June 30,2013 - St. Agnes Parish
Saint Agnes Catholic Church
233 West Gay Street • West Chester, PA 19380 • 19380
www.saintagnesparish.org • Phone: 610-692-2990 • Fax: 610-692-9623
June 30, 2013
Rev. Alfonso( Fr. Al ) Concha
Rev. Laurence J. Gleason
Rev. Anthony J. Cossavella
Rev. Stephen J. Baker, O.S.A.
Rev. John Franey
Deacon Victor Gonzalez
Deacon Clement J. McGovern
Deacon Patrick M. Stokely
Sr. Helen Miriam, I.H.M., Superior of Convent
Sr. Joan Felicia, I.H.M., School Principal
Felicia Navarro, Coordinator of Religious Education
Sr. Helene McGroarty, I.H.M., Hispanic Ministry
Sr. Martha Staarman, O.S.U., Hispanic Ministry
Mr. Sean McElwee, Director of Music
Mrs. Barbara Kirby, Director of Outreach Services
Mr. John Mattia, Facilities Mgr.
Mrs. Joan Fogarty, Business Manager
Mr. Samuel Riccardo, Jr., Cemetery Manager
8:00 a.m. & 5:15 p.m.
6:30, 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. (Spanish) 5:15 p.m.
Weekdays: 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
First Friday: 6:30 & 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 5:15 p.m (anticipated)
6:30 & 8:00 a.m. 12:10 & 5:15 p.m
(Spanish) 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Second, Third and Fourth Sundays:
First Sunday in Spanish:
Pre-Jordan, First Sunday (TPH)
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Vigil of Holy Days and First Friday Eve: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
PRAYER FOR 4TH OF JULY
On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my
freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my
freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that
my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their
Lord, today, bless the volunteer men and women who serve in the Armed Forces. They have served and con nue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor
and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families.
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to
be a blessing in someone else's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead
others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ.
Week of June 30, 2013
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
OF INFINITE MAJESTY
Monday: Blessed Junipero Serra, Priest (green/white)
6:30 AM: Walter Murta by Julia & Michael Croce
8:00 AM: Gabriel Charles Krotzer by Roberts family
Tuesday: Weekday (green)
6:30AM:Joan O’Conner by The Dunn Family
8:00AM: Paul R. Schwerdfryer by The Fazio Family
"Jesus my Lord and my God, whom I
believe to be really present in the Blessed
Sacrament of the Altar, receive this most
profound act of adoration to supplyfor the
desire I have to adore You unceasingly, and in thanksgiving for the sentiments of love which Your Sacred
Heart has for me in this sacrament." (St. Margaret Mary
June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of
Jesus. Let us give thanks to God for this great
gift. Adoration every Wednesday following the 8
a.m. Mass concluding at 8 p.m.
Wednesday: St. Thomas, Apostle (red)
6:30 AM:Ann Marie Hoffman Pierson by Basile Family
8:00 AM: Dora T. DiArcangelo by Husband
Thursday: Independence Day (green/white)
9:00AM: Maria Whitehead by Patty & Bill
Friday: St. Anthony Zaccaria, Priest, St. Elizabeth of Portugal (green, white)
6:30 AM: Paparelli Family
8:00 AM: Kristy Jo Kelleher by Charlie Slode
Lisa Jacobsen, Lynne (Beury) Klinger, Maureen Kueggeri, Trudy Cruice, Samantha Calfapietra, Charles
Gebel, George Dargay, Carol Theis, Susan Curran,
Geralyn Mattera, Bob Hoeveler ,Mary Jane Campbell,
Diane Taylor, Barbara Watkins, Kenneth Wylie, Cheryl
McGlinchy, Breelyn Valentine,Tiffany Brandt,
Saturday: St. maria Goretti, Virgin and Marty,BVM
8:00AM: Fred Roberts by Steve & Anne Quigley
Miraculous Medal Devotions by Fr. Shea 13/14 July
Please pray for the repose
of the souls of
May they rest in peace
"Trinitarian doxology is the goal of all Christian
contemplation. For Christ is the way that leads to
the Father in the Spirit. If we travel this way to the
end, we repeatedly encounter the mystery of the
three divine Persons, to whom all praise, worship
and thanksgiving are due. It is important that the
Gloria, the high-point of contemplation,
be given prominence in the Rosary.
Please join us daily for the Rosary
following the 8 a.m. Mass.
All are welcome!
