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    Saint Agnes Catholic Community

St. Agnes Catholic Community

Fr. Christopher Malatesta

      

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Upcoming Events

  • THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS CHRIST

    Liturgical Dates
  • Sugarhill Mass

    St. Agnes Parish
  • THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

    Liturgical Dates
  • 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    Liturgical Dates
  • Parish Council

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Our Parish Community!

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • VACATION BIBLE CAMP AT CHC

    Mon. July 24—Fri. July 28  8:00am-4:00pm For students entering Pre-K (4 yr. old) and up to Gr. 8 in Sept. 2017.  After June 1st, cost is $150 per camper, 2 or more is $130 each. Registration/Health Forms are online at www.campholycross.org. Click on the Bible Camp link—register as a new user at “campdoc” to complete. Mail your payment to: St. Agnes Office of Faith Formation, 513 Main St., Dalton. Any questions, call Lisa Stankiewicz @ 684-1803 or email: churchlady35@gmail.com.

    Office of Faith Formation
  • ESTATE PLANNING AND ELDER LAW WORKSHOP

    To be held on Friday, June 9th at 6:30PM in the Parish Hall. Presented by Paula K. Almgren, elder law attorney. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Berkshire County Parish Nurses. All are welcome!

    St. Agnes Parish
  • YOU’RE INVITED!

    Everyone is welcome to our annual FAMILY ANOINTING MASS on Tuesday, June 6th at 6PM. We are all in need of healing of some kind, physical, spiritual, emotional. Refreshments will follow the Mass in the parish hall. Please join us!

    St. Agnes Parish
  • NEW MINISTRY SCHEDULE

    Just a reminder to all Lectors, EM’s and Altar Servers that the new ministry schedule for July through Sept. 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.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR THE SUNDAY LUNCH PROGRAM

    The St. Agnes Sunday Lunch Program is looking for a lead chef/cook to lead one of the cooking teams once per month. Interested volunteers should be in touch with Leanne Mears, coordinator of the St. Agnes Sunday Lunch Program. The Parish provides funds for the food items needed to be purchased and prepared. Lunch dates are scheduled in advance. Please consider giving of your time and talent to this important community program.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • SAVE THE DATE!

    Catholic Youth & Family Day at Six Flags New England on Tuesday, Aug. 8th. The day will include Mass at 9:30am celebrated by Bishop Rozanski. Special package cost of $43.24 ($17.49 for season pass holders) incl. early entry for Mass, free parking, theme & water park admission, and all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. Tickets can be purchased online at sixflags.com/newengland and enter code: Catholicday17 For info., call Joanne McCormick @ (413) 786-9300 x 3524.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • CHC OVERNIGHT CAMP!

    Camp Holy Cross Overnight Camp 2017 available for children 8-15 years old. Session I—July 9-14 and Session II—July 16-21. Camp sessions are filled with fun, friends, field games, arts and crafts and water fun in an outdoors setting in nearby Goshen, MA. Cost is $340 per week including accommodations, meals and all camp materials for the week. Multi-sibling or multi-week discounts available. Registration and Health Forms, as well as pay online at www.campholycross.org. Register early! Sessions will sell out! Any questions, call 684-0125.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • PLEASE SPONSOR A CHILD  AT BIBLE CAMP!

    This will be our 14th year of Bible Camp at Camp Holy Cross in Goshen. Camp brings children closer to Jesus as they participate in daily prayer, bible stories, drama, field games, arts and crafts, music and swimming. They also build memories for a lifetime! Sponsorship covers the cost of supplies, camper shirt, daily snacks, camp rental, on-site nursing, waterfront supervision, bus transportation and a closing program at Nessacus. Without our generous sponsors, many children would not be able to attend. Please prayerfully consider sending one child to camp for $125.00.  If you can sponsor more than one child, each would be $100.00.   Camperships are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Please make checks payable to Saint Agnes and send to the attention of the Religious Education Office, 513 Main Street.  A grateful child thanks you in advance for your generosity!

    Office of Faith Formation
  • 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!

    St. Agnes Parish
  • 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

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

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
  • Camp Holy Cross, Goshen, MA.

    VACATION BIBLE CAMP

    Office of Faith Formation
  • 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
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VACATION BIBLE CAMP

  Vacation Bible School.pdf 

  

 

 

THE 4 LIFE-GIVING GIFTS OF YOUCAT

ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FREE LITERACY BACKPACK

    

OUR STUDENTS

CAMP HOLY CROSS

 

  

VISIT THE CAMP HOLY CROSS SITE!

for

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.