April 26, 2015 - St. Agnes Parish

233 West Gay Street • West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-692-2990 • Fax: 610-692-9623
Web: www.saintagnesparish.org
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
Second, Third and Fourth Sundays: 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. (Sunday Vigil)
First Sunday in Spanish: 1:15 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. &
Pre-Jordan, First Sunday (TPH), 12:00 p.m. Saint Agnes Catholic Church
12:00 p.m. (Spanish), 5:15 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Vigil of Holy Days and
First Friday Eve: 4:00-4:30 pm
233 West Gay Street
Weekdays: 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
West Chester, PA. 19380
First Friday: 6:30 & 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 5:15 p.m. (anticipated), 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
To register for Pre-Cana, www.philamarriageprep.com
12:10 & 5:15 p.m. (Spanish), 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
April 26, 2015
First Holy Communion
Star ng April 19th at the 10:30 A.M.
Masses we will celebrant First Holy Communions for St. Agnes and PREP children
receiving the sacrament.
Congratula ons to the following children who were
bap zed at St. Agnes Church
Jude Anthony Henry
Anthony Pio DeLuise
James Nicholas McCabe
Mason Ritz Morris
May God Bless these children and their
families at this very special Ɵme
“If we visit our EucharisƟc God and seek His counsel in all
our problems, if we let ourselves be purified by the sancƟfying power that flows from the altar...then we cannot but be
drawn ever more deeply into the current of the Divine
Life." (St.Benedicta, Edith Stein)
AdoraƟon every Wednesday following the 8 a.m. Mass.
Concluding at 8 in the evening.
Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have
during their life and their death the light of God and
the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death
they shall participate in the merits of the Saints in Paradise! (St.Pope JohnPaul II)
Join us daily for the Rosary of The Blessed Virgin
Mary immediately following the 8 a.m. Mass.
World MeeƟng of Families Prayer
God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior, you have made us your sons and daughters in the family of the
Church. May your grace and love help our families in every part of the world be united to one another in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit, guide all families, especially those most troubled, to be
homes of communion and prayer and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
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Week of April 26,2015
Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter
9:00 AM:Ann Ellio by Deane Family
10:30 AM: Cheryl A. McGlinchy by Craig & Taryn Jones
5:15 PM: Eileen McAlinney by Christopher & Melissa Howe
Monday: Easter Weekday (white)
6:30 AM: Ma hew Kaliszewski by Craig & Taryn Jones
8:00 AM: Patricia Lewis by Kris ne DellaVecchia
Tuesday:St. Peter Chanel,Priest & Martyr, St. Louis grignion de Monƞort,Priest (white/red)
6:30 AM:Emma E. Sorrells by Dan Murray
8:00 AM: Sister Mary Genevine Brennan by John & Jean
Wednesday: St. Catherine of Siena,Virgin & Doctor of the
Church (white)
6:30 AM:Ann Ellio by Fred & Rose Brown,Lilly& Merph
8:00 AM:Ann & Tony Stancato by Pa y
Thursday: St. Pius V,Pope (white)
6:30 AM:Cheryl McGlinchy by Heil Family
8:00 AM:Daniel Willimann by Charlie & Joan Carbo
First Friday: St. Joseph the Worker (white)
6:30 AM:Ann Ellio by David & Karen Carter
9:00 AM: Eileen McAlinney by Winnie & Jeff Engelbrecht
Saturday: St. Athanasius,Bishop & Doctor of the Church
6:30 AM: Cheryl McGlinchy by Meyer Family
Please pray for the
repose souls of
Our family and friends
May they rest in peace
Cpl John Mitas, 2nd Lt. , Pvt. Joseph Rochford,Jr.,
Capt. Ryan Yeandel, Capt. Gregory W. Kosh, Sgt.
Isaac Pineda ,Sgt. Joshua Feliciano
1st Lt. Timothy J. Baldwin, 1st Lt. Kathleen Styron,
Capt. Jared Yankech, Major Katie Sullivan, Major
Lt.Adam M. Sema, 2nd Lt. Jessica Clark
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, SPCMatthew Conway.2nd Lt.James DiBello
Lisa Jacobsen, Samantha Calfapietra, Charles Gebel,
Carol Theis, Susan Curran, 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 Mullin
Agnes Chesko
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The Adoremus Commi ee invites all parishioners to pray for our priests, seminarians, deacons and diaconate candidates
during May, the month of anniversaries
and the month of Mary, Mother of the
clergy. A spiritual bouquet of the promises
of prayers will be outside of church to sign
a er all masses the first two weekends in
May. Special prayer cards will be available
to pray for the inten ons of our priests,
deacons and those in forma on.
All are also invited to a end the annual St.
Agnes priest mass on Saturday May 30th at
5:15pm to especially honor Fr. Stephen
Baker’s 25th anniversary of priesthood, a
recep on will follow in the school cafeteria. Please plan to a end this special Liturgy to celebrate with Fr. Baker, to pray for
the inten ons of our clergy and show our
apprecia on for the vital role they play in
our spiritual lives.
May God bless Mark on as he continues his
studies and responds to God’s call to serve
His church.
