Browsing the November 2017 archive of Blog

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 »

Bishop Mitch Releases Statement Voicing Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/06/17

Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski has released the following statement reiterating his opposition to physician assisted suicide. Measures have been endorsed in Northampton and will go before the Amherst Town Meeting this evening. These and other local efforts are happening in an effort to lobby the Massachusetts Legislature, which ... Read More »

Parishioner Chris Drewniak Competing to Raise funds for Pathlight

Posted by Parish Staff on 11/02/17

Parishioner and longtime Altar Server Chris Drewniak is participating in a dance competition fundraiser for Pathlight in Springfield. Pathlight provides enrichment and recreation programs for teens and adults with disabilities.

Chris has teamed up with a young lady named Oliwia Bragiel, who was Miss Polonia of Massachusetts 2017, to ... Read More »