St. Agnes Parish
Mass Schedule

4:30 p.m.

8:15 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 8:15
Mass until Noon.
(no daily Mass on Fridays except First Fridays)

Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call the Parish Office to schedule other times.

Consult schedule in the Parish Bulletin prior to the Holy Day.

8:00, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
Upcoming Events

Our Sunday Visitor has created a free app 356 Days to Mercy. The app includes daily reflections on mercy and much more. Free downloads from Google play or App Store.

There will be no weekday Masses Monday, September 19 through Thursday, September 22 as Fr. Bob and Fr. Daren will be at the annual priests' convocation in Quincy.

Donut Sunday, come join your fellow parishioners for Coffee and Donuts after 8:00 and 9:30 Masses. The event is sponsored by St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop 32.

Parish School of Religion (PSR) will begin. Registration is underway. PSR meets during the school year on Wednesdays, 6:30- 7:30 pm in the school. The first class is September 21 at 6:30pm. Parents and students will meet in the church for orientation. The fee remains $50 per student. If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible. Please update the form with any changes or corrections and return it to the Parish Office with payment. You can mail it, bring it to the Parish Office or drop it in the Sunday Collection in an envelope marked: "Attn: Mary - PSR." Make checks payable to St. Agnes PSR. If your child is new to the program, please call the Parish Office, 793-1330, to register.

Protecting God's Children class will be held at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
This class and a background review is required for all volunteers, active or occasional. This class helps you learn how you can be a protector of children and may save a child from a lifetime of pain and suffering. Our parish community relies on the generous service of volunteers. Without our volunteers and their commitment to serve, our parish would falter. Please call the church to register for the upcoming training class. You only need to that the class one time to be a volunteer. Background checks need to be completed every five years.

2016 Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference (DAEC) will be held at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. This conference is for ALL Catholics. Keynote speaker will be author, radio personality and podcaster Greg Willits along with 19 other speakers. Registration can be done by mail or online. For more information visit webpage:

We are Looking for parishioners who are willing to give a little time every day praying for our fellow parishioners and others in need. If this is something you would like to help with, please call Cinda Steinkamp at 787-6439.

Young at Heart (YAH) Events*

YAH Planning meeting at 7:00pm in the Gathering Space. We will discuss upcoming events for fall and winter. All are welcome and encouraged to come and provide their ideas.

Tour of the St. Francis of Assisi Church and the Chiara Center starting at 9:00am with an option brunch to follow. All are welcome.

Grapevine Social at It's All About Wine.

Potluck in Parish Hall. Speaker to be announced.

The Messiah at the Cathedral.

*Young at Heart has volunteers to provide rides to those who are unable to drive the events. If you need a ride, please call John Blean at 217-626-1567. Please feel free to contact any of the following officers for more details on any of the activities listed above or to offer suggestions for future activities: Jane Locascio (306-3037); Roslyn Brookens (622-6299); Sue Hartl (787-5849); Barb Kern (546-7729); or Cliff Erwin (787- 7017).

Fr. Bob Jallas

Welcome to
St.Agnes Parish

Are you seeking a parish community in which to pray, to learn and to be of service to others? Our doors and hearts are open to you.

Founded in 1888, St. Agnes Parish is one of the largest Catholic churches in the Springfield diocese and enjoys an actively involved community. For more information and to become a member of the Parish you may stop by the rectory office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Or, for your convenience, you may register by phone by calling 217-793-1330. We're thankful that God has sent you to us.

Reverend Robert J. Jallas, Pastor


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Letter from Father Bob

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

This weekend marks the kickoff of the 2016 Annual Catholic Services Appeal, the yearly fundraiser that finances the services and ministries carried out by our Diocesan Church of Springfield in Illinois. If you haven't already, I encourage you to take a look at the detailed information concerning this annual appeal that is carried in the Sunday's Catholic Times, our diocesan newspaper (Sept 18 edition -

This week, all parish households will receive from Bishop Paprocki a special mailing containing the goals of this year's appeal and the services financed by this appeal. Also enclosed will be a pledge card for us to make a pledge or contribution.

This year's appeal theme is "Continuing the Mission of Charity." Support of this important annual appeal is an act of charity that helps us and many across our diocese.


Fr. Bob

Parish Mission

"Where is God These Days"

Mark your calendars for a time of spiritual refreshment as we enter a parish mission from Saturday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 12. Fr. John Ettensohn, OMI a priest to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of Belleville, IL, will be our mission presenter.

Sunday, October 9
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "Meeting God on the Journey of Life"

Monday, October 10
• 8:15 am Fr. Ettensohn presides and preaches at Mass. After Mass Talk: " Visions, Locutions, and other Spiritual Experiences"
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "Not Just Existing, Fully Alive!"

Tuesday, October 11
• 8:15 am Fr. Ettensohn presides and preaches at Mass. After Mass Talk: " How on Earth do we the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Jesus?"
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "What Freedom Really Means"

Wednesday, October 12
• 8:15 am Fr. Ettensohn presides and preaches at all school Mass. After Mass Talk: "What can we do about Children who wander from the Church?"
• 7:00 pm Presentation: "Back to the Future from the Heart"