Oops we forget…. :(
During Sunday Mass on June 23rd the collec on for the “Vic ms of Natural Disasters” was forgo en to be taken.
Please help us make this a success on July 7th, 2nd collec on.
ConƟnue to keep these vicƟms in your prayers as they rebuild their lives and
Your generosity is a blessing!
Peter’s Pence Collec on– June 30,2013
Today we support the Holy Father, Pope Francis in his charitable works. The Peter’s Pence Collec on is taken up worldwide to support the most disadvantaged: vic ms of war, oppression, and others in need of emergency assistance. Be a
pilgrim of charity-please be generous in today’s Collec on.
Direct Debit Program
Sunday Collec on Report
Sunday Collec on:6/23/2013
(includes direct debit of $1,463.50)
Sunday Collec on: 6/24/2012
(includes direct debit of $1,354.00)
Thank You for your generous support of
St. Agnes Parish!
St. Agnes oﬀers a direct debit program for parishioners who are interested in electronic giving for
their Sunday contribu ons. Stop by the rectory for
an authoriza on form to complete and return with
a voided check. Indicate whether you want to contribute weekly or monthly.
Please return to:
St. Agnes, 233 West Gay St.
West Chester, Pa. 19380.
A en on: Business Manager
2ND PHASE OF THE PARKING LOT
Please note the Mass Ɵme Change
Star ng Sunday July 7th the 6:30 am and 7:30 am
Masses will be combined to 7:00 am
The paving of the parking lot is taking place on
July 1st and completed July 2nd. We ask that you
do not park in the lot during this me. Thank You
for helping us make our church a beƩer place!
July 30th– School Cafeteria “Shoe Sale” 4-7 pm
August 28th- “Welcome Back Fair” - 6-7:30 pm
All script is ready for pick up the following day
From the Blessed Dorothy Day
There is never a time in which we do not need your
help! We currently have 90 children enrolled in
The Camp of Light. This camp is summer enrich‐
ment for the children as well as their vacation!
Our goal is to provide them with good, wholesome
and fun learning activities. We have special music
programs, art programs and activities, soccer, read‐
ing groups and plays as well as a variety of other
The camp directors have a wish list: Sun Screen,
bug repellent, band‐aids, peroxide and antibiotic
ointment, tissues, colored paper, drawing paper,
glue sticks, crayons and markers, balls and jump
ropes. Our theme is always “Light”: sunlight, rain‐
bows, lightning bugs, star light, moon light, light
glistening on the water, candle light, The Light of
We are grateful for the many ways in which
you help us care for the children most in
DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 22-26—$40. per child
Pre-K– Grade 4
“It’s gonna be a Jousting good time”
For information or to register contact the
Religious Ed. Office 610-436-4640
Or [email protected],org
Download the registration form on the
A reminder that school tui on
payments for 2013-2014 year
starts in July 2013.Plan A & B
payments are due by July14th along with any families who have chosen to pay monthly by check. Any
ques on, please contact Joan Fogarty at 610-6922990.
Safe Environment Training
On Tuesday, August 27th at
6:00 pm, St. Maximiliam Kolbe
will be hos ng a “Safe Environment” Protec ng God’s Children Training Session. To register for this session please go to
Please save the date.
VILLA MARIA ACADEMY
The following students from our parish
have received honors at Villa Maria
Congratula ons on your academic success.
Dis nguished Honors: Kathryn Challis, Kerry Sadlier
First Honors: Katherine Alabdulla, Grace Carey, Emily
Devon Preparatory School Honor Roll
The following students from our parish have been named to
the honor roll at Devon Prep. Congratula ons on your academic success.
Dis nguished Honors: Joshua M. Lieberman
Honors: Graham Alabdulla, Maximilian H. van
Schaijik, Christopher G. Muth
Cornell, Madeline Grabill, Clare O’Roarke, Jacqueline
Ruﬃni, Claire Schumann
Second Honors: Nicole Chevalier, Rebecca Hayes, Gabrielle Salinas, Kaylee Ouimnet, Carolyn Cushwa, Stephanie
Donovan, Katherine Zecca, Morgan Bosken
Don’t forget…..Sunday is the Day of the Lord!
