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1 Rectory: 489 Main St. Academy: 30 Carson Ave. Pastoral Center / Rel. Ed. 513 Main St. Rectory: Academy: Office of Faith Formation: Web Site: MASSES FULFILLING SUNDAY OBLIGATION Saturday 4:00 PM... St. Agnes 5:30 PM...St. Patrick s Sunday 8:00 AM... St. Agnes 10:00 AM... St. Agnes *5:30 PM... St. Agnes *Life Teen Mass Academic Year Only MASSES FULFILLING HOLY DAY OBLIGATION Eve of Holy Day 5:30 PM Holy Day 6:45 AM & 9:00 AM WEEKDAY SCHEDULE Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 6:45AM Mass Thursday 6:45 AM Communion Service First Friday 6:45AM & 9:00AM Mass Saturdays & Holidays 8:00AM Mass PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday 10:30AM-4:30PM PARISH STAFF Rev. Christopher Malatesta, Pastor Rev. Mr. George Morrell, Deacon Rev. Mr. Richard Radzick, Deacon James Stankiewicz, Headmaster Lisa Stankiewicz, Director of Faith Formation Justin Brown, Director of Youth Ministry Nancy Skwira, Parish Office Assistant SACRAMENTS Baptisms Saturday 6:15 PM St. Patrick s Sunday 11:00 AM St. Agnes by previous arrangement after conclusion of Baptism Preparation Class Reconciliation Saturday 3:15 PM and by appointment 5:15 PM at St. Patrick's Marriage Call rectory at least one year in advance We are a faith filled, welcoming parish that seeks to give glory to God through prayer, worship and service.

2 SAINT AGNES CATHOLIC COMMUNITY As we open our hearts to God, may we extend our hands in friendship to one another. May all who have come to worship know that they are sincerely welcomed in this house of God. SAINT AGNES CHURCH Saturday, April 28, :00am James Kerr Req. by his mother, Pat 4:00pm Sally Mason Req. by Deacon George & Mary Ann Morrell Sunday, April 29, :00am Kathleen Cooney Walton 10:00am Deceased Members of Haddad Family 5:30pm Ralph Massaro 5th Anniversary Monday, April 30, :45am Maria Connors Req. by Pat Kerr Tuesday, May 1, :45am In Honor of Cecelia & Andrew Soborski s 25th Wedding Anniversary Wednesday, May 2, :45am Carlo Fusini 3rd Anniversary Thursday, May 3, :45am Communion Service Friday, May 4, 2018 (First Friday) 6:45am Special Intention 9:00am Special Intention Saturday, May 5, :00am Special Intention 4:00pm Celia Chiacchiaretto Sunday, May 6, :00am Special Intention 10:00am Isabel Flanders 5:30pm Mailoan Nguyen 3rd Anniversary SAINT PATRICK S CHURCH Saturday, April 28, :30pm Special Intention Saturday, May 5, :30pm Special Intention WEEKEND OF May 5/6: SAINT AGNES CHURCH Lectors EM s Altar Servers 4pm E. Bird K. Richards D. Croshier J. Foster C. Blake E. Perault M. O Keefe N. Perault J. Poirier H. Perault Need AS Need AS 8am K. Walto M. Duma S. Duma J. Pelletier M. Hoffman K. Duma M. Cherry K. Jehle J. Graham L. Lange 10am Children s J. Doucette A. Aldrich Mass L. Delaney E. Collins J. McLaughlin E. Colombari J. Vitro C. Colombari D. Colombari C. Flanders 5:30pm-Confirmation S. Annand G. Kotelnicki Students L. Fusini K. Betit M. Boino S. Pfeifer D. Lusignan E. Pfeifer SAINT PATRICK S CHURCH 5:30pm D. Weiler T. Quillard N. Trova Readings for the Week of April 29, 2018 Sunday: Acts 9:26-31/Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, [26a]/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8 Monday: Acts 14:5-18/Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, [1ab]/Jn 14:21-26 Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28/Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 [cf. 12]/ Jn 14:27-31a St. Joseph the Worker: Gn 1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Ps 90:2, 3-4, 12-13, 14 and 16 [cf. 17b]/Mt 13:54-58 Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6/Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 [cf. 1]/Jn 15:1-8 Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-8/Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [5]/Jn 14:6-14 Friday: Acts 15:22-31/Ps 57:8-9, 10 and 12 [10a]/Jn 15:12-17 Saturday: Acts 16:1-10/Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5/Jn 15:18-21 Next Sunday: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 [cf. 2b]/1 Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17

