Message from the Headmaster
Holy Week 2020: Happy Holy Week to all of you! Please take some time this week to participate in the Archdiocesan Virtual Holy Week Retreat, if you have the chance. Morning prayer and Lectio Divina take place each day beginning at 9:00 a.m. through Holy Saturday, and a 7:00 p.m. Retreat Conference Meeting each evening on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (as well as 7:00 p.m. Triduum Masses/services on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday/Easter Sunday). Our Dominican Sisters are hosting Morning Prayer (Lauds) tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. from the Saint Agnes Convent Chapel – more details below. Fr. Ubel is giving the presentation on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., for those who remember his time as Pastor at Saint Agnes. Access the links each day .
$1,000/Family Available to St. Paul Residents (if you qualify): On April 1, the City of St. Paul passed a $3.3 Million Bridge Fund for residents of St. Paul who have had a significant change in income due to COVID-19. If your family qualifies, please make sure that you fill out the form as soon as it opens on April 8 th . The main qualifier is that the family’s gross household income needs to be “at or below 40% of area median income” prior to a recent change in employment. In brief, eligible families need to fulfill all the following criteria:
  1. Renter/Homeowner in St. Paul city limits
  2. At least one minor child present in home
  3. Gross household income at or below 40% of median income for their Minneapolis/St. Paul area prior to change in employment
  4. Experienced a significant loss of income due to COVID-19 
See further details and apply here .  If you are eligible, please take advantage of this one-time opportunity for additional funding from St. Paul.

Second Week of Distance Learning: We entered our second week of Distance Learning today. Thank you so much for your flexibility and feedback during this time of student learning at your homes. We are grateful for all those who filled out the survey, and we have made a number of adjustments based on the feedback. As the novelty wears off this week, please do what you can to help your children establish a routine for this temporary new normal. Please also pray for a return to school during at least part of May! If you are having any trouble, feel free to contact your teacher, the main office, or Mr. Adkins/Mr. Hendrickson. The main office is open M-F from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (though we will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday for the Triduum and Easter holiday weekend).
2020-21 Tuition Contracts: Thinking to next year allows me to catch a view of a future that is filled with students in our school building again. We will get to the other side of this COVID-19 virus, and if you are anything like my wife and me, we look forward to our children being with this extraordinary group of teachers again! To that end, we will begin sending next year’s tuition contracts to families this week. If your family’s job/financial situation has changed, please know that we are a community, and that we want to work with your family to make sure that you can return to Saint Agnes School next school year please discuss with Mr. Collett in our Business Office at . We will do the best we can to help!
Survey Results
Distance Learning Survey #1
The first survey was administered on Tuesday, March 31 to offer a quick check-in with families after two days of distance learning. We wanted to turn that information around quickly and make necessary adjustments for families; we published a survey analysis on Friday afternoon with our findings. You can review the findings below by downloading the PDF or watching a short video analysis. Documents are also on the Distance Learning Resource webpage.

Lower School
Daily Morning Message
Each morning during distance learning, Mr. Adkins is offering a daily morning message, consisting of prayer and pledge - just like at school! In addition, he’ll offer some other special anecdotes such as the Virtue of the Week, birthdays, Virtue Shout-Outs, and a daily drawing. These videos are located on the Lower School’s distance learning homepage but will be occasionally posted on Saint Agnes social media.
Upcoming Events
Sisters with steeple
Missing our Dominican Sisters?
Our four Dominican sisters will be featured tomorrow in the Archdiocese’s virtual Holy Week Retreat . Sr. Teresa Christi, Sr. Mary Philomena, Sr. Mary Consolata, and Sr. Gabriella will be leading everyone in Morning Prayer followed by a directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the day, John 13. Each morning at 9:00 a.m. and evening at 7:00 p.m. the Archdiocese will livestream conferences for the retreat. Videos of events will also be archived for viewing afterwards. Those interested can follow along using the attached documents for tomorrow morning’s Lauds at 9:00 a.m. with our sisters:
Highlights of the Week
Story Time With Fr. Moriarty
Saturday story time at Saint Agnes. Father Moriarty reads Take It To the Queen: A Tale of Hope by Josephine Nobisso . #GoAggies
Distance Conditioning Strengthens the Body
Strength and conditioning class is still in session. Aggies staying connected du ring #quarantine. #Aggiesathome #caronateam #GoAggies
Keeping Aggie Spirit Alive
Shout out to Mr. B (high school Latin teacher), shredding out the Aggie Rouser!! Always #AggiePride both home and away! #GoAggies
All School Mass Continues
Thank you everyone for joining us for our first All School Live Streamed Mass. We will be offering this every Wednesday going forward at 8:45am. You can view them on our Saint Agnes School Facebook page either live or via a recording as well as through our parish website . Thanks for the image @atmcquillan714. Glad to see their shirts are tucked in! ! #GoAggies
Quick Links & Past News
New Parish Newsletter
The Church of Saint Agnes website includes a link for people who wish to receive updates about the status of our parish . Find updated information on livestreamed daily Masses, confession schedules, Lenten lecture recordings and Fr. Moriarty's new "Saturday Storytime.".
Aggies at Home Newsletter
Upper School students, stay connected with the Aggies at Home newsletter! Look for new editions every Wednesday in your student email (gr 7-12). Weekly news, challenges, shout outs, crafts ideas and more geared directly to you, our upper school students!
Video message from the Headmaster 3/30/2020
Forming Catholic Hearts & Minds in Faith, Reason, & Virtue