Women of Saint Agnes Arts and Crafts

The Women of St. Agnes Arts and Crafts Committee are ladies who share their talents in needlework and arts & crafts to benefit the parish through the proceeds of an annual Christmas Bazaar. The group meets in the Parish Center on Monday mornings from March until the November Bazaar, but attendance is not mandatory and some of our members work on their own. The group also meets at other times to foster friendship and enrich the spiritual and social life of its members. It is a growing and active organization in the parish community.

Cherrydale Volunteers

A dedicated team of St. Agnes volunteers visit, pray with, and bring Christ’s love to the elderly and infirmed residents at Cherrydale Health and Rehab Center.

Every Monday St. Agnes extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion bring Communion to all Catholics residents at Cherrydale Health and Rehab Center and visit others desirous of prayer.  Each Wednesday volunteers lead a scriptural Rosary in English and Spanish for all residents desirous of participating in this beautiful Catholic devotional.  Residents are also visited on an individual basis to identify and assist in meeting their spiritual needs.

Mass is celebrated on First Fridays.  Volunteers assist by preparing the room beforehand and transporting residents to and from their rooms for Mass.  All St. Agnes parishioners are invited to participate – through visits or in prayer for the success of this work of mercy.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Dan Palizzi at 703-241-7992 or danpalizzi@aol.com.

Wedding Committee

This committee coordinates the wedding ceremonies celebrated at St. Agnes. We have a format that is followed for each ceremony. We answer the bride’s and groom’s questions. Two committee members are scheduled per wedding and serve on a rotating schedule. The volunteers attend the rehearsal and the wedding to aid the wedding party and coordinate everything at the proper time. On the wedding day, the volunteers arrive one hour before the ceremony to set up the kneelers; assist the bride, bridesmaids and family members; check the flowers; check with the organist; and facilitate any other necessary details. After the wedding the committee members put everything back in its place and turn off the lights. This is a very joyful and rewarding ministry, and we would love to have more volunteers.

Lenten Soup Suppers

Every Friday during Lent, beginning after Ash Wednesday, different groups of the parish participate in preparing a simple meal of homemade soup, bread, and water for all parishioners. Several groups can share the responsibility for a given Friday. The soup supper takes place in the Parish Center.

Flower Committee

The Flower Committee is responsible for weekly flower arrangements and any special arrangements requested by the church or school. They are also in charge of daily maintenance of the arrangements. Training is provided for volunteers.

School Family Support Group and Prayer Chain

The mission of the Family Support Group/Prayer Chain is to provide accessible and discreet support to our school families during an unusually stressful time. Carpooling, grocery shopping, and/or providing meals have proven most helpful following delivery of a newborn, loss of a loved one, or during a family illness. This group has blessed our school community since 1997.

In 1998, the Prayer Chain was instituted. A phone tree system is utilized by volunteers who pray individually, at their convenience, for prayer requests of school/parish families. Prayer needs are forwarded to the coordinator who institutes the phone chain. The prayer chain has reaped much as an adjunct to the Family Support group.

Lion & Lamb Club

The Lion & Lamb Club is a special program for young children in Saint Agnes Parish. Parents andchildren age 4 and under are invited to monthly play dates and special events at Saint Agnes Catholic School throughout the year.Join other young families for good fun and great conversation — and build lasting friendships with other families within Saint Agnes Parish. Sign up to receive email updates on Lion & Lamb Club events by emailing the Lion & Lamb Club coordinator.