Archive | June 2015

First Annual Car Show to benefit 007 Venture Scouts

car showSunday July 5th, 2015 10am to 3pm. St. Mark’s School Columbus St. Ext. Pittsfield, MA

Cars, cars, cars, food, DJ and lots of fun!

$10 vehicle
Vendors, $15.00
$4.00 spectator,
under 12 FREE.

Top 15 Awards: Peoples Choice and Best of Show Trophies.

To benefit the B.S. A Co-ed Venture Crew 007.

GOODBYE RECEPTION FOR FR. DAVID & SR. ROSA & SR. JUANA

Our Lady of Perpetual HelpOn the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Saturday, June 27th, we’ll  say ‘goodbye’ to Fr. David  and  Sister Rosa and Sister Juana with an outdoor ’fiesta’ after the 6pm Mass on Saturday.

We invite everyone in the parish to join us outside, behind the church and on the patio.

We ask you to bring food to share with others and there will be music and dancing.

There will also be a reception for Fr. David outside on the patio after all the Masses this weekend.

Please pray for Father and the Sisters as they begin the new chapters in their ministries.

Devotion in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
We honor you Virgin Mother of God as we come before your icon. You are the glorious Virgin, full of grace and our refuge and our hope. Hear your people who call upon you.

Prayer:
Mother of Perpetual Help, we come before you and look to your holy icon which teaches us how to follow Jesus Christ with faith and confidence in the midst of our daily lives. You call us to enter into the mystery of redemption as we contemplate the Incarnation, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus our Redeemer. Holy Mother of God pray for us now and always. Amen.

St. Mary’s Church

You are invited to a panel discussion at 6pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2015,  by the Friends of St. Mary’s, in the church hall downstairs at St Charles Church in Pittsfield.

The panel discussion will feature the nonprofit President Robert Jaeger, from Partners for Sacred Places and architectural student Tom Cracolici from Wentworth Institute of Technology. The panel discussion will focus on repurposing options for the former Catholic Church, as well as generating ideas for a vibrant, re-purposed Saint Mary’s.

st mary's logoPartners for Sacred Places, founded in 1989, is the only national, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization focused on building the capacity of congregations of historic sacred places to better serve their communities as anchor institutions, nurturing transformation, and shaping vibrant, creative communities. Partners has worked with Sally and Fred Harris, the owners of the newly, multi-functional repurposed Saint James Place, in Great Barrington, Mass.

The Friends of Saint Mary’s ad hoc committee announced their formation last November and exists with the goal of assisting potential inhabitants with options on how to inhabit and preserve the building.  The group’s mission is to identify and support thoughtful building reuse plans, with an emphasis on projects that build community and enhance the aesthetics of the property and the surrounding Morningside neighborhood.
In having the President of Partners come speak, we hope to generate new ideas and energy for the former church’s re-purposing.

More information about the panel discussion event can be found at facebook.com/SaveStMary.  Information on Partners for Sacred Places can be found at http://www.sacredplaces.org/ and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klw5TQ4wrmM Please feel free to share this information to others who may be interested.

NOVENA OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

Our Lady of Perpetual HelpFr. John is going to celebrate the Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help  daily, following Mass at 8am beginning June 18th
until the 26th in English.
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On the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help , Saturday, June 27th, we’ll  say ‘goodbye’ to Fr. David  and  Sister Rosa and Sister Juana with an outdoor ’fiesta’ on the patio after the Mass that weekend. We invite everyone in the parish to join us outside, behind the church.

Bishop McDonnell will be with us for the 6:00pm bi-lingual mass (no African mass) to help us say goodbye. We ask you to bring food to share with others and there will be music and dancing.

There will also be a reception for Fr. David outside on the patio after the 9am & 11am Masses that weekend.

Please pray for Father and the Sisters as they begin the new chapters in their ministries.

Devotion in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
We honor you Virgin Mother of God as we come before your icon. You are the glorious Virgin, full of grace and our refuge and our hope. Hear your people who call upon you.

Prayer:
Mother of Perpetual Help, we come before you and look to your holy icon which teaches us how to follow Jesus Christ with faith and confidence in the midst of our daily lives. You call us to enter into the mystery of redemption as we contemplate the Incarnation, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus our Redeemer. Holy Mother of God pray for us now and always. Amen.

THIRD WEDNESDAY, DAY OF PRAYER

eucharistJune 17th, 2015
Join us for daily Mass at 8am in the Chapel, or in the Church from 5:30 to 6:00pm for exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament beginning at 5:30pm, confessions will be heard from
5:30pm. to 6:15pm
Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited before Benediction
This will be the last Third Wednesday, Day of Prayer

Mission Work in Haiti

Melissa Masseoro Haiti 4Amanda Masoero, a college student at Westfield State University was given the opportunity to do mission work in Haiti, June 25th through July 4th. She will be part of a group that will be building raised gardens for women. These raised gardens will provide an additional food source for women to feed their children who normally eat one small meal daily. Amanda is in need of raising money for the trip and will be speaking at all of the Masses this weekend. She will be asking for your help in raising this money and any contribution made would be greatly appreciated.

Annual Golf Tournament

golfThe St. Joseph Golf Team is holding its annual Golf Tournament on Friday, July 17th at the Pontoosuc Lake Country Club in Pittsfield. The four person Captain & Crew tournament will start at 11:00 with tee times (a shotgun start may happen if enough teams enter). All proceeds from this event benefit the golf team and the Peter Bianchi Memorial Scholarship, honoring the memory of the late member of our team who passed away in 2007. A $75. fee per person includes Golf, Cart, Buffet Dinner, and Door Prizes. There will be raffles, closest to the pin on the 11th hole and a car given away if you get a hole in one. Teams & single players are welcome. Please contact Fran Brilliant at 443-7927(441-7205), Paul Procopio at 447-7769 or Laura Thurston at 446-9839 for entry forms. Entry feels are requested by no later than July 10th.