Posts from ‘February, 2018’

From the Pastor’s Desk,

As we look deep into the Gospel we find the ongoing theme of LOVE. Jesus teaches us to love. Jesus born in a stable, showing love for all peoples. Jesus healing because of his compassion and love of people. Jesus teaching because […]

WOMEN OF THE PARISH

    St. Martha’s PCCW group is again sponsoring a week-end retreat – an opportunity to relax, spend time in quiet prayer, hear inspirational talks, and reflect on your relationship with God. The retreat is at King’s House in Belleville, Il, April […]

Good Friday Way of the Cross

Make plans to walk with Jesus and your brothers and sisters on Friday, March 30, during the Good Friday Way of the Cross. We will begin at noon at the footbridge on Commercial Street. Parking is available nearby. Come help carry the […]

EASTER FLOWERS

If you would like to remember someone in a special way by providing a donation for Easter flowers and decorations in the cathedral, please enclose your offering in an envelope marked “FLOWERS” with your name and the person you wish to remember. […]

Fr. Joseph Stoverink, February 18, 2018

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From the Pastor’s Desk,

For those of us who are at least 30 years of age, we had very little or no preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Depending upon our parishes of the past, the bishop may have only come every three years, thus Confirmation […]

EXTRA HELP NEEDED FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES/LIFEHOUSE GROUNDS

Our Garden Friends will soon begin their 6th season caring for the grounds and raised vegetable beds at Catholic Charities/LifeHouse! Our volunteers are from many area parishes and work about two hours once a month from March through October. Our first work […]

WOMEN OF THE PARISH

St. Martha’s PCCW group is again sponsoring a week-end retreat – an opportunity to relax, spend time in quiet prayer, hear inspirational talks, and reflect on your relationship with God. The retreat is at King’s House in Belleville, Il, April 13-15. We […]

THE MIRROR SUBSCRIPTION

It’s that time of year again! The diocese will send us a bill in the coming weeks for each St. Agnes parishioner to receive this weekly newspaper. Each subscription is $14.00. Please be sure to use your Mirror envelope and if possible […]

From the Pastor’s Desk,

Lent has burst upon the calendar into our lives in case you missed Ash Wednesday, you couldn’t have missed the sanctuary bare of greenery and a purple altar cloth. Oh yes it is that time again. A time that when I was […]