Mass Registration - Pentecost Weekend - May 30/31

ST. AGNES REMAINS CLOSED FOR MASSES UNTIL MAY 30/31.  We Continue to remain available via Live Stream.  Dispensation from attending Mass extended through pandemic.  Those compromised or over the age of 65 encouraged to stay at home.

We will operate at only 40% capacity.  Anyone wishing to attend a weekend liturgy must pre-register to attendThose without internet access must call Fr. Chris (413-684-0125) to register.  Email frcmal@gmail.com if having difficulty registering for Mass attendance.

We will use the On-line Giving platform to process Mass Registrations.  There is no cost to register.  If you have an account you will be asked to login.  If you don't have an account you will be asked to create one.  If you have a problem registering for Mass just send Fr. Chris and Email and he will put you on the list.  In the event that Mass has gone over Registration Limits you will be informed.  

4pm Mass Registration 5/30         5:30pm Mass Registration 5/30          8:00am Mass Registration 5/31         10am Mass Registration 5/31

Saint Patrick's Chapel will remained closed to accommodate necessary social distancing requirements.  

Daily Mass will be Monday - Friday 8:30am Beginning June 1st.   (Please note there is no 6:45am daily Mass or 8:00am Saturday Mass).  Summer Schedule no Sunday 5:30pm Mass.

Those who choose to return to Mass, once open, will need to wear a mask and socially distance.

Parish News

21 May 20 - Saint Agnes Covid-19 Message - Church Plan

18 May 20 - Directives for reopening

15 May 20 - Parish-guidence-on-preparing-to-re-open-5 15 2020.pdf

27 Mar 20 - Support your Local Parish in the Diocese of Springfield During the COVID-19 Crisis

26 Mar 20 - From the Desk of Fr Chris 

26 Mar 20 - We Welcome Your Prayer Intentions

26 Mar 20 - PRIORITY Communication from the Apostolic Nunciature

25 Mar 20 - Announcement for extended School closure

17 Mar 20 - A message from Fr. Christopher Malatesta

Daily Mass (M-F) Available on-line from Saint Agnes beginning Wednesday, 18 March 2020 morning.

Weekend Mass (S-S) Available 4pm Sat & 10am Sun on-line from Saint Agnes. Please join us.

On our home page are two boxes - one for daily Mass and one for weekend Mass. Click on the appropriate link and it will bring you to the correct stream.

Daily Mass can be visited at anytime during the day!  Weekend Mass can be visited anytime during the week and downloaded for your convenience.

Hope to see you tomorrow morning online! Thanks for your patience and be assured of my prayers. Please stay home, stay safe and be healthy.

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13 Mar 20 - A message from Fr. Christopher Malatesta

Help us spread the word. The Bishop has closed all Churches until further notice. There will be no Masses or programs. As the government recommends social distancing it is best we do not gather as crowds in Church. No Mass beginning tomorrow morning. FC

13 Mar 20  - COVID-19 Updated diocesan directive

Based on the current situation as well as the statements made today by Gov. Baker and the President, Bishop Mitchell Rozanskias issued these updated directives.

     1/ All Masses and other activities are suspended in all parishes until further notice. I would strongly urge parishioners to view our televised Mass, the Chalice of Salvation which airs in Berkshire County at 6am Sunday on WXXA Fox23 Albany and elsewhere on WWLP 22News Sunday morning at 10am.  And there will be 2 live streamed Masses, Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 10am,  via a link at www.stagnescc.com.

** Note: Regrettably, during the duration of this directive, there will be no access to the St. Agnes Parish doors.

** Only the Saturday 4PM and Sunday 10AM Masses will be streamed…with replays available on the hour following the Mass.

** There is no Daily Mass Live Streaming or Mass.   

     2/ The only exception for parish based activities would be Take & Eat programs which may continue at the discretion of the pastor. 

     3/All pastoral in-home and nursing home visits are to be discontinued unless the individual is in critical condition. 

     4/ Catholic schools will close for two weeks.

12 Mar 2020 - Catholic Life Conference Postponed - March 21 cancelled and rescheduled to October 17- same program and same speakers....https://catholiclifeconference.org/

12 Mar 2020 - St. Agnes Parish Living Stations scheduled for Wednesday, 18 March - Cancelled

10 Mar 2020 - Corned Beef Dinner has been cancelled - Refunds will be made available in the Church for those who can produce a ticket.

04 Mar 2020 - The Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts Directives for confronting the Coronavirus.pdf 

Flocknote Registration

The St. Agnes Parish Council is introducing Flocknote with subscription to Word on Fire.

To register click this link Flocknote or go to: https://stagnescc.flocknote.com/everyone

Registration is also available by text.  Text 845-76,  in text field type stagnescc

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    NEW "WORD ON FIRE" PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY

    “The “Word on Fire” program presents an opportunity for all members of the parish to access the entirety of Bishop Robert Barron’s ongoing work in theology and spirituality, accessibly and conveniently.

    Bishop Barron is a best-selling author of numerous books, essays and articles that illuminate some of the most important questions about our faith.

    Bishop Baron has contributed as a religion correspondent to all major networks.

    "Word on Fire" is now available by registering through Flocknote or is available on the MyParish App.

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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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LIVE STREAM SUPPORT

We've done extensive updates to our Live Streaming to support our Parish during this Pandemic and could use your support.

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FEATURED GIVING OPPORTUNITY

  

Upcoming Events

  • PENTECOST SUNDAY

    Liturgical Dates
  • The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    Liturgical Dates
  • First Friday

    Liturgical Dates
  • THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

    Liturgical Dates
  • THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST

    Liturgical Dates
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PARISH STEWARDSHIP IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME

  

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WE SHARE ON-LINE GIVING

Support your Parish through ELECTRONIC GIVING.  Click on the link for more information and an easy way to fulfill your stewardship of sacrificial giving.  

FOR THOSE NOT USING ON-LINE GIVING - PLEASE CONSIDER MAILING IN YOUR OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

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SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL APPEAL

  ACA provides for the ever-increasing educational, human, pastoral, and spiritual needs of the people of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties.

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS

   

MY PARISH APP!

              

THE NEW PARISH APP IS HERE!

St. Agnes has launched 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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KofC PASTAMANIA

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 

Child and Youth Protection

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski encourages anyone who has been a victim of child sexual abuse by any employee of the Roman Catholic Church to come forward by contacting the Office of Child and Youth Protection, at (413) 452-0624, confidential toll free number at 800-842-9055 or email reportabuse@diospringfield.org.

Safe Environment Programs & Information is available at: http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/

CHC CANCELS 202 SEASON

It saddens us to announce that Camp Holy Cross will not open this season due to the Covid-19 Outbreak. Anyone that has registered to camp and paid a deposit or camp fee will be refunded. We have attached the press-release which describes why we are taking this action. I know this will come as a disappointment to our campers and families and am sorry to have to deliver this news. Feel free to call with any questions or concerns. 413-684-0125. Fr. Chris & Justin Brown

 CHC cancels 2020 season 

CAMP HOLY CROSS

 

  

VISIT THE CAMP HOLY CROSS SITE!

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

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)

OUR SERVICE TO THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

Our Parish Community!

Diocesan Pilgramage at Camp Holy Cross