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Advent Penance Service Sunday (12/16) at 2:30 PM

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/13/18

Funeral for Beverly Ann Maher Friday (12/14 at 9:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/11/18

St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Beverly Ann Maher died on Friday, December 7th. We extend our prayerful condolences to  all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 14th at 9 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 ... Read More »

Advent Penance Service: Sunday, December 16th at 2:30 PM

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/07/18

Our Annual Advent Penance Service will be celebrated in the church on Sunday, December 16th at 2:30 PM. A number of priests from around the Diocese will join us to hear individual Confessions. There will be Confessors available to hear confessions in English, Polish, and Spanish. If you plan ... Read More »

Funeral for Diane Couture Monday (12/3) at 11:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/02/18

 

Former St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Diane Couture died on November 11th. We extend our prayerful condolences to her parents, parishioners Ray and Terry, and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 3rd at 11 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located ... Read More »

Scam Alert from the Diocese of Springfield

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/08/18

There has been a recent rash of e-mail phishing scams in which perpetrators send emails to some parish contacts using a bogus address that is made to look authentic. It usually includes the name of a member of the parish staff, and sometimes the parish name, but under a ... Read More »

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 »