Christmas Cards Available!
The children of our parish have made these very beautiful and creative Christmas cards. Their artwork is sure to charm the hearts of your loved ones this Christmas season.
These cards are available for sale as a youth fundraiser for $10.00 in the gathering space. Each pack contains 5 cards w/envelopes.
Thank you, we hope you have a very Merry Advent season filled with hope and joy.
Married Couples Weekend
The weekend of December 3-5, 2021 features inspiring presentations focused on maintaining and strengthening your marriage. Plus, a renewal of Vows and blessing of wedding rings ceremony, Mass, fun social receptions, and down time for prayer with your spouse.
Registration fee is $325 per couple, which covers all lodging, meals, and retreat materials. Contact The St. Francis Retreat Center at 517-669-8321 or at http://www.stfrancis.ws/married-couplesweekend.html
Breakfast with St. Nick
Please join us on Saturday, December 4, at 10 AM as we help celebrate Fowlerville's community event Christmas in the 'Ville. St. Agnes offers a breakfast with St. Nicholas including craft and ornament making, free pancakes, a dance party with local children's favorite Ron Johnson and pictures with St. Nicholas. This is a fun and engaging event for all children. Hope to see you and your family there.
Bring your returnables to the back of the parking lot on Saturday, December 4th between 10 AM and noon and we'll relieve you of dealing with the bottle/can return machines! All proceeds will go toward the renovation of the rectory.
Advent Tea Update
Our annual Advent Tea will be held on Sunday, December 5th. See the sign up in Higgins Hall or call the office to reserve a table or sign up as an individual. Any questions contact Marie Sheridan.
For those of you who have never been to an Advent Tea, typically, small groups of ladies gather at one table that they decorate and everyone brings some kind of snack to share. We provide the tea! Some groups go all out with their decorating, some are very simple. For those who don’t have a small group, they can sign up as an individual and we arrange for a couple of tables already decorated for them to join. There is no cost since everyone brings something to share.
Please Consider Purchasing Advent Giving Tree Gift Cards Through Our Scrip Program
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 the scrip program including Meijer, Wal-Mart, VG’s, Tanger Outlet Mall, Subway, Panera, Starbucks, Speedway, etc. There are hundreds of retailers available, check out this LIST.
Participating Scrip retailers sell gift certificates to the parish at a discount. You buy the gift cards for full face value through the parish; redeem them for full face value, and St. Agnes keeps the difference as revenue.
The parish has purchased some of the most popular gift cards to have on hand. We will make scrip cards available for purchase following Masses during the month of November. Cards may be purchased by check, cash or credit card (3% fee will apply to credit cards). Order forms are also available for ordering cards we do not have in stock. Individuals may set up their account and link to us at shopwithscrip.com and our enrollment code is 6EBC75C44193L.
So, whether you are purchasing groceries for the holidays, teachers gifts, gift cards or have a home improvement project lurking in the future please keep us in mind. Every little bit helps!!
Realign Resources for Mission: The Next Steps
On Tuesday, September 21, the Realign Resources for Mission Committee gathered for an all-day meeting at Saint Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. Across the course of the day, the committee reviewed all the feedback given by you in the wake of the recent RRM Regional Meetings. In the light of your feedback, the committee began drafting their final recommendation for parish groupings which will be submitted to Bishop Boyea next month. Please do keep the members of the committee in your prayers. Come Holy Spirit!
Click HERE to watch the replay of the Realign Resources for Mission Regional Meeting presentation which summarizes the then current recommendations that will be made to Bishop Boyea. Click HERE to watch the Q&A session that followed the regional meeting. Click HERE to view the handout which was provided at the in-person meetings.
The staff at St. Agnes feel that it is important to keep all parishioners informed as the Realign Resources for Mission project continues. Sign up to receive weekly updates as the process continues and follow along on the Diocese of Lansing Realign Resources for Mission webpage.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you have already come and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
– St. Alphonsus Ligouri
To continue your spiritual growth please seek out televised Masses and other resources available online.
--The Diocese of Lansing website (www.dioceseoflansing.org) lists local resources.
--The US Bishops website United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.usccb.org) also has links to many free resources for daily prayer.
--Free apps like “Laudate,” and online services like FORMED (www.formed.org) offer numerous opportunities for prayer and spiritual enrichment.
--The Word Among Us and Magnificat prayer books (and others) are offering free online digital access during this time.