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    FROM THE PASTOR

    I am away on vacation from Monday, June 26th and will return late on Wednesday, July 5th. In my absence, Fr. Jack Roach will cover the daily and weekend Masses and any funerals. He will be staying in the rectory.

    Saint Agnes Catholic Community
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St. Agnes Catholic Community

Fr. Christopher Malatesta

      

Welcome to our Parish!

Upcoming Events

  • 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    Liturgical Dates
  • Parish Council

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  • ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, APOSTLES

    Liturgical Dates
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY

    Federal Holiday
    St. Agnes Academy
  • CHC Summer Camp Session I

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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    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. Early Registration—Must be registered and paid in full by June 1st for discount. Discount cost $125 for one camper, 2 or more is $100 each. 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
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    K OF C 2017 DAVID CARMEL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ANNOUNCED

    K of C Council #411 has awarded David H. Carmel Scholarships to Kyle Gazzillo, Jessica Houle and Connor Mathews of Wahconah Regional High School; Kyle Bazonski of Mt. Greylock Regional High School; and Olivia Nealon of Miss Hall’s School. The annual awards, based on academic standing and financial need, are given to St. Agnes parishioners. Congratulations to these outstanding students as they prepare for college studies this fall.

    Knights of Columbus
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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!

    St. Agnes Parish
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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    St. Agnes Catholic Community Parish Picnic to held on Sunday, August 13th from 12-4PM at the Dalton American Legion Field. More details to follow. Looking for Volunteers! To help at the Parish Picnic. Please send in your name and email address if you can help.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

    The winners of the St. Agnes Academy Development Fund Red Sox Ticket raffle are Deacon Pat Baldasaro and Carol Morrison. We thank everyone who participated in the raffle this year. We are grateful for your continued support of St. Agnes Academy!

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    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
  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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32ND WORLD YOUTH DAY!

  

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

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
  • Camp Holy Cross, Goshen, MA.

    VACATION BIBLE CAMP

    Office of Faith Formation
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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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VACATION BIBLE CAMP

  Vacation Bible School.pdf 

  

 

 

THE 4 LIFE-GIVING GIFTS OF YOUCAT

ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENTS

BENEFITS OF A CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION

  

OUR STUDENTS

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.