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Morning Mass Cancelled Today (2/9)

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 2/09/17

Belchertown schools will be closed today due to the storm. Therefore, our daily morning Mass will be cancelled. Our Mass intention for this morning's Mass would be for George Dion and it will be moved to another convenient date. Please pray for those who have to travel today as well ... Read More »

Weekly Parish Life Spotlight: Michael Sweeney Prayer Line

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 2/08/17


This week's Parish Life Spotlight focuses on the Michael Sweeney Prayer Line. The Prayer Line was formed after parishioner Michael Sweeney was severely injured in a fiery accident.  Michael asked that parishioners pray with him and for him. After Michael died, his request took on new meaning.  Our Prayer ... Read More »

Mass Cancelled for this Morning (2/7)

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 2/07/17

Just a friendly reminder that Daily Mass will be cancelled whenever the Belchertown Schools are closed or delayed due to weather. School has been cancelled today and, although it doesn't look like it's doing anything outside right now (7:35 AM), the radar maps indicate that a line of sleet ... Read More »

Evangelization Commission Cold Weather Initiative

Posted by Fr. Jack Sheaffer on 2/06/17

An Encounter with Christ

The St. Francis of Assisi Parish New Evangelization Commission is hoping that you’ll join us in a cold weather initiative. It will provide a little respite from the cold for His children on the street corners as well as the gift of grace that you’ll receive from ... Read More »

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 »