3 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 29, 2018 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. - Jn 15:1-2 This Week s Events ROSARY WITH ADORATION Sun. 6:30PM FUNDRAISING COMM. MTG. Thurs. 6:30PM LIVE TV MASS on #16 Sat. 4:00PM EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Mon. Fri. 7AM-4PM PRO LIFE REFLECTION From today s 2nd Reading, 1 John 3: Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. Join in deeds honoring life by visiting the home bound, working the food pantries, shelters, nursing homes and volunteering in pregnancy centers. PARISH STEWARDSHIP Please be generous to your parish. Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure is all our responsibility. Our parish is funded and operated by your generosity and involvement. Please help us with our parish deficits by increasing your sacrificial giving amounts, joining Parish Pay, or more consistent use of offertory envelopes. Our Parish and School rely on your generosity. Thanks for all who sacrifice to help. 20/20 CLUB The winner for the last week: Shirley Dill Once again Fundraising Committee would like to thank everyone who signed up for this club which started March 18th. We thank our many faithful past members, as well as our new members. We want to wish everyone Good Luck. Any questions, call Henry Our Food Pantry is in Need of juice (all kinds), can fruit, baked beans, can Chili, coffee, Beef Stew, grape/ strawberry jelly and peanut butter. Please hold on cereal and Ramen Noodles. Please NO baby food. Also, PLEASE DO NOT DONATE ANY OUT-DATED FOOD. The Food Pantry is open Thurs. from 5:30PM to 6:00PM. Any questions, call Georgie Morrissey at PROTECTING OUR YOUTH The Diocese of Springfield and St. Agnes Parish is committed to keeping children and youth safe. We have policies and procedures which are spelled out on our parish website at For questions regarding Child Safety issues, please contact our parish Child Advocates: Lisa Stankiewicz or Jim Stankiewicz LIVING ROSARY Please join us for our Annual International Living Rosary on Thursday, May 3rd at 7PM here at Saint Agnes. The rosary will be said in English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portugese and Croatian. Light refreshments will follow in the school hall. Questions, call Cherie Gibbs IT S A CELEBRATION! Pleas join us for a Mass of Thanksgiving honoring Fr. Chris on the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination on Sunday, June 10th at 2PM at St. Agnes Church. A reception will follow the Mass in the Parish Hall. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by June 4th. Ways to RSVP: Call Nancy at the rectory Fr. All are welcome! HINSDALE COA BUS TRIPS 1. We will be taking a trip to Newport, RI on Friday, June 29th. We will take a cruise on the Amazing Grace, then lunch and shopping on your own at the Brick Market Museum and Shops. The cost is $89 per person. 2. We will be attending Mama Mia! at the MacHaydn Theater in Chatham, NY on Sunday, July 22nd for a 2:00PM matinee performance. Dinner will follow at Yianni s. Price is $52 per person. For details and reservations for these bus trips, call Janet MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Join us for our 3rd Annual Catholic Youth and Family Day at Six Flags New England on Friday, Aug. 10th. The day begins in the Rivers Edge Picnic Grove with music at 9am followed by a 9:30am Mass celebrated by Bishop Mitchell Rozanski. Then you will have the day to enjoy the park. There is a special package price of only $44.24 which includes admission, a buffet lunch from 12:30-1:30pm, and free parking. Tickets can be purchased online at using the promo code: Catholicday18. For more information, call Joanne McCormick, Special Events Coordinator, Six Flags at (413) x3524 or Gina Czewinski, Director of Youth Formation, Diocese of Springfield at (413)


