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Life Teen Mass Sundays at 5:30 PM Begins October 1st

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 9/20/17

The Life Teen Mass is coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish on October 1st at 5:30 PM and will be celebrated every Sunday at the same time, except Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and Easter Sunday. As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads ... Read More »

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat November 3-5 in Stockbridge

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 9/16/17

A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat is an opportunity for any woman, man, couple, grandparent or sibling who struggles with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion.  This powerful experience allows the soul to speak its sorrow, as participants enter the grieving process, identify effects the abortion had and ... Read More »

Massachusetts Catholic Bishops Issue Statement Urging Action on DACA

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 9/14/17

The bishops of the four diocese of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts this week issued a statement urging the United States Congress to act to protect young people enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which was recently rescinded by the Administration of President Donald J. Trump.

The ... Read More »

Funeral for Phyllis Wooton Saturday (9/9) at 10 AM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 9/06/17

 

Our parishioner Phyllis Wooton, died on Sunday, September 3rd. We extend our prayerful condolences to her husband "Wally" and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 9th at 10 AM, by our pastor, Fr. Jack Sheaffer, at ... Read More »

Bishop Mitch Encourages Donations to Catholic Charities USA for Hurricane Relief

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 8/29/17

From iObserve.org

Texas National Guard soldiers assist citizens Aug. 27 during rescue operations in flooded areas around Houston, Texas. (CNS photo/courtesy Texas Military Department via Reuters) 

SPRINGFIELD – In response to the ongoing needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski today issued a ... Read More »

Life Teen Coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 8/14/17

The Life Teen Mass is coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in mid to late September. As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as ... Read More »

Holy Day of Obligation Tuesday, August 15th

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 8/14/17

On Tuesday, August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Solemnity celebrates our belief that, at the time of her death, our Blessed Mother was assumed, body and soul, into heaven. Masses for the holy day will be celebrated in ... Read More »

Donations for Annual Giant Tag Sale begin on July 31st

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 7/24/17

St. Francis of Assisi's Annual Giant Tag Sale will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 8 AM until 2 PM. This is our major annual fundraiser. There are a number of ways that you can show your support.    First, you can pray for all those who volunteer. ... Read More »

Melissa Hurst to Attend National Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 6/27/17

Bishop Rozanski has asked our own Melissa Hurst, Confirmation Coordinator and NCYC leader, along with several other Catholic leaders in our Diocese to join him in Florida next week for a national convocation of Catholic leaders. Also in the delegation will be Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, wife of Deacon Bill. ... Read More »

7th Annual K of C Golf Tournament September 17

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 6/27/17

Our Knights of Columbus Council will be sponsoring their 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 17, at the Cold Spring Country Club located at 336 Chauncey Walker Road (Rte. 21) in Belchertown. Click here for more information.