ST. AGNES ACADEMY IS ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

SEASON OF ADVENT

4TH WEEK OF ADVENT




4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT


CHRISTMAS MASSES

Christmas Eve Masses: 4:00PM, 6:00PM and 12Midnight (All at St. Agnes)
Adult Choir at 4 / Soloist at 6 / Praise Band at Midnight

Christmas Day Masses:  8:00AM (at St. Patrick's) and 10:00AM (at St. Agnes); No 5:30PM Mass
8am (St. Pat's / Adult Choir), 10am St. Agnes (Folk Group)

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. 21st in order to be included on the Christmas Flower List which will be available at all of the Christmas Masses, Dec. 24/25.

CHURCH CLEANING & DECORATING - On Monday, Dec. 15th @ 9AM we will need volunteers to help clean the sanctuary of the church for Christmas. Then, on Monday, Dec. 22nd @ 9AM we will need volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas. We appreciate all the help we can get so please mark your calendar.

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 information call Joe Poirier 684-2571.

NEW MINISTRY SCHEDULE - Just a reminder to all Lectors, EM’s and Altar Servers that the new ministry schedule for January through March 2015 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.

TWELFTH NIGHT - Tickets are now available for the 54th Festival of the Twelfth Night to be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. This year Mass will be held at 4PM at St. Joseph Church with dinner and dancing to follow at Berkshire Hills Country Club. The cost for the evening is $35 per person and can be purchase at St. Joseph
Rectory, 414 North St., Pittsfield between the hours of 10am-3pm Monday through Friday.

ADULT CATECHISM CLASSES - Deacon Rick Radzick will continue his series of Adult Catechism Class, Part 3—”Life in Christ” in the school library from 6-8pm on the following dates:
• Mon. 12/15—4th Commandment
• Mon. 12/29—5th Commandment
• Wed. 1/14—6th Commandment
• Tues. 2/10/15—7th Commandment
• Tues. 2/24/15—8th Commandment
• Wed. 3/11/15—9th & 10th Commandment
All are welcome!

LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY - A new Bible Study covering the Acts of the Apostles will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning Tues. Oct. 28th from 6:30-8pm in the school library. 
December 30
January 27
February 24 (This date will be rescheduled due to conflict with CCC Class.
March 24
April 28
May 26
June 23

PROCESS TO CREATE A HEALTHY AND HOLY PARISH

The Four Disciplines

  1. Cohesive Leadership
  2. Create Organizational Clarity
  3. Over-Communicate Clarity
  4. Reinforce Clarity Through Persons, Ministries and Structures
How do I find related handouts and documents for this process?
Follow Parish Link.  Blue hyperlinks are available for all downloadable information.

PARISH SURVEY - Our Parish Council has created a web-based survey to measure the temperature and satisfaction of the ministry we provide at St. Agnes and St. Patrick’s. Login and tell us what you think.  The survey will measure what you like and what can be improved upon to provide better ministry.  It is anonymous and designed to help our future planning.


HELP REDUCE PARISH MAILING COST WHILE YOU ARE AWAY Read more...

PARISH STEWARDSHIP Read more...

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC! - Questions and answers in an informal setting.  All ages are welcome!  For more information contact Deacon George at 684-2371.

CHILDREN’S MASS BOOKS Read more...

MEMORIAL DONATION CARDS Read more...

NEW CHC UTILITY VEHICLE NEEDED - Camp Holy Cross is raising money towards the purchase of a new utility vehicle. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to Camp Holy Cross. This vehicle will benefit the transportation and maintenance needs of our camps. It will benefit our overnight camp, bible camp and programs for those with mental health issues. Our goal is $4000. Lisa and I have each made a personal gift of $100 and ask that you consider how you can help. Gifts can be made payable to Camp Holy Cross and mailed to 489 Main St., Dalton MA 01226. Thanks for your consideration, Fr. Chris & Lisa Stankiewicz

Welcome to Saint Agnes Catholic Community. You are most welcome to Worship with us. It is our people who make us a happy and vibrant worshipping community. Please join us. Fr. Chris
Sunday, December 21
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVANT
Christmas Pageant at 10 am. Mass
CHILDREN’S LITURGY TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
10:00 AM
Life Teen Social following 5:30 Mass
6:30 PM

MASSES FULFILLING SUNDAY OBLIGATION

Saturday
4:00pm (St. Agnes)
 5:30pm (St. Patrick's Chapel)
Sunday
8:00am, 10:00am, *5:30pm
(St. Agnes)
*Life Teen Mass—Academic Year

DAILY MASSES
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
6:45am
Thursday
(Communion Service)
6:45am
Saturday and Holidays
8:00am
First Friday's
 9:00am

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
Eve of Holy Day
 5:30pm
Holy Day
 6:45am and 9:00am



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