Dear Parishioner and Guest,
Welcome to the home of St. Agnes Parish on the web! Here
you will find a bit of news and information about our parish, but
you will not experience what is the essence of our parish: the
sacramental life lived and experienced by the wonderful Catholics
who live here. For that, we invite you to come visit us in the
praise and worship of the God Who saves us in His Son Jesus.
Our parish community got its start in 1885 as a mission of St.
Francis Church in Toronto, Ohio. Over the years, this parish
has been home to many, many Slavic and Italian immigrants and others
of other ethnic origin. While you will read much more in our
history, it has always impressed me that the faith of the people
here has always been profoundly strong and steady. We prepare
therefore for future generations to hand on the faith in fidelity to
Christ and His Church.
St. Agnes is a Catholic Church of the Diocese of
Steubenville. This is where the faithful come to meet God in
the sacraments, where families pray together within the family of
the Church, where families welcome new ones into the faith through
the sacrament of Baptism, and say goodbye to them in the Rite of
Christian Burial. The faith intersects our human lives at
every point. This web page is but one way of inviting you to
worship with us whether you live here or you are visiting
here. The Catholic family of faith has no boundaries.
Let us pray for each other in our service and praise of God.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. James M. Dunfee, Pastor