Archive | September 2015


If you have a room in your home and space in your heart to nurture a child, please join Healing Homes Berkshire Foster Families immediately following the 9:15 Mass on September 27th, in the St. Charles Parish Hall. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

You will be amazed how rewarding fostering a child can be.
foster families


Thank You!

kids backpacksDear Fr. John Salatino, Wendy Joyce, & all the St. Mark’s Parishioners,

Thank you for all the generous donations made to our Back to School distributions program. We greatly appreciate the help. Over 120 area children were able to return to school with new backpacks and supplies, thanks to the support of concerned people in the community such as yourselves. Thank you again.

Thacher Kent,
Western Mass. Labor Action Operations Manager

His Holiness Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

popeThursday, September 24th ~ 10:00am

Join us for a live viewing at Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee; Mary A. Dooley College Center, Dining Room “Big Screen”!

Join us after the Pope’s Address for a discussion with Fr. Warren J. Savage, Dr. Martin Pion, Dr. Jason Murphy and Dr. Damien Murray
Join us Thursday Evening, September 24th, at the Bishop Marshall Center, Elliot St., Springfield at 7:30pm to view a taped version with discussion to follow.

All are welcome, no charge, open to the public!

Memorial Celebration of Life

painted lady butterflySunday, September 20th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail at Farnum’s Crossing, Route 8, Cheshire.

Join us along the shores of beautiful Cheshire Lake for a memorial of our lost loved ones. Our celebration of life will include a short non-denominational ceremony followed by a ritual of remembrance.

Free & open to the public ~ sponsored by HospiceCare