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Fourth Sunday of Lent : March 26, 2017

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

“Jesus said to Peter and Andrew “Come after Me and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed Him.

Today’s Gospel is about letting go –letting go of our anxieties and fears, letting go of our selfabsorption and need to control, letting go the strings in our lives that tie us down and tie us up from living a life of joyful compassion and selfless generosity.

Christ calls each of us to be “fishers of men” using whatever net we possess, in whatever oceans and seas we find ourselves. In our own poverty, Christ calls us to “fish” for those who are in need; in our own pain Christ calls us to “fish” for those who suffer; in our own despair, Christ calls us to “fish” for those who have lost all hope.

May we find within ourselves and within our means our own “nets” to bring the grace and peace of God to those in our boats.

LENTEN REFLECTIONS

  • Date: Saturday, March25th,
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm With Deacon Zapatero
  • Language: English
  • Place : Albertson Hall

“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure — pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Luke 6:38

2017 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) Begins

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  • GOAL FOR 2017 100% Participation! Please help us achieve our goal! St. Agnes needs YOU!
  • Registered St. Agnes families: 4,087.
  • Total active families (contributing in last two years): 1,800.
  • Total families participating in ABCD; pledge or gift 2017: 291.

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

Our church is a place to pray, to give thanks, to mourn and to celebrate. A place for us all to unite—in need and abundance—to have mercy, lift each other up and ease pain and suffering. A place people turn to in their time of need. We are all instruments of God’s mercy and peace. One church, one family uniting to help those in need.

Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year’s ABCD. Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples. As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Your neighbor needs you. You are the answer to someone’s prayers, and together, we are changing lives.

If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, please join us by making a gift now. You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org. Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it.

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski

Archbishop of Miami

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND

Catholic Relief Services is the second largest international aid organization in the United States. Because of the generosity of American Catholics, 80 countries receive food, medical assistance, religious and secular education, as well as help to immigrants.

Please be generous in this annual appeal of the American Bishops to help other countries. The second collection of this weekend is for this purpose.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Please prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

  • Sunday: 3:00 pm.
  • Monday: 3:00 am.
  • Friday: 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
  • Saturday: 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm.

9 Prayer Partners needed.

For more information, contact Ana Lucrecia D’Aguiar at .

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

Middle School Sandwich Ministry:

6th, 7th and 8th Graders join us during this season of LENT as we gather to grow in our faith and to help the homeless. First meeting is Friday, April 7th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm for fellowship and fun. Then on Sunday, April 9th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm we will be at service to our neighbor. Both meetings are in Alberston Hall. You must be enrolled!!

Upcoming Service Opportunities: 3/31 & 4/14 - Homeless Ministry - Family Outreach dates; 4/9 - Middle School Sandwich Ministry; Click here for calendar

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: Instagram: stakbyg Twitter: @stakbYG

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY

Rosario Keif (305) 794-1743
Ana Maria Jauregui (305) 205-8075

Website: www.respectlife.org;
email: .

Project Rachel: Post Abortion Counseling & Reconciliation
(954) 981-2984 / 1-888-456-4673.

ST. AGNES 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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