Welcome To St. Agnes Parish
View The St Agnes 2018 Advent Christmas Calendar
Saint Agnes Giving Tree
Over twenty plus years ago our Religious Education Director, who had been a nurse at Park Haven nursing home saw a need for Christmas help for some of the residents there. Park Haven is now Arborstone. The Giving Tree “was born” to meet this need. Because the parishioners response was so generous, more groups of people were added to our list. St. Patrick’s Parish, Elizabeth Fry Society and the Nova Scotia Hospital. Approximately thirteen years ago the Director of Religious Education retired and someone was needed to fill the roll of the Giving Tree coordinator.
I volunteered, with the help of Kay Duggan to continue the Giving Tree program. At that time we were helping five different organizations. Five years ago our Saint Vincent De Paul was added and three years ago ARK Outreach. A safe place for youth 16-24 years old. Today we are helping eight organizations.
I really want to say a big thank you to the parishioners of Saint Agnes for making Christmas a bit more meaningful for so many – this could not have been accomplished without your help. As we prepare for another Giving Tree season , I know that with your help it will be another great success.
God Bless and Thank You
– Annie MacLean and all her helpers
Congratulations to our Saint Agnes Knights of Columbus Council. Our Council has obtained the Highest Award possible from Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. We have received the Triple Star Council Award for our works during the Columbian Year 2017-2018. We are the only Triple Star Council in Canada for this past Columbian Year.
St. Agnes Knights of Columbus Cash Calendar Fundraiser.
This fundraiser will help our Council raise money to assist other Charities or other worthy organizations that may be in need of assistance throughout our community. The Knights will be selling calendars after each mass; calendars will also be available at the office throughout the week. With each calendar you have the opportunity to win $50 per day every day starting January 2019. Even if your name is selected, your name is put back into the draw so you have the opportunity to win multiple times. Along with the daily draws there are 8 monthly draws for $150, 1 draw for $200 in March, 1 draw for $300 in June and 1 draw for $400 in September. Our Council will have 1 draw for $500 and of course the Grand Prize draw for $5000. The calendars are $20 each. We hope you are able to support this fundraiser.
Well, its time to embark on our special time with Christ the Lord and roll out our 2018 / 19 St. Agnes Parish Religious Education Program.
We gather for prayer, unconditional love and most importantly to be God’s people. To come to know and love the Good News and the desire to share it!
I am so excited!!! I’ve missed you all 😊and our noisy, crazy Sunday mornings!!
A few important notes:
- **NEW** Grade 6 Religion Classes will be held 9:30am – 10:20am this Catechetical year.
- Registration is Sunday Sept.16th 10:00am-10:30am & 11:30am–12:00pm in the auditorium. A Registration Form is attached, and hard copies will be available Sunday. Registration is on going so please not a worry if you are not here this Sunday.
- Religion Classes Begin Sunday Sept. 23rd :
- – Preschool >> 9:30am -10:10am
- – Primary to Grade 6 >> 9:30am-10:20am
- – Grade 7 to Grade 9 Confirmation >> 11:30am-12:20pm
Please share this information with friends, neighbours and families. All are welcome !!
In Christ, may He bestow His blessing upon our Parish and help us grow in Love & Discipleship,
A Note From the Archibishop
Please read this letter to the faithful from the Archbishop
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.