BISHOP SHANAHAN LOOKING FOR COACHES
Bishop Shanahan has the following
Girls’ Lacrosse-Head Coach
Field Hockey-JV Coach
All resumes should be sent to:
Bishop Shanahan High School
220 Woodbine Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Archbishop Chaput Year of Faith Lecture Series
Archbishop Chaput and the Oﬃce for Life, Family and Laity
invite you to a dynamic lecture series for the Year of
Faith. Join us as these dis nguished speakers take up some
of the most compelling ques ons concerning Catholic faith
and iden ty and its rela onship to the modern world. All
lectures take place at 7-9pm in Vianney Hall Auditorium at
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Cost is $5.00 per lecture. To register: archphila.org/yearoﬀaith
Thursday, Sept 12, 2013
Prof. Brad Gregory – Science
vs. Religion? The CompaƟbility of Catholicism and the Natural Sciences
Thursday, Sept 19, 2013
Ross Douthat –Bad Religion:
How We Became a NaƟon of HereƟcs
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput,
O.F.M. Cap - Fire Upon the Earth: A Call to Conversion and a
Year of Faith – Adult Faith Formation
At St. Agnes– Summer 2013
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 with Purpose”
Meets: Thursday mornings 9am – 11 am TPH (child care
Contact: Sharon Chevalier (610) 738-7720
Men’s Bible Study
Meets: Friday mornings 6:30 am – 7:30 am TPH
Contact: Denny Masson
Crown of Thorns Prayer Ministry
Please join us in prayer on the 4th Monday of each month
(June 24, 2013) at 7:00pm in St. Agnes Chapel to pray for
healing for those suffering from physical, mental and emotional illness and strength for their families and caregivers,
for the conversion of hearts to God or a deeper conversion for
those who know and believe in God, and for reparation of
sins against God and humanity. If you can not join us, please
send intentions to [email protected] with healing, conversion or reparation in the subject line.
The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first me last year, takes place this
year from June 21, the vigil of the feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, to July 4,
Independence Day. For more informa on on what you can do, visit the USCCB website or the
Fortnight for Freedom Facebook page.
Seeking a Young Adult Community?
Catholic Young Adults of Chester County continues
to meet on Wednesdays
at 7:30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West
Chester. All young adults
in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us for events
fellowship, and service! Details on Facebook or at
7/3: Adoration Holy Hour at St. Agnes
7/10: Meghan Cokeley- "The New Evangelization”
Pray For Our Troops
Remember in your prayer
All those serving in the
United States Military
USMC: Lcpl John Mitas, 2nd Lt. , Pvt. Joseph Rochford,Jr.,
Capt. Ryan Yeandel, Capt. Gregory W. Kosh, Sgt. Isaac
Pineda ,Pvt. Joshua Feliciano, Lcpl Mark Bayer
USAF: 2nd Lt. Timothy J. Baldwin, 1st Lt. Kathleen Styron,
Capt. Jared Yankech, Capt. Ka e Sullivan,1st Lt.Adam M.
Sema, 2nd Lt. Jessica Clark
USN: LTJG Charles G. Schappert, CTR3 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
T H A N K Y O U F O R Y O U R S E R V I C E!
30 de junio de 2013 –Décimo domingo
del tiempo ordinario Ciclo C
Misa en español: Todos los domingos a las 12:00 (mediodía ) y días de precepto a las 7:00 pm.
Horariodeconfesionesduranteelverano:Sá badosde4:00a5:00pmenlaiglesia.Despué sdeLaborDaysereanudará elhorarioregularincluyendolosmié rcolesde7:00a8:00pm,enlacapilla.
Bautizos: El primer domingo de cada mes a la 1:15pm. Comuníquese con la hermana Martha para registrarse a tiempo.
Pláticas pre-bautismales: El último jueves del mes a las 7:00 pm, en la capilla. Comuníquese con diácono Victor González.
Catecismo: Martes a las 6:15pm en la cafetería de la escuela. Para inscripción, comuníquese con la Felicia Navarro, teléfono
610-436-4640 o Hermana Elena I.H.M en la oficina del Ministerio Hispano (610) 344-7224.
Grupos de Oración: Se reúnen en el Thomas Patrick Hall (TPH) los miércoles a las 7:00pm. Para información, comuniquese con el diácono Victor González.
Información sobre la acción diferida: Favor de pasar por el Day Room martes o viernes durante el día.
El Salvador nos ha precedido en el camino de la pobreza. A
él le pertenecen todos los bienes del cielo y de la erra. Para él
no representaban ningún peligro; podía usar de ellos al mismo
empo que conservaba su corazón enteramente libre. Pero
sabía muy bien que es casi imposible al ser humano poseer
bienes sin subordinarse a ellos y hacerse su esclavo. Por esta
razón lo abandonó todo, y con su ejemplo nos ha enseñado,
aún más que con sus palabras, que sólo lo posee todo el que
no posee nada.
