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Fr. Jack Moves this Week, Will be Administrator Pro-Tem Here Until New Pastor is Named and Arrives

Posted by Parish Staff on 8/25/19

Fr. Jack celebrated his last Mass as Pastor at 10:30 this morning, followed by a light reception in the Gathering Space of the church.

During the Mass, Fr. Jack told parishioners that a plan is coming together that will hopefully find us with a new pastor on October 1st. ... Read More »

Funeral for Norman Loftus Monday (8/26) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 8/23/19

Our parishioner Norman Loftus died on Wednesday, August 21st. We extend our prayerful condolences to his wife, Connie, and to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 26th, at 10 AM, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish ... Read More »

Funeral for John Holdsworth Friday (8/23) at 10 AM

Posted by Ms. Donna Vanasse on 8/20/19

Our parishioner John Holdsworth died on Saturday, August 17th. We extend our prayerful condolences to his wife, Justine, his sons and daughters, and to all of his family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 23rd, at 10 AM, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located ... Read More »

Funeral for Joe & Rita Canuel Wednesday (8/14) at 10 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 8/13/19

Longtime St. Francis of Assisi parishioners Joe and Rita Canuel died recently - Joe on July 30th and Rita on August 9th. We extend our prayerful condolences to  all of their family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 14th at 10 AM at ... Read More »

Former Parishioner & Long-Time Volunteer Parish Business Manager, Stanley Wyman, Has Died at 91

Posted by Parish Staff on 7/19/19

Updated: July 19, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Our former parishioner and long-time volunteer parish business manager, Stanley Wyman died on Thursday morning at the age of 91 after struggling with health issues in recent months. Stan was a very active member of our parish until moving a few years ... Read More »

Scam Warning

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/07/19

There is a scam going on throughout the country in which people receive texts, emails or other messages through social media, from someone identifying themself as the parish priest, indicating that the priest is in a situation in which he needs money right away. It is believed that ... Read More »

Seminarian Felipe Duarte to Begin Summer Pastoral Assignment at St. Francis of Assisi

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/05/19

Springfield Diocesan Seminarian Felipe Duarte has been assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish for a Summer pastoral assignment by Bishop Rozanski. Felipe will be with us beginning Friday, June 7th through July 31st.

Felipe (pronounced (fih-LEEP-ee) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and attended the Seminary ... Read More »

Funeral for Barbara Whitney Wednesday (6/5) at 11 AM

Posted by Parish Staff on 6/05/19

St. Francis of Assisi parishioner Barbara "Rhoda" Whitney died on Wednesday, May 29th. We extend our prayerful condolences to  all of her family and friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5th at 11 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 24 Jabish ... Read More »

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 »