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World Mission Sunday - October 22, 2017

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 10/11/17

 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

      Each October, the celebration of World Mission Sunday leads us to the heart of our Christian faith, leads us to mission, as Pope Francis explains in his message for this year’s celebration on October 22.

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Cathedral Class of '67 to host Reunion

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 10/11/17

CHS Class of '67 Reunion

The Cathedral High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th Reunion on October 20, 21 and 22, 2017.

On the night of Oct. 20 anytime from 7-11PM class members and their guests are invited to start off the weekend by dropping in ... Read More »

Purple Mass for those with Dementia November 4th in Springfield

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 10/11/17

The 4th annual Purple Mass, to pray for a cure and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease as well as offering spiritual support to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, along with their loved ones and caregivers., will be held at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield ... Read More »

Annual Blessing of the Animals Sunday October 8th at 3 PM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 10/07/17

Please join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals, which will take place this Sunday, October 8th at 3 PM at the Church, located at 24 Jabish Street in Belchertown. Our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, is also the patron saint of animals. So, in the ... Read More »

Funeral Mass for Everett Dougherty Tuesday (10/10) at 11 AM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 10/06/17

Our parishioner, Everett Dougherty, died on Tuesday, October 3rd. We extend our prayerful condolences to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 10th at 11 AM, by our pastor, Fr. Jack Sheaffer, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, ... Read More »

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Celebrations

Posted by Ms. Jeanne Brzycki on 9/25/17

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day is October 4th.  Our annual pot luck will be held Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:30 PM in the Pine Room.  Sign-up sheets can be found in the gathering space of the Church.  We will then hold the Transitus at 7:00 PM in the ... Read More »

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.

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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 »