Archive | September 2016

A TIMELY PROGRAM: LEARN MORE ABOUT ADDICTION THAT AFFECTS THE PEOPLE WE KNOW AND THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Presented by the Berkshire County Parish Nurses

THE NATURE OF ADDICTION
Wednesday, October 5th
Presenter: Robert LaCote (Addiction Specialist at BMC)
Place: South Congregational Church,
110 South St., Pittsfield
Parking in rear of church off Church St.
Time:  6:30pm

All are welcome! Light refreshments.

Addiction has become a major issue in our Community—hope you can make it.

 

…Linda & Pat, your Parish Nurses

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Louisiana Floods

catholic-charitiesTODAY PLEASE join Catholics across our nation in helping out our brothers and sisters whose lives have been impacted by devastating floods in Louisiana. Donations will be distributed through Catholic Charities USA. Donations can be made on-line https://catholiccharitiesusa.org or you can make a check payable to our parish with Louisiana Assistance in the notation. Thank you for your generous assistance.

 

 

ENDERS ISLAND

enders islandA day of Retreat on Enders Island in Mystic, Conn., Thursday, October 20. The bus leaves from St. Joseph parking lot at 7:30am and will leave Enders between 4 & 4:30pm. The day consists of a coffee reception on arrival, a talk, hot lunch, time to reflect and wander on your own and Mass.

The cost of the trip is $85.00. For reservations please call St. Joseph’s rectory at 445-5789.

Join us for a Divine Mercy Retreat!

sr-theresaJourney into the heart of St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Little Way with the 33 Days to Merciful Love Group Retreat. This 6-week parish retreat includes workbooks, group discussion, and talks on DVD by renowned speaker and author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC and culminates in a consecration to Divine Mercy.

We will meet Thursdays 9:00-10:30am, Oct 13-Nov 17 in Fr. Leonard Hall. All are welcome!

Cost is $25 and includes Fr. Gaitley’s book, all retreat materials and morning refreshments. (Scholarships may be available). For more information, or to register, contact  Kathy LaPointe 413.464.7064 or thesomdwoods@yahoo.com by Oct 10. There will also be sign-up sheets in the church entrances.

33 Days to Merciful Love Group Retreat is brought to you by Hearts Afire (HAPP®) and the MARIAN FATHERS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.

Community ReStart’s Fundraiser

chicken-parmYou’re Invited!
Chicken Parmesan Dinner
$12 per person; $8 children under 12
Saturday, September 24th; Seating at 5:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Church, 89 Briggs Ave., Pittsfield
Reservations: (413) 442-8592
Walk-Ins & Take-Outs Happily Served!

This fundraiser will benefit Community ReStart’s efforts to maintain three safe, sober, supportive living environments. We hope the proceeds will cover winter fuel costs in the amount of about $4,500.00!

Mass for Married Couples

wedding-ringsBishop Mitchell T. Rozanski cordially invites all married couples to celebrate their significant wedding anniversaries in 2015/2016 with a special Mass on Sunday, October 16th, at 4:00pm at St. Michael’s cathedral, Springfield, MA. Many couples celebrating 25th and 50th anniversaries attend every year, but any couple wishing to remember their anniversary with this special liturgy are also most welcome. Please notify the parish office of your name and address before  Monday, September 26th to receive a personal invitation from Bishop Rozanski.