1894 ~ Established as a Parish --- 1957 ~ Named a Cathedral
A Message from our Rector

A Message from our Rector

Welcome to the Internet Site of the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Agnes Cathedral.

Our parish is made up of over 6,100 households ranging from single people to families who are just starting out to those who have called the Parish of St. Agnes "home" for a number of generations.

Hopefully, the various features of the site, some of which include descriptions of  the various ministries and organizations, the history of the parish and virtual tour of the Cathedral, will enable you to know more about the parish if you are already a parishioner or give you a sense of us if you are just "visiting".

Please let us know if we can be of service to you.  May God bless you and love you!

Monsignor William E. Koenig

*** Please note starting Monday, March 23, 2020 ***
Rectory Phone hours will be 9:00 am -12 Noon instead of 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 Rector's update from 3/16/2020

Rector's update from 3/18/2020
An Update from our Rector
Dear Parishioners:
Over the past day or so, people have expressed to me (over the phone or through email) their sense of loss in not being able to come to Sunday Mass and receive our Lord in the Holy Communion. I too long for the opportunity to gather in the Cathedral at Mass.
Last week, I wrote about how we, when unable to physically receive the Eucharist, can be spiritually united with one another by uniting ourselves spiritually to our Lord in the Eucharist. We are, of course, blessed to have the daily and Sunday Mass from St. Agnes televised and brought to us through the Catholic Faith Network (for information about televised Mass times, please go to the “About” link at: https://www.catholicfaithnetwork.org/.) and an act of Spiritual Communion is even more meaningful.
I write to you today to invite you to consider two other ways of joining with others in prayer:
1.    In anticipation of the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25, we will start this Tuesday, March 24th and continue to Saturday, March 28th, having a “conference call” at 9 AM at which time we will pray the Rosary together. To participate in the Rosary, you simply need, at 9:00 AM, to dial 978-990-5000 and wait for the invitation to enter an access code. When told to enter an access code, please enter: 751583#.  (Make sure you include the pound sign or hashtag sign #).
You will then join our rosary gathering. 
(If you need some brushing up on the rosary, go to http://stagnescathedral.org/Prayers/Rosary/Rosary%20Main.html.)
2.    A second way that we can join with others is by praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The Liturgy of the Hours along with Mass is the official liturgy of the Church and is prayed each day throughout the world by priests, religious and laity. For those who would like to use their ipad or android an app called ibreviary is a great resource. If you would like to use your computer, simply to the link https://www.universalis.com/USA, go to “Liturgy of the Hours” and select which time of the day you would like to pray. Morning and Evening Prayer are especially worthwhile to pray. As you pray the Liturgy of the Hours, you are doing so with the knowledge that these same prayers are being prayed by millions of others throughout the world. 
I truly believe that prayer is the shortest distance between two people. May we be united in prayer as we turn to our loving God and our Blessed Mother in this hour of need.
With prayers,
Fr. Bill  
Rev. Msgr. William E. Koenig
Saint Agnes Cathedral

Video message from Fr. Bill from St. Agnes Cathedral on Vimeo.


From St. Agnes Cathedral
8:30 A.M Monday-Friday, and 12:30 P.M. Monday-Friday
12 Midnight Sunday-Friday

11:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Sunday
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6:30 P.M Monday-Friday
3:30 P.M. Sunday

Nuestra Señora de Loretto
Domingo a la 6:00 p.m.

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News and Events
Lent 2020

Pray ~ Fast ~ Give

Music Ministry Opportunities

Shake off the winter doldrums and get involved with our music ministry

Mass for Families with Special Needs Members

Masses are held monthly on a Saturday at 5:00 pm in the lower hall.

Hospitality Sundays

Hospitality Sundays are held monthly after the 8:00, 9:30 and 10:30 Masses.

Parish Ministry Sign-up

Interested in becoming a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Altar Server, Bishop's Server, Usher/Greeter or Choir Member?

