Lent is a time of renewal and conversion. During these forty days we discover where we need to change. We look to Jesus for direction. His goodness is a mirror for our lives. Like Jesus, we are invited to go into the desert away from all those things that distract us, and examine the way we live and see if there is a need for change. Our willingness to experience a change of heart will allow the love of Jesus to be more evident in us. On Easter morning we will truly be resurrection people.
“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.
We offer the opportunity for 40 members of our parish to access and evaluate the “Word on Fire” program for 30 days so that we can make a well-informed decision about whether the parish should subscribe on an ongoing basis.”
With Lent fast approaching, we encourage you to take this opportunity and help bring inspiration to those who need it the most. The volunteers will be providing feedback for consideration of a parish-wide subscription and will not be solicited individually.
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. Christopher Malatesta
Fr. Chistopher Malatesta
Fr. Chris was born in Northampton, MA in 1966 and attended grade schools there. His family later moved to Pittsfield where he attended Pittsfield High School graduating with the class of 1985. He is one of four boys. All of his brothers are married and live out of the area. Fr. Chris attended Fitchburg State College graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 1989. He did his graduate studies in theology at Saint John's Seminary and was awarded the Masters of Divinity Degree in 1993. Fr. Chris was ordained by the late Bishop John Marshall at Saint Michael's Cathedral on June 5, 1993 and celebrated his first Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsfield on June 6th.After his ordination, Fr. Chris was assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish in Easthampton, MA. His next assignment was to the Bishop's Office as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Springfield with additional duties as Director of Camp Holy Cross in Goshen. His most recent assignment was as chaplain of Cathedral High School in Springfield and Holyoke Catholic High School in Holyoke. He has been active on many boards and commissions in the diocese. He presently serves on the Bishop's Presbyteral Council, Bishop's Commission for the Clergy, Youth Advisory Council and Vocations Interviewing Team. Fr. Chris loves his ministry in Dalton, Hinsdale and Becket as well as his duties as Director of Camp Holy Cross. He hopes parishioners find him approachable, caring and full of energy.
We are a faith filled, welcoming parish that seeks to give glory to God through prayer, worship and service.