Est. 1923 - Church located at 24 Jabish Street in Belchertown

Browsing the 2017 archive of Blog

Browsing the 2017 archive of Blog

Funeral for Pat Akins Friday (6/16) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/14/17

Our parishioner and former parish secretary, Patricia "Pat" Akins, died on Monday, June 12th. We extend our prayerful condolences to her husband Ron and to all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 16th at 10 AM, by our ... Read More »

June 1 Will Mark 1st Anniversary of Fr. Vern's Passing

Posted by Parish Staff on 5/26/17

Thursday, June 1, will mark the first anniversary of the death of Fr. Vern Decoteau. His passing has caused an empty place in many of our hearts. Yet, in Christian joy, we will mark the anniversary of Fr. Vern's new life in heaven at a parish Mass on ... Read More »

Report from Bishop Mitch's Parish Visit

Posted by Parish Staff on 5/26/17

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski is visiting all the parishes of the Diocese of Springfield to get to know the parishes better, to commend each parish for their efforts, and to make recommendations as the parishes move forward. On Thursday, April 20, Bishop Mitch and his Visitation Team made their pastoral visit ... Read More »

Holy Week Schedule

Posted by Parish Staff on 4/01/17

Saturday, April 8: VIGIL, PALM SUNDAY4:00 PM MassSunday, April 9: PALM SUNDAYMass at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM2:30 PM Parish ReconciliationMonday, April 108:00 AM Mass7:00 PM Chrism Mass(St. Michael’s Cathedral, 260 State Street, Springfield)Tuesday, April 118:00 AM MassWednesday, April 128:00 AM MassNo Confessions6:00 PM Stations of the Cross6:30 ... Read More »

Today's K of C Blood Drive Cancelled

Posted by Parish Staff on 4/01/17

The Blood Drive scheduled for today (Saturday, April 1) has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We will update you as to when it will be rescheduled one it has been planned.

Fr. Savage to Lead Parish Lenten Mission April 3-5

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/25/17

Lenten Mission, April 3-5, with Fr. Warren Savage

 “Spirit Filled Evangelizers: The Delightful, Comforting Joy of Evangelizing”

Pope Francis in his encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel says: "Spirit-filled evangelizers means evangelizers fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit." He says that a “spirit-filled ... Read More »

Parish Website Service Scheduled

Posted by Parish Staff on 3/03/17

The company that provides the server for our parish website will be down tomorrow (Saturday, March 4) from about 2 PM until about 6 PM. For needed maintenance and security enhancements. It should be up and running by Saturday evening.

Bishop Rozanski, Chairman of Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Responds to Rise in Anti-Semitic Actions

Posted by Parish Staff on 2/25/17

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski (Catholic Communications File Photo)

From National Staff Report

WASHINGTON – In response to the recent rise in anti-Semitic actions that have taken place across the U.S., Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on ... Read More »

2017 Lenten Regulations

Posted by Parish Staff on 2/25/17


LENTEN REGULATIONS  Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat as well as days of fast, when only one full meal is allowed. On days of fast two other meatless meals may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not ... Read More »

Weekly Parish Life Spotlight: Take & Eat

Posted by Parish Staff on 2/20/17

This week's Parish Life Spotlight is our Take & Eat Ministry. The Take and Eat program began here at St. Francis at the beginning of 2011 when Deacon Frank Ryan and his wife, Kathleen, came to our parish and spoke of this program they started in the Berkshires. ... Read More »