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

Parish Campus News

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Click