Our Mission Statement
We are a Eucharistic community, finding strength in Jesus and His Church by living both Word and Sacrament. We minister to the needs of the People of God through Worship and living out the Gospel and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to call the rectory at (413) 243-0275. We will do what we can to help meet your spiritual needs during this unprecedented time.
DIRECTIVES from the DIOCESE
Masses and church buildings
All Masses, services and parish events- with the exception of Take & Eat- are suspended until further notice. This includes funerals, weddings and ALL drive-up events, including confessions and adorations. Churches must remain closed.
Anointing and Reconciliation
For the time being, like other sacraments, Anointing and Reconciliation rites must be temporarily suspended.
Mass in the Time of the Pandemic
The Vatican has provided a special liturgy to be offered for a Mass in the Time of the Pandemic. This can be used any day other than during the Easter Triduum, Octave of Easter or in place of a Sunday or Feast day Mass. It has been suggested Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of Holy Week might be appropriate, but it is left to the discretion of priests.
All weddings should be rescheduled to a later date. If priests feel there are special circumstances they should contact the Bishop directly.
Funerals must now be restricted to clergy led funeral home services only and limited to state mandated 10 people total. Cemetery rites will be restricted to just the undertakers and clergy member clergy at the graveside. Pastoral ministers may not conduct these services. Families should be encouraged to plan a Memorial Mass and/or a graveside service at a later date.
Confirmations & First Communions
All confirmations will be rescheduled to the Fall. Parishes should reschedule First Communions after all restrictions are lifted.
Take & Eat
At the discretion of the parish, these Sunday food deliveries to homebound persons may continue with extreme caution and no extended home visits or physical contact.
We have a live Mass broadcast on Spec. Chan 1301 at 11:00 Am Sunday Morning.
St. Agnes live streaming Masses on Sat 4:00pm and Sunday at 10:00 AM
Marian Missionary livestream schedule: http://marianmissionaries.org/live/
Due to the Bishop’s Mandate, All Masses and Church Activities are suspended until further notice.
Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings may take place as long as they are private, small gatherings of immediate family and close friends only.
Bishop wishes to be clear that by virtue of his mandate, the faithful are relieved of their obligation to attend Mass until we resume public liturgies.
Fr. Brian and Fr. Duy will be saying Mass in private for the public intentions of the Masses that were scheduled as well as the intentions of our parishioners and everyone’s health and well being during this difficult time.
Under the mandate of the bishop, we will no longer open our doors until further notice.
Let’s keep us all in prayer during this difficult time. May God bless us all!
Parish Office Hours
Posted in Announcements on 05/21/20
Posted in Announcements on 05/19/20
- Father Brian McGrath, Pastor
- Fr. Duy Le, Parochial Vicar
- Deacon Jim McElroy, Permanent Deacon
- Deacon Bob Digan, Deacon Emeritus
- Mrs. Karen T. Vidoli, Office Manager
- Mrs. Sylvia Zygawski, Financial Director
- Kate Murray, Coordinator of Religious Education
- Mrs. Colleen Free, Youth Ministry
- Mrs. Brenda Bianco, Parish Child Advocate
- Mr. Jeffrey Simmons, Parish Maintenance
05/25/20 6:54 pm
CNA Staff, May 25, 2020 / 10:54 am (CNA).- As Catholics celebrate Memorial Day this year, they should keep in mind not only the sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives in service to the country, but also Christ’s sacrifice, which is at the heart of our faith, said Bishop David O'Connell of Trenton.
In a message to the faithful of his diocese, O’Connell noted that Memorial Day is often celebrated with cookouts, swimming, and parades, as well as visits to military cemeteries to honor veterans who have died in service to the country. He called on Catholics to remember the memory and sacrifices of those who have fallen.Read More
05/25/20 6:01 pm
Denver Newsroom, May 25, 2020 / 10:01 am (CNA).- Four medical school educators have said that fully to address a patient’s needs, physicians should begin asking questions about the patient’s spirituality and religion.
A May 19 opinion piece in the Annals of Internal Medicine was written by a group of medical educators: Doctors Kristin Collier, Cornelius James, Sanjay Saint, and Joel Howell.Read More
05/24/20 8:35 pm
Denver Newsroom, May 24, 2020 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Timothy Flanigan, M.D., worked to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak of 2014.
If someone asks him, “Is it safe for me to go to Mass?” Flanigan has one answer: “Are they following the guidelines the CDC has provided us to decrease the risk of transmission?”Read More