Welcome to St. Agnes Parish

Greetings in Christ Jesus!  St. Agnes is a Catholic community, welcoming of all - a beacon of faith, alive in Spirit, and active in spreading the Word of Christ with an enthusiasm that shines through...Come, share His Light... Please join us in the  exciting adventure of being a Catholic Christian of today!  

Rev. Stephen B. Rock, Pastor
Rev. Lambert Nieme, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Bob Rivers, Associate Priest

Rev. Edward Malone, Senior Priest
Rev. Michael Okafor, Visiting Priest
Rev. Mr. Bill Reidy, Deacon

Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday Mass:  4:00pm
Sunday Masses:  7:30am, 9:00am (Family),
11:00am, 5:30pm (Sept - June

  Weekday Masses in Lower Church
9:00am on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
7:00am on Tue and Thur
(6:30am on Tue and Thur during Lent)


St. Agnes/St. Athanasius

The Collaborative is part of the Archdiocese Pastoral Plan, "Disciples in Mission"  Through the collaboaration we seek to revitalize the Church in Boston by positioning our parishes more solidly for the task of evangelization, the work of reaching out to our brothers and sisters and drawing them more fully to Christ Jesus.  Read more... DISCIPLES IN MISSION: A Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston

Under the Collaborative, there are only 2 priests assigned to Reading as opposed to the 3 we have had for the last 20 years or so. We are in a time of change:  for most of us change is part of our daily lives but what the Reading Catholic community will be going through is TRANSITION, which is not easy.

A wonderful video, very helpful and full of hope in periods of transition.  This video is courtesy of The Amazing Parish, an organization committed to supporting pastors and their leadership teams in parishes as they strive to live Christ’s great commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” 

Offertory donations are kept separated for each parish within a Collaborative.  This is one reason why we encourage either online giving or use of our envelope program.  More information about Offertories in a Collaborative...

As part of the Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston, St. Agnes and St. Athanasius will join together as a Collaborative in June 2019.
Learn more about the Collaborative...

Have questions about how things will change because of the Collaborative?  We want to hear them AND give you the answers!
Submit your Question here

Start your day in a peace-filled state; or
end a busy day in quiet reflection.
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July 24 - 7PM Town Meeting on Collaborative
Parishioners from St. Agnes and St. Athanasius are invited to come to this town meeting to better understand the collaborative process and how we can all be a positive force in this transition.



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Parish Information

- Parish Calendar
- Contact Parish Staff
- Register as Parishioners
- CORI Information
- State of our Buildings

Stewardship - "What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?" (Psalm 116)

What is Stewardship About?
- Sharing our Time
- Sharing our Talent
- Sharing our Treasure
Offertory - Online & Envelopes


- Eucharist
- Reconciliation
- Marriage

Grade 1-10 Faith Formation

- Enrollment for 2018/2019
- Information:  Class dates, etc.
Catechist Information

- Grade 2 First Reconciliation
- Grade 2 First Communion
- Grade 9/10 Confirmation
- SUMP - Summer Program

Online Giving

Use this online platform for your weekly or monthly offertory, for occasional gifts or donations, or to pay for your children's faith formation.  Read more... 

Catholic Resources

Archdiocese of Boston
- Cardinal Sean's Blog

Missio - missionary themes in the Sunday Readings
Several Catholic Websites



2018 Catholic Appeal from Archdiocese of Boston on Vimeo.

Catholics Come Home Catholic TV


St. Agnes Facebook Page