The Future Of Saint Agnes

Explanation of the future at St. Agnes

Changes are a challenge and sometimes can cause confusion or concern, as when Fr. Murphy now leaves St. Agnes to begin his service in another wonderful parish, Our Lady of Victory.  You probably recall that when he entered his new assignment here at St. Agnes, he had great desires to help the faithful of the parish through his many ways to serve you, especially celebrating Mass and the sacrament of Confession.

Now it is my turn to step into the new assignment at St. Agnes and I am happy about joining you so we continue the great and wonderful tradition that has been going on in our parish for many years.  To serve you is my purpose and I look forward to learning from the faithful of the parish about how prayer and the sacraments at St. Agnes can help us reach out to faithful Catholics in Midtown Manhattan.  In short, as a true New Yorker I do not have any intention to change the parish where I used to attend Mass and along with the support of Bishop John O’Hara, Fr. Bill Elder, Fr. Roger Landry and with the help of Fr. Don Haggerty, I am counting on all the present staff at St. Agnes to help me and Fr. Brisson.  We need your prayers!  As you might expect, you can all count on our prayers for you.

In this Year of Mercy Our Lord has asked all of us, you and Fr. Brisson and me, to trust in his complete love for us and we ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to guide us together at St. Agnes.

Rev. Michael J. Barrett, S.Th.D

We Need Volunteers!

Saint Agnes is in need of volunteers. These opportunities are for important work that helps Saint Agnes to be the full service church that it is. We are looking for:

  • Lectors for Masses during the week and weekends. We can offer some flexibility with scheduling.
  • Altar Servers for Sunday Masses. Instruction and training will be provided as necessary.
  • Individuals to count collections on weekday mornings at 10am. This is typically a one hour commitment. Only available one or two days? That’s ok!

We ask all interested volunteers to please call the rectory at (212)682-5722 and speak with Anna. Thank you!

Grand Central Catholic Men’s Fellowship

Grand Central Catholic Men’s Fellowship is an informal group of Catholic men seeking fellowship with like-minded faithful professionals.  They meet for the 12:10pm Mass at St. Agnes the 1st Tuesday of every month, and then have lunch and discussion at the Harp Raw Bar & Grill on 3rd Avenue (between 45th & 46th Streets).  If you are someone seeking to impact the world for Christ and His Church and growing in your spirituality through the support and friendship of other Catholic men, then you are welcome to join the monthly fellowship faithful to our Holy Father Francis, our Tradition & our Catechism.  For more information please see their:

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