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.
Posted by stpaulstagnes on November 5, 2013
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.
Posted by stpaulstagnes on October 26, 2013
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.
Posted by stpaulstagnes on October 26, 2013
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.
Posted by stpaulstagnes on October 6, 2013
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).
Posted by stpaulstagnes on October 4, 2013
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
Posted by stpaulstagnes on September 18, 2013
Gala Invitations Mailed Last Week Registered parishioners should have received an envelope from SPSA in the mail last week. The envelope included an invitation to the SPSA Anniversaries Gala Dinner Dance at Baron DeKalb Caterers in Sheepshead Bay. Tickets are $100.
The evening includes cocktail hour, dinner, and a DJ. Roundtrip bus transportation will be available for an additional $15. The mailing also included info. about the Commemorative Journal of the gala for those who wish to advertise. A Deluxe 50/50 raffle ticket was also included. Multiple persons can put their names on these $50 tickets. Please support this climactic moment in the celebration of 175 years of St. Paul’s (1838) & 135 years of St. Agnes (1878).
Posted by stpaulstagnes on August 28, 2013
Marking a yearlong celebration of the 135th anniversary of the founding of St. Agnes Parish and the 175th anniversary of the construction of St. Paul’s Church, the Catholic “parish of two churches” hosted a neighborhood barbecue and block party on Sackett Street between Hoyt and Bond streets on Saturday afternoon.
In place of its usual Saturday evening Masses, parishioners concluded the block party by celebrating a 4:30 p.m. vigil Mass in the street in front of St. Agnes. Parish Administrator Father Robert Powers began the Mass by saying he wasn’t quite sure why we were gathered outside for Mass, but that he would attempt to explain the “Theology of the Block Party” in his homily.
For the full story, check out this blog post on Carroll Gardens Patch …
Posted by stpaulstagnes on August 26, 2013
Mark your calendars for these future events!
Sat., August 24, 2013: Barbecue/block party, 11-4 PM. followed by 4:30 PM Vigil Mass on Sackett Street in front of St. Agnes.
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013: SPSA Annivs. Gala Dinner Dance,Baron DeKalb Caterers, Sheepshead Bay
Jan. 2014: The Journey of St. Agnes: a one woman show
Sat., Jan. 25, 2014: Mass celebrating the feasts of St. Agnes (Jan. 21); the Conversion of St. Paul (Jan. 25) and the Chair of St. Peter (Feb. 22).
April-May 2014: Pilgrimage to Quebec Province
Sat., June 14, 2014: Mass to Close the SPSA Annivs. Celeb.
Posted by stpaulstagnes on June 14, 2013
Graduation Masses at SPSA are on Sat. & Sun., June 8 & 9 for all graduates of the parish, Pre-school thru postgraduate.
Registration form can be found in this week’s bulletin
Posted by stpaulstagnes on June 3, 2013