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

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St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Celebrations

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day is October 4th.  Our annual pot luck will be held Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:30 PM in the Pine Room.  Sign-up sheets can be found in the gathering space of the Church.  We will then hold the Transitus at 7:00 PM in the Church.  The Transitus is a prayerful celebration of the death of St. Francis and includes readings regarding his death, sacred Scripture, and sung responses. It is highlighted by the sharing of the blessed bread and the blessing of the congregation with our relic of this great saint. This is a beautiful service which lasts about a half hour.

On Friday, October 6th, there will be a 24-hour prayer vigil before the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:00 AM Mass and concluding with the Saturday morning 8:00 AM Mass. Sign-up sheets for the prayer vigil can also be found in the gathering space of the Church.

On Sunday, October 8th, Blessing of Animals will be held at 3:00 PM in front of the Church.

We hope you can join us for any or all of these celebrations in honor of our patron saint!