May 24, 2015 - St. Agnes Parish

233 West Gay Street • West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-692-2990 • Fax: 610-692-9623
Parish Staff
Rev. Alfonso J. Concha ( Fr. Al)
Rev. Laurence J. Gleason
Rev. Stephen J. Baker, O.S.A.
Rev. John Franey
Deacon Victor Gonzalez
Deacon Clement J. McGovern
Deacon Thomas Shurer
Sr. Dorothy Mayer, I.H.M., Superior of Convent-610-692-9430
Sr. Joan Felicia, I.H.M., School Principal-610-696-1260
Felicia Navarro, Coordinator of Religious Education-610-436-4640
Sr. Helene McGroarty, I.H.M., Hispanic Ministry-610-344-7224
Sr. Martha Staarman, O.S.U., Hispanic Ministry-610-436-5580
Mr. Sean McElwee, Dir. of [email protected]
Mrs. Barbara Kirby, Dir. of Outreach Services-610-429-0697
Mr. John Mattia, Facilities Manager- 610-692-2990
Mrs. Joan Fogarty, Business Manager- 610-692-2990
Mr. Samuel Riccardo, Jr., Cemetery Manager- 610-692-4421
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. (Sunday Vigil)
Second, Third and Fourth Sundays: 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. &
First Sunday in Spanish: 1:15 p.m.
Pre-Jordan, First Sunday (TPH), 12:00 p.m.
p.m. (Spanish), 5:15 p.m.
233 West Gay Street
Weekdays: 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
West Chester, PA. 19380
First Friday: 6:30 & 9:00 a.m.
Saturday: 4:00-5:00 p.m
Holy Days: 5:15 p.m. (anticipated), 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
Vigil of Holy Days and
12:10 & 5:15 p.m. (Spanish), 7:00 p.m.
First Friday Eve: 4:00-4:30 pm
To register for Pre-Cana,
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
May 24, 2015
We welcome the newest member of St. Agnes who was
recently bap zed. May God bless her and her family.
Congratulations to the following couple married at
St. Agnes Church on May 23, 2015
Mona Kathleen Cirucci, Henry Grant Kernaghan,
Liam Finnerty, Lilianna Katherine Murnane,
Alexis Grace Rawson, Gabriella Jolie Molina-Lopez
Kyle Douet & Amanda St.George
"Our best life, all our spiritual life, is nothing but a succession of VisitaƟons, Visita ons from Mary bringing Jesus
withher. But nowhere is the similitude so faithful as it is in
the Blessed Sacrament. In Adora on how o en our cares
fall off, tears are dried, doubts melt away...our soul is
bathed in quiet sudden jubilee . (Fr. Faber)
Feast of the VisitaƟon May 31st.
AdoraƟon every Wednesday following the 8 a.m. Mass.
Concluding 8 in the evening.
"The Rosary recited with meditaƟon on the mysteries brings
about the following marvelous results: - It gradually gives us
a perfect know-ledge of Jesus Christ:-it purifies our souls,
washing away sin; It gives victory over all our enemies."(St.
Louis De Monƞort) Pray the Rosary daily following the 8
a.m. Mass. We shall obtain all we ask for by the recitaƟon
of the Rosary. (St. Dominic)
Pentecost is the coming of the Holy Spirit among us. It is the birthday of the Church. The formerly frightened Apostles are on fire. Now they can speak clearly, so everyone can understand them.
Jesus gives his peace to his disciples and breathes his Spirit upon them, giving them the mission to
forgive and sending them to carry out his desire that we all be one. May the Holy Spirit enlighten you
Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
The return to “Ordinary Time” doesn't mean we forget about the good news of the Resurrection or
the gift of the Spirit Jesus promised us. It simply means that we return to a season of reflecting upon
the scriptures with “numbers” (ordinal). One part of the joy of our journey is coming to realize, to experience personally, that the God I deeply desire to find, wants infinitely more to be in a loving relationship with me. In every Ordinary Time life, there are “good days” and “bad days,” but in this type
of daily prayer, none of our days are ever alone.
