First Friday Vigil

Friday, October 3rd
Adoration with meditations and prayers will begin after the 5:10 PM Mass and will end with Benediction at 7:00 PM. There will be Exposition in the morning as well as the afternoon on the First Friday.

Lunchtime Concerts in October

During the month of October, Saint Agnes will present a 25-minute lunchtime concert every Wednesday in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in lieu of the 12:40 PM Mass.

For the first concert, Wednesday, October 1st, the sopranos and altos of the Schola present French sacred music with organ:

Messe Basse
Tantum ergo, Op. 65, No. 2
Ave Verum corpus, Op. 65, No. 1
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Tota pulchra es, Op. 10, No. 2
Maurice Duruflé (1908-1986)

Ave Maria
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Confessions will be heard from 12:40 PM as usual on Wednesdays.  A free-will offering will be taken up to support the parish.

Upcoming Concerts in the Series:
Wednesday, October 8th – The Schola Goes Solo
New York baritone Michael Maliakel and organist James D. Wetzel present a concert of sacred vocal music. Works of Reger, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and others.

Wednesday, October 15th – Music from the English Renaissance
The Schola explores the genre in which it specializes – music of the Catholic English Renaissance. Works of Tye, Fayrfax, Taverner, and Weelkes.

Wednesday, October 22nd – James D. Wetzel in Recital
Saint Agnes’ Organist James D. Wetzel presents a solo organ recital on the church’s magnificent 1998 Mander tracker organ in our splendid acoustic. Works of Franck, Dupre, and Widor.

Wednesday, October 29th – My soul doth magnify the Lord
The Schola presents three seminal works of the 20th century choral repertoire; Stanford’s monumental Latin Magnificat for Double Choir, Op. 164, Harris’ Faire is the heaven, and Holst’s Nunc dimittis.

Saint Agnes Lecture Series

Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J. will present a series of hour-long lectures, entitled “More, Erasmus, and Fisher” at Saint Agnes on Thursday evenings this fall: September 18, 25, and October 2, 16, 23, and 30.  The lectures begin at 6:30 PM, with Q&A available until 8:00 PM.  Coffee and cookies will be served.  The cost is $15 per lecture or $60 for the series.
Saint Thomas More, Saint John Fisher, and Erasmus, played a critical role in the time of Henry VIII and in the rise of Christian Humanism.  These lectures will explore the lives of these three luminaries and their key writings including Utopia and In Praise of Folly.  The speaker is the well-known Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., a Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University for more than twenty years and whose lectures are featured by The Teaching Company.
For more information or to sign-up for the series, email homeland214@aol.com, call 845.373.8037, ext.110, or PayPal.  Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to promptly reserve your place for the full lecture series.

Columbus Day

Monday, October 13th
Saint Agnes will follow a Civic Holiday Schedule.
Masses at 8:10 AM, 12:10 PM, and 1:10 PM.
The church will close after the 1:10 PM Mass.
No confessions will be heard.
The Miraculous Medal Novena will be postponed until Tuesday.
The rectory will be closed all day.