Posts from ‘November, 2015’

From the Pastor’s Desk,

In 1941, the “Thanksgiving Day” was officially set by the United States government on the fourth Thursday in November. All of the early Thanksgiving celebrations had one thing in common; the celebrations were always directed toward God. It did not matter how […]

Area penance services

Parish Date Time Sacred Heart (Springfield) Monday, December 7 7:00pm Immaculate Conception Wednesday, December 9 7:00pm St. Francis of Assisi Thursday, December 10 7:00pm St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Monday, December 14 7:00pm Holy Trinity (Springfield) Tuesday, December 15 7:00pm Our Lady of […]

JESSE TREE

You will see the Jesse Tree in church the first two weekends of Advent (Nov. 29th and Dec. 6th) with ornaments and suggested gifts for homebound parishioners. Please take one and visit the person if possible. If I suggest a poinsettia for […]

CHRISTMAS BASKETS

St Agnes will be helping about 35 households with a Christmas basket and a gift, taking applications starting November 20th. Generally our parish serves people who live in Center City, parishioners, and people recommended by parishioners. The names of all the people […]

From the Pastor’s Desk,

To many people—in fact, to many in different cultures, life is cheap. The tragic terrorist bombings in Paris proves this statement yet again. The bombs were placed and the guns fired to inflict the greatest damage to human beings in a contained […]

Dear Parishioners of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish

Dear Parishioners of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish, Springfield: I am deeply grateful to all of you who donated to our 2015 Diocesan Development Fund Appeal (DDF). Thanks to your generosity, we have raised, to date, $2,563,954 which is 99% of our diocesan […]

Jesse Tree

You will see the Jesse tree in church the first two weekends of Advent (Nov. 29th and Dec. 6th) with ornaments and suggested gifts for homebound parishioners. Please take one and visit the person if possible. If I suggest a poinsettia for […]

TOYS FOR JOY

Our Parish School of Religion is working with Center City Christian Outreach to collect toys for their toy drive. We are calling ours Toys for Joy because we hope to bring joy to children who might not get much for Christmas this […]

From the Pastor’s Desk,

When we celebrated All Saints two Sundays ago, we were celebrating a feast day that had been a part of the church since the 600s. I was asked the question, “Where did Holy Days of Obligation originate and why?” The early Christians […]

Second Collection

Second Collection in support of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Thousands of individuals and families turn to Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri for help each year. The needs are great—homeless veterans, struggling families, crisis pregnancies, natural disasters, immense poverty. It is our […]