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

Order of Secular Franciscans



For more information
about becoming a Secular Franciscan contact:

Lynn Carney, OFS, at (413) 323-5537
or Kathy Ricardi, OFS, at (413) 323-9023


The Order of Secular Franciscans is a Way of Life, approved by the Church, for men and women, married or single, who are called to take an active part in the mission of Christ to bring ‘the good news of salvation’ to the world.  They commit themselves to a life in Christ calling for a positive effort to promote Gospel attitudes among their contemporaries.  They are united with each other in communities, through which they develop a sense of direction according to the Gospel spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.