Welcome to St. Paul and St. Agnes!

St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish greatly values your presence among us, whether you attend Mass exclusively here or also at other churches,
or whether you attend Mass weekly, frequently, or periodically.

We strongly emphasize what contemporary liturgists call the Ministry of the Assembly. We urge you to pray attentively in the Mass by singing
God’s praises loudly, by listening attentively to the Word of God, and by praying silently the Eucharistic prayer as the priest celebrant prays
it aloud. You will discover that God will transform you and others through your participation in the mysteries of the Mass.

May your experience of the liturgy here bring you lasting peace!

— Father Robert M. Powers, Administrator

New Confession Time at St. Agnes

Effective Saturday, March 15, Confession is offered at St. Agnes every Saturday from 4 to 4:30 p.m.. Confessions are also offered at the same time at St. Paul’s, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Masses Canceled March 13 and 14

Father Clement Machado regrets that he must cancel his trip to Brooklyn on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14th. The three Masses on those dates will not be celebrated.  

Mass of the Anniversaries Celebration

Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto will celebrate Mass Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s to mark the 175th anniversary of St. Paul’s Church and 135th anniversary of St. Agnes Church.

Please note that there will be no 5 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday, Jan. 25.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the anniversary Mass.

Christmas 2013 Mass Schedule

Christmas Masses will be celebrated at the following times:

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24: 

  • 5 p.m. at St. Agnes, with children’s drama during the homily
  • 10:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s with concert beforehand at 10 p.m.

Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25:

  • 9 a.m. Mass at St. Agnes
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Paul’s


St. Paul/St. Agnes Anniversary Gala a Success

In many ways, the Oct. 19th Gala Dinner Dance at St. Agnes Center was a great success.

The 98 attendees (every one of us a paying guest at $100 per ticket) experienced a beautiful evening in an elegant setting, thanks to the creative talents of the Fundraising and Social Events Committee

Bassett Caterers served fine cuisine. While it cost $1500 more to host the event in St. Agnes than it would have in Baron DeKalb, the original
location of the Gala, guests were quite content with St. Agnes Center

The journal, though small at only 36 pages, did help to commemorate the event. One hundred forty-nine (149)  chances were sold at $50 per chance; about 107 parishioners bought them. (About 300 households are represented at Mass each Sunday.) Donors helped to underwrite many of our expenses. Special thanks is due to Co-Chairs Gayle Fagan and Gladys Vargas and to Deacon Leroy.

– Father Robert M. Powers, Administrator

Anyone with photos of the event is encouraged to send them (or links, if you have them posted on your own site) to stpaulstagnes [at] gmail [dot] com. 

The Fundraising & Social Events Committee meets on Thurs., Nov. 14 at 7:15 PM in St. Agnes Center. The committee will continue to plan events of the Anniversaries Celebration of the Churches of St. Paul and St. Agnes. New members welcome.

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Mass Schedule for All Saints Day and All Souls Day

All Saints Day, Nov. 1, is a holy day of obligation for all Catholics.  Masses will be held at 7 AM, 12 Noon, and 7:30 PM at St. Paul’s, and 10 AM and 4 PM at St. Agnes.

All Souls Day, Nov. 2, is not a holy day of obligation but an important day to go to Mass and pray for the dead. Masses are at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s and at 12:15 PM at St. Agnes.

Congratulations Deluxe 50/50 Winners

Deacon Leroy Branch and Father Robert Powers announce the winners of the parish's deluxe 50/50 raffle.

Deacon Leroy Branch and Father Robert Powers announce the winners of the parish’s deluxe 50/50 raffle.

The Parish of St. Paul and St. Agnes celebrated two parish milestones with an anniversary gala on Oct. 19 at St. Agnes Center. A full report of the evening from Father Powers is forthcoming.

In the meantime, congratulations to Lucy and Pedro Vasseur of Carroll Gardens, winners of the event’s deluxe 50/50 raffle.

New Confession Schedule at St. Agnes

The time for Confession at St. Agnes on Saturdays has changed to Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The entrance for this half hour of Confession is on Hoyt Street.

The time for Confession at St. Paul’s remains the same: Saturdays, 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 Gala Dinner Dance Moves to St. Agnes Center

The Oct. 19 Gala Dinner Dance has been moved to St. Agnes Center.

Bassett Caterers, a quite reputable caterer, will provide a cocktail hour with hot hors d’oeuvres, a three course meal served by wait staff and a full bar throughout the evening. There will be a dance floor and a DJ. The price will remain the same, at $100 per person.

The fundraising and social events committee is determined to make this an elegant affair that can truly be called a gala.

Tickets cost $100 per person and must be purchased by this Friday, Oct. 11.

Please support this climactic moment in the celebration of 175 years of St. Paul’s (1838) and 135 years of St. Agnes (1878).

  • Church Schedule

    St. Agnes
    Saturday: 5pm Vigil Mass
    Sunday: 9am (English), 11:30am (Spanish)

    St. Paul's
    Saturday: 5pm Vigil Mass
    Sunday: 8am & 9:30am (English); 11am (Spanish)

    Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am (St. Paul's)
    Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am (St. Agnes)
    Saturday: 8am (St. Paul's)

  • Sacrament of Confession

    Saturday: 1p-1:30p at St. Agnes
    Saturday: 4p-4:30p at St. Paul's

  • Contacts

    St. Paul's Church - Rectory & Church Office
    234 Congress Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
    Ph. 718-624-3425 or 718-624-0179
    Hours: M-F 830am-Noon

    St. Agnes Church Office
    433 Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
    Ph. 718-625-1717
    Fax. 718-625-1929
    Hours: M-F 1pm-430pm

    Email: stpaulstagnes@gmail.com

  • Parish Clergy and Staff

    Parish Clergy
    Father Robert M. Powers, Administrator
    Deacon Jaime A. Cobham
    Deacon Leroy P. Branch, Jr.

    Parish Pastoral Staff
    Sister M. Innocentia Lipari, MSBT, Pastoral Associate
    William J. Gorman, Coordinator, Religious Education (CCD)
    Joan O'Brien, Director of Music Ministry
    Lyudmila Papayani, Organist
    Ines Torres, Secretary

  • Our Mission

    Relying upon the Holy Spirit in all that we do, we, the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Paul and St. Agnes, invite all in our neighborhood to celebrate our common baptism in Jesus Christ:

    ...as a priestly people - interceding for our loved ones and for our world at Mass

    ...as a prophetic people - proclaiming the Word of God in a dialogue with our neighbors

    ...as a royal people - building up the Kingdom of God through our lives of humble service.

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