Charter Spectrum is dropping WWLP from its ENTIRE Berkshire channel lineup. This is, of course, a terrible decision as it further isolates the Berkshires from the rest of the diocese and state. Specifically it means local Catholics will not have access to either "The Chalice of Salvation" or "Real to Reel" from WWLP. Contrary to what Charter has suggested, there is no FCC requirement for them to eliminate WWLP. Congressman Neal and Senator Markey are aware of this situation and advocating, but as of yet Charter has remained steadfast.
You are strongly encouraged to speak out on this terrible decision by calling Charter's Washington, D.C. number (202) 621-1923. Flood that number with complaints. Please also write letters to Congressman Neal and Senators Markey and Warren encouraging them to keep up the pressure on Charter.
Saint Agnes Catholic Community
LENTEN PROGRAMMING ON EWTN
Learn more about your Faith during this special time of year. EWTN will have movies, documentaries, children’s programming and more to help you grow in your spiritual life. Get program details at www.ewtn.com and visit www.ewtn.com/channelfinder to find the station near you.
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Saint Agnes Catholic Community
St. Agnes Catholic Community
WELCOME TO ST. 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. 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.