St. Agnes R.C. Church
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445 N. Main Street
Sellersville, PA 18960
P: 215.257.2128
F: 215.257.4561
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CATECHISTS
Director of Religious Education (215) 257-1811 or email: stagnesprep@gmail.com

Parish catechists witness their own faith by sharing that faith in a teaching environment. Catechists answer God's call to teach His children about His great love for us and the gifts He has given us. Catechists are inspired by the Holy Spirit to bring God's love to life in the children in their classes. The great reward for giving your time and talents to God's children is immeasurable. Catechists receive training, attend workshops and come together to share their rich experiences.

St. Vincent DePaul tells us--"If God is the center of your life, no words are necessary. Your mere presence will touch hearts." Catechists touch hearts. Consider sharing your heart and talents by joining our outstanding family of catechists by witnessing your faith with our children.

S.A.S.H. HOME AND SCHOOL ASSN.
Contact:  The Principal of the School

The activity of the Home and School Association is an expression of the overall educational mission of the two sponsoring parishes. Specifically, the Association promotes the advancement of Catholic education for the benefit of the joint St. Agnes-Sacred Heart School (SASH).

The purpose of the Association is to assist with the SASH School achieving its mission as effectively as possible. To that end, the Association sponsors, plans and facilitates activities that provide or enhance educational and social opportunities for students, parents and teachers of SASH School.

In keeping with its primary mission, the Association is established for charitable, literacy and educational support purposes. In addition, the Board of the Association is consultative for the Pastors and the Principal of SASH School in order to provide advice and counsel as appropriate in matters of the general educational environment of SASH School.

LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY
Contact: Deacon Harry Antrim (215) 721-9113 or email: antrimh@stagneschurch.org

St. Agnes offers two sessions of Scripture study each year: the first begins in September and the second usually begins in February or early March. Each study is approximately six to eight weeks in length depending on the book under study. The group meets on Sunday evenings in the Social Hall.

Participants spend about (20) minutes a day prayerfully reading and reflecting on an assigned section of the Scriptures. Questions in the study guide direct the reflection, while the commentary provides solid Catholic scholarship that leads to deeper understanding of the Scriptures. Participants gather weekly in small groups to pray and share their responses to the assigned questions. A brief lecture (usually via videotape) follows the small group discussion to clarify the themes of the lesson.

Four essential elements daily personal study, personal and shared prayer, small group sharing and a wrap-up lecture lend balance to the study of Scripture. Little Rock Scripture Study's unique combination of study and prayer allows the information studied and the formation of prayer to lead to a transformation of faith to an active and dynamic faith that has meaning and application to people's lives and overflows to renew their parish community.

Contact Deacon Antrim, coordinator of the program, for more information.

MINISTRIES EXPO
This event, held every five years or so, is a collective exposure to all parish activities. In a festive atmosphere, groups display for parishioners, exhibits, informational flyers, and photographic glimpses of their work. The Ministries Expo will take place next in October of 2009.

MOTHERS CIRCLE

Director of Religious Education (215) 257-1811 or email: stagnesprep@gmail.com

Mother's Circle is held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the parish social hall. This group is for mothers and their children from birth through age 4.

This group provides women and their young children an opportunity to interact within a Catholic/Christian environment. The children have supervised play time while their mothers pray, read, reflect and share in a spirit-filled manner.

All mothers with young children are invited to participate. Pre-registration is required.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Contact: Monsignor Wendrychowicz  (215) 257-2128

Comprised of ex officio, elective and appointive members, the Council is a consultative body which advises the Chairman in areas related to the parish's planning process and in light of the parish's identity, mission and goals.

The Council develops and proposes to the Chairman a strategic pastoral plan for the parish and also recommends directions for the implementation of an approved plan by the parish's administrators, staff and heads of parish organizations.  Ordinarily, the Council meets four times per year.

PRE CANA PROGRAM
Sacramental Preparation for Marriage
Contact: Maryanne Tucker (215) 257 5918

St. Agnes Parish conducts a Marriage Preparation program for engaged couples twice a year, once each in the fall and spring.

It is a one day session comprised of talks and discussions given by married couples who have been specially trained by the Archdiocese.

The day provides valuable opportunities to share about married life. It considers areas such as couple communication, adjustments, in laws, natural family planning, sexuality, and spirituality. The workshop fulfills the Archdiocesan requirement of attending a marriage preparation program.

As a part of the St. Agnes Pre Cana program, we also administer the archdiocesan approved FOCCUS instrument questionnaire. FOCCUS is designed primarily to be a facilitative instrument, raising questions and identifying concern areas for couples so that they can think about and discuss them. It is not intended to be a test, but just a communication tool for the couple. The engaged couple meets privately in the home of the deacon and his wife for FOCCUS.

Please call Maryanne Tucker to schedule an appointment (215-257-5918).

PRE JORDAN PROGRAM
Sacramental Preparation for Baptism
Contact: Deacon Harry Tucker (215) 257 5918 or email: deacontucker@verizon.net

St. Agnes Parish conducts a Baptism Preparation progam for parents and godparents once each month.

