Archive | August 2016

Letter from Fr. Dave

Fr. DaveDear Parishioners,
My name is Fr. David Aufiero. I served my first two years with you here at St. Mark’s Church and this past year at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish as Parochial Vicar. I enjoyed living and serving in the Berkshires especially in this beautiful parish. The past few days have been a blur with getting everything ready to take on my new assignment as an Administrator. With a new title comes a new beginning and additional responsibilities but I’m up to the challenge and I pray we can continue the good work that we have done before.
There will be a light reception after all the Masses next week on August 27th and 28th, which will give us a chance to get reacquainted. I look forward to ministering to a caring and generous community and I know we can continue the good work Fr. John Salatino has done. In the words of Blessed Mother Theresa, “let us together build something beautiful for God”. God Bless you and see you soon.

Sincerely Yours,
Fr. David Aufiero

THE 14TH ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH FESTIVAL OF SHARING ROOTS

festival of roots
Sunday, September 11, 2016
From 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM on the grounds of St. Joseph Parish at 414 North St., Pittsfield, MA.

Free admission and Kiddy Land.

Entertainment will begin at 12:30 PM featuring local musicians. Food booths will represent American, African, Brazilian, French, Irish, Italian, Lebanese and Polish. Food basket raffle, toy basket raffle and lottery ticket raffle and a 50/50 raffle. The craft area will be displaying goods for sale. Bring your lawn chair for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment.

GOODBYE MASS With Fr. John

SALATINO-JOHN-frSaturday, August 13th
At 4:00pm
A Party to follow at our Parish Center
Dinner menu will include BBQ chicken, potato salad or rice, tossed salad. Beer & wine provided by Bingo Refreshments, donations appreciated. Music & Dancing!
Please bring a dessert to share with others.
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Reception following 9 am & 11am Masses on Sunday, August 14th,
on the Patio
Coffee & Danish provided by the Holy Name Society.

Basket for “Farewell” cards & gifts provided at the party and at the after Mass receptions.

Annual School Supply Collection

school suppliesSponsored by Western Mass. Labor Action
St. Mark’s will collect items on the weekend of August 20 & 21
Collections boxes will be in our church entrances.

Here is a list of priority supply needs, based on last year:
Calculators, binder dividers, markers, backpacks for younger children, dry erase markers, 3-ring binders, loose-leaf paper, composition books, new packages of socks & underwear for boys and girls ages 5-18. Any and all donations are gratefully accepted.

You have been very generous in the past and we hope you’ll continue to help needy children have the tools they need to get the best education they can—they are our future!!