Archive | October 2015

Turkey Stuffing Donations Request

thanksgiving angelsThe Thanksgiving Angels are 16 food pantries in Pittsfield that are collaborating to feed our less fortunate in the community this Thanksgiving. This year the St. Mark’s food pantry contribution goal is 2,000 boxes or packages of stuffing by November 20th at the latest. So far they have collected 100 boxes. There is a way to go to reach the goal. Please donate!

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tratoria rusticaCome and enjoy fine food and good company for the November Supper Club 5:00 pm at Trattoria Rustica, 75 North St. on Sunday, Nov. 1st.
Menu includes: Mixed Salad, Pasta, and choice of Eggplant Rollatini, Beef Braciole, Grilled Sword Fish—all served with Polenta, and Tiramisu for dessert. Beverages not included. $35.00 cash please (includes tip) each.
Sign-up Sheet on our piano or e-mail us by Wednesday, Oct. 28th

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Pies, Brownies and Bread!

piesThe Dominican Sisters annual bake sale will take place Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st following each mass that weekend. The will be selling bread, brownies, and apple and blueberry pies. The proceeds from the sale will be used to buy medical supplies for their mission to support the lepers. Please be supportive of their mission.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the second most common kind of Cancer in woman. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get Breast Cancer at some point. The Good News is that Women can survive Breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman age 40-49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. If you have a strong family history of Breast Cancer, your doctor may have you get one earlier. If you are a woman age 50-74, be sure to get a mammogram every 1-2 years.  Talk to your doctor about your risk for Breast Cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get a mammogram.

Knowledge is Power. It can save your life and your daughters. Let’s BEAT this disease!


knittingThose who are sick, frightened or dying-and their loved ones-are so appreciative of the Prayer Shawls that are made by volunteers. A group of these gifted people meet every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30pm at the BMC Chapel to pray and use their gifts to comfort others. You are always welcome to join them. Funds are provided for the materials and we love creative patterns as well as familiar ones. For questions, please call Pastoral Care at

St. Mark’s Ladies Guild Meeting

ladies guild logoNow that the cooler, crisp autumn weather is here, enjoy good company along with comfort food at the Ladies Guild Pot Luck Supper on Wednesday October 14th at 6:00pm at the Parish Center. Bring a dish to share with others along with a copy of the recipe for your prepared dish.

Shirley Simon 443-9720 or Mary Shortell 442-6547 can be contacted for more information.

During the evening, Beverly Dubiski will share highlights of her recent mission trip to El Salvador. All ladies of the parish are welcome to come, visit and enjoy!

“Socialize, Pray, Serve”