Welcome To St. Agnes Parish
A Note From the Archibishop
Please read this letter to the faithful from the Archbishop
Congratulations to Saint Agnes Knights of Columbus Council 16817
At the State Convention held on the weekend of May 18th-20th in Dartmouth our Saint Agnes Council received two awards for their good works. The first honour was the The Harold Meuse Memorial Award Plaque, this Plaque is awarded to the Council which has the highest membership gain for the period July 1st to April 30th of the fraternal year. This is an annual plaque that was started in 2013 in memory of former GPC Harold Meuse of Yarmouth Council. Our Council was able to recruit over 25 new members during this period, which is amazing for a new Council.
The second honour was The Knights of Columbus Special Olympics Award, this Award is presented to the Council deemed to have put forth the best ideal of the Knights of Columbus with projects for their local group, at the local, Regional or State level. Commitment of members, monies raised and efforts expended. Our Council received this award for our service to the Annual Special Olympics Award dinner and dance that is held at St Agnes in November.
It is very humbling to receive this recognition and is a testament to the on-going support from everyone at St Agnes and our Brother Knights. Let us keep this momentum going into the next year.
We are a church that believes in Jesus and in people.
We have a strong sense of community with parishioners. People of all ages here are encouraged to learn about their own faith and the role of the church in our community and worldwide.
St. Agnes has a rich history and connection to the community. Our beautiful home is a beacon amongst our neighbours and we’ve always worked hard to continue to build on that in this wonderful city. If you’d like to become a part of the St. Agnes Community, there are any number of ways that you can do so, from committees to internal organizations, we’re always happy to see our family grow.
If you’re looking for a way that you can help improve parish life for you or for others, please reach out as we would be happy to assist in anything we can that helps us grow in our life and our love with The Lord.
Wednesday & Friday 12:10pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00-3:30pm
Thank You To Our Cubs
26tth Halifax (St. Agnes) Cubs embarked on a garbage clean-up project last night in anticipation of Earth Day. Cubs spread out collecting garbage in and around the St. Agnes Church parking lot and surrounding properties and in adjacent Saunders Park. They managed to collect a lot of garbage hopefully leaving our community a nicer cleaner space.
26th Halifax Cub Scouts
Our Parish Team
St. Agnes is a beautiful community made up of patient and kind individuals focused on providing care and support for our parishioners. Please reach out if you require assistance or support of any kind.
Father Paul Morris
“One thing I ask of the Lord”
Father Paul Morris was born and raised in Halifax, the youngest of six children of Edmund († 2003) and Lorraine († 2011) Morris. He graduated from Dalhousie University (BA) before beginning attending Saint Augustine Seminary in Toronto (M.Div., S.T.B.) He was ordained priest at the Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica on May 5, 2000. He is 43 years old.
Since ordination he has served as pastor of parishes on the South Shore and Cole Harbour; in 2008 he was named Rector of the Cathedral. In 2011 he began a degree in canon law at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, graduating with the MCL as well as the ecclesiastical degree Juris Canonici Licentia (JCL) in December 2013. His hobbies include cooking, hiking/walking, history and music. He is big fan of hockey (go Habs go!).
Tanya Thomson, Director of Religious Education
“A Church without youth is a church without a future; moreover, youth without church are youth without a future.”
Born and raised in Halifax, Tanya lives in Fairview with her husband and three children. Tanya began her work in Religious Education at St. Pius X Church in 2005. After working on the merge of St. Pius X, St. Lawrence and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Tanya arrived at St. Agnes Church in 2009. Tanya is a graduate of Koinonia and is in her final year of the New Evangelization Diploma program at Atlantic School of Theology.
Marlene Turpin, Office Administrator
Marlene moved to Halifax from Toronto in 1995 with her husband. She has been with with Archdiocese since 2000 having worked with St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Pius X, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Agnes. If you have questions about pretty much anything related to St. Agnes, Marlene would be the person to talk to.
Greg Doyle, Music Director
Greg provides direction for the music ministry at St Agnes Parish.
Emily Smith, Youth Choir Director
Emily runs the youth music ministry program at Saint Agnes, providing leadership and support to the youth choir which performs each Sunday at the 10:30am mass.