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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 Rich Brady
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 St. Joseph Church, North Chapel, 414 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

Merry Christmas

    Council 103 Newsletter
-by Former Grand Knight Jack Laviolette

December  2020

Brother Knights: 

We received an email stating the Supreme Council most strongly recommends the following actions to protect brother Knights and others from covid 19:


  -  Cancel all personal contact meetings, including business meetings, until further notice.

  - Cancel all planned events, where people would gather, until further notice.

  - Cancel all travel for Knights of Columbus business until further notice.


 Our Council #103 activities, events & meetings are all cancelled until further notice. Our Charity, Unity and Fraternity Degree for March 24, 2020 will be rescheduled in the future.

We plan to follow these prudent safety recommendations to protect you, our families & others and to help contain the Coronavirus.


We will keep you informed for future developments.



Jack Laviolette, GK #103

God Bless you,  Vivat Jesus,
Paul “Jack” Laviolette, Jr., FGK

Knights of Columbus, Council 103



The following news story was first published by

Blue Mass Honors First Responders In Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD – EMTs, firefighters and police officers were honored and offered prayers as they risk their lives on a daily basis for the safety of their community during the fourth annual Berkshire Blue Mass at St. Joseph Church in Pittsfield.

Approximately 300 people attended the Mass to honor public safety professionals at 11:30 a.m. on Good Shephard Sunday, April 22. The event was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Eugene F. Marshall Council 103.

The Mass was concelebrated by Father Geoffrey Deeker; Father Peter A. Gregory, retiring chaplain for the Pittsfield Fire Department; and Msgr. Michael Shershanovich, pastor of St. Joseph and chaplain for the Pittsfield Police Department, who began by blessing everyone with holy water.

 ...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 Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich

   Dear Brother Knights,

As we approach the Christmas Season and celebrate the New Year, may we take the image of the Three Kings with us.  They set out to find the Christ. They set out with open hearts and minds and carried with them valuable gifts to offer this new born king.  May we too be willing to set out to find Christ in our daily lives and offer him our gifts, the gifts of service and unity.


Msgr. Michael Shershanovich

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 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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