Parish Ministries/Societies   © Copyright St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church Made with Xara FAITH FORMATION - (Religious Instruction)  The education of our children in the life-giving truths of our Faith is the heart of our mission as a parish.  Classes begin in October, and are held on Monday from 7:00 to 8:00PM for Grades 6 through 10 and Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM for Grades 1 through 5. Please sign up for classes prior to September, as announced in the bulletin.  Parents and students will be presented with a yearly class schedule at the first class.  In case in inclement weather, we will follow the agenda of the Utica City School District. Family Mass & Children’s Liturgy of the Word offered once each month. For more information, contact Tori at tguzski@syrdio.org HOLY NAME SOCIETY The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) promotes reverence for the Sacred Name. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church. The Society assists in parish ministries by sponsoring several events throughout the year i.e. Lenten Fish Fry.  The members also work at our St. Anthony of Padua Festival, and St. Cosmas & Damian Pilgrimage.  The Society usually meets on the second Sunday of each month after the 9:00 AM Mass, as announced in the bulletin. The Society welcomes new members. ST. THERESA SOCIETY The Mission of the Society of the Little Flower is to promote devotion to St. Therese of the Child Jesus. There are now more than 500,000 active friends of the Society of the Little Flower throughout the world. They take great pride and joy in their devotion because she has touched their lives many times with her "shower of roses". She continually leads them to discover God's love in their lives. This Society helps with many of the parish’s functions, Pizza Fritta Sales at all feasts and throughout the year, as well as Baking for special events.  New members are welcome to join. STS. COSMAS & DAMIAN SOCIETY This Society is devoted to the Santi Medici. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of the Month, throughout the year except for January, February, March & August.  During our meetings, the Novena Prayers to St. Cosmas & Damian are prayed together for healing of those from our parish, as well as those pilgrims who visit our shrine in September.   In addition to the healing saints, the society venerates the Blessed Mother in May, St. Anthony of Padua in June, St. Theresa of the Little Flower in October and the Christ Child in December.  The Society assists with the St. Anthony Festival, the St. Cosmas & Damian Pilgrimage as well as other events throughout the year. New members, both men & women, are welcome to join. YOUTH MINISTRY Leading teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church and unleashing the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church. Both our EDGE (grade 7-8) and Life Teen (9-12) programs meet Monday night from 7-8 PM. Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation may begin as early as ninth grade; candidates must be enrolled for two years before they may receive sacrament. Interested in joining Youth Group? St. John Paul II said “Future begins today, not tomorrow.” Youth Ministry is an integral part of any parish community because young people are not just the church of tomorrow, but indeed, the church of today. Our church needs young men and women to answer to Christ’s call to holiness. Our youth Group meets once a month and is involved in numerous parish and community service projects, and participates in such programs as Eastern Region Summer Youth Program, and the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. For more info, contact Rick at rhensel@syrdio.com