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

Mass Programs

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Chrism Mass
*** The rectory office is presently closed to visitors.  Questions and concerns can be emailed to: ParishOffice@StAgnesCathedral.org.  In cases of emergency, a priest can be reached at 516-366-8128 ***

 Rector's update from 3/16/2020

Rector's update from 3/18/2020

Rector's update from 3/23/2020

Rector's update from 3/26/2020
An Update from our Rector

Dear Parishioners:
In just a few days, with the Celebration of Palm Sunday, we will join Christians all over the world and begin the "Great Week"--that week that goes from Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord to Holy Saturday’s Easter Vigil. We are invited to walk with our Lord through those final days that culminated in His death and resurrection. In anticipation of this blessed time, I bring several things to your attention. 
1.     At a time in our lives in which we are so limited in our movement and activities, I especially encourage you to take the opportunity to participate in this year's Holy Week Liturgies from St. Agnes through the Catholic Faith Network.
Please know that we will also be making a liturgy aid available on our website (stagnescathedral.org) for these various liturgies.
2.     While palm branches will be used at the televised Palm Sunday Mass, we are unable, out of health concerns, to make these available at this time. In light of this, you may wish to display on your front door or on your dinner table this Sunday a piece of a branch that can serve as a visible sign of Palm Sunday and Jesus’ entrance as a King into Jerusalem.  
3.     Starting this Sunday Evening, April 5, at 8:30 PM, Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed online. You are able to join others in this prayer --to join by computer with speakers

to join
by telephone, call  1 929 205 6099 and enter the Meeting ID: 686 946 039.

In addition to this opportunity for prayer, we are continuing until this Wednesday praying the rosary via a conference call. This takes place at 9 AM and the phone number for this call is (979) 990-5000 followed by the access code of 751583#.
4.     Because the Cathedral will be in use at certain times this coming week (April 5 – 12) for the Holy Week Liturgies, we will be adjusting the hours in which it will be open for private prayer.

The times that the Cathedral will be open this week are:           
Sunday- Tuesday as normal: 9:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am- 5:00pm
5.     In looking ahead to Easter Sunday, and our inability to come physically together to celebrate God’s triumph over sin and death, I especially invite you to join with other parishioners and friends in displaying on the front window or door of your home a symbol of the Victorious Lamb of God. 
It would be wonderful to see this lamb displayed in as many windows as possible.
6.     And finally, please also know that over the past month, Bishop Barres issued a very fine Pastoral Letter entitled:

"The Great Week--A Pilgrimage with the Lord in Holy Week"
(please see: http://www.thegreatweek.com).
I heartily recommend this resource to you. It is well written and deepens one's understanding and ability to participate in the Holy Week Liturgies. It is also a reminder to us that Holy Week is a time "that the Lord Himself has invited [us] to make this pilgrimage with Him. And there are special graces He has in store for [us] that He can only impart..." May these graces be showered upon our families, our parish, our diocese, our country and our world!

With prayers,
Rev. Msgr. William E. Koenig
Saint Agnes Cathedral

Televised/Webcast Masses

Catholic Faith Network can be found on - Optimum Channels 29/137, Verizon FIOS Channel 296, Spectrum Channels 162/471,

and as a Web cast at


You can also watch CFN on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, or by downloading the CFN mobile app from the app store by searching “Catholic Faith Network” or “CFN”.

Mass Programs

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Chrism Mass

During this extraordinary time, please consider making your contributions to St. Agnes securely on-line using your credit/debit card or bank account. Faith Direct is a fast, secure, simple way to make your contributions.  Even if you currently use envelopes to make your donations and would like to use Faith Direct you can make a one time, or catch up payment or you can sign-up for automated contributions. Our Faith Direct Parish code is NY239

Thank you for your continued support of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish.   

Click HERE to arrange for the contribution that meets your needs
If you currently use envelopes and are not enrolled in Faith Direct, please enter your envelope account number found on the right side of your envelopes in the Notes Field of the one time and catch up contribution options.



News and Events
Please note that all parish activities are currently suspended due to Diocesan COVID-19 directive
Parish Ministry Sign-up

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

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.

CYO Swim Team Waiting List Sign-Up

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

With Organ and Voice

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

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 ››

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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

Anima Christi

Today in the Liturgical Year

Special Intentions

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


Please note that all congregational masses as well as confessions, weddings, funerals and baptisms are currently suspended due to COVID-19 Diocesan directives.

 In cases of emergency, a priest can be reached at 516-366-8128


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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