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Week of May 24, 2015
Sunday: Pentecost Sunday (red)
9:00 AM: Tami Miche by Steve & Lori Saulino
10:30 AM: Margaret Embon by Johnson Family
5:15 PM: Margaret V. Carmen by Blake Family
Monday: St, Mary Magdalene de Pazzi,Virgin, St. Gregory
VII,Pope (green/white) Memorial Day
9:00 AM: Raffaele Clemen by Family
Tuesday: St. Philip Neri, Priest (white)
6:30 AM: Frances Alesiani by Edith DiSan
8:00 AM: Ann M. Ellio by Mr. & Mrs. William Edwards
Wednesday: St. AugusƟne, Bishop (green/white)
6:30 AM: Frances Alesiani by Mario Mozzani & Family
8:00 AM: Anne Lyons Kramer by Day Room Friends
Thursday: Weekday (green)
6:30 AM: Igna us S. Hneleski,Jr. by Brian & Susan Bigler
8:00 AM: Anna O’Brien
Friday: Weekday (green)
6:30 AM: John Reagan McCuster by Arlene Lambert
8:00 AM: John Sabrinsky John & Jean Kerrigan
Saturday: Weekday (green/white)
8:00 AM: John Reagan McCuster
Parish News
Fr. Gleason will be on a
Personal Temporary Leave of Absence.
Visi ng priests to assist with Masses.
Please note star ng May 27th we will discon nue the
Wednesday, 7:00 PM confessions. We will resume
Wednesday Confessions in the Fall.
Confessions are available
Saturday from 4:00-5:00 PM
USMC: Cpl John Mitas, 2nd Lt. , Pvt. Joseph Rochford,Jr., Capt. Ryan Yeandel, Capt. Gregory W.
Kosh, Sgt. Isaac Pineda ,Sgt. Joshua Feliciano
USAF: 1st Lt. Timothy J. Baldwin, 1st Lt. Kathleen
Styron, Capt. Jared Yankech, Major Katie Sullivan,
Major Lt.Adam M. Sema, 2nd Lt. Jessica Clark
USN: LTJG Charles G. Schappert, CTR2 Alexandra Haney,CTR3 Reilly Haney,Lcpl Anthony Serrato
USA: Specialist Jason Hall, 1st Lt Grant T. Hahn,
Capt. John Paul Snook, Sgt. James Mac Fadden,1st
Lt Eric Lugo, David P. Estes, Private 2nd Class,
Specialist Ian Donoghue,1st Class,2nd Lt. Walter R.
Snook, Capt. Jessica Bayer Chominski 1st Lt. John
Eife, SPC Matthew Conway.2nd Lt.James DiBello
Lisa Jacobsen, Samantha Calfapietra, Charles Gebel,
Carol Theis, Geralyn Mattera, Bob Hoeveler ,Barbara
Watkins, Kenneth Wylie,Tiffany Brandt,Breelyn Valentine, Noreen C. Crowley, Phil Kennedy, Zachary
Trexler, Megan Whitman, Alexandra Kendell, Isabella
Large, John Frank, James Dudrick, Joseph Zaber, Patty
Rositter, William Joyce, Bernadette Matecki
Please pray for the
repose souls of
Our family and friends
Dr. Albert Filano
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From The Day Room and Nurses Center
A prayer from Caryll Houselander, ( British
mystic, poet and spiritual teacher +1954)
While a few of the circumstances have changed,
we no longer have the Iron Curtain and people
with severe mental illness are not locked away in
hospitals as they once were, we can still recognize
the suffering that Houselander describes in those
that the world fails to recognize as the beloved of
All parishioners are invited to
a end Fr. Stephen Baker’s Silver
Jubilee Mass on Saturday May
30th at 5:15pm. Also remembering all Parish priests. Recep on
to follow in the school cafeteria.
“Father, Do not let me find consolation in sensible de‐
votion to the person of Jesus Christ while Jesus Christ
passes me by unrecognized, unknown, unsought, uncom‐
forted on the Via Crucis we travel together.
Do not let my heart be moved by pity for the painted
Christ on the wall while it remains a stone, hard, insensi‐
tive to Christ suffering alone in the ugliness of shame and
disgrace in the outcast, the shunned, the forgotten: in
mental sufferers hidden away in hospitals, in prisoners
serving life sentences, in people wrestling with ‐ in the
unhelped, the uncomforted, the unloved.bitterness and
despair behind the Iron Curtain; in those fighting a losing
fight with human weakness and degradation
Memorial Day Observed
May 25, 2015
Mass Time 9:00 AM , Church
Do not give me tears to shed at the foot of the crucifix
while they blind me to Christ crucified, unwept for in the
souls of sinners and in my own sinful soul.”
