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Nyack, New York 10960
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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.
March 13 -- The tradition of receiving ashes, traced on the forehead in the shape of a cross, brought hundreds to the nine masses that were celebrated at St. Ann's and St. Paul's churches on Ash Wednesday. And on all Fridays of Lent, the Stations of the Cross, a devotion in which participants meditate on the sufferings and death of Christ at Calvary, are said at 11:30 am and 7:30 pm at St. Ann's and 7:30 pm at St. Paul's.
More photos here.
The Garden of Faith at Marydell in Upper Nyack, February 2017
Feb. 20 -- Each night of the winter season, a coalition of 20 Rockland houses of worship makes sure that one of its churches, synagogues, or mosques is open to receive the homeless. This group is called Helping Hands Safe Haven, and St. Ann’s Church has been involved with the program since its inception 12 years ago. Nine times this winter, parish volunteers provided a good, hot meal and overnight shelter for over 30+ guests. It takes a team of about 40 to make this happen for each block of days St. Ann’s hosts the homeless. Parishioners serve as bus drivers, cooks, servers, and overnighters.
This photo was taken the weekend of Feb. 17-19. More photos here.
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