16 Jefferson Street
Nyack, New York 10960
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16 Jefferson St., Nyack
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Open fnow through August 2017. There are immediate openings for weekday masses. Also candle requests for the Church & Chapel are available. Please call 268-4464—or stop by the office.
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St. Agnes, one of the earliest Roman martyrs, was put to death at a very young age (12 or 13) around 305 AD.
She is usually portrayed holding a lamb, which signifies her innocence. Also, her name sounds like the Latin word for lamb, "agnus." The palm branch in her hand is a symbol of her victory as a virgin martyr, remaining faithful to Christ unto death.
Each year on St. Agnes' feast day, Jan. 21, the Pope blesses two lambs. Their shorn wool is used to make the white woolen stole called a pallium, which is worn by archbishops.
Here's a video of Pope Benedict XVI blessing two adorable little lambs, who wear flower wreaths in honor of St. Agnes. Listen carefully and you'll hear one greet the Pope with a bleat the moment he steps into the room.
Photo/imaging by Renee Van Dorn
Aptil 9 -- Holy Week. commemorating Christ's passion and death on the cross, began with a Palm Sunday procession, celebrating His entrance into Jerusalem to accomplish the pascal mystery of our salvation. For a schedule of all the special liturgies of this holy time at St. Ann's and St. Paul's, click here. More photos, click here.
April 8 -- The first work day of the 2017 season of the St. Paul and St. Ann Garden of Faith was held on Saturday, April 8, at the Marydell Faith and Life Center in Upper Nyack. Volunteers turned the soil in the beds, laid the irrigation hoses, and cleaned up winter debris.
Over the past years, the Garden of Faith has raised over 12,000 pounds of fresh produce for the needy of our community.
If you would like to help, the next work day is Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to noon. No experience necessary. It takes a bushel of volunteers to nuture the plants from seed to harvest!
March 31 -- On Friday, March 31, members of the St. Paul and St. Ann's Youth Group presented their own version of the ancient prayer, the Way of the Cross, at St. Paul's Church. The remembrance of the events of the last few hours of Jesus' life included reflections of what Jesus might have been thinking at each station and the response of a teenager who was trying to listen prayerfully to God's voice as each event unfolded. Each station in this reverent, moving version concluded with vocalists singing excerpts from contemporary music.
More photos are here. Double-click on a photo to enlarge it and then scroll through the slide show.
March 26 -- Here's the team behind the wonderful St. Patrick-St. Joseph's parish party at St. Ann's on March 12. The "St. Patrick's Day" atmosphere of traditional Irish music, the wearin' o' the green, and shamrock decorations all around the cafeteria was topped off by the tremendous buffet of corned beef and cabbage, baked ziti and meatballs, and great desserts!
Photos of parishioners enjoying the party may be found here. Double-click on a photo to enlarge it, and then scroll through the slide show.
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