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Retired Palmer Pastor, Fr. Eugene Plasse, Dies Unexpectedly

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/14/18

It is with sadness that Bishop Rozanski has announced the passing of Fr. Eugene Plasse, a retired priest of our diocese.  Father Plasse passed away unexpectedly while visiting his sister in Virginia.

Fr. Plasse was ordained in 1972 and was the long-time pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish ... Read More »

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

Posted by Parish Staff on 8/20/18

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a ... Read More »

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Wednesday

Posted by Parish Staff on 8/14/18

Tomorrow, August 15th, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. A vigil Mass for the Holy Day will be celebrated this evening at 6:30. Masses tomorrow will be celebrated at 7 AM and 12:10 PM. We look forward to ... Read More »

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 »