From the time an engaged couple schedules their wedding until the wedding itself, they have between four to six meetings with members of the Pastoral Staff. They are asked to take a communication inventory, the results of which are communicated with them. They are also asked to attend a two-hour wedding workshop, designed to help them plan their liturgical celebration. They must also complete two programs: Engaged Encounter Weekend and the Sponsor Couple Program. As the date approaches, they meet one to two time with the Presider who will marry them. Throughout the process, the concept of the sacramental covenant they are about to enter is integrated and emphasized.
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Mentor/Companion Couple Program
This enrichment program is in its infancy stage and will be implemented in 2017. Each newly-married couple will be paired with a married couple from the parish who will walk with them during their first year of marriage. Together each pair of couples will decide on times to gather for social, spiritual and community events. Mentor/companion couples will offer support to their newly-married couple through their presence and prayer. There will be training opportunities for those couples who wish to serve as a Companion Couple through the parish and archdiocesan offices. Couples who participate in this program will take part in planned retreat and prayer days.
Do you want to have your child baptized? Entry into the church community and God’s family through the rite of Baptism is a great decision and a significant step. This is an important choice on your part, because as parents, you are the first teachers of your child in the practice of the faith. The St. Agnes Parish Community shares your responsibility in preparing for your child’s baptism by providing an initial preparation program for parents. You are invited and expected to participate in this preparation to gain information about the celebration rite, to explore the meaning and hopes of your child’s baptism, and your own expectations about sharing the life of faith.
The preparation program consists of a one evening parent discussion session focused on Christian parenting, a group rehearsal the week of the actual Baptism and the completion of a baptism registration form.
If you feel that you are ready to share your faith in word and action with your child, please contact Sarah Inman (araherisch at gmail .com) to register and begin Baptism preparation.
Sacrament of The Sick
Please call the Parish Office if anyone is seriously sick (whether in a hospital, assisted care, or home) and wishes to be anointed. Eucharistic Ministers are available on Sunday to bring Communion to the homebound.
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:30pm
Anytime by appointment. Communal celebrations as announced during Advent and Lent.