Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Agnes, Patron Saint of Pilot Butte Parish

On Thursday, January 21 we celebrate St. Agnes Feast Day. There will be a 7:00 PM mass for anyone who is interested in attending.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Darlene Loucks to pre-register.

Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Agnes, Patron Saint of Pilot Butte Parish

St. AGNES, Virgin and Martyr
January 21—Patron of the Children of Mary

St. Agnes suffered martyrdom during the bloody persecution of the Emperor Diocletian around 304 at the age of thirteen and became one of the best known and most highly regarded of the Roman martyrs. Her name is still retained in the First Eucharistic Prayer for Holy Mass.
The Acts of her Passion, which date back only to the 5th century, are considered to be not entirely reliable but they do tell us something about her. They young noblemen of Rome, attracted by her wealth and beauty, vied with one another in endeavouring to obtain her hand in marriage, but she refused them all, saying that she had chosen a Spouse who could not be seen with mortal eyes.
Her suitors, in hope of sharing her constancy, accused her of being a Christian.
She was brought before a judge and remained unswayed by either his kindness or his threats. Fires were kindled, instruments of torture were placed before her eyes, but, immoveable in her constancy, she surveyed them with heroic calmness. She was sent to a house of prostitution, but the sight of her inspired such awe that not one of the wicked youths of the city dared approach her. One, bolder than the others, was suddenly struck with blindness and he fell trembling.
The youthful saint came forth from this den of infamy uncontaminated in mind and body, and still a pure spouse of Christ. The most prominent among her suitors was now so enraged that he incited the judge still more against her. The heroic Virgin was condemned to be beheaded. “She went to the place of execution,” says St. Ambrose, “more cheerfully than others go to their wedding.”
Amid the tears of the spectators the instrument of death fell, and she went to meet the immortal Spouse whom she had loved better than her life. She was buried on the Via Nomentana, and Constantine erected a church in her honour.

Prayer: All-powerful and ever-living God, You choose the weak in this world to confound the powerful. As we celebrate the anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Agnes, may we like her remain constant in faith. Amen.

2021 Schedule for Mass and Adoration

Mass and adoration are held the first Thursday of the month at St. Agnes. Mass begins at 7:00 PM with adoration until 8:00 PM.

Mass and Adoration dates for 2021:

January 7, 2021 July 1, 2021
February 4, 2021 August 5, 2021
March 4, 2021 September 2, 2021
April 1, 2021 October 7, 2021
May 6, 2021 November 4, 2021
June 3, 2021 December 2, 2021

Bakeless Bake Sale

St. Agnes’ fundraiser this year will be a Bakeless Bakesale. Instead of donating baking and volunteering time, we are asking for a cash donation. We ask that all donations be sent in by November 15, 2020. A letter is being sent to all parishioners with additional information. Thank you for your generous support!

Operation Christmas Child

This year St. Agnes will do the Operation Christmas Child program for anyone who wishes to participate. Boxes will be available for pickup at St. Agnes Church, 5th Street in Pilot Butte after 9 am mass on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Boxes can be dropped off at the church on Sundays after mass but no later than Sunday, November 15, 2020. Thank you for your participation.

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