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St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
89 Briggs Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-7470

stcharlespittsfield@gmail.com
frdac84@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


Financial Council and Parish Advisory Councils

Beginning in August 2021, appointments to this committee by the Administrator/Pastor are for three-year terms. Beginning in 2021 membership will be on a rotation so that every year new members are coming on. Anyone interested in being named to the Finance Committee will be invited to submit their name to the Fr. Daniel in the last quarter of each year. Membership is determined to reflect the diversity of the parish, not economic expertise.

Financial Council

George Haddad – Chair
Mark Cancilla
Jeff Cantarella
Lisa Cantarella
George Diehl
Paul Clark – ex officio

Parish Advisory Council

Beginning in May 2022, the Parish Advisory Counsel is replaced with an Open Advisory Counsel. This model of parish engagement will allow all parishioners to participate in discussions impacting the life of the parish using  New England ‘town hall’ style meetings. These meetings will take place at least twice a year after each of the Masses on a given weekend. Several week prior to the meeting a comment box will be available for parishioners to raise issues of their concern in addition to questions that may come up during the meetings. The parish will also continue the use of the annual Parish Satisfaction Survey to assure parishioners are engaged and satisfied with the spiritual/pastoral/business management of St. Charles Borromeo.

Click here to view Diocesan Parish Finance Charter.

Food Pantry

A Special Thank you to Berkshire Bank Foundation for a $1,000.00 Grant issued to the St. Charles Food Pantry.


Chairperson: Sr. Barbara Faille, SSJ
(413) 448-8836

The people of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish Community manifest an extraordinary sense of community in their outreach to all. As part of this ministry a food pantry was established in the fall of 1995. Located in the north end of Pittsfield, our parish represents a wide spectrum of the central Berkshire area which includes those with financial resources and stability as well as many who live marginally or in poverty. Our parish neighborhood includes two low-income housing projects, single homes, multiple dwellings, a homeless shelter and elderly housing.

Many parish volunteers sort, organize and distribute groceries to those in need. On an average four-six families receive food and other assistance from this parish ministry weekly. The major sustaining source for food items and monetary assistance is the generosity of the parishioners.

There is not a week that goes by without urgent requests for food. In general, our needs include paper goods such as toilet tissue, paper towels, shampoo, shaving cream, non-perishable food items (e.g. crackers, tuna fish, beans, etc.), as well as perishable food (e.g. potatoes, bread, etc.). Any item is always appreciated.

Our parish logo incorporates the verse from Jeremiah, “a people of God’s own”. This represents the all-encompassing compassion and ministry of the people of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish Community to all those in need.

Health Ministry Program

Parish Nurse Office
(413) 448-8836

WHAT IS HEALTH MINISTRY?

Health Ministry focuses on the work of bringing “health and healing into the parish community”. (Denton) It is essentially the umbrella concept under which we find parish nursing. Parishes that embrace health ministry are dedicated to incorporating a holistic model of health – that of mind, body, and spirit – into its core structure.

 

WHAT IS PARISH NURSING?

PARISH NURSING is caring for the whole person… mind, body, and spirit… by combining the knowledge and skills of nursing practice with an understanding of spiritual and religious beliefs that underlie health…”. (Denton)

 

WHAT DOES A PARISH NURSE DO?

The Role of the Parish Nurse:

  • Health Educator
  • Health Consultant
  • Health Resource Coordinator
  • Advocate
  • Community Liaison
  • Spiritual Support

PARISH NURSES ARE NOT HOME CARE NURSES NOR DO THEY PROVIDE DIRECT NURSING CARE.

 

WHAT ARE THE SERVICES RENDERED?

The services rendered are:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Individual Health Counseling
  • Health Education Programs
  • Personal Health Advocate
  • Community Resource References
  • Development of A Health Library
  • Coordinator of Parish Involvement with Various Health Related Community Events (i.e. Flu Clinics)
  • Health Ministry Cabinet
  • Spiritual Support

 

Eucharistic Ministers and Lector Ministry

Individuals interested in becoming part of this ministry are to contact:

Sue Cetti, Minister and Lector Coordinator

scetti@nycap.rr.com

Should any Eucharistic Minister or Lector need to contact the scheduler with concerns of vacation plans and/or block out dates that individuals can share before the next schedule is finalized.