Archive | June 2014

Benefit for Pittsfield 4th of July Parade

Liam GLiam Geddes Holds Benefit Concert
for Parade Committee on July 3rd

Liam Geddes, a celebrated singer songwriter from Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland, Pittsfield’s sister city, will hold a concert to benefit the Pittsfield Parade committee on July 3rd from 8pm to 10pm at Spice Dragon, 297 North St. A $10 donation is suggested at the door. In 2012, Geddes appeared on the “The Voice of Ireland,” the Irish edition of the international TV franchise. It will be a great night of music & fun, kicking off an exciting July 4th weekend. For more information visit the website or call 413-447-7763.


Free SUMMER MEALS for Kids in Pittsfield

appleJUNE 30 THRU AUGUST 22, 2014

Delicious! Free For all Children 18 & Under
Every Weekday at any of the following locations:

Morningside Community School, Burbank St.
Breakfast 8:30-9:00, Lunch 12:30-1:00

Conte Community School, West Union St.
Breakfast 8:30-9:00, Lunch 12:30-1:00

Dower Square, 253 Wahconah St.
Lunch Only 12:00-12:30

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St.
Lunch Only 12:00-1:00

Starting week of July 7th ACTIVITY GROUPS will be at these sites once per week during the summer.

Monday: Conte School
Tuesday: Morningside School
Wednesday: Dower Square

For more details visit our website at:—follow the Lunch Menu Link.

Church Trip to Cooperstown, NY

ted williamsSAVE THE DATE!!

OCTOBER 18TH, 2014
We have scheduled a bus trip to COOPERSTOWN, NY.

$85.00 per person, includes bus, driver’s tip, pass to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and a lot of free time for you to see the sights there. We’ll stop and have a delicious dinner on the way home. More details to follow.


st joe high schoolPlease contact Lori Cote in Admissions to enroll your student at St. Joseph’s High School for the 2014-2015 school year. For those who need financial assistance, it is given on a first come, first serve basis, until the funds are depleted. Please call as soon as possible if you have any questions or would like to visit the school.

Shrine to Blessed Mother

shrineMany thanks to Chris Neary and all the folks at Neary Landscaping for the beautiful flowers and shrubs they planted along the side of the church and around the patio. Often overlooked, but equally beautiful is the shrine to our Blessed Mother on the west side of the church. When you have a moment, take a walk over to look at the outdoor Stations of the Cross, on the wall of the church, and the statue of Mary in the grotto.


Benefit Dinner for Homeless Women

UntitledHelp us shelter & support Berkshire’s most vulnerable residents:
Homelessness is a growing issue in Berkshire County, in particular a lack of housing for women and children.  Many homeless women choose to “couch-hop” at enormous personal risk.  Teen-age girls, many from broken homes, choose to be homeless rather than stay in unsafe home environments.  They live in cars or with friends.

Berkshire Co-Act, Community Organizing for Action, is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), located within the First Methodist Church, 55 Fenn Street in Pittsfield.  Co-Act’s current initiative involves women and children’s transitional housing, a first step out of homelessness.
A fundraising effort is scheduled for June 21st at the First Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., from 5-7pm. Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Dinner, Beverages, Desserts, and Entertainment.

Only $10/pp. Reservations and information at 413-442-8592.
Donations graciously accepted.


chalicePlease join us at 12:00noon for our Eucharistic Procession & Benediction. This special celebration on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, is to pray for continued vocations to the priesthood, religious life (religious sisters and brothers) and the permanent deaconate. It is upon these vocations that our Church exists. Equally important to the life of the Church is the vocation to married life and family life, for which we will also pray.

Join us please at 12 o’clock. We will leave from inside the church and process up Albro St. and back down State St. to the patio. There will be Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, and following the reposition, there will be light refreshments served on the patio.