and Free Breakfast June 18, 2019
Our next scheduled trip to Firekeepers is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2019. We will be hosting a free breakfast in the Lothamer Parish Center prior to leaving Tuesday morning at 9 AM.
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.
An Indian Trails chartered bus will leave the St. Agnes Church parking lot at 10 AM sharp. Anticipated arrival time back in Fowlerville is 5:30 PM. Please call the office at 223-8684 to pre-register or email Liz Heslip at Lheslip@scbglobal.net. For this trip I have reserved 2 buses so if you are planning to go or thinking about going please contact me in the parish office or at the email address listed. If I don’t have enough people to justify the 2nd bus then we will cancel the second bus and the first 56 people registered will be going.
Please remember that all are welcome.
Pastor Prayer Petition for St. Agnes
Pastor Prayer Petition: That souls will seek out the Loving and Merciful Heart of Jesus who rose from the dead victorious over sin and death.
Prayer for Forming Missionary Disciples
You invite each of us to share in the life and ministry of your Son, Jesus. Send your Holy Spirit to form our parish as a community of missionary disciples. Teach us how to hear Jesus, to love Jesus, and to share your gift of salvation with everyone we meet.
Through the witness and intercession of Mary, guide me to deepen my commitment as a disciple of Jesus. Lead our parish to grow as an intentional community, committed to go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.
We ask these blessings in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
Bishop Earl Boyea has declared a Year of Prayer for the Diocese of Lansing that began with the dismissal from Mass at the Diocesan Assembly on September 22, 2018 and will conclude on the feast of Christ the King, November 24, 2019.
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!