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Scam Warning

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/07/19

There is a scam going on throughout the country in which people receive texts, emails or other messages through social media, from someone identifying themself as the parish priest, indicating that the priest is in a situation in which he needs money right away. It is believed that ... Read More »

Seminarian Felipe Duarte to Begin Summer Pastoral Assignment at St. Francis of Assisi

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/05/19

Springfield Diocesan Seminarian Felipe Duarte has been assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish for a Summer pastoral assignment by Bishop Rozanski. Felipe will be with us beginning Friday, June 7th through July 31st.

Felipe (pronounced (fih-LEEP-ee) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and attended the Seminary ... Read More »

Funeral for Barbara Whitney Wednesday (6/5) at 11 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/05/19

St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Barbara "Rhoda" Whitney died on Wednesday, May 29th. We extend our prayerful condolences to  all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5th at 11 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish ... Read More »

Fr. Jack Appointed Pastor in West Springfield

Posted by Parish Staff on 5/18/19

BELCHERTOWN — Bishop Rozanski has appointed Fr. Jack Sheaffer as the new pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Springfield, effective August 31, 2019. This news is also being shared with the people in West Springfield this weekend. Fr. Jack will be succeeding longtime pastor, Fr. Kenneth ... Read More »

Funeral for Marjorie Lacharite Wednesday (5/8) at 10 AM.

Posted by Parish Staff on 5/06/19

St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Marjorie Lacharite died on Thursday, May 2nd. We extend our prayerful condolences to  all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 8th at 10 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish Street in ... Read More »

Fr. Leo James Hoar, Retired Longtime Chaplain of Springfield College Dies at 79

Posted by Parish Staff on 4/30/19

Fr. Leo James Hoar, a priest of the Diocese of Springfield, and retired longtime Chaplain at Springfield College, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Funeral services will be celebrated on the Cape and will be held at the convenience of his family.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O ... Read More »

Lent 2019 Meatless Fridays Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/26/19

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

(Recipe by Robyn Fuoco)

Printable Version

Ingredients ¼ Cup Olive Oil 2 Cups Chopped Onions 1 ⅔ Cups Coarsely Chopped Red Bell Peppers (about 2 medium) 6 Garlic Cloves, Chopped 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cumin ½ Teaspoon ... Read More »

Lent 2019 Meatless Fridays Recipe of the Week: Fr. Jack's Penne alla Vodka

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/21/19

Fr. Jack’s Penne Alla Vodka

(Original Recipe from Carmine’s in Manhattan)

Printable Version 

 Ingredients ¼ Cup Olive Oil ½ Small Onion, thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons Coarsely Chopped Garlic 8 Fresh Basil Leaves, Chopped 3 Tablespoons Chopped Flat-Leaf Parsley ¼ - ½ Teaspoon Hot Red Pepper Flakes ¼ - 1/3 ... Read More »

Lent 2019 Meatless Fridays Recipe of the Week: Jumbo Shrimp & Asparagus

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/12/19

Jumbo Shrimp & Asparagus

Ingredients 2 Cups Water 2 Bunches Asparagus (trimmed and cut into 1” pieces) 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 24 Large Fresh shrimp (peeled, deveined and cut in half lengthwise ) 2 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Ginger Root 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar 1 Teaspoon ... Read More »

Lent 2019 Meatless Fridays Recipe of the Week: Spinach Lasagna

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/08/19

Spinach Lasagna

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Ingredients 16 oz. Marinara Sauce 2 Eggs 1 Pint Ricotta Cheese ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 (10 oz.) Package Frozen Chopped Spinach (thawed and drained well) ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese 8 oz. Sliced Mozzarella Cheese 8 Lasagna Noodles

 

Directions Preheat oven to 350゚. ... Read More »