• Bishop Mitchell Rozanski
      Bishop Mitchell Rozanski will be visiting the Berkshires on Sunday, August 31, 2014. He'll be celebrating Mass at St. Joseph's in Pittsfield at 11:30 a.m. There will be a reception in the St. Joseph Parish Center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    • Bus Trip to Enders Island
      A day of retreat at Enders Island in Mystic, CT.
      Date: October 27, 2014
      The bus will leave St. Joseph parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and will leave Enders about 4:00 p.m. The cost for the day is $75.00. This includes the bus, a snack on arrival, a delicious hot lunch, and the services at the Retreat House.

      Please call St. Joseph Rectory for reservations at [413] 445-5789.

    • Call to the Diaconate Class of 2019
      The Diocese of Springfield is proud to announce the formation of their fourteenth class of Deacons, men, ages 31 and up, from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties who are interested in the Diaconate Program should plan to attend one of the upcoming informational meetings. Wives are also cordially invited. The meeting will be Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2 PM - 4 PM at St. Joseph Church, North Chapel, 414 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.
    • CALLING ALL KIDS - Children's Liturgy begins Sept. 7
      CALLING ALL KIDS
      The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) program will begin on September 7th at the 9 a.m. Mass.
      It will generally follow the C.C.D. schedule. this program is specially meant for kids from K through 6th grade. They listen and respond to the Word of God in language they can understand. They sing praise and pray at their level, then, they return to their parents for the Eucharistic portion of the Mass. It's a wonderful program and kids love being there.
      Parents, it's your responsibility to bring them.

       
       
       
    • Donation Drive: Sharing Roots
      We would like to say a special "thank you" to the Sharing Roots" volunteers who helped collect monetary donations following services last weekend. We would also like to thank those who made contributions. The money collected will be used to purchase the contents of the Sharing Roots raffle baskets. If you were unable to assist this time around, don't worry, we will be soliciting more help as the event gets closer. If you are available to volunteer the day of the event, please contact Jeff Vincent at jvincent512@gmail.com
       
       
       
    • Pilgrimage To Poland
      Click on the link below to see a short photo album of our trip to Poland

      http://stjoepittsfield.com/index.cfm?load=page&page=194#

       
    • Polish Picnic 2014
      A THANK YOU FROM ST. JOSEPH PARISH & CHAIRMAN  OF THE POLISH PICNIC - JOHN ARASIMOWICZ - This past weekend was the Polish Picnic. the Polish Picnic is tradition that St. Joseph has happily continued since the combining of parishes with Holy Family. We are so thankful to have seen so many parish members and community members attend this event with their friends and family. The Picnic was a HUGE success! The delicious food sold out, children played games, and lots of laughs were had; we even made the Berkshire Eagle!! We want to to extend a very heartfelt "thank you" for those that volunteered before, during, and after the picnic as well as for those who came out to support the event.
       
                                              
       
    • RCIA TO BEGIN AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
      The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - The process for welcoming new members into the Roman Catholic Faith will begin on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m.in the North Chapel behind St. Joseph Church. All adults thinking of becoming a Catholic Christian are invited to join the journey of faith sessions which last about one hour. For more information, please contact St. Joseph Rectory at [413] 445-5789.

    • Registration for CCD
      Registration for CCD will be held at St. Joseph High School in the gym following the 9 a.m. Mass on September 7th. 

      CCD for all students begins on Sunday, September 14th immediately following the 9 a.m. Mass.

    • Sharing Roots
      The 11th annual “FESTIVAL OF SHARING ROOTS” will be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 from  Noon until 5:30 PM. It will be held on the St. Joseph Church parish grounds at 414 North St. Pittsfield, MA. Hosted by St. Joseph Parish, this event highlights the many cultures that comprise the parish community. Key to the festival is bringing people together after the 9/11 tragedy in a peaceful way and recognizing the diversity of people and families working together, having fun, sharing food and heritage for the glory of God and the USA. The event has been a huge success in the past ten years, and we are looking forward to another great year.  Admission is free. The booths will represent seven international cuisines each serving their favorite specialty. Those represented are American, African, Brazilian, French, Irish, Italian and Polish.
       
      Activities will start and booths will open at 12 Noon. Entertainment will begin at 12:30 PM featuring local vocalists, musicians and dance groups. Also being offered are raffles, crafts and a tag sale. The craft and tag sale will start at 9 AM.
      Once again there will be a free Kiddy Land and Bounce House. The clowns, Stickers and Peachy, will be doing face painting, balloon sculptures and a walk around the festival from 1 PM until 4 PM
      Bring your lawn chair for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment.
       
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      Please remove decorations by Labor Day, Monday, September 1st. New decorations are not allowed until November 1st.
      Cemetery gates will be locked at dusk
      beginning September 1st.



       
    • Welcome!
      A warm welcome goes out to Bishop Timothy McDonnell
      as he retires right here in the Berkshires!

    • WORKSHOP
      Preparing for Sharing Roots Festival
      You’re invited to a workshop on making Italian Meat Sauce & Fettuccini Noodles! Please join us on Thursday, August 28, at 9 AM in the Parish Center. We will be making Italian Meat Sauce—fresh, frozen, and packaged in quart containers will be on sale for $3.50 each. Also Fettuccini noodles, in 1/2 pound packages will be available at the Italian Booth for $2.00 each.  Lunch will be provided. Many hands make for light work! Hope to see you there!
       
       
       
    • Third Thursday
      Third Thursdays have become an event the entire community looks forward to; spending time with family, neighbors, and friends to foster relationships and strengthen community bonds. St. Joseph Parish is happy to share in these events. We will be working 3rd Thursdays in June, August and September as well as the 4th of July. Please consider donating bottled water and soda for these events. Also, we are always looking for help staffing these events! Please call the Rectory if you are able to lend a hand! Thank you!

    • Twenty / Twenty Club
      Winners!
       
      Week 1: Marie Kotowicz, Rosaline Benham
      Week 2: Doreen Vaccaro, Robert Pensivy
      Week 3: June Marketonis, Carl Peaslee
      Week 4: Lola Warren, Ann Flynn
      Week 5: Irene LaFlash, Kurt Haswell
      Week 6: Peter Kelly, Pat Chretien
      Week 7: Pat Peaslee, James Mogul
      Week 8: William Mason, Lunar Sancho
      Week 9: Sandra Zarn, William Reeves
      Week 10: Maggie Bullette, Grace Germanowski
      Week 11: Kyle Kozlowski, Evelyn Colbert
      Week 12: Brandon Watroba, Michael Quallen
      Week 13: Mary DeMott, Evelyn Nichols
      Week 14: Zoey Zoladz , Nina & Sil Mastrangelo
      Week 15: Rudy Sacco, Dick Zaccari
      Week 16: Nancy Rodda, Mark Brennan
      Week 17: Michael Evans, Saleem Bolus
       
      First Drawing - May 4, 2014
      20th Week Drawing - September 14, 2014
      Grand Prize Drawing - September 21, 2014

       
          
       
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