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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 »

Funeral for Aldore Albert Tuesday (3/12) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/07/19

Our parishioner Aldore Albert died on Monday, March 4th. We extend our prayerful condolences his  all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 12th at 10 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish Street in Belchertown.  The burial will ... Read More »

Monday (3/4) Mass Cancelled

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/03/19

****WEATHER ALERT**** Belchertown schools will be closed Monday due to the winter storm. Therefore, in accord with our policy to cancel Mass when schools are closed or delayed due to weather, Monday's Daily Mass has been canceled. The Mass intention will be rescheduled. If you need to be ... Read More »

Funeral for Joseph Czapla Wednesday (3/6) at 10:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/01/19

Our parishioner Joseph Czapla died on Wednesday February 27th. We extend our prayerful condolences his  all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 6th at 10 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish Street in Belchertown.  The burial will take ... Read More »