St. Agnes Events at a Glance
- January 14 - Firekeepers Casino Bus Trip - 9 AM
- January 18-19 - Ministry Fair (after the masses)
- January 18 - Chili Cookoff and Euchre Tournament - 5:30 PM
- January 19 - Christian Service Winter Meeting - 9:45-10:45 AM
- January 19 - Youth Group Social Event - 6-9 PM
- January 20 - Blood Drive - 2:30-6:30 PM
- January 25 - Texas Hold'em Tournament #1 - 5:30 PM
- January 31-February 2 - St. Agnes Men's Retreat
- February 1 - Texas Hold'em Tournament #2 - 5:30 PM
- February 8 - Parish Survey Opens
- February 9 - Knights of Columbus Breakfast
- February 11 - Free Breakfast & Bingo - 10:30 AM
Parish Staff Opening
St. Agnes Parish is accepting applications for a Pianist/Organist and Choir Director. The essential duties include:
- Direct and lead the rehearsals for the Adult Choir and Hand Bell Choir
- Put together the necessary materials to be used for Mass and the various choirs
- Prepare Liturgy Sheets and Cantor materials
- Work with Finance Manager regarding budget
- Schedule repairs/maintenance as needed
- Help with Weddings and Funerals
Please submit resumes to St. Agnes Parish Office, c/o Fr. Nate Sokol, 855 E. Grand River Ave., Fowlerville, MI 48836 or 517-223-8684. Resumes may be submitted electronically to St. Agnes Parish at [email protected]. For questions or inquires please contact Liz Heslip in the parish office at 517-223-8684 ext. 313.
Winter Scripture Study Begins January 15 & 16
Kingdom of Happiness - Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life
“In a world that offers fleeting pleasures in place of true happiness, it is more important than ever to turn to the Beatitudes and enter into the Kingdom of Happiness!” Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 AM or Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM for this eight week series with video talks by Father Jeffrey Kirby who is a regular speaker at conferences, workshops and retreats throughout the United States. The books that go with this series cost $3.00 and can be picked up in the religious education office before January 15 or at the first class. If you are unable to attend the class but would like a book, we have plenty!
St. Agnes Men’s Retreat
This year's retreat will take place at St. Francis Retreat Center on January 31 - February 2, 2020. This retreat is a great opportunity to spend a weekend away from the distractions of daily life and focus on deepening your relationship with Christ in fellowship with other Catholics. The theme of the retreat is “River of Life: Flowing from our Baptism.” You may register by calling the Retreat Center at 517-669-8321 or by visiting their website www.stfrancis.ws. Suggested offering for the weekend is $185.00.
Free Breakfast & Bingo with Prizes for Winners
Who: All Are Welcome
Where: St. Agnes LPC
When: Tuesday, February 11th, at 10:30 AM
Why: Fellowship & Fun
Parish-wide Survey Coming
St. Agnes will be participating in a parish survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute! Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online. The survey can be accessed at www.disciplemakerindex.com from February 8 through March 1 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole.
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr. Nate and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.
If you don’t use the computer - there will be opportunities to complete the survey after the weekend Masses and you can also obtain a paper copy by contacting Liz Heslip or Marie Sheridan at 517-223-8684.
Diocese of Lansing Catholic Men’s Conference
Men, come to grow in your faith at the annual Diocese of Lansing’s Catholic Men’s Conference. For years, this conference has been helping Catholic men courageously live a Christ-centered life in today’s world. That’s the most important challenge of our lives. Come and be equipped to 'Accept the Challenge’ at this year’s men’s conference! “Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
When: February 22, 2020
Where: Oosterbaan Field House, 1202 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Time: 9 AM - 6 PM
Ticket Prices: Adults $40 / Students $25
What to Expect:
Motivating messages from Fr. Larry Richards, Bart Schuchts, Dan DeMatte
Adoration and confessions
A mouth-watering pig roast BBQ lunch from Stick-A-Pig-In-It
Mass with Bishop Boyea (12 PM)
Registrations are now open. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.acceptthechallenge.org
Pastor Prayer Petition for St. Agnes
Pastor Prayer Petition: May all the baptized open their heart to the grace of the Holy Spirit and grow into the Child of God they have been created to be.
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!