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    THE NEW PARISH APP IS HERE!

    St. Agnes is launching our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more. We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Agnes and better engaging the New Evangelization. The links are on our home page and will take you to the marketplace appstore where they can download the myParish app.  Your feedback as we move forward with this new exciting tool is greatly appreciated.  Please let us know your thoughts!

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St. Agnes Catholic Community

Fr. Christopher Malatesta

      

Welcome to our Parish!

Upcoming Events

  • School Store Preview (AM)

    St. Agnes Academy
  • CCDK-8

    St. Agnes Parish
  • Hospitality Committee

    St. Agnes Parish
  • Cafe

    Afterschool Lacrosse Gr 1-3

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Christmas Pageant Combined Rehearsal

    St. Agnes Parish
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Our Parish Community!

ST. AGNES - MY PARISH APP!

                   

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

    Knights of Columbus
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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. 17th in order to be included on the Christmas Flower List which will be available at all of the Christmas Masses Dec. 24/25.

    St. Agnes Parish
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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 (jar/can), Canned vegetables/fruit, Canned meats/tuna, Cereal (hot/ dry), Soups (can/dry), Cake/Brownie mix, Cookies/ candy, Pudding/Jello, Crackers/ Snacks, Coffee/Tea. Please leave your donated items at the doors of the church after the weekend Masses or leave them on the back porch of the rectory during the week. Thank you for your generosity during this holiday season.

    St. Agnes Parish
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    CHURCH DECORATING

    On Friday, Dec. 22nd @ 10AM we will need volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas. We appreciate all the help we can get so please mark your calendar.

    St. Agnes Parish
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    ATTENTION LECTORS, EM’S, ALTAR SERVERS

    A sign-up sheet for the Christmas Masses has been posted in the sacristy. If you wish to serve at any of these Masses, please list your name next to the Mass you want to serve at on the sheet. These Masses are scheduled on a volunteer basis to accommodate everyone over the holidays.

    St. Agnes Parish
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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 2018 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.

    St. Agnes Parish
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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.

    St. Agnes Parish
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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. 17th in order to be included on the Christmas Flower List which will be available at all of the Christmas Masses Dec. 24/25.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • featured post

    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 (jar/can), Canned vegetables/fruit, Canned meats/tuna, Cereal (hot/ dry), Soups (can/dry), Cake/Brownie mix, Cookies/ candy, Pudding/Jello, Crackers/ Snacks, Coffee/Tea. Please leave your donated items at the doors of the church after the weekend Masses or leave them on the back porch of the rectory during the week. Thank you for your generosity during this holiday season.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • HELP WANTED

    St. Agnes Rectory is hiring a Housekeeper for approx. 4 hours a week. Duties include vacuuming, dusting and general cleaning of kitchen, bathrooms, offices and living areas. Hourly pay is negotiable. Please submit a letter of interest to Fr. Chris by mail or email frcm@berkshire.rr.com.

    St. Agnes Parish
  • ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

    Any child, Gr. 3 and up, who is interested in becoming an Altar Server should contact Fr. Chris either by calling the rectory 684-0125 or emailing him at frcm@berkshire.rr.com to put their name on the list. Training date(s) will be announced.

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

UPCOMING ACADEMY EVENTS

  • School Store Preview (AM)

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Cafe

    Afterschool Lacrosse Gr 1-3

    St. Agnes Academy
  • Cafe

    Afterschool Lacrosse Gr 4-8

    St. Agnes Academy
  • PTO

    St. Agnes Academy
  • School Store

    St. Agnes Academy
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BENEFITS OF A CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION

  

OUR STUDENTS

FAITH FORMATION EVENTS

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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, 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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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 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.