Su nacimiento en un establo y su huída a Egipto nos hacen
comprender ya que el Hijo del hombre no tendría un lugar
donde reposar la cabeza. El que quiera seguirle debe saber
que nosotros no tenemos aquí abajo una morada permanente.
Cuanto más vivamente tomemos conciencia de ello, más ardientemente tenderemos hacia nuestra morada futura y exultaremos sólo de pensar que tenemos derecho de ciudadanía en el cielo.
Clases de Inglés: Martes y miércoles a las 10:00am, y martes y jueves a las 6:00pm en el Thomas Patrick Hall (TPH) Para
información llamar a la hermana Elena (610)344-7224
Formación en la fé para padres de familia: Martes y jueves a las 6:30pm en el Thomas Patrick Hall (TPH). Para información comuníquese con la hermana Elena en la oficina del Ministerio Hispano. (610)344-7224.
Grupo de Discusión para Mujeres Facilitadora: Chris ne Fauci Wi man, MA, LPC
10 maneras de sanar de la depresión y ansiedad - Paternidad posi va con un plan
Adicción: Lo que tú necesitas saber
- Construyendo una relación construc va con tu esposo.
Localización : Day Room de St. Inés
Horario: 9:15 – 10:30 A.M.
Fecha: Lunes 1 de julio
Para más información comuníquese con Barbara Kirby para reservar su lugar en el grupo.
Saint Agnes Catholic School
Congratulates the Class of 2013
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, the Class of 2013 left Saint Agnes School
for the last time as students. After a fun-filled, busy year, the thirty-nine
members of the Class of 2013 lined up with an honor guard of past and
present faculty members for the Mass and Awards.
We recognize the good work of the many teachers who influenced these
students through the years: Mrs. Kim Frame, Ms. Kelly Ewald, Mrs. Jennifer Charney, Mrs. Eileen Dunn, Mrs. Irene Kaminski, Mrs. Lydia Klepic, Mrs. Patty Vrabel, Mrs. Diane Pease, Mrs.
Kathy Eross, Ms. Jennifer Nager, Mrs. Christine Collins, Mrs. Mikie Markle, Mrs. Terri Germon, Sister James Columb,
IHM, Mrs. Linda Satterthwaite, Mrs. Denise Hetzel, Mrs. Carolyn Murray, Mrs. Patricia Sheppard, Mrs. Sheila Kennett,
Mrs. Deborah Egger, Mrs. Marianne Korchynsky, Mrs. LeeAnne Hosking, Mrs. Tina Hodlofski, Sister Nancy Bradbury,
IHM, Mrs. Janina Wolski, Mrs. Katie Kane, and in the office: Mrs. Helen Wiedersum, Ms. Corinne Hammond, Mrs. Mary
Ann Kerrigan, Mrs. Mary Lou Ryan, Sister Ellen Thomas, IHM, Sister Joan Felicia, IHM, and Sister Regina Anthony,
IHM. We also recognize and thank the teachers and principals from St. Patrick School in Kennett Square who educated three of our graduates until 2012. And our pastors: Father Al Concha, Bishop Nelson Perez, and Monsignor Edward Deliman.
We are grateful to The Home & School Association and the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Schyler Council for providing money for the eighth grade awards. We are also grateful to The Bernard F. Schlegel Post #134 of the American
Legion and Auxiliary for providing the American Legion Awards and The Chester County Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution for that award. We are blessed the families of Michael C Duke, Mr. Donald Parson, Philip
Leo, Mary D. Hayes, Joey Moran, Shawn Dougherty and The Giunta Family for providing scholarships to Catholic high
This year the School Advisory Council recognizes and thanks the parents who are also “graduating” from Saint Agnes
School after one or many more years. We are so grateful for their commitment and support to our wonderful school:
Terry & Carl Berkman; Erin Hager & Ian Bergmeister; Laurie & Paul Leeder; Carroll & Jim McAssey; Karen & John
Moffit; Kerstin & Phil Norton; Mary Ellen & Ron Rodgers; Deb Beury & Ron Ruark; Nellie & Jose Santos; Lisa & Tim
Seifert; and Megan & Tim Zug.
The Class of 2013
John Kozinski, III
Anna Marie Seifert
Congratulations and God bless you!
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