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Holy Matrimony

Meet the Rector, Father Keith N. Cartwright

The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Nathaniel Cartwright was born in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas on Maundy Thursday 3rd April, 1958 to Catechist Raphael and Chlorine Cartwright. Archdeacon Cartwright is the eldest of the Cartwright’s three children. Archdeacon Cartwright was baptized and confirmed at St. Agnes Anglican Church. The Archdeacon recounts that he began serving around St. Agnes’ altar at the age of 6. Cartwright’s formal education began at St. John’s Preparatory School from 1964-1969, later matriculating to St. John’s College in 1969 where he graduated in 1976. While at St. John’s, Cartwright served as the school’s Head Boy.

Gospel: Mark 8:31-38

Jesus began to teach His disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. But turning and

looking at His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”He called the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”


 

COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the

Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


 

COLLECT FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR ASH WEDNESDAY

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed His glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of His countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into His likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Today is the Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Traditionally, this Sunday is known as Quinquagesima Sunday or Fifty days before Easter and the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Let us prepare ourselves for this wonderful spiritual journey.


St. Agnes Bible Study Meeting

Bible Study sessions resumes this Wednesday,

24th January, 2024 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. sharp

Meeting ID: 823 8330 0876

Passcode: 033653

For more information please contact Camille King

or St. Agnes Bible Study WhatsApp Group chat.


Readers for Respective Masses Needed

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in reading at either mass, please place you name and number on the sign up sheet located at the southern Church door or contact the Church Office at 325-2640 at your earliest convenience.


Church Tithes For 2023

Persons are encouraged to bring your last year’s

envelopes up to date. Please let’s close out the

year 2023 with our envelopes completed.


   The Season of Lent 

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Penitential Season of Lent. Lent lasts for 40 days and nights excluding Sundays. Plan to be in Church during Lent. During Lent, everybody is encouraged to undertake a Lenten Discipline.



Return your Palms to the Church

Everyone is encouraged to return their Palm Branches

from last year’s Palm Sunday to the Church

or Office by 12th February, 2024.

The palms will be burnt to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.


Stations of the Cross for Lent

Stations of the Cross will be held each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 7:00 p.m. during Lent except when we are expected to attend our Archdeaconry Lenten Mission. The Stations of the Cross each week gives us an opportunity to follow the steps of Christ during His passion and crucifixion. Each member should be faithful in attendance each week for this solemn devotional. Please make plans to attend.


Our Lenten Almsgiving A Dollar A Day Commitment For Lent

As a part of our Lenten Observance we are all challenged to put aside an extra dollar per day for Lent, please use the special Lenten envelopes provided for this purpose. All of the envelopes should be returned by Easter Sunday These contributions will help with our Church Social Outreach Ministry Feeding Program. There are those who can afford $5 per day or $10 per day. Please give for Almsgiving during Lent.


 

Ushers for Sunday, 3rd March, 2024

Mass 7:00 a.m.

Paula Hanna-Miller, Anissa Musgrove,

George Turner, Anthony Johnson

6:00 p.m.

Stephanie McSweeney, Sharon Smith-Wright

 

Ushers for Sunday, 3rd March, 2024

10:30 a.m. Mass

Thia Moss, Yulia Chipman, Zuri Hanna,

Halle Styles, Sian Grant


 

HOLY DAYS THIS WEEK

Friday:

St. David: Bishop of Wales 554 AD

Patron saint of Sts. David and Augustine’s Church

in Albert Town – Long Cay

 

Saturday:

St. Chad: Bishop of Litchfield & Missionary 872 AD

Patron Saint of St. Chad’s Church in Fox Town – Abaco


St. Agnes Week Day Services

Monday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

 Tuesday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

Wednesday

6:00 a.m. Mass and 12:30 p.m. Mass

6:30 p.m. – Virtual Bible Study

Thursday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

Friday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

 Saturday – 9:00 a.m. Mass


Annual General Meeting 2024

will be held on Monday, 4th March, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

in the Parish Hall. At that time all Parish Ministries will

present their reports for 2023 and the Secretary to the

Vestry and the Treasurer to the Vestry will make their

reports. All members 18 and over are invited to

attend and take part in the meeting.


