Browsing the January 2017 archive of Blog

Bishop Rozanski Releases Letter in Response to Refugee Ban - UPDATED 2/1/17 11:08 AM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/31/17

Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski (iObserve File Photo/Rebecca Drake)

From iObserve: Regional News/Staff Report

UPDATED February 1, 2016 at 11:08 AM

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski has today issued a letter in response to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning the admission of refugees ... Read More »

Adoration Chapel Closed at 1 PM Today Due to Weather

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/31/17

President And Vice President Of The U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops Stand In Defense Of All Faiths

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/31/17

WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, have issued the following joint statement regarding the recent executive order on the new refugee policy announced by President Trump ... Read More »

Vocations Commission Brunch February 19th

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/30/17

Feb. 19th Sunday Brunch in the Pine Room for the Discernment of Gabrielle Engels to Religious Life                                                

The Vocations Commission will host a Brunch on Sunday February 19th after the 8:00 and 10:30 Masses in the Pine Room in the Parish Social Center on Park St. The proceeds from ... Read More »

NCYC Gearing up for Trip to NCYC 2017 in Indianapolis

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/28/17

This coming November, members of St. Francis NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference), along with Bishop Rozanski, Fr. Jack, and many other people from our Diocese and around the nation, will be traveling to Indianapolis for NCYC 2017. This is a powerful weekend experience of faith, prayer and community.

According ... Read More »

New Parish Website Now Live

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/26/17

Our new parish website went live early this afternoon. We have been working hard to bring all the necessary information to our new site. We have a number of new features along with some of the old ones. Some of these include: Our Parish Blog: This will be a ... Read More »

Funeral for Doris "Sandy" Millen Monday (1/30) at 9 AM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 1/26/17

Our parishioner Doris "Sandy" Millen died on Monday, January 23rd. We extend our prayerful condolences to her husband, Pete, to her children, Patrick and Debra, and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 30th at 9 AM, by our ... Read More »

New Parish Website Established January 25th

Posted by Parish Staff on 1/25/17

The journey towards St. Francis of Assisi Parish's new website begins today. The next several days will be filled with updating the new site and will go public in a few weeks. Our new website address is www.StFrancisBelchertown.com. Please update your browser if the old website has been saved ... Read More »