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Bishop Mitch Encourages Donations to Catholic Charities USA for Hurricane Relief

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 8/29/17

From iObserve.org

Texas National Guard soldiers assist citizens Aug. 27 during rescue operations in flooded areas around Houston, Texas. (CNS photo/courtesy Texas Military Department via Reuters) 

SPRINGFIELD – In response to the ongoing needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski today issued a ... Read More »

Life Teen Coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 8/14/17

The Life Teen Mass is coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in mid to late September. As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as ... Read More »

Holy Day of Obligation Tuesday, August 15th

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 8/14/17

On Tuesday, August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Solemnity celebrates our belief that, at the time of her death, our Blessed Mother was assumed, body and soul, into heaven. Masses for the holy day will be celebrated in ... Read More »

Donations for Annual Giant Tag Sale begin on July 31st

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 7/24/17

St. Francis of Assisi's Annual Giant Tag Sale will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 8 AM until 2 PM. This is our major annual fundraiser. There are a number of ways that you can show your support.    First, you can pray for all those who volunteer. ... Read More »

Melissa Hurst to Attend National Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 6/27/17

Bishop Rozanski has asked our own Melissa Hurst, Confirmation Coordinator and NCYC leader, along with several other Catholic leaders in our Diocese to join him in Florida next week for a national convocation of Catholic leaders. Also in the delegation will be Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, wife of Deacon Bill. ... Read More »

7th Annual K of C Golf Tournament September 17

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 6/27/17

Our Knights of Columbus Council will be sponsoring their 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 17, at the Cold Spring Country Club located at 336 Chauncey Walker Road (Rte. 21) in Belchertown. Click here for more information.

Funeral for Vivian Czupkiewicz Monday (6/19) at 10 AM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 6/16/17

Our parishioner Vivian Czupkiewicz died on Monday, June 12th. We extend our prayerful condolences to her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 19th at 10 AM, by Fr. John Roach, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish ... Read More »

Funeral for Pat Akins Friday (6/16) at 10 AM

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 6/14/17

Our parishioner and former parish secretary, Patricia "Pat" Akins, died on Monday, June 12th. We extend our prayerful condolences to her husband Ron and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 16th at 10 AM, by our ... Read More »

June 1 Will Mark 1st Anniversary of Fr. Vern's Passing

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 5/26/17

Thursday, June 1, will mark the first anniversary of the death of Fr. Vern Decoteau. His passing has caused an empty place in many of our hearts. Yet, in Christian joy, we will mark the anniversary of Fr. Vern's new life in heaven at a parish Mass on ... Read More »

Report from Bishop Mitch's Parish Visit

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 5/26/17

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski is visiting all the parishes of the Diocese of Springfield to get to know the parishes better, to commend each parish for their efforts, and to make recommendations as the parishes move forward. On Thursday, April 20, Bishop Mitch and his Visitation Team made their pastoral visit ... Read More »