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2018 Lenten Regulations

Posted by Ms. Jeanne Brzycki on 2/12/18

DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD

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 »

Funeral for Rosalina (Martins) Mucaria Thursday (2/8) at 4 PM

Posted by Ms. Jeanne Brzycki on 2/08/18

Rosalina (Martins) Mucaria, mother of parishioner Gloria Fortunato, died on Tuesday, January 30th. We extend our prayerful condolences to all of her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 8th, at  4 PM, ministered by Deacon Bill, at the Ludlow Funeral Home, located at ... Read More »

Wednesday's Daily Mass Canceled (2/7)

Posted by Ms. Jeanne Brzycki on 2/06/18

****WEATHER ALERT**** Due to the predicted snow, Belchertown schools are closed on Wednesday, February 7th. Therefore, Wednesday's Daily Mass has been canceled. The Mass intention will be rescheduled. If you need to be on the road, we pray that you will travel in safety.

Funeral for Roger Archambault Tuesday (2/6) at 11:00 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 2/04/18

Our parishioner, Roger Archambault, died on Tuesday, January 30th. We extend our prayerful condolences to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6th at 11 AM, by our pastor, Fr. Jack Sheaffer, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, ... Read More »

First Friday Mass Canceled

Posted by Parish Staff on 2/02/18

****WEATHER ALERT**** Due to the overnight snow, Belchertown school openings have been delayed two hours. Therefore, this morning's First Friday Mass has been canceled. The Mass intention for today will be rescheduled. If you need to be on the road this morning, we pray that you will travel in safety.

Quarterly Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at Mass Begins Weekend of February 17 & 18

Posted by Parish Staff on 1/26/18

Beginning the weekend of February 17 & 18, we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick during weekend Masses four times per year.

In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena - Day 9

Posted by Parish Staff on 1/26/18

Intercession: For God's peace to fill the hearts of all who travel upon the path of adoption.

Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection: The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us to "hold fast to the hope that lies before us. This we have as an anchor of the ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena - Day 8

Posted by Parish Staff on 1/25/18

 

Intercession: For an end to the use of the death penalty in our country.

Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection: As Catholics, we believe and put our hope in a merciful and loving God. We are conscious of our own brokenness and need for redemption. Our Lord calls ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena - Day 7

Posted by Parish Staff on 1/24/18

Intercession: May those who long for a child of their own be filled with trust in God's loving plan.

Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection: It can be very difficult and painful when the Lord doesn't answer our prayers the way we hope. We may have many doubts ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena - Day 6

Posted by Parish Staff on 1/23/18

Intercession: May those near the end of their lives receive medical care that respects their dignity and protects their lives.

Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection: When Maggie's active father suffered an accident that eventually led to his passing, he taught her that pain and loss of autonomy ... Read More »