5 Director of Faith Formation: Lisa Stankiewicz or Fall Class Schedule Gr. K- 8 Sun. 10:45am-11:45am Gr. K- 8 Tues.. 3:15pm 4:30pm Gr Sun. 6:15pm-7:45pm Confirmation Class Sun. 8:45am-9:45am Sun. 6:15pm-7:30pm Fall Schedule Sun. 4/29 Class Gr. K-8 Life Teen Mass 5:30p. Confirmation Rehearsal 6:15pm Tues. 5/1 Class Gr. K-8 Sat. 5/5 Sun. 5/6 First Eucharist Retreat 8:45-11:30am Gr. 2 hosts 10am Mass Class Gr. K-2 5:30PM Mass Confirmation Tues. 5/8 Class Gr K-8 Sat. 5/12 11:00AM First Eucharist ANNUAL YOUTH RETREAT I ACT X 2018 Attention All Students Grades 8-12: The I ACT (I'm A Christian Teen) Youth Ministry Group is inviting you to our annual weekend retreat at Camp Holy Cross in Goshen. It will be held May 18 - May 20.Take advantage of this opportunity to step away from your everyday life and spend some time with your peers in a quiet environment to look at your life from a new perspective. We promise laughter, good conversation, good food and a great time. Retreat activities include: large group activities and games, small group discussion, skits and free time including swimming and boating. The cost for the weekend is $45. For registration forms, and more information, please visit: (see I ACT on the homepage) or call Justin Brown at Bring your friends too, and don't forget to ask about how you could come for free. CHC OVERNIGHT CAMP! Camp Holy Cross Overnight Camp 2018 available for children 8-15 years old. Session I July 8-13 and Session II July Camp sessions are filled with fun, friends, field games, arts and crafts and water fun in an outdoors setting in nearby Goshen, MA. Cost is $350 per week including accommodations, meals and all camp materials for the week. Multi-sibling or multi-week discounts available. Registration and Health Forms, as well as pay online at Register early! Sessions will sell out! ST. AGNES YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY Are you looking for a group of young people who seek to draw closer to Jesus Christ and his Church? Our group uses a social connection to worship, study, fellowship and providing community outreach. We are also looking to plan fun events to help everyone get closer to our faith. Come have fun and join us. All are welcome. For info. contact Diane Flavio or Caitlyn PLEASE SPONSOR A CHILD AT BIBLE CAMP! This will be our 15 th year of Bible Camp at Camp Holy Cross in Goshen. Camp brings children closer to Jesus as they participate in daily prayer, bible stories, drama, field games, arts and crafts, music and swimming. They also build memories for a lifetime! Sponsorship covers the cost of supplies, camper shirt, daily snacks, camp rental, on-site nursing, waterfront supervision, bus transportation. Without our generous sponsors, many children would not be able to attend. Please prayerfully consider sending one child to camp for $ each. Camperships are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please make checks payable to Saint Agnes and send to the attention of the Religious Education Office, 513 Main Street. A grateful child thanks you in advance for your generosity! VACATION BIBLE CAMP AT CHC Mon. July 23 Fri. July 27 8:00am-4:00pm For students entering Pre-K (4 yr. old) and up to Gr. 8 in Sept Early Registration Must be registered and paid in full by June 1st for discount. Discount cost $125 for one camper, 2 or more is $100 each. After June 1st, cost is $150 per camper, 2 or more is $130 each. Registration/Health Forms are online at Click on the Bible Camp link register as a new user at campdoc to complete. Registrations, payments and all health forms are due by July 15th. Mail your payment to: St. Agnes Office of Faith Formation, 513 Main St., Dalton. Any questions, call Lisa or

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