Community Life

Saturday Morning Breakfast

Every Saturday morning, after the celebration of the 8am Mass, a breakfast is served in St. Agnes’ cafeteria. This delicious feast is a new ministry at St. Agnes. It has thrived because of the faithful support of St. Agnes’ parishioners, friends and volunteers. Join us as we gather together to share food and friendship.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an international service fraternity founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in the 19th century. It is composed of many local chapters. At St. Agnes our council number is 10613.

Our St. Agnes Council of the Knights of Columbus established the provision of security during all Masses on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation as our central service project. In addition to this on-going project, the Knights have faithfully served St. Agnes in numerous ways: helping to support the needs of the Pastor and other ministries within our parish, support Youth Group activities, participate in Pro-Life events, distribute food for the needy and visit the sick and homebound.

In order to fund its major task of parking security as well as all the other smaller projects it has undertaken, the Council has frequent fundraisers; dinners, seasonal flower sales, football boards and various raffles. Through work on these fundraisers, Council family gatherings and communal prayer, the Knights have developed a warm, fraternal camaraderie.

The St. Agnes Council of the Knights of Columbus meets at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our meeting is preceded by a fraternal recitation of the Rosary which begins at 6:15pm.

Membership is open to any practicing Catholic man. Dues are $30.00 per year. To inquire about joining our Council contact the parish office, 383-4127, or contact Allen Kliebert at 225-313-3260.

KIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 10613

Officers 2017 – 2018

 

 

Chaplin……………………………………. Deacon Tommy Traylor

Grand Knight……………………………. Allen Kirkpatrick

Duputy Grand Knight………………… Craig Toups

Chancellor……………………………….. Hugh Huxen

Recorder…………………………………. Henry Soniat

Financial Secretary…………………. Joe Marin

Treasure………………………………… John Gabel

Advocate……………………………….. Jim Jurasinski

Warden………………………………….. George Lemoine

Inside Guard…………………………… James Rolfs

Outside Guard………………………… Carl Kahn

First Trustee…………………………… Allen Kliebert

Second Year Trustee……………… David Haddad

Third Year Trustee………………… Daryl Becnel

The Holy Name Society is a confraternity founded during the 13th century and entrusted to the Dominicans for promotion. Today it has over 45,000,000 members worldwide. The sole mission of this confraternity is to assure that honor and respect is given to the Holy Name of Jesus. Its membership actively works against any occasion where the name of the Lord in taken in vain.

The Holy Name Society at St. Agnes meets once a month on the 2nd Sunday of the month after the 8am Mass; the meetings are held in the Parish Meeting Room or the Cafeteria. Members are encouraged to attend the 8am Mass on the day of the meetings and to receive Holy Communion as part of the Society. The banner of the Holy Name Society is displayed during this special Mass as well as during the meetings.

The Baton Rouge chapters of the Holy Name of Jesus Society have worked diligently in providing retreats in area prisons through the Metanoia (a change of heart) program. The chapter at St. Agnes has assisted with these very positive and always heartwarming retreats for men and women who often are desperate for the love that can only be channeled through Christ to come into their lives. Our Prayer Mission is to pray, through the Holy Name of Jesus, for those who have requested prayers, we do this during the meetings as well as in private.

 

 The Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is organized as an ancient Roman Army, the base unit at the church parish level is called praesidium. The multi-parish level is known as the curia, commitium and regia are regional levels and senatus is the state or country level. The highest committee is the concilium, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, where the LOM was founded in 1921 by Frank Duff, who was invited by Pope Paul VI to be the only lay observer at the Second Vatican Council.

 

The objective of the LOM is to glorify God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ” (page 11 of the LOM handbook). Many persons outside the Catholic Church benefit from this apostolate. The general and essential means by which the Legion of Mary is to effect its object is personal service acting under the influence of the Holy Spirit, having Divine Grace as its moving principle and support, and the glory of God and the salvation of souls as its final end and purpose. Evangelization, especially the seeking of conversions to the Church, should be a priority for the Legion. Through the visitation of homes and by other means, the Legion must, as a first principle, set out to establish a contact of some sort with every soul everywhere. Seeing and serving Christ in the sick and marginalized is another vital part of the legionary apostolate. While not engaging in the giving of material relief, legionaries will often find opportunities to do works of service for the needy.

With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organization with several million members. The LOM, which can be found today in over 168 countries, has in excess of 3 million active members and many more auxiliary or praying members.

 

 In the Diocese of Baton Rouge, there are 5 praesidia serving 5 church parishes. One of the presaesidia anchored at St. Agnes meets on Tuesday mornings at 9am in the Meeting Room. There are two types of membership in the Legion of Mary: auxiliary and active. The auxiliary members say the daily Legion prayers and recite a rosary for the intention of the work of the active members. The active members also the prayers and recite a rosary daily, but they also must attend the meetings and do two hours of service work per week. The active members at St. Agnes do a variety of work to attain their service hours; included in this work are door to door visitations within the parish, visits to the hospitals, and nursing homes and working in the Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen. Any person interested in obtaining more information on the work of the Legion of Mary should call the parish office at 383-4127 and leave their contact info and a Legion Member will be in contact with you

 

The Latin Mass Group is a gathering of dedicated people to the preservation and cultivation of the Church’s Latin tradition. The members of this organization encourage attendance at the weekly Latin Mass (old rite) which is celebrated at 9:15am each Sunday at St. Agnes. To learn more about this Group, please contact Carol Hissong at 921-2902.

 The Culture of Life meets once a month, mostly on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11 am in the meeting room. Please join us. 

A lay committee that develops activities and projects to promote life in the parish and  the surrounding community.

~Prayer before and after each monthly meeting

~Prayer in the public square

~ Letter campaign to elect officials

~Discussion of Church teachings and current events

~Participation in the Baton Rouge March for Life, 40 Days for Life and the Born to Run        Benefit

To join Saint Agnes Youth Group – SAYG or learn more about what we do please call our Youth Group Leader, Donna Davis at 225.338.1511 or email her at saccd@att.net.