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Pittsfield, Massachusetts





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K of C Council 103
and
Habitat for Humanity

  Through the ongoing efforts of  local Knights,  our council  continues to exemplify the Knights' spirit of community volunteerism by supporting  local  Habitat for Humanity projects.

  We will be organizing another outing soon.  If  you would like to participate in a cause that serves both our Church and our Community, please do not hesitate to join in. 

  Don't feel you can't contribute to this noteworthy endeavor because you never or rarely participate in K of C functions, or because you're not a professional tradesman.  -   Your involvement is both welcomed and wanted!!   Your Brother Knights will make you comfortable in helping the Knights help others.

  Phone Grand Knight Jack
Laviolette at 464-6009 to answer this calling for your services and sign up for our next Habitat for Humanity work outing!

You'll always have something more valuable to give than money.

 




 Monsignor Eugene F. Marshall - Knights of Columbus - Council 103 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts  welcomes you to our web site.  This publication has been developed as a communication tool for Council 103, but all visitors are invited to view.  We especially encourage participation &  feedback from Knights within our community and beyond.

Council Offices are Located at Saint Charles Church
100 Briggs Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201
email: 
kofc103@kofc103.org

    Council 103 Newsletter
-by Grand Knight Jack Laviolette

Fall 2016

Brother Knights;

Attached is our Fall Newsletter. The recent Fourth Degree breakfast fundraiser was a success, providing a new 65 inch TV and media equipment for St. Joseph RCIA.

On November 27, 2016 at 11:15 AM Mass at St. Charles Church will be our Remembrance Mass for Paul DiVirgilio, and deceased members of our council #103, family and friends are welcome.

We received a certificate of recognition for participation in Wings, Wheels and Warbirds which raised money for Special Olympics and for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Many Thanks for your Volunteering to help all people.

Mike Lesperance, Mass State Advocate will visit our council on November 8, 2016, weather permitting.

Members have mentioned our meeting room is too small and members feel we need a larger room. A committee will evaluate the need for more space, including our storage needs. The Round Table Coordinators from each Parish to make a recommendation to our council.

Thank You to George Anderson, DD, for providing the Knights of Columbus Icons of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Holy Family to the Parishes in District one in the Berkshires. These Icons were well received in our local Parishes.

Thank you to all who made our Tootsie Roll Church Drive for the Intellectually Disabled People, on October, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd, 2016, a success at our four Catholic Pittsfield Churches.

Wings, Wheels & Warbirds, held on October 8, 2016, Thank you to the twelve Volunteers who collected for the Intellectually Disabled People, tended lines for the Hot Air Balloon where all the money is going to the Special Olympics.

    ...Read Jack's Complete Newsletter

    ...Click Here  To Download and View Jack's Complete Summer Newsletter in .pdf  format

The following news story was written by Dick Lindsay of the Berkshire Eagle and first published by the Berkshire Eagle on May 17th 2015.

Berkshire Eagle   www.BerkshireEagle.com


Blue Mass Honors First Responders In Pittsfield

By Dick Lindsay
rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com  @BE_DLindsay on Twitter

PITTSFIELD >> Those dedicated to spiritual healing honored the police, fire and emergency medical technicians devoted to protecting the public's physical well being on Sunday evening.

Area priests, lead by Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor of St. Joseph Church, gathered at the North Street house of worship to conduct a Blue Mass. The Catholic service attended by dozens of Berkshire County law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs paid tribute to public safety personnel active, retired and who died in the line of duty.

"Today we thank you for protecting us [and] giving so generously of yourselves, sometimes in very, very extreme situations," Shershanovich said during his homily.

 ...Read the full report

 
  Council 103 Volunteers Participate in numerous Habitat for Humanity Projects  

   As most of us know by now, Habitat for Humanity has become a focus of Council 103's community support activities.   Council 103 volunteers frequently join together at a Habitat building site in a spirit of community fellowship ....Read More & See Pictures

  Chaplain's Comments
-by Father Peter Gregory

   As witnesses to the Christian way of life we gather to worship and we raise the Scriptures before us to proclaim, “This is the Word of the Lord”!  These words spoken in a prayerful setting fit so naturally yet, in the common experiences of life we need to reflect on God’s Word and our own words.  How does God challenge us daily to unite our words with “the Word of the Lord”? ....Read More
 Become a Knight
 Why Join the Knights of Columbus?

  Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.  Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to supporting the Church while making their community a better place.  ....Read More
Father McGivney  Father McGivney and the History of the Knights

  Born in Waterbury, CT on Aug. 12, 1852, Michael J. McGivney was the oldest of 13 children of Irish immigrants Patrick and Mary Lynch McGivney. Michael was baptized at Immaculate Conception Church in Waterbury and attended grammar school there. ....Read More
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Council 103 Meetings:

Held on the Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month in the Council Chambers.
     
* Trustees  7:00 PM
      * Officers   7:15 PM
      * Council    7:30 PM


Council 103 Provides Wheelchair Lift

Shaun Murphy stands near as his children, Molly and Patrick, enjoy the aid of the wheelchair lift that was paid for by Msgr. Eugene F. Marshall Council 103 in Pittsfield. Knight Paul DiVirgilio, far right, organized the council’s effort to raise $4,395 lift for the children, who have spinal muscular atrophy.

 

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