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Happy 60th Birthday to Bishop Mitchell Rozanski

Posted by Parish Staff on 8/06/18

We wish Bishop Mitchell Rozanski a very happy 60th birthday!

Bishop Mitch was born on this day in 1958 in Baltimore, MD, the oldest of three sons, to Alfred and Jean Rozanski, both of whom are still living. He grew up in Fells Point, MD, where he and ... Read More »

Funeral for Gary Racicot Thursday (8/2) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 7/30/18

Our parishioner Gary Racicot died on Saturday, July 28th after a very brief illness. We extend our prayerful condolences his wife, Linda, to their daughters, Rachael, Samantha, and Danielle, to his mother and father, to his siblings, and to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian ... Read More »

Funeral for Kathleen Terry Wednesday (7/25) at 10:00 AM

Posted by Ms. Jeanne Brzycki on 7/22/18

We are deeply saddened to share that St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Kathleen Terry died on Friday, June 20th. We extend our prayerful condolences to her husband Keith and their children Grace, Calvin, and Amelia, and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be ... Read More »

Funeral for Chris McGinnis Saturday (7/14) at 11:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 7/10/18

Long-time and active St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Chris McGinnis died on Friday, June 6th. We extend our prayerful condolences her daughter Becky, and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 14th at 11 AM at St. Francis ... Read More »

Funeral for Carlton Barry Friday (7/6) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 7/06/18

Carlton Richard Barry, died on Wednesday, June 27th. We extend our prayerful condolences his mother and father, his siblings, and to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6th at 10 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located ... Read More »

Priesthood Ordination Saturday at 11 AM at St. Michael's Cathedral

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/29/18

Deacons Frank Furman and Michael Kokoszka will be ordained to the priesthood by Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski on Saturday, June 30, at 11 AM, at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield.

Deacon Frank Furman is currently studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he will ... Read More »

K of C Council 10698 FUNdraiser

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/11/18

 

ALL DAY on Saturday, June 30th, the Friendly's restaurant at 529 Memorial Drive, Chicopee will donate 20% of their sales from purchases using the attached paper voucher. Please print the attached document for your use and give it to as many friends, neighbors and co-workers as you can to help us raise funds to continue ... Read More »

Mr. Andrew Pierz, Father of Fr. Pierz Passes

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/11/18

We are saddened to report that Mr. Andrew Pierz, the father of our former Parochial Vicar, Fr. Michael Pierz, died unexpectedly while traveling in Poland. Please keep Mr. Pierz' soul in your prayers as well as his wife Mariola, his sons, Fr. Michael and Mark, and all of his ... Read More »

Funeral for Francis Loftus Tuesday (5/21) at 11:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 5/25/18

Our parishioner,Francis P. Loftus, died on Wednesday, May 23rd. We extend our prayerful condolences to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 29th at 11 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish Street in Belchertown.  Burial ... Read More »

Deacon Bill Retires

Posted by Parish Staff on 5/20/18

This past week Deacon Bill Brawner informed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of his intention to retire from active ministry.  We extend to Deacon Bill our collective thanks for his years of service here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. It is his desire that he exit quietly, which we ... Read More »