St. Agnes Parish Vestry Elections

We are receiving nominations for the position of People’s Warden and four (4) persons to serve on the Parish Vestry for a period of two years. Persons to be nominated should be faithful and devoted and involved members of the Church; they should be regular systematic and financial contributors in the stewardship program of the Church. They should be 18 years of age or older and willing to serve. The outgoing People’s Warden is Clement King and the outgoing Vestry members are Kevin Hanna Sr., Keenan Johnson, Dwight Dorsett, Felix Stubbs all of these persons are eligible for re-election. Nominations close by Evensong on Sunday,3rd March, 2024. Nominations should be signed by two regular financial members of the Church and should be given to the Rector or sent to the Church Office in a sealed envelope addressed to the Rector. Elections will take place after each morning service on Sunday, 10th March, 2024. We wish to thank those who have served so well.



 

 

St. Agnes Parish Upcoming News & Events

February

25th: Angela Adderley, Gabrielle Fraser, Dellereese Grant, Darrin Johnson, Charisse Lunn, Jade Moncur, Perry Pickering, Bailee Pratt, Tony Scriven, Berne Wright

26th: Hyacinth Burnside, Wesley Ingraham, Sharon McClure, Paulette Taylor, Tracey Taylor

27th: Allison Archer, Wayman Burnside, Veronica Fraser, Lorraine Knowles, Tarae Smith, Deron Strachan,

28th: Crystal Albury, Ramon Edwards, Glendina Saunders, Gerrard Sawyer

March

1st: Elizabeth Coakley, Coralee Deveaux, Karen Forbes, Debbie Ingraham, Evelyn Kemp, Kanye Kemp, Charles McKinney, Sonia Pinder

2nd: Vernell Brown, Alicia Smith

 

February

25th:

Mr. & Mrs. Barron Adderley (18yrs)

Mr. & Mrs. Antonies Jones (7yrs)

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Simmons (29yrs)

 

27th:

Mr. & Mrs. Beauregard Kelly (14yrs)

March

 

2nd:

Mr. & Mrs. Trillo Edgecombe (5yrs)

 


To Henry Dean who has won the Golden Heart Award.

The Heart Award is a distinguished award given by the Sir Victor Sasson Heart Foundation to a well deserving person who has shown by their life living the wonderful love of God in their tireless efforts to help others. Henry Felix Dean fits this to the tee. Congratulations to Henry. Well done!

To Deon Gibson who has been appointed Director of Agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. We continue to wish Deon the very best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 St. Agnes Sunday School will take place this morning during the 10:30 a.m. service. All children ages 3-13 years are expected to attend.


Our Lenten Almsgiving A Dollar A Day Commitment For Lent As a part of our Lenten Observance we are all challenged to put aside an extra dollar per day for Lent, please use the special Lenten envelopes provided for this purpose. All of the envelopes should be returned by Easter Sunday These contributions will help with our Church Social Outreach Ministry Feeding Program. There are those who can afford $5 per day or $10 per day. Please give for Almsgiving during Lent.


St. Agnes Senior Choir Practice will be held this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Persons who are interested in joining the choir are asked to contact Preston Ferguson (424-1161).


St. Agnes Youth Group will meet this Friday evening in the Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All youth ages 10yrs to 18yrs are invited to attend.


St. Agnes Altar Servers will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All altar servers are asked to attend.


St. Agnes Girls Brigade will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All members are asked to attend. All young girls who are interested in joining are asked to attend or contact Captain Carol Rahming at (557-9406).


 


St. Agnes Primary & Youth Choir Practice continues this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Young persons who are interested in joining the choirs are asked to attend.


St. John’s Native Baptist Cathedral Anniversary Service

St. John’s Native Baptist Cathedral on Meeting Street will be celebrating their 199th Anniversary and St. Agnes has been invited to conduct a night of Mission Service this Tuesday, 27th February, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Our clergy, Lay ministers and our Senior and Youth Choirs will be leading the service. Our ACM and ACW are expected to be in their full uniform. The entire congregation is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the service.


FORWARD DAY BY DAY

For February 2023 – April 2023 is still available.

Please contact the Church Office for your copy.