Lenten CollecƟon Report
Thanks to your generosity the following parishes have received dona ons from St. Agnes :
St. William, Philadelphia -Hispanic Ministry $1000., St. Joseph, Coatesville $1000.
St. Katherine Drexel, Chester $1000. & Sisters of IHM- $1000.
Increase Offertory Generosity
Sunday CollecƟon Report
Sunday Collec ons:5/17/2015– $26,254.32
(includes direct debit of $1690.50)
Sunday Collec on: 5/18/14–$22,520.83
(includes direct debit of $1520.50)
Thank You for your generosity to
St. Agnes Parish!
The Increased Offering Appeal continues to meet with
great success. At this time 110 families have been heard
from, representing a combined weekly increase of
$603.11. If you have not yet responded to Father Al’s
letter, please do so this week. Your response will be
acknowledged immediately
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Adult Faith Formation
VacaƟon Bible School
Is July 13-17, 2015
Don’t miss out on this
"Great Adventure”
with God's Mighty Power
Registra on Form is available on the Parish Web
Page Under Faith Forma on – PREP/CCD
Administrative Assistant
Parish Religious Education Ministry Office
St. Agnes Parish seeks a full-time (40 hours per
week) Administrative Assistant to provide operational and administrative support to the Director/
Coordinator of Religious Education.
The successful applicant should have proficiency
in Microsoft Office (Access, Word, Excel and
Publisher) and excellent organizational, phone
and people skills. Must be able to work in a team
-oriented environment, handle multiple assignments concurrently and work independently
when required. Bi-lingual (Spanish) desirable.
Position must be filled by August 3.
Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter
and resume to:
Fr. Al Concha - [email protected]
Fax: 610/692-9623
School of Community – weekly companionship & reflection on
the presence of Christ in our lives using writings promoted by
Communion & Liberation, a lay movement founded by Msgr.
Luigi Giussani
Meets: Tuesday evenings 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Day Room Contact: Barbara Kirby (610) 429-0697
Women’s Bible Study – “Walking toward Eternity”
Meets: Thursday mornings 9am – 11 am TPH
Contact: Sharon Chevalier (610) 738-7720
Men’s Bible Study
Meets: Friday mornings 6:30 am – 7:30 am TPH
Contact: Denny Masson –484-354-9601
The King’s Men
Contact: Denny Masson—[email protected]
Adult Evening Study -Please keep an eye out for upcoming
evening study sessions
Contact: Rob and Terry Gallagher at (610) 996-6761
or [email protected]
Breaking Open of the Word- is a time to come together as a
community and share how God speaks to us through his Word in
Sacred Scripture proclaimed in the Sunday readings at Mass.
Breaking Open the Word is every Sunday immediately following
the 10:30 Mass. Both take place in the Religious Education Office. All are welcome to come and learn about the faith or share it
with others. Anyone inter ested may contact Claudia Robuck
at [email protected] or the Religious Education Office at (610) 436-4640.
Crown of Thorns Prayer Ministry The ministry prays for healing of people with mental, emotional and physical illnesses, conversion of hearts and souls to God, and reparation of sins.
Contact Chris Turner at [email protected] or
call at 484-459-3838.
Legion of Mary-Join us for work and devotions,
Contact: Carmela Cinquina at [email protected]
St. Agnes Prayer Shawl Ministry
meets twice a month:
the second Wednesday evening 7:00-8:00 and
fourth Wednesday morning (this week, 5/27) 9:30-10:30.
Evening mee ngs are in TPH, Rm 201.
Comfor ng shawls are made for ill, bereaved, invalids,
homebound, nursing mothers, etc., &
baby blankets for infants at risk.
For informa on, or to request a shawl:
610-431-3355 or [email protected]
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24 de mayo de 2015
Domingo de Pentecostés Ciclo B
Misa en español Todos los domingos a las 12:00 (mediodía ) y días de precepto a las 7:00 pm.
Horario de confesiones: Sábados de 4:00 a 5:00 pm en la iglesia.
Bautizos: El primer domingo de cada mes a la 1:15pm. Comuníquese con la hernana Martha para registrarse a
tiempo.(610) 436-5580.
Clases de Inglés: Grupo A: Lunes y Jueves de 6:30 a 8:00 PM , y Grupo B: Martes y miércoles de 10:00 a 11:00
AM. Empezando en la semana del 15 de septiembre.
