Events at St. Agnes At-A-Glance
- June 12 - RCIA Wrap-Up Potluck - 6:30-8 PM in the LPC
- June 13 - Summer Service to Flint - Leave at 8 AM from the Church
- June 16-21 - Diocesan Youth Leadership Camp
- June 18 - Firekeepers Casino Bus Trip - Leave at 9 AM from the Church
- June 20 - Summer Service to Flint - Leave at 8 AM from the Church
- June 22 - FAITH Fest - St. Francis Retreat Center
- June 24 - Vacation Bible School - 9 AM to Noon
- June 25 - Vacation Bible School - 9 AM to Noon
- June 26 - Vacation Bible School - 9 AM to Noon
- June 27 - Vacation Bible School - 9 AM to Noon
- June 28 - Vacation Bible School - 9 AM to Noon
- June 28-30 - Steubenville Youth Conference
Summer Service to Flint
Last summer we went to Flint several times to assist with their food donation days. A group carpooled from St. Agnes for these daytime trips. Right now I have three dates in June scheduled and have put the list on the bulletin board outside of my office. Let me know if you have questions. If you are able to go list your name on the board.
Remaining June dates
- Thursday, June 13 - leave at 9 AM - back by 2 - need 5 people
- Thursday, June 20 - leave at 9 AM - back by 2 - need 8 people
Come to ROAR! Vacation Bible School will be here soon!
- June 24-28; 9 AM - Noon
- Life is wild—God is Good!
- Open to children 4 years old through 5th grade
Click HERE to download a registration form OR take one from the bulletin boards in the Religious Education classroom wing and in the gathering space - Higgins Hall.
Are You Interested in a Pilgrimage to Poland??
The Diocese of Lansing invites you on a pilgrimage to Poland to commemorate Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday, May 13-22, 2020. Join us for an informational presentation in the following parishes at 7 PM:
- June 24, 2019 – St. Thomas the Apostle (Ann Arbor)
- June 25, 2019 – St. Patrick (Brighton)
- June 27, 2019 – St. Mary (Williamston)
- July 16, 2019 – Queen of the Miraculous Medal (Jackson)
- July 23, 2019 – St. Gerard (Lansing)
- August 5, 2019 – Holy Family (Grand Blanc)
Father Mark Rutherford will be traveling as Chaplin on the Diocese of Lansing’s sacred journey to awe-inspiring Poland on May 13-22, 2020. This will surely be a cultural and faith-filled experience as attendees traverse Poland’s beautiful countryside, visiting historical locations and attending Mass at churches near and dear to Pope St. John Paul II.
Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity is encouraged to attend one of the information presentations (see schedule above). They can also contact Corporate Travel Service at 886.468.1420 for more details or reservations.
- Parish Goal: $34,554
- Current Pledges: $35,204
- Surpassed Goal: $650
- 102% of Goal Reached
- Number of Parish Families: 700
- Current Number of Families with Pledges: 145 = 21% (Goal 30%)
Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or pledge to DSA. This week we surpassed our goal of $34,554. Now that we have reached our goal, one-half of all additional contributions received
will be returned to our local parish for our use.
Breakfast and Bingo Update
The Breakfast and Bingo on May 7 was a great success. Nearly 50 people attended a terrific Breakfast including a waffle bar and some won awesome prizes at Bingo including a trip for the next Casino Day. Please join us for the next Breakfast and Bingo July 9 at 10:30 AM in the LPC gym.
Save the Date - Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Game
Our Fowlerville Knights of Columbus Council 8605 will be co-sponsoring the 20th Annual Family night to Celebrate Vocations at the Lansing Lugnuts baseball game on Friday, August 9th. This largely Catholic event is a true St Agnes parish family event that will honor our Diocese of Lansing bishop, priests, religious, seminarians and novices.
Please show your support by ordering game tickets ($13 each) after all weekend masses in our Gathering Space June 1st through June 16th.
Family activities at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing include: free children’s inflatable toys onsite before the game, in-game Lugnuts prizes, and fireworks after the game. For further information, contact Lou Glubzinski 810-844-4247.
Preparations Underway for 27th Annual Funfest!
Believe it or not, our parish is gearing up for our 27th ANNUAL ST. AGNES FUNFEST! This is a time to come together as a parish to celebrate family, friendship, food, fun, and…fundraising! We have scheduled this year’s event for Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Last year the Live Auction continued the theme “Hometown Talent.” We featured prize packages which included goods and/or services from the talents within our parish and community. We also invited parishioners, ministries, groups, etc. to create fun themed baskets for people of all ages for the silent auction. Between the two auctions last year, we raised $17,183. The live auction brought in $10,850 and the silent auction made $6,333. Both of these totals represent record income! With this is mind, we have decided to continue to build on what has been successful.
If you have an idea or would like to contribute something to either of these auctions, please call the parish office at 223-8684 and ask for Liz Heslip. Ideas for themed baskets include but not limited to: tools, car care, boy & girls baskets, lawn service, baked goods, spa items, wine and chocolate, craft beer, family movie night, beach items, etc. Actual construction of the basket is not required. Just supply the goodies that go in it. We have a dedicated team that can make it look awesome.
The deadline for items is July 1. This gives our auction team the time they need to appropriately wrap and prepare the baskets for auction.
As we begin the unofficial kick-off of the summer season we are finding we have a serious shortage of volunteers in two important ministries:
- First, our coffee and donut ministry is in need of people willing to host. We are to the point that there has been talk of cancelling this ministry for the summer due to a shortage of hospitably ministers. This would truly be a shame as we hear over and over how much our parishioners enjoy this social time together. Also in regards to our coffee and donut social time, we would like to explore the possibility of using real coffee cups as opposed to the Styrofoam cups we currently use. The parish owns over 300 cups and I believe there is enough interest in moving this direction that we can make that happen. I’m in the process of trying to work out the details so if you have interest in helping make this happen PLEASE contact Liz Heslip.
- The second area of need is the church cleaning. A crew that is quickly dwindling gathers on Thursday mornings to clean the church worship area. The current commitment would be twice a month but if we could get more people it could be a once a month commitment. Even if you can only help sporadically your assistance would be most welcomed. Maybe this is something a family with children that are off school for the summer might entertain?
Please call the parish office, or email or text Liz Heslip if you are interested in any of the aforementioned areas.
Paper Recycle Bin Update
The Paper Recycle Bin has caused extensive damage to the front parking lost asphalt. Consequently, the bin is to be removed before the planned parking lot work is to be done this Spring/Summer. Alchin’s Disposal Inc. on Grand River in Fowlerville accepts newspapers. See their website for more information at alchinsdisposal.com/recycling.
Pastor Prayer Petition for St. Agnes
Pastor Prayer Petition: For all suffering children.
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!