This weekend, 33 Candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Rice here at St. Agnes Cathedral. They began their preparation in August and it was one of choice, commitment, witness, and ministry. The candidates were asked over the months to take a good hard look at their practice of their faith life, to participate in the sacramental classes, perform apostolic works and make their own decision to ask for the sacrament. After meeting with each candidate for 15-20 minutes I happily recommended these candidates to our bishop.
In the early 1900s, many European families moved from their European countries to the United States. Immigrants from places like Italy, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Bohemia. They left behind the only life they knew to establish a new life in a promising country without nobility, titles and class rules. My grandfather came first to the United States, worked, saved his money and sent for my grandmother.
I am continuing my discussion of Catholic Schools from last weeks’ bulletin. Following World War II many changes took place in the United States. The veterans came back from the war with benefits such as higher education, medical care, cheap housing and loans.
Confirmation for St. Agnes Cathedral will take place on Saturday, February 16tlh at the 5:00pm Mass. Bishop Edward Rice will confirm 34 of our young people during Mass. Please keep these young people in your prayers as they continue their faith journey. Parishioners are also welcome to congratulate them in the reception that will be held in the cafeteria after the Mass.
Last year PCCW sponsored a Mardi Gras Paint Party & it was a huge success! This year we will add a new twist to the party. Last year, we painted on canvas, but this year participants will choose a wood painting; a 16 " board, 2 12x12' boards or painting a wooden box. RSVP Paint will again provide experts and supplies for the party. Come join us on Tues, Feb 26th at 6:30 pm in the dining room of the St. Agnes Cafeteria
Accept Father Joseph’s challenge and meet new parishioners! Women of Faith will gather this Wednesday, February 6 for noon Mass at Life House followed by lunch.
This week we celebrate National Catholic Schools Week. I would like to take a look, at not so much our Catholic Schools, but why, who, how our Catholic Schools were started here in the United States. The American Catholic Church created its own style of Catholic school system
Last year PCCW sponsored a Mardi Gras Paint Party & it was a huge success! This year we will add a new twist to the party. Last year, we painted on canvas, but this year participants will choose a wood painting; a 16 " board, 2 12x12' boards or painting a wooden box. RSVP
I would like to sincerely thank you for your prayers and generosity in making our Diocesan Development Fund a success. We have now reached our goal of $2.6 million.
St. Agnes Cathedral will again be forming a group to go to Steubenville in July 2019. St. Agnes has the tradition of assisting our young parishioners financially if they wish to attend.
The human race never seems to learn from the past, but continually repeats the same mistakes over and over again. Our great nation is no different.
St. Agnes Cathedral will again be forming a group to go to Steubenville in July 2019. We will need to confirm our space at this conference in early February.
Travel with Fr. Lewis Hejna, Rector of St Agnes Cathedral, on our Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Poland trip. Where: Budapest, Prague, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Vienna, Czestochowa. Trip Dates: June 29 - July 12, 2019
St. Martha’s PCCW group is again sponsoring a Lenten week-end retreat - an opportunity to relax, spend time in quiet prayer, hear inspirational talks, and reflect on your relationship with God.