Pláticas pre-bautismales: El último jueves de mes a las 7:00 pm, en la capilla. Comuníquese con Eva Henríquez al
teléfono (610)692-4708.
Grupos de Oración: Se reunen en el Thomas Patrick Hall (TPH) los miércoles a las 7:00pm. Para información, comuníquese con el señor Mauricio García al teléfono (484) 319-0648.
Boleơn: Para cualquier anuncio que desee publicar en esta página del bole n, favor de llamar a Eva Henriquez al teléfono
(610) 692-4708 o enviar mensaje: [email protected]
Comité Parroquial: Se reune todos los 3er lunes de cada mes enThomas Patrick Hall a las 700pm.
Rosarios en las casas: Si desea el rezo del rosario en su casa comuníquese con Maria Or z al teléfono (610) 696-7192
Venta de comida mexicana: Domingo 14 de junio de 9:00:am a 2:00pm en la cafetería de la parroquia. Fondos recaudados
serán a beneficio de la celebración de la Virgen de Guadalupe.
Id y haced discípulos de todos los pueblos, bauƟzádolos en el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. Con este mandato, les
daba el poder de regenerar a los hombres en Dios. Dios había
promeƟdo por boca de sus profetas que en los “ulƟmos días derramaría su Espíritu sobre sus siervos y siervas, y que éstos profeƟzarían. Así el Señor promeƟó a la Samaritana un agua viva,
para que nunca más tuviera sed y no se viera obligada a sacar
agua con dificultad ya que ella misma poseía un agua que brotaba
hasta la vida eterna. Se trata de poder beber lo que el Señor ha
recibido de su Padre, y que a su regreso da a los que esperan en
él, enviando el Espíritu Santo sobre toda la Ɵerra.
Gedeón había profe zado que el rocío, que es el Espíritu de Dios, se extendiría sobre toda la erra. Es precisamente este Espíritu el que descendió sobre el Señor. Espíritu de prudencia y sabiduría, Espíritu de consejo y valentía, Espíritu de ciencia y
temor del Señor. El Señor a su vez, lo dio a la Iglesia, enviando al Defensor sobre toda la tierra desde el cielo, que fue de
donde dijo el Señor que había sido arrojado Satanás como un rayo; por eso necesitamos de este rocío divino, para que demos fruto y no seamos lanzados al fuego.
Evento memorable en la parroquia Santa Inés
Francisco Henriquez , miembro de la parroquia Santa Inés será
a ordenado diácono permanente el 6 de junio de 2015 en la Catedral Basílica San Pedro y San Pablo por el Arzobispo Carlos Chaput. La misa de acción de gracias será el
domingo 7 de junio a las 12:00m en la parroquia de Santa Inés. Mantengamos en
nuestras oraciones a Francisco por su perseverancia en su vocación al servicio de la
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St. Agnes School News
Pantene BeauƟful Lengths
Friday, May 15 was filled with goodness of helping
those in need! Eight of our students donated hair to
our annual Pantene Beautiful Lengths drive. In addition, fourteen boys had their hair buzzed and made a
donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and three additional girls had their cut outside of school and brought
their hair in to donate.
We commend, congratulate, and thank: Anne Barr,
Gabrielle Gallagher, Catherine Kenney-Martin, Martina
Kenney-Martin, Isabel March, Ella McGrory, Clara
Meehan, Zoey Slade and Julia Hirs, Monica Manley,
Rachel Moehrle.
The boys who supported our supported the program
this year: Alex Cahill, Gavin Gallagher, Connor Girard,
Jacob Girard, William Higgins-Benz, Paul Hydutsky,
Frankie Kenny-Martin, Nicholas Kenny-Martin, Patrick
Lynn, Joey Lynn, D. Kiran Marsh, Gabriel Reinheimer
and Samuel Winner.
This year the stylists were Erin Cosgrove the manager
of Cappella Salon who is an alumni of SAS and a current parent and Mary Ann Martin, grandmother of 7th
grade student, Katherine Brown. We also thank Mr.
Dolan, Mr. Sedler, Mr. O’Loughlin, Mr. Jones & Mr.
Tracey for giving their time and talent to buzz our
Registra on is under
way for the 2015-16
School Year
Please call the office
(610) 696-1260 for
more informa on.
Thanks to Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Charney, and Mrs. Wiedersum for organizing the event.
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