• St. Agnes, Dalton, Parish Visitation Report, October 17, 2016

    The purpose of a parish visitation is to help me be better aware of the situations and challenges facing the parishes within the Diocese of Springfield. It also allows me the opportunity to provide guidance, encouragement, assistance and direction to support the ongoing effectiveness of ministry in and among our Diocese’s parishes.  Finally, it allows me a way to appreciate and affirm the abundant, ongoing grace of God evident in the faith and witness of the church in the communities of the Diocese of Springfield.  Download the attachment for the full Parish Visitation Report.

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Fr. Christopher Malatesta

    

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2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Upcoming Events

  • CHRISTMAS WREATH PICKUP

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  • DONUT SUNDAY

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  • 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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  • CCD K-7

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  • Pearl Harbor Day

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  • LaSalette Shrine Parish Trip

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  • Vigil

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  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED V IRGIN MARY

    (PASTORAL FEAST DAY OF THE USA) Holy Day of Obligation
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  • Mass

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  • Feast of Immaculate Conception Mass

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ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENTS

OUR STUDENTS

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • DEACON PAT RETIREMENT

    On Dec. 4th, Deacon Pat will join us for the 10AM Mass and allow us to acknowledge his many years of service to our Church and the Greater Church of the Deanery and Diocese. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Deacon Pat has retired from his active duties as a Deacon in our Diocese. We are so grateful for the many years of service he has given to the people of our parish. His presence on the altar, as an administrator and behind the scenes will be missed. Many thanks to him!

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  • K OF C ANNUAL COIN DRIVE

    Coin jars are at the church entrances for the Knights of Columbus Annual Coin Drive. It will benefit their Charity Fund to provide Christmas gifts for children in need. All coins (and bills) are welcome! For more info. call Joe Poirier 684-2571.

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  • CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

    Christmas Flower Envelopes with the names of those you wish to make donations in memory of should be sent in as soon as possible either by mail or through the collection basket. The deadline to submit names is Sunday, Dec. 18th in order to be included on the Christmas Flower List which will be available at all of the Christmas Masses Dec. 24/25.

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  • DIAPER DRIVE

    At the request of Pregnancy Support Service of Berkshire County, St. Agnes Parish will have an ongoing “diaper drive” to assist young families with their diaper needs. Much like the food pantry donations, diapers and wipes may be dropped off into a small crib located at the front entrance of the church. Any brand will be helpful, but sizes 3, 4 and 5 are in most demand. Thank you for your support!

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  • MARY VERDI CHRISTMAS SHOW

    The Mary Verdi Christmas Show has moved to the Wahconah High School Auditorium in Dalton this year. The show will be on Friday, Dec. 9th at 7:00pm and Sunday, Dec. 10th at 2:00PM. All proceeds will benefit the music programs of CBRSD. Tickets will be sold at the door with a suggested $10 donation price. Bring your family and help us ring in the Christmas Season!

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  • CHRISTMAS COLLECTION!

    Please consider helping us serve the most vulnerable in our community during the cold weather months. We are collecting new hats, mittens, gloves and socks for adults and children. Please leave your unwrapped items under the tree in the front vestibule or at church entrances by Dec. 18th. Thanks in advance and may God bless you for your generosity and for helping keep our friends and neighbors warm!

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  • ANNUAL FOOD BASKET DRIVE

    We will be collecting food items over the next few weekends to fill our annual Food Baskets to be distributed to needy families for Christmas. Some of the items we are in need of are: Potatoes, Rice, Stuffing, Cranberry sauce, Gravy, Can vegetables/ fruit, Can meats/tuna, Cereal (hot/dry), Soups, Cake/ Brownie mix, Cookies/candy, Pudding/Jello, Crackers/ Snacks, Coffee/Tea. Please leave your donated items at the doors of the church or on the back porch of the rectory. Thank you for your generosity!

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  • ADVENT WREATHS AND CANDLES !

    Celebrate the true reason for the season with your family by lighting the Advent wreath each Sunday of Advent or during evening meals. Wreaths and/or candles are $5 and are available in the sacristy after all Masses.

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  • NEW MINISTRY SCHEDULE

    Just a reminder to all Lectors, EM’s and Altar Servers that the new ministry schedule for January through March 2017 will be sent out via email or mail soon. Anyone needing to make changes or list dates they cannot serve should take care of it on-line ASAP. All those without internet access please call the rectory 684-0125 with changes.

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  • ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES

    ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES

    St. Mary Mother of the Church

    40 Academy Street

    Lee, MA 01238

    with Denise Flynn

    Tuesdays: 7:00p.m.—9:00p.m.

    March 7 March 14

    March 21 March 28

    For more information contact Denise at

    deeflynn@verizon.net or phone

    413-528-1157

    or

    Office of Faith Formation, 413-452-0812

    lois.koz@diospringfield.org

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FAITH FORMATION EVENTS

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    Deacon Rick's Adult Ed.

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    Deacon Rick's Adult Ed.

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    Deacon Rick's Adult Ed.

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    Deacon Rick's Adult Ed.

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    Deacon Rick's Adult Ed.

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ADULT EDUCATION CLASS

Deacon Rick Radzick is conducting a series of classes on “The Catechism of the Catholic Church— Part 1: The Twelve Articles of Faith”. The classes  are held in St. Agnes Church in front of the tabernacle from 6:00-8:30PM.  Mark your calendar and join us!

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.