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    Saint Agnes Catholic Community

St. Agnes Catholic Community

Fr. Christopher Malatesta

      

Welcome to our Parish!

Upcoming Events

  • Cash Calendar Sales Begin

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Admin Mtg

    Castle

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Finance Council

    St. Agnes Parish
  • Halloween Party Crafts

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Donut Sunday

    St. Agnes Parish
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    PARISH STEWARDSHIP

    Please be generous to your parish. Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure is all our responsibility. Our parish is funded and operated by your generosity and involvement. Please help us with our parish deficits by increasing your sacrificial giving amounts, joining Parish Pay, or more consistent use of offertory envelopes. Our Parish and School rely on your generosity. Thanks for all who sacrifice to help.

    St. Agnes Parish
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    DAY OF RETEREAT

    On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 9:00am-3:00pm at the St. Joseph Parish Center, Pittsfield. Registration is from 8:00am-8:45am. Donation is $10.00 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. The theme is Welcoming the Stranger—”Living out the Charism of Charity”. We will pray and ponder how we encounter the stranger in ourselves, our family, friends, and others whom God sends into our lives. The presenter is Sr. Colette Hanlon, S.C.RSVP to Carolyn Rousseau 443-5401 on or before Sept. 29th.  Sponsored by the Pittsfield Seton Family Group and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.

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    NEW MINISTRY SCHEDULE

    Just a reminder to all Lectors, EM’s and Altar Servers that the new ministry schedule for October through December 2017 will be sent out via email or mail soon. If anyone needs to make changes and/or list dates they cannot serve should take care of it on-line ASAP. Those without internet access can call the rectory 684-0125.

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    K OF C COUNCIL #411 MAKES CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

    K of C Council #411 is pleased to announce that it has awarded donations totaling $5000 to local charities and human service organizations. The funds were awarded from the Council’s Toy & Charity Fund which is now in its 25th year providing gifts to needy children at Christmas time and offering volunteer services and financial assistance to the elderly, disenfranchised, physically challenged, veterans, and local families in need. A breakdown of the awards:

    • $1500—Toys/presents for needy Dalton children

    • $1000—Eagle Santa Fund

    • $1800—Sr. Linda-Burkina Faso—Solar lights, batteries, fixtures

    • $500—Berkshire Community Action Council

    • $200—Life Teen Blessing Bags project

    We extend a heartfelt thanks to our many supporters and benefactors in Dalton and throughout Central Berkshire who contributed to our programs and made our overall effort a smashing success.

    Knights of Columbus
  • 2017-2018 SAINT AGNES FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM

    FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM ATTACHED

    Office of Faith Formation
  • PARISH LENDING LIBRARY DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A PARISH LENDING LIBRARY?

    We have hundreds of books available to borrow in the parish lending library located in the Pastoral Center. Anytime CCD is in session on Sunday you are welcome to come over and browse our selections. During CCD office hours, you can ring the bell and look through the books. We have many books on saints, prayer, scripture, Catholic history, as well as biographies and theology. Come by and visit! The Pastoral Center is also open during CCD hours on Sunday morning to anyone who would like to come by, have a cup of coffee and relax while the students are in class.

    Office of Faith Formation
  • IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?

    Questions and answers in an informal setting. Classes begin in October. For more information contact Deacon George at 684-2371. All ages are welcome!

    Office of Faith Formation
  • THE FAITH FORMATION (CCD) PROGRAM IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

    Classes begin the first week of October. The following positions are available: • Grade 10 (Social Justice) on Sunday evening • Grade 2 - First Eucharist on Sunday morning • Teacher Assistants for all Sunday classes Full training and materials are provided. Please consider sharing your faith with our young people. The rewards are immeasurable! If interested or for more information, call Lisa Stankiewicz at 684-1803.