It is a one hour session comprised of information about the sacrament and the roles of parents and godparents.

Arrangements for baptism are made by contacting the Parish Secretary (215-257-2128 x110) who will provide parents with an information packet which addresses frequently asked questions. The Parish Secretary can also register participants for the Pre-Jordan Program.

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM--PREP/CCD               Director of Religious Education (215) 257-1811 or email: stagnesprep@gmail.com

St. Agnes Parish Religious Education Program is a process of religious formation for children of our parish who attend public school. We encourage all parents/guardians to afford their children the opportunity to receive formal instruction in the Catholic faith. PREP encompasses instruction in scripture, church doctrine and preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Parents have the opportunity to renew their own faith as they study with their children, pray together as families, attend Sunday Mass and participate in parent sacramental meetings which are specifically designed for adults.

Our parish program is a vibrant, faith-filled process because of the prayerful dedication of our volunteer staff of catechists and aides who share their faith with our children. 

ST. AGNES RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
Contact:  Grace Loeffler    (215)  453-9019

St. Agnes has a pro-active Respect Life Committee. In addition to having a great concern for the welfare of the precious unborn and its mother, members have a strong commitment to serving people in all stages of life. Through our diverse activities we have endeavored to support a variety of charitable organizations and facilities. The Respect Life Committee is proud to be a part of the St. Agnes community and to serve as a link between our generous fellow parishioners and those in need.

The Respect Life Committee welcomes and encourages all parishioners to be an active member of our Respect Life Activities by supporting all “Life Issues” through prayers, donations, time and talents.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • March for Life
  • Spiritual Adoption Program
  • Respect Life Sunday
  • Mothers Day Rose Sale
  • Legislation
  • Vigils for Life
  • Voter Registration

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.)
Director of Religious Education (215) 257 1811 or email: stagnesprep@gmail.com

The R.C.I.A. is a process of inquiry for those who wish to know more about the Catholic faith. It also serves as a helpful review for Catholics who wish to refresh their own faith journey.

Those who are not baptized and seek to enter into a journey of conversion, and those who were baptized in a non-Catholic Christian faith and are seeking to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church should consider entering the R.C.I.A. process. Any adult who has been baptized Catholic but has not been catechized or who has not received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist or Confirmation is also invited to participate in this process. Adults will receive the sacraments when they are comfortable with the decision to enter into the fulllness of the Catholic Church.

ST. AGNES SACRED HEART SCHOOL
(SASH SCHOOL)

Contact: Miss Margaret Graham, Principal
(215) 257 3571 or (215) 822-9174

Spiritual formation of students is the defining purpose of St. Agnes Sacred Heart School and the primary reason you choose to enroll your children. In addition to providing an elementary education, St. Agnes Sacred Heart exists as a Catholic School because of its commitment to nurture the spirituality of its students across the curriculum.

St. Agnes Sacred Heart School strives to create an atmosphere of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and REVERENCE wherein students may be able to discover their uniqueness, as well as their God-given talents.

The spiritual formation you have begun at home and which we continue to foster at St. Agnes Sacred Heart, in addition to the technical and academic skills we teach, help to fashion a new generation of God's people who will continue to build Christ's church and a better world.

For more information regarding St. Agnes Sacred Heart School, please call (215) 257 3571 (Primary Grades Division, Sellersville) or (215) 822 9174 (Middle Grades Division, Hilltown).

(Note: SASH School is sponsored jointly by St. Agnes Parish, Sellersville and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hilltown.)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (V.B.S.)
Director of Religious Education (215) 257-1811 or email: stagnesprep@gmail.com

Summer is an ideal time to offer a faith-based, fun-filled and exciting time for children. VBS offers a stimulating, often Scripture based, program for children that is as attractive as all other activities in which they might participate during the summer. Adults of the parish also have an opportunity to become involved in a hands-on approach to the Catholic Christian education of our children. No experience is necessary. Any adult or young adult (ages fourteen to...) can become part of this exciting experience. Look in the parish Sunday bulletin beginning in March for more information on VBS. 

VOCATIONS OFFICE CONTACT
Contact: Norman White (215) 258-0593
E-mail: none

The parish contact person on vocations receives program notices, promotional materials, posters and information from the Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood (Archdiocese of Philadelphia). These materials are posted on the parish bulletin boards, made available for pick up in the vestibules of the church building, and, as appropriate, are published in the weekly parish bulletin.

Programs of prayer and visits to the seminary are included among the offerings publicized.  From time to time the Vocations Office will supply related materials concerning programs and opportunities for those interested in the religious life (priests, brothers, sisters). Although these referrals are handled by the Office of the Vicar for Religious, the information is sometimes provided for convenient reference through the Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE
Contacts:   Rachel Plaska  (215) 453-9818  or   Donna Bell  (215) 453-8472

The Welcoming Committee endeavors to make contact with, and provide a personal greeting to new and existing parishioners. The Committee's specific goals are to help individuals and families to become part of the spiritual community at St. Agnes by providing helpful information on how to get involved with existing parish organizations and activities.