Second Sunday in Ordinary Time : January 15, 2017
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, He inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel." Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage." After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.
Prayer to Saint Agnes
All-powerful and ever-living God, You choose the weak in this world to confound the powerful. When we celebrate the memory of Saint Agnes, may we like her, remain constant in our faith.
2017 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) Begins
Understanding that we are made in the image and likeness of God can help us to understand why God put into the humanity of every man and woman the vocation – and thus the capacity and the responsibility – of love and communion. To live out this vocation requires a growth in virtue that leads us to make gifts of ourselves to God and to others.
Your faithful and generous participation in the ABCD flows from God’s many blessings to you and to those you hold dear. Next weekend is the 2017 ABCD Commitment weekend. The ABCD supports all of the vital ministries and programs throughout the Archdiocese of Miami, and it is our one opportunity during the year to support of all the people of God beyond the boundary of our own parish, St. Agnes Church.
Please prayerfully consider supporting the ABCD. Your gift directly helps our parish to pay its share of the important work of the archdiocese. Let us strive for 100% participation: not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice! We invite you to join us to be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
BAKE SALE FOR EMMAUS #34
The Women’s Emmaus will hold a bake sale after the masses on Sunday, January 22. The proceeds will benefit their upcoming retreat.
ARCHBISHOP'S 2017 MOTORCYCLE RIDE
- When: Sunday, January 29.
- Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doral.
- Cost: Cost $20 per Bike includes commemorative t-shirt.
- Registration: (305) 762-1054; email@example.com.
St. Agnes now has a welcome table outside the church before and after weekend masses to answer any questions and provide information regarding our parish.
Please pass by and say hello! If you would like to volunteer to help with the table, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Please prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
- Sunday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 8:00 pm.
- Saturday: 7:00 am, 4:00 pm.
1 Critical need
5 Prayer Partners needed.
For more information, contact Ana Lucrecia D’Aguiar at email@example.com.
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
Middle School Sandwich Making Ministry:
All 6th, 7th and 8th graders, enrolled in Youth Ministry, are welcome to join us as we gather TODAY (1/15/17) to help our homeless brothers and sisters. We gather in Albertson Hall from 2:00—3:30 P.M. to make sandwiches, share some prayer and a little fun together. Be sure that you are enrolled!! Friday, 2/3/17 is the next Middle School Social Gathering - mark your calendar and join our faithful fun.
We are looking for teens to contribute to the Youth Mass in different ways. The Youth Mass is the 6:00 pm. Mass every two weeks, today’s (1/15/17) 6:00 pm Mass is our next Youth Mass . Do you feel called to proclaim God’s Word; serve as an usher or serve on the altar? Contact Annmarie to serve at these beautiful celebrations. Even if you don’t serve in the Mass, JOIN these Eucharistic Celebrations planned for the youth of St. Agnes.
Upcoming Service Opportunities: 1/20/17; 2/3/17 - Homeless Ministry - Family Outreach dates; 1/15/17 - Middle School Sandwich Ministry. Keep your eyes open for another High School Helping the Homeless Night SOON! ARE YOU AWARE OF PROJECTS THAT WE CAN HELP WITH, PASS ALONG THE INFOROMATION FOR ME TO RESEARCH!
Click here to check out the Youth Ministry section on the St. Agnes Parish website. This section will give you the most up to date information about St. Agnes Youth Ministry, including a calendar of service opportunities, events and activities. Get involved!!! Stay informed!! Check out the many photos of all that we have done!
For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: stakbyg Twitter: @stakbYG
WOMEN’S EMMAUS RETREAT #34
Mark your calendars for the next women’s Emmaus retreat in English, scheduled for February 3, 4 and 5. Applications are at the entrance of the church.
If you have questions about the retreat, please contact Maren Martinez (786) 246-6379, Vicky Ortiz (305) 342-9007, or Cristi Mendia (305) 338-2204.
CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!
All 6th, 7th and 8th Graders are invited to join us to grow in service, faith and friendship.
As we continue to grow our Middle School Ministry we encourage you to take part. Below are a few of the upcoming activities. Mark your calendar and get involved.
January 15th - Sandwich Making Ministry,
February 3rd - Social Gathering,
February 19th - Sandwich Making Ministry,
March 3rd - Social Gathering,
March 19th - Sandwich Making Ministry.
Enrollment through the parish app is required or you can type this link into a webpage to proceed - bit.ly
IGNITE THE FAITH #2
February 17—18, 2017
High School Teens, this is an opportunity Just For You!
This is a retreat for teens led by teens. Each one of you has the desire to achieve something great or to be something great. The goal of IGNITE THE FAITH #2 Youth Retreat is for every teen participant to open their hearts to Christ, who desires a life of joy, excitement and fulfillment for each of you! We will only take 50 retreatants, apply NOW!
It begins Friday 2/17 at 6:00 pm and ends with Mass St. Agnes Church on Saturday 2/18.
More info: email@example.com
You can now make your weekly offering at our website or on the St. Agnes Catholic Church mobile app. For the website, please visit the Donations Tab. On the mobile app, visit the Give Tab. You may set up one-time or recurring donations.
The online-giving option eliminates the need for cash and check handling and allows for better financial planning.
If you wish to place something in the collection basket, please feel free to use an Online Giving tile that can be found at the entrance of the church. Thank you for your support of the church.
HISTORY OF ST. AGNES CHURCH
Feast Day: January 21
“Established in 1952 on Key Biscayne land famed for pirate, Indian, and lighthouse tales Saint Agnes served three dozen families. The first Masses were celebrated on Mashta Point in a desolate mansion previously owned by the Matheson family and renovated by the Mackle family. On dark, rainy days, worshipers used flashlights to follow the services in their missals. The Mackle brothers, prominent Key Biscayne developers, donated land to the parish for a church, named to honor Saint Agnes, their mother’s patron saint.
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