With Organ and Voice

Save the Date - 2019 - 2020 schedule of concerts at St. Agnes Cathedral

    CYO Swim Team Waiting List Sign-Up

Use this link to have you child added to the CYO Swim Team for boys and girls

Parish Ministries
Comunidad Hispana Education and Formation Ministry Links Parish Service and Outreach
Prayer Ministry Schedules Youth Worship and Liturgy
Faithful Citizenship ›› Vocations ›› Wedding Planning ›› New Evangelization ››

 Planning your Wedding at
St. Agnes Cathedral?  

Click HERE for helpful websites and music samples for your ceremony

" ... the Church needs genuine witnesses for the new evangelization: men and women whose lives have been transformed by meeting with Jesus, men and women who are capable of communicating this experience to others. The Church needs saints. All are called to holiness, and holy people alone can renew humanity."

Pope John Paul II
August 2004

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Prayer Corner



Prayers for Lent

Today in the Liturgical Year

Special Intentions

Prayer for Healing

Prayer to St. Agnes

Prayer for Our Nation

Prayer for Respect Life

Prayer for Religious Freedom

Prayer for Government Leaders

Prayer for our Seminarian

Prayer for Vocations

Prayer for our Troops

Liturgy of the Hours

Morning Prayer - Lauds

Evening Prayer - Vespers

Night Prayer - Compline


Daily Readings

Prayers of the Church

Stations of the Cross




Monday through Friday
6:30, 7:45, 9:00 A.M., 12:10 P.M.

 Monday Eve
7:30 P.M.

6:30, 7:45, 9:00 A.M.

Saturday Eve
5:00 P.M., 7:30 P.M. (Lower Hall)
7:30 P.M. (Misa en Espanol)

Special Needs
Saturday Eve
5:00 P. M. (Lower Hall) Monthly


7:00, 8:00, 9:30 (Family Mass), 10:30 (Family Mass - Lower Hall - Suspended during the summer)11:00 A.M., 12:30, and 5:00 P.M.

Mary, Mother of God
Ascension of our Lord
Assumption of Mary
All Saints
Immaculate Conception

Mass Times for Traveling Catholics


Saturday, Eve of Holy Day, and Eve of First Friday
4:00 to 4:45 P.M.

Monday Evening
following 7:30 P.M. Mass

Wednesday Morning
following 7:45 A.M. and 12:10 P.M. Masses


Once a month on Saturday at 12:30 P.M. and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 1:45 P.M.

Spanish Baptisms take place
before the 7:30 p.m. Spanish
Mass on Saturday evening

Contact the Rectory Office
to arrange for interview,
ceremony and registration
for required Baptism
Preparation Class (for first
time parents)


Arrangements should be made at least 12 months in advance and prior to making reception plans. Call the Rectory for an appointment with the priest or deacon you wish to witness your wedding. All couples are required to attend Pre-Cana.

Pastoral Care
of the Sick

Priests and Extraordinary
Ministers of Communion are available to bring Holy Communion to parishioners confined to home.
Please call the Rectory Office to make arrangements. Those who are seriously ill should request a priest for Anointing of the Sick.

The Anointing of the Sick is also celebrated each Monday morning during the 9:00 a.m. Mass. If you would like to be anointed, please sit in the first row of the baptismal font transept.

On Becoming
A Catholic

Those seeking information about the Catholic Faith are invited to contact Joseph R. Long,
(516-678-2306) concerning the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults(RCIA).

Schedule of Sacraments, Services and Devotions

Our Catholic Faith

Profession of Faith

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

The Seven Sacraments

The Catholic Mass

Liturgical Calendar

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal

The Real Presence

Spiritual Communion

Papal Encyclicals 

Code of Canon Law

Councils of the Church

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council of the Parish of St. Agnes Cathedral.
Web Mail

Members of our Parish Staff and Ministries who have been
provided a St. Agnes E-mail
account can use this LINK to sign-on to access their mail


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Our Parish Mission
We, the parish of Saint Agnes Cathedral, a community of believers, proclaim the presence of Christ in the

world through Word, Sacrament and deeds.  Affirming the sanctity of each person, we minister to all
by committing ourselves to renewal, formation, and living the Gospel. 

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