The St. Agnes Altar Society consists of all the women of the
church. They meet monthly to plan events. One of the
biggest events of the year is the community Easter Dinner
provided free to all who would like it. This is a combined
charitable undertaking by St. Agnes, St. Cecilia, and
Immaculate Conception Churches.
Contact Marni Suliin, President of the Altar Society
Vision: To Reach Out to know, love, and serve God by
our faith community members, our members who no
longer participate, and those who are unaffiliated.
Faith Community: St. Agnes, St. Cecilia, and Immaculate
Conception Parishes, St. Mary of Norway Vicariate,
Marquette Diocese, and the Vatican
Third Thursday of the Month at St. Agnes in the Little
Flower Room from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Phase One: to establish and maintain an active
connection with the sick who are listed in the bulletin
as well as those not listed for various reasons.
Phase Two: to establish an active connection with all
members in our faith community.
Phase Three: to establish an active connection with
those who no longer participate in our faith
Phase Four: to establish a connection to those who
claim to be unaffiliated with any faith community
because they quit, they didn’t find it inspiring, and/or
Phase 5: to connect and collaborate with the parishes in
the Vicariate of St. Mary Norway .
Phase 6: to establish fund raising campaigns to support
the above initiatives.
Music for the weekend Masses are:
Saturday at 4 PM with choir. Pianist and Directress
is Jane Townsend. They also assist families in
preparing the music for the Mass of Christian Burial
at St. Agnes Church.
Sunday 10 a.m. with Organist Cheryl Spencer
leading the congregation.
Sunday 8 AM with choir. The organist is Kathy
Kudlaty. They also assist families in preparing the
music for the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cecilia
Sunday noon with a Youth Choir led by Organist
Organist is Mary Therese Howard
Knights Of Columbus
The Iron River Council 2300 Knights of Columbus was
chartered in 1921. Although the meeting places have
changed from the original Knights of Columbus hall at the
Baltic Club House in Gaastra, to the Blessed Sacrament
Church in Stambaugh, to the Knights of Columbus hall in
the Verona Club House and then presently at the St Agnes
Little Flower Room. Meetings are held on the second
Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Agnes in the Little
Flower Room and is led by Grand Knight Rick
Some of the special works of the council is supporting
seminarian vocations in the Marquette Diocese and the
Holy Cross Children Services (originally Boysville).
Quarterly Black Cow events are held at the Iron Mountain
Veterans Hospital, serving our veterans ice cream sodas
The annual Tootsie Roll Drive supports the West Iron
Special Education children classes.
Knights of Columbus also hosts corporate communions at
both parishes and send support monthly to the St. Vincent
The Fourth Degree Assembly 501 is led by Faithful
Navigator Arthur B. Aregoni.
The Fourth Degree work
together with Council 2300 in
all of the above programs.
The Fourth Degree Honor
Guard performs honor guards
at deceased members
funerals, on corporate
communions, and also at
special Masses at both
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Store and Food Pantry
313 W Genesee Street; Iron
St. Vincent de Paul is a lay
Catholic organization that
aspires to live by the gospel
message by serving Christ in
the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by
working to shape a more just and compassionate society
Founded in 1833 by six university students in Paris under
the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the Society today
includes almost 900,000 members spread Among 46,000
confraternities in 130 countries of five continents.
The Society's purpose is to provide direct aid to those who
suffer, and to help individuals reduce and even eliminate
the causes of their suffering, themselves. Society members
use their own resources, sharing not only possessions, but
the valuable gift of their presence.
Iron River, Caspian, & Watersmeet, MI
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