Saint Agnes Parish began in 1967, and the present church was dedicated in 1969. The parish now includes about 1250 families and three grade schools. We have many active organizations that support the parish infrastructure, our liturgical celebrations, the needs of parishioners’, the community and the poor. Follow the links above to learn about these activities and special program initiatives.
Other links lead to a more complete parish history, the background of our patron Saint Agnes, the Pallottine Fathers, who serve as our priests, and St. Vincent Pallotti, the founder of the Pallotine Order. St. Vincent Pallotti was dedicated to integration of the laity into the life of the Church, long before the Second Vatican Council stressed active involvement by all members in the mission of the church.
Over the years St. Agnes has developed some traditions. The 9:00 Sunday Mass provides Sunday school for children ages 3 to 7. Twice a month, our Children’s Choir leads the congregation in song. The 11:00 Mass features a traditional “sanctuary choir” with organ. There are “coffee Sunday’s” when everyone is invited to chat after Mass, offered throughout the year to encourage friendship and community spirit. The last Sunday of each month is “St. Vincent de Paul Sunday” when everyone is urged to bring food, other items, or a donation for the poor. We have annual and seasonal special events, as well as many regular programs. Follow the link for current events.
The Catholic Women’s League sponsors a lending library after Mass every Sunday; it includes videos and books for children & their parents. Other material is available in our Communication Centre, and an informative weekly bulletin is handed out after Mass (September through June). Bulletin boards contain additional information. New parishioners are invited to register with the parish using the forms provided in the Vestibule. Boxes of spare collection envelopes are also available there. Always be sure to write your name & address on envelopes to help our office with tax receipt preparation.
There are special prayer and spiritual opportunities. We have prayer groups which meet on occasion. The first Friday of each month includes a holy hour and prayer for vocations at the 7:00 p.m. Holy Mass. The rosary is recited before the 5:00 Holy Mass on Saturdays. We have annual and seasonal special events, too. Check out Faith Development and Faith in Action to find out about the educational, prayer, spiritual and service opportunities. Each Advent & Lent we offer a Bible Study Group. Please contact the parish office or consult the bulletin at these times for details.
The parish includes many organizations which carry out important social or service functions and provide fellowship to their members. One or more of these might interest you. If you want to know more, call or drop by the office.
Learn more in the History page.