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Meals-On-Wheels Volunteers Needed

meals on wheels logoOur Meals-on-Wheels Ministry needs Bakers and Drivers.
We serve our meals to the elderly on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

Bakers would drop off baked goods for recipients early on the Sunday morning of the meal, and the drivers would pick up their meals to be delivered between 11am and 12noon.

Please call the church if you can help out. 447-7510

Berkshire Organizing Project: Invitation to Founding Event

dont ask do posterSunday, January 25, 2015, 1:00 PM, St. Mark’s School
(snow date: Monday, January 26th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm)

Community organizer Wendy Krom, clergy and lay leaders in the Berkshires have been working for more than two years to create this faith and values-based, multi-issue organization of religious congregations across Berkshire County that will build community, develop leadership, and take action on issues of concern such as hunger/food insecurity and transportation. They invite you to work with them through citizen action organizing and democratic economic development strategies, to improve the quality of life for all people in the Berkshires.

The Berkshire Organizing Project is an interfaith group of clergy, their congregations and their regional affiliates who, together, grounded in faith seek to make justice real in our community. They have been called to action by the stories from individuals in our own towns, our places of work and worship, our families. These stories have given shape to concerns that run deep in the fabric of our Berkshire community.

This Founding Convention will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at St. Mark’s Catholic School on Columbus Street Extension in Pittsfield.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Wendy Krom, Lead Organizer 413-464-1804.

Please join us for this important event!

More details about the organization can be found here.

Family Sponsorship program of St. Mark’s Parish Charities is looking for a makeover

familyFamily Sponsorship is looking for a new name. The parish Family Sponsorship program of St. Mark’s Parish Charities is looking for a makeover. Family Sponsorship is members of our parish being helped by other members of the parish in times of need.  With money given by you the parishioners, other members  the parish are assisted during times of difficulties. The Food Pantry, the Meals on Wheels programs assist the wider community, Family Sponsorship is just for members of the parish. Next weeks bulletin will have information about a contest to come up with a new name that will better reflect this mission.

Food Drive

boy scout food driveST. MARK’S BOY SCOUT TROOP 8 AND PACK 8 WILL BE CONDUCTING THEIR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE FOR OUR FOOD PANTRY!!

Food Bags will be handed out this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 8th after the 4:00pm Mass and Sunday, Nov. 9th after the 7, 9, 11, and 12 Masses.
PLEASE FILL YOUR FOOD BAGS AND RETURN THEM NEXT WEEKEND  ~  November 15th & 16th
Scouts will collect all food bags BEFORE THE MASSES
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Cub Scout Pack 8, Boy Scout Troop 8

Preparing for Thanksgiving

squashOnce again 14 Food Pantries, including St. Mark’s, will consolidate their resources for Thanksgiving food at South Congregational Church on Nov. 24th. This is truly an awesome example of our community coming together to feed our less fortunate.

Our Commitment this year is to provide 2000 cans of corn and 200 butternut squash by Nov. 14th. Monetary donations and turkeys are also welcome and should be sent or dropped off to South Congregational Church, 110 South St. The past 2 years St. Mark’s has been a strong supporter of this event.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations,
Your Food Pantry

St. Mark’s Food Pantry

food pantry bagsAt our last food pantry on Sept. 26th we gave out an unprecedented 248 bags. In August, we distributed 208 and 218 bags respectively the last 2 Fridays of the month. Help us help them!!

Especially needed:  Soup, Chunky Soup, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cereal, Canned Vegetables, Canned Meals, and Canned Fruit. Monetary contributions are always welcomed.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Schedule of local food panties and soup kitchens.

Love & Peace, Your Food Pantry

ST. MARK’S FOOD PANTRY

statue of Mary with flowers summer 2014Please continue your generosity in food and monetary donations to our pantry—it is greatly appreciated and needed.

Especially needed:  Soup, Chunky Soup, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cereal, Canned Vegetables, Canned Meals, and Canned Fruit. Monetary contributions are always welcomed.

Love & Peace, Your Food Pantry

St. Mark’s Food pantry runs the last two Fridays of each month 9am to 11am and is located at 400 West St. Pittsfield, MA.