    Office of Faith Formation
  • CONDOLENCES

    As many of you know, Tim Kirby passed away recently. Tim and Maggie were long time parishioners of St. Agnes and residents of Dalton prior to moving to the Cape. Maggie served as the Parish Director of Religious Education for many years. There have been requests for her address in order to send condolences to Maggie and her son, John. Maggie’s Address: 439 Nottingham Dr., Centerville, MA 02632.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • CHC BRICK FUNDRAISER

    There are still bricks available! We invite you to support the Camp by purchasing your personalized, engraved brick that will be placed in front of the Chapel and will become a part of the CHC history. Proceeds will go to renovation efforts at Camp Holy Cross. This project will beautify this sacred space and further the mission of the Camp. For more info. or to order your personalized brick, visit the Camp website at www.campholycross.org and click on “Buy a Brick Fundraiser”. Thank you for your continued support of the Camp!

    St. Agnes Parish
  • K OF C 2017 DAVID CARMEL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ANNOUNCED

    K of C Council #411 has awarded David H. Carmel Scholarships to Kyle Gazzillo, Jessica Houle and Connor Mathews of Wahconah Regional High School; Kyle Bazonski of Mt. Greylock Regional High School; and Olivia Nealon of Miss Hall’s School. The annual awards, based on academic standing and financial need, are given to St. Agnes parishioners. Congratulations to these outstanding students as they prepare for college studies this fall.

    Knights of Columbus
  • PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES

    Pregnancy Support Services of Berkshire County has been registered in the Amazon Smile Program where a designated charity can receive a donation of 5% of your purchase (from Amazon) on the Amazon web site. Please consider designating PSS, 34 Depot St, Pittsfield, MA. Charity EIN# 23-7288887 as your charity to receive this donation. Thank you!

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  • ST. AGNES YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

    We meet once a month (3rd Thursday of the month) at Saint Agnes Academy Library from 7-8pm.  For young adults (ages 20-39) who seek to draw closer to Jesus Christ and His Church through worship, sturdy, discussion, fellowship and service. 

     For info. email: Fabricio.  Fernandes8@gmail.com or dwojcik@bcn.net.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • PARISH STEWARDSHIP

    Please be generous to your parish. Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure is all our responsibility. Our parish is funded and operated by your generosity and involvement. Please help us with our parish deficits by increasing your sacrificial giving amounts, joining Parish Pay, or more consistent use of offertory envelopes. Our Parish and School rely on your generosity. Thanks for all who sacrifice to help.

    St. Agnes Parish

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CRAFT FAIR

SAINT AGNES ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CRAFT FAIR

30 Carson Avenue, Dalton, MA   01226

SATURDAY NOV. 18, 2017

9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Application Form available for Download!

 Nov 2017 Craft Fair.pdf 

 

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

UPCOMING ACADEMY EVENTS

  • Cash Calendar Sales Begin

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Admin Mtg

    Castle

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Halloween Party Crafts

    St. Agnes Academy
  • School Endowment Dinner

    St. Agnes Academy
  • PTO Board Meeting

    St. Agnes Academy
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BENEFITS OF A CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION

  

OUR STUDENTS

FAITH FORMATION EVENTS

  • Library

    ST. AGNES YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

    We meet once a month (3rd Thursday of the month) at Saint Agnes Academy Library from 7-8pm. For young adults (ages 20-39) who seek to draw closer to Jesus Christ and His Church through worship, sturdy, discussion, fellowship and service, also social gatherings, community outreach and athletic events.  For info. email: Fabrcio.Fernandes8@gmail.com or dwojcik@bcn.net.

    Young Adult Ministry
  • Library

    ST. AGNES YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

    We meet once a month (3rd Thursday of the month) at Saint Agnes Academy Library from 7-8pm. For young adults (ages 20-39) who seek to draw closer to Jesus Christ and His Church through worship, sturdy, discussion, fellowship and service, also social gatherings, community outreach and athletic events.  For info. email: Fabrcio.Fernandes8@gmail.com or dwojcik@bcn.net.

    Young Adult Ministry
  • Library

    ST. AGNES YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

    We meet once a month (3rd Thursday of the month) at Saint Agnes Academy Library from 7-8pm. For young adults (ages 20-39) who seek to draw closer to Jesus Christ and His Church through worship, sturdy, discussion, fellowship and service, also social gatherings, community outreach and athletic events.  For info. email: Fabrcio.Fernandes8@gmail.com or dwojcik@bcn.net.

    Young Adult Ministry
View Monthly Calendar

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 2017-2018 SAINT AGNES FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM

    FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORM ATTACHED

    Office of Faith Formation
  • PARISH LENDING LIBRARY DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A PARISH LENDING LIBRARY?

