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The Week at St. Agnes 


CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Megan Elizabeth Clement
Abagail Elizabeth Haydel
Torilynn Marie Haydel
Hunter Austin Hebert
Jeremiah Paul Palmisano
Ty Anthony Smith

Who received the Sacrament of the Confirmation this weekend.

"May the completion of their initiation through Confirmation help them fulfill their Baptismal promises as members of the Body of Christ."


WILLWOODS MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT: MARCH 18TH – 19TH

Would you like to break away with your spouse and spend quality time together enriching your marriage? Then join us on our March 18th – 19th Married Couples Retreat at the St. Augustine Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis just two blocks away from the Bay!

Attending a married couples retreat annually is a wonderful way to deepen your love for God and each other! To register or for more info call Jason Angelette at (504) 830-3716 or visit www.willwoods.org. Suggested donation of $275 is requested but not required.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Faith & Marriage ministry of the Willwood's Community call (504) 830-3716 or visit www.faithandmarriage.org


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
DURING LENT

Confessions will be offered again this year during Lent in all church parishes throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans
from 5:00pm - 6:30pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Please try the best you can to come to Confession


MEN'S CLUB EVENTS

Well, the Lenten Fish Fry's are in full swing. The next Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 24th at 5:00pm.

In the meantime our Men's Club is always looking for new members from our parish. Please consider joining this wonderful ministry. Their next meeting is this coming Thursday, March 17th at 6:30pm. See you there!


ABBEY YOUTH FEST
MARCH 25, 2017

Abbey Youth Fest (AYF), the largest youth event within the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will be held on the grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey. This event is open to teens and young adults ages 13 or older. Its focus is evangelization and vocational discernment. Come be a part of a remarkable day filled with music, prayer, catechesis, fellowship, and FUN! Information and online registration can be found at www.abbeyyouthfest.com. Registration is $40 per person.


ATTENTION ST. AGNES CLASS OF 1967!!

A 50 year reunion for the class of 1967 is planned for March 25th in the Marquette Center at St. Agnes.

We are asking that everyone attend 4:00 p.m. mass at St. Agnes.
After mass the reunion will be held in the Marquette Center from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Please contact any of the following:
Paul Hasney: paul@imagineconsultingnola.com
Brenda Dessauer: mamadess14@cox.net
Ric Rodriguez: ricrod224@gmail.com
Mike Fisher: mfish22@att.net
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!


LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY

10th Annual Weekend of Prayer

You are invited to the 10th annual Lord Teach Me to Pray Weekend of Prayer, March 30 - April 2 at the Airport Hilton in New Orleans. Presenters include Fr. Andrew Apostoli CFR and Fr. Mitch Pacwa SJ. With daily Mass, Confessions, Eucharist Adoration and Holy Hours, this will be a most grace-filled weekend retreat.

Participants must register in advance. Go to www.lordteachmetopray.com to download a registration form or contact Mrs. Carol Weiler at (504) 439-4933 or carolweiler@cox.net. This retreat is like stepping into heaven for the weekend!


LENTEN MISSION

"In God We Trust, Hope and Live"
April 1 - 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Our Mission Speaker is Fr. Tom Donaldson, A Catholic priest and member of the Redemptorist Congregation. The early years of his priesthood were spent as a parish associate. Then 12 years were spent giving parish missions, as well as retreats for priests, deacons, and religious. The years following he was a Pastor in two different parishes that are staffed by his Redemptorist community.

Fr. Tom continues giving retreats/parish missions around the country and has been a guest speaker for various organizations and seminars. He has a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies/Counseling and is active in working with people who are dealing with addiction issues and the process of recovery.

Fr. Tom resides at St. Michael's parish in Chicago's historic "Old Town" along with his Redemptorist Community.

MISSION PRAYER

A Time of Hope

Loving God, we ask you to pour out your Holy Spirit upon all of us as we prepare for our parish mission. Create in each one of us a desire to return to you and be renewed during this Time of Hope. Lord in our desire for what you promise make our parish of St. Agnes one in mind and heart. Guide each of us as we prepare ourselves to celebrate this special time in the life of our community. May the faith that gathers us, the love that sustains, continue to give birth to this Time of Hope. We ask all of this through Jesus Christ who is the source of our Hope and who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen


ALTAR SOCIETY
CROCHET/SEWING GATHERING

The Altar Society will host a Crochet/Sewing Gathering on Saturday, April 1st at 12:00Noon in the Marquette Activity Center. The purpose of this gathering is to make prayer blankets. All parishioners are invited to join. Refreshments will be served. A basket will be placed in back of church if anyone has any extra fabric, yarn, thread, etc. they would like to donate, please drop it off in the basket or you can bring it to the rectory office.


GET INVOLVED!
JOIN OUR PARISH COUNCIL

The following Parish Council positions are up for election.

Vice President      Worship
Parish Life        Religious Education and Formation
Member At Large - Seat 3
Member At Large - Seat 4.

If you would like to nominate someone for any of these positions please contact the Rectory Office by April 1st.  Parish Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and meet August through May in the Rectory meeting room.  Candidates should be practicing Catholics of St. Agnes Parish who possess a sincere interest in the growth and development of the parish.  Duties include representation for and communication with the parish organizations that fall under their committee.

For more information please contact the Rectory. 833-3366


GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Are You Celebrating Your Golden Wedding Anniversary This Year??

The Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration will take place on
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, in Metairie.

PLEASE NOTE: This celebration will not be a Mass, but a Prayer Service.
Attendance of Mass for Sunday obligation will have to be met within one's Parish.

Please call the rectory at 833-3366 to register.
All participants must register through your church parish.

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017.


OUR ST. VINCENT De PAUL FOOD BANK NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!

As we get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is that time again to help St. Agnes' St. Vincent de Paul Society refurbish their food bank. In order to help those in need, they will need to fill their food bank back up. Any help you can give them with non-perishable foods or even monetary donations so that they can purchase the foods, please do so. There is a bin in back of church where you can drop off your non-perishables. Monetary donations can be dropped off in the collection basket. Thanks again for your help!


MONEY MANAGEMENT CLASS

Sponsored by the Catholic Foundation
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
St. Catherine of Siena
105 Bonnablel Blvd., Metairie, LA

Thursdays @ 7:00pm - Starting September 15, 2016 for 9 Weeks
Online Registration: or use the following url - https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1021381/atid/l In


SAFE ENVIRONMENT!

Safe Environment


ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS LAUNCHES
"WHERE Y'AT?" MASS FINDER APP

Where Y'at? Just like stopping by "ya mamma n'dems, you're always welcome home to the house of the Lord! With 118 Catholic parishes and mission churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, many visitors and locals alike often find themselves asking for the location of the nearest church or wondering what church has a Mass time that can fit their schedules. Now, they need look no further than a few swipes with the Archdiocese of New Orleans "Where Y'at?" Mass Finder App. The free app available on iTunes and in the Android Market allows users to quickly search for a nearby Catholic Church by GPS location within the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans or by time of day they wish to attend a Mass. In addition, the app offers easy access to local and world Catholic news, push notifications of daily readings and special updates from the Archdiocese at their fingertips. With this app, no matter "Where Y'at," users will be able to find a Mass time and church in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. To download the free "Where Y'at" app, visit the iTunes store or Android Market and search "Where Y'at".


EMERGENCY SICK CALL SERVICE
FOR AFTER-HOURS USE ONLY!!!!!

We now have an after-hours answering service available to use in the event an SICKNESS RELATED EMERGENCY
please call 504-830-4504
We hope this helps us to more efficiently get to our parishioners a little faster.