Senior Ministry
Sunday CollecƟon Report
Sunday Collec ons:4/19/2015– $24,291.09
(includes direct debit of $1680.50
Sunday Collec on: 4/26/14– $25,712.07
(includes direct debit of $1520.50
If you know of a parishioner who is homebound and unable to come to Church please ask them to call the Rectory
at 610/692-2990 and request a visit from a priest and an
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Someone
will contact them to schedule a visit. Thank you.
Thank You for your generosity to
St. Agnes Parish!
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The King & Queen are Coming
Attention: At the end of all Masses on May 2 & 3,
our “Enthronement Weekend”, all will be invited to
enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus into their homes
& consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart
of Mary.
What Does it Mean?
The word “enthrone” means to put upon a throne. In
effect through enthroning Jesus into our homes we are
inviting Him to become the King and head of our homes
and of our hearts. In this way we are asking Jesus to
guide us in our efforts to live good lives and to lead us
to our Father in heaven.
In consecrating our families to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary we are asking Mary as our spiritual Mother to extend her mantle of love, comfort and protection over our
families. She will watch over us and lead us to a deeper
relationship with her Son, Jesus.
Why is it Important?
It is a way to obtain special graces and blessings in our
daily lives. Jesus said to Saint Margaret Mary “I will
bless the homes in which an image of My Heart shall be
exposed and honored”. To invite Jesus and Mary into
our homes takes on even greater meaning in these troubled times and is a source of great comfort and grace.
How will it work?
At the end of each Mass on May 2 & 3, a short presentation will be given and Enthronement Packets will be
distributed. The packets include beautiful pictures of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
and an Enthronement Scroll suitable for framing (and on
which the names of the living and deceased family
members are written). All are then led in saying prayers
to help spiritually prepare for the enthronement of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that you will complete in the
home. You get the pictures framed and then you put
them in a place of honor in your home.
Please Come
Please plan on coming to Mass on the weekend of
May 2 & 3 as a family and participate in this short
(5 - 10 minutes) but powerful program at the end of
From the Day Room;
As you know, we depend on your kindness to be able to
care for people and families most in need in our com‐
munity. Please consider helping us with some of the
items of which we are currently in need.
Wish List:
For Baby: Baby wash, shampoo, lotion,
wipes, diapers and infant clothing.
For Children: boys and girls underwear and socks
as well as summer clothing in all sizes, sunscreen and
healthy snacks.
For Families and individuals: Shampoo and condi‐
tioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes
for adults and children, Neosporin, adult allergy medi‐
cine, adult and children’s Tylenol and Motrin, saline
mist for children.
Thank you for all the ways in which you help
us to care for those most in need. Together we
are the Body of Christ caring for the suffering
Body of Christ. May God continue to bless you
with His love and His grace.
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In Celebration of the
World Meeting of Families
We are preparing The Saint Agnes
Parish Family Photo Album
With Life Touch Photography Studio
It is our hope that all members of
our parish family will be featured in
our new directory! So make your
appointment soon.
Now scheduling photo sessions for
May 12th through May 16th
St. Agnes Parish will be hosting a
clothing drive to benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Thursday, April 30th from 9:00 am
to 2:00 pm.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be using the
services of GreenDrop to support their clothing drive.
Look for the GreenDrop truck in the church parking
lot where an attendant will be available to assist you
with your donations. Please place your donations of
usable men's, women's and children's clothing in plastic bags or boxes. Household items such as: kitchenware, games/toys, small appliances under 50 pounds,
electronics, sporting goods, books, CDs & videos are
also accepted. Unfortunately, furniture, large appliances, TVs or computer monitors cannot be
accepted. For a full list of acceptable items visit
and May 26th through May 30th
Tuesdays and Fridays from
2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays from
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Sign‐up on
St Agnes website.
Good Works, a Chris an nonprofit organiza on that
assists low-income homeowners in Chester County
with home repair has the following posi on available:
Volunteer Coordinator
If you are interested in applying for this posion,please submit your resume and references by
mail of Pa Wilcox, Assistant Director
Good Works,Inc.
P.O.Box 1441
Coatesville , PA. 19320
All adult volunteers who interact with youth are
required by the Archdiocese of to attend a training session. This session is the Safe Environment and the Information Technology Addendum class. This work-shop is free of charge.
Event : VIRTUS Training Workshop
Location: School Cafeteria
Date: May 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
You can sign up by calling the rectory
Thank You for keeping our children safe!!
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Adult Faith Formation
Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you knit or crochet, please consider joining Saint
Agnes's Prayer Shawl Ministry. ComforƟng shawls
are prayerfully worked to be given to others: the
ill, bereaved, infants at-risk, etc.
