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Funeral for Doris Lattrell Thursday (12/28) at 10:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/26/17


Our parishioner, Doris Lattrell, died on Thursday, December 21st. We extend our prayerful condolences to her son, Ted (Alice) and her daughter Judy Koob (Dennis) and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 28th, at 10 AM, by ... Read More »

Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted by Ms. Jeanne Brzycki on 12/17/17

Our Christmas Mass Schedule is as follows:

Christmas Eve, December 24th4 PM (Choir Mass)6 PM (Mass with Children's Christmas Pageant)12 AM (Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day, December 25th10 AM

Note that we have an obligation to celebrate both the Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 23/24) AND Christmas. They are ... Read More »

MA Bishops Respond to MA Medical Society's Change in Position on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/05/17

The Massachusetts Medical Society has changed its position on Physician-Assisted Suicide from one of opposition to one of neutrality. The society's governing board made this change last Friday after more than four hours of debate on the issue, according to an article appearing on

In response to ... Read More »

Holy Day of Obligation This Friday (12/8)

Posted by Parish Staff on 12/04/17

On Friday, December 8th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Solemnity celebrates our belief in the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, free from original sin, by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ. The Church teaches us that, while Mary was conceived by normal biological ... Read More »

Life in the Spirit Seminar Coming to St. Francis of Assisi

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/29/17

The 2018 St. Francis of Assisi "Life in the Spirit Seminar" will be offered Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM beginning on February 8th through March 22nd in the Pine Room. This Lenten season, enjoy this powerful enrichment experience, which consists of a series of seven consecutive weekly ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/18/17

Our Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated in the church this coming Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM. We hope you can join us. If not, know that our prayers are with you as you travel and as you spend time with family and friends.

Bishop Mitch ... Read More »

Sr. Louise Thomas, SSJ, dies at 92

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/13/17


NATICK, MA. – Sister of St. Joseph Louise Thomas McIsaac (Rita), 92, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Natick on Nov. 12.

A native of Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of George and Ethel (Hurley) McIsaac.

She entered the ... Read More »

St. Francis of Assisi NCYC Heads to Indianapolis

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/12/17

The members of NCYC and their chaperones received a special Blessing of Pilgrims at the conclusion of the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, November 12. On Wednesday, they will depart for Indianapolis for the bi-annual NCYC conference, which will be held from Thursday to Sunday. They will join more ... Read More »

Pope Francis High School to celebrate ‘Spirit of the Season’

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/07/17

(iObserve Photo/Courtesy Pope Francis High School)

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CHICOPEE – Pope Francis High School will host “Spirit of the Season,” an evening of holiday music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and silent and live auctions, Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event will be held ... Read More »

Funeral for Rose Letourneau Methot Thursday (11/9) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/07/17

Our parishioner, Rose Letourneau Methot, died on Sunday, November 5th. We extend our prayerful condolences to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 9th, at 10 AM, by our pastor, Fr. Jack Sheaffer, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, ... Read More »