Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time : August 30, 2015
Sunday’s Message Mark 7: 1-18, 14-15, 21-23
“Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come from within are what defile.”
We need to understand who we are, what we believe, how we respond to life’s challenges that are defined by the attitudes and perspectives we hold “within”, like humility, gratitude , respect , compassion.
The kind of human being we are begins in the values of the heart, the place where God dwells within –but the evil we are capable of, the hurt we inflict on others, the degrading of the world that God created also begins “within,” when God is displaced by selfishness, greed, anger, hatred.
May God open our spirits and consciences to listen to His voice speaking to us within, calling us to understanding i n s t e a d o f j u d g m e n t , forgiveness instead of vengeance, respect in instead
“And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst.” - Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
Prayer to St. Gregory the Great
you guide your people with kindness and govern us with love. By the prayers of Saint Gregory give the spirit of wisdom to those you have called to lead your Church.
May the growth of your people in holiness be the eternal joy of your shepherds.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
2015 ARCHBISHOP'S CHARITY AND DEVELOPMENT DRIVE
- Quota assigned to St. Agnes…………..$292,000
- Pledges already made…………………..$270,542
- Amount need to fulfill our quota…………..$21,458
Our deep gratitude to the parishioners who generously have made a pledge to the ABCD Annual Appeal. Currently, 260 parishioners of St. Agnes have made their pledges. It will be ideal if each family contributes in a generous way to the Archbishop’s Charities Drive. If you have not yet made your pledge, please try to make it this week.
There are special “ABCD” envelopes at the entrance of the church. Your gift will be a great help and hope for the Archdiocese of Miami. May the Good Lord bless your generosity.
RAFFLE ORDER FORM
Beginning November 15th, 2015, at St. Agnes Catholic Church will draw the First $10,000 winner of the 2015 Raffle.
Drawings: 11/15 - 12/6 - 12/20 - 1/17 - 2/21 - 3/20 - 4/17 - 5/15 - 6/5 & 6/19
All drawings will take place after 6:00 pm St. Agnes Mass - Albertson Hall
Only 2,500 Tickets.
You could win up to $100,000 (winning tickets go back into the barrel)
Split ticket with friend or family member
Makes a great gift.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE PROGRAM OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (CATECHISM)
The Religious Education Program has opened its registration for classes in Kinder through 8th grade.
Systematic Catechesis and Preparation for the Sacraments: First Communion and Confirmation.
Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm;
Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Certificate of Birth.
Certificate of Baptism.
Class Schedule:Wednesday: 4:30 pm to 6 pm;
Sunday: 11:00 am a 12:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 2nd: Kinder to 3rd grade;
Wednesday, September 9th: 4th a 8th grade;
Sunday, September 13rd: Kinder to 8th grade;
Important: Registration must be completed by parents or guardians. For additional information, please call the Catechism office at (305) 361-1378.
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY
The St. Agnes Rosary Altar Society would like to announce to our members that we are resuming our monthly activities beginning with the celebration of our first Mass on September 4th at 8:00 am, followed by our meeting in Room 401 at the Pastoral Center.
We look forward to seeing you all.
MASS TIME LABOR DAY
On Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 10:00 am, we will have only one Mass in observance of Labor Day.
We will offer this Mass in honor of the United States of America workers.
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE
The end of vacations is very near. Tomorrow the classes in the schools will start, as well as many other activities in the Church. We will resume the normal schedule for Sunday Masses, on September 13th, 2015.
The schedule will be as always:
8:30 am 10:00 am 11:30 am
and 6:00 pm - English
1:00 pm and 7:30 pm - Spanish
DONATION FOR WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
The Ladies of St. Agnes Rosary Altar Society are preparing the annual "2015 White Elephant Bazaar". The Rosary Altar Society decorates the Church by providing flowers, linens, candles, and caring for our priests’ vestments, etc...
We need, and count on your generous donation of items such as: Jewelry, home goods, new electrical appliances, purses, leather goods, tablecloths, and porcelain, among others.
Please only donate items that are new or in good condition. We appreciate your generosity and may God bless you and your families.
For donations or additional information please contact: Mrs. Marjorie D'Alfonso at (561) 212-0439 or Mrs. Susana Gamarra at (305) 733-1775.