For informaƟon, or to request a shawl:
610-431-3355, [email protected]
Malvern Preparatory School Honor Roll:
3rd Quarter 2014-15 School Year
Malvern Preparatory School is pleased to announce
its Honor Roll students from St. Agnes Parish. Malvern
Prep recognizes the following students who are excelling
DisƟnguished Honors:
Michael Fay, Brandon Moore, Michael Sheridan, William
First Honors:
John Brennan, Ma hew Dinehart, Jackson Powers, Garre Reilly, James Rodgers, Jus n Tichenell, John Turley
Young Adults: Learn about Dominican Spirituality
If you're a Catholic adult in your 20s or 30s, we want
to meet you! Catholic Young Adults of Chester County
(CYACC - pronounced "kayak") exists to offer you social, spiritual, and service opportuni es. Join us this
Wednesday at 7:30 pm at Ss Peter and Paul for a talk
about Dominican spirituality. Check us out on Facebook or email us at [email protected] for more info.
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 -Acts of the Apostles
Meets:Thursday evenings 7-8:30pm in the Cafeteria
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
interested 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]
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26 de abril de 2015
Cuarto domingo de Pascua Ciclo B
Misa en español Todos los domingos a las 12:00 (mediodía ) y días de precepto a las 7:00
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 diácono Victor González.
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 ;as 700pm.
Miremos a nuestro Pastor, Cristo. Se regocija con las ovejas
que están con él y va en busca de las extraviadas. Recorre
barrancos hasta llegar a la oveja perdida. Y aunque la encuentre en estado las moso, no se encoleriza, sino que,
llevado de la compasión, la toma sobre sus hombros.
El buen Pastor da su vida por sus ovejas
Con razón Cristo proclama: «Yo soy el buen Pastor, busco la
oveja perdida, recupero a la extraviada, vendo a la que está
herida, curo a la que está enferma. He visto al rebaño de los
hombres agobiado por la enfermedad; he visto a mis corderos descender al lugar de los demonios; he visto a mi rebaño despedazado por los lobos.
He visto esto y no lo he visto desde lo alto. Por eso desaté aquello que la fiebre había atado; hice ver a aquellos cuyos ojos
permanecieron cerrados desde el ceno de su madre; saqué a Lázaro de la tumba, donde yacía desde hacía cuatro días. Porque soy el buen Pastor; el buen Pastor da su vida por sus ovejas»
Los profetas conocieron a este Pastor, ya que antes de su pasión, anunciaban lo que iba a ocurrir: Como cordero llevado al
matadero; como oveja ante el esquilador, no abría la boca. Como una oveja, el Pastor ofreció su garganta por sus ovejas. Por
su muerte, remedia a la muerte; por su tumba, vacía las tumbas.
La comunidad hispana de Santa Inés felicita al joven Pablo González
que fue aceptado como miembro del NaƟonal Honor Society
(Sociedad Nacional de Honor), por sus logros académicos.
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St. Agnes School News
IHM Math Contest
CongratulaƟons on Your
First Holy Communion
May these sacred giŌs sustain you
today as you grow in faith
The IHM Math contest evaluates students’ understanding of complex mathema cal concepts and is
considered to be one of the most rigorous math
exams in the country. It is sponsored by the Sisters,
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (Castle
Anthony Addis, Jake Bauer,
Vincent Brogna, Ma hew
Cieslukowski, Anthony J Denight Jr,
Meghan Denney, Benjamin
Donohue, Keira R Dougherty, Erin
Gordon, Kylie Gordon, Sarah
Harkins, Alexis Hnat, Joshua Jarden,
Jacqueline M. Kincade, Eimhin B
Kitson, Sadie Murray, Orazio Nastase, Claudia Sourdis, William J Tigue,
Gabrielle Toto, Connor Treston, Grace Urbanski, Natalie Urbansk,I
Morgan Whelan, Nolan Joseph Whitney, Finnegan Yost, Dean Howard
ConKerr Cancer Project
Over two thousand seventh and eighth grade students in more than 60 schools across six states parcipate in the IHM Math Contest. Approximately
100 students from each grade level move onto the
final round and St. Agnes is sending sixteen students to the final compe on.
The final exam will take place at Saint Agnes on
April 21st and April 22nd.
Congratula ons to our students. We wish you the
best of luck!
Johanna Arevalo, Katherine Brown, Jake Chevalier, Luke Ercole, Madison Girard, Robert Guldi,
Jonathan Hamn, JP Killoran, MaƩhew McCarthy,
Jacob Mehler, Fernanda Morales, Joseph O’Malley, Paal Skjefstad, Kyle Titchenell, Eli Vincent,
Olivia ZoreƟc
The cafeteria at the St. Agnes School was temporarily transformed as
sewing machines and irons replaced food and drinks on the tables. For
the fourth year in a row, seventh grade students set about making
pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer, whose mission is to give “sick kids a
reason to smile...one pillowcase at a me.” “We do service because in
seventh grade in Religion, it’s the life of Jesus,” said Jennifer Charney,
a seventh grade teacher at St. Agnes. “I try to incorporate hands on
projects and we look for charitable acts within the community. A mom
a couple years ago sent me an ar cle and we found this and we’ve run
with it.”
Our mission at Saint Agnes Catholic School is to develop every student spiritually, intellectually, physically, emoƟonally and socially in a joyful,
faith-based environment that inspires integrity, ciƟzenship, leadership and service to others in the Church and in the world.
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