    We have hundreds of books available to borrow in the parish lending library located in the Pastoral Center. Anytime CCD is in session on Sunday you are welcome to come over and browse our selections. During CCD office hours, you can ring the bell and look through the books. We have many books on saints, prayer, scripture, Catholic history, as well as biographies and theology. Come by and visit! The Pastoral Center is also open during CCD hours on Sunday morning to anyone who would like to come by, have a cup of coffee and relax while the students are in class.

    Office of Faith Formation
  • IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?

    Questions and answers in an informal setting. Classes begin in October. For more information contact Deacon George at 684-2371. All ages are welcome!

    Office of Faith Formation
  • THE FAITH FORMATION (CCD) PROGRAM IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

    Classes begin the first week of October. The following positions are available: • Grade 10 (Social Justice) on Sunday evening • Grade 2 - First Eucharist on Sunday morning • Teacher Assistants for all Sunday classes Full training and materials are provided. Please consider sharing your faith with our young people. The rewards are immeasurable! If interested or for more information, call Lisa Stankiewicz at 684-1803.

    Office of Faith Formation

THE 4 LIFE-GIVING GIFTS OF YOUCAT

CAMP HOLY CROSS

 

  

VISIT THE CAMP HOLY CROSS SITE!

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Information, Councilor Applications and Registrations/Health Forms as they become available!

Catholic Kids Summer

Published on Jun 26, 2015 - Father Christopher Malatesta of the Diocese of Springfield talks with Kevin Nelson and Father Reed about Camp Holy Cross, a great opportunity for kids. - Watch our video

Published on May 1, 2016 - A visit to Camp Holy Cross, a camp for youth, in Goshen, Mass. - Watch our video

Published on Aug 12, 2015 - Chalice of Salvation - Camp Holy Cross Mass - Watch our video

 

 

CAMP HOLY CROSS BROCHURE

BUY A BRICK AND GIVE THE GIFT TO LAST A LIFETIME

Brick Fundraiser supporting the current and future renovation of Camp Holy Cross We invite you to support the Camp by purchasing your personalized, engraved brick that will be placed in front of the Chapel and will become a part of the CHC History.  Proceeds will go to renovation efforts of CHC which includes the installation of an epoxy floor in the Chapel.  This project will beautify this sacred space and further the mission of the Camp.  Consider a brick for:

  • Your Name

  • Your Company Name

  • Memorial - honor a loved one

  • Special Memories

  • An inspirational message

  • Alumni / Camper

Have You or Someone you know benefited from CHC? Order Today On-line or download the form (chc_buy_a_brick_final.pdf)  and return to the rectory or deposit at Mass. Become part of our Beautiful Facility forever! 4" x 8" Brick $100 (Includes 1-3 lines (14 characters per line) 8" x 8" Brick $150 (Includes up to 6 lines (14 characters per line)

PROTECTING OUR YOUTH

   

The Diocese of Springfield and St. Agnes Parish is committed to keeping children and youth safe.  For questions regarding Child Safety issues, please contact our parish Child Advocates: Lisa Stankiewicz  684-1803 or Jim Stankiewicz 684-3143.

Information about Victim Outreach, Child Abuse Prevention, Safe Environment Programs and Training, Roles and Responsibilities, and Resources for Parents & Families are available on the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts Office of Child & Youth Protection website.

USCCB Resource:  Promise to Protect_Pledge to Heal - 2011-Charter-booklet.pdf 

Diocesan Pilgramage at Camp Holy Cross

PARISH BOARDS AND COUNCILS

Saint Agnes Catholic Community Governance

LINK TO BOARD/COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

The healthy success of any community relies on the active participation and wise leadership of its members.  From its earliest days as a parish, St. Agnes CC has had wise, pragmatic and dedicated parishioners who stepped forward- sometimes asked, sometimes moved to volunteer, sometimes summoned- to work with the pastor and the diocese to create and maintain a parish that provided its members with liturgy, pastoral care, education and opportunities for ministry.  The Finance Council, Pastoral Council, Faith Formation Board and Academy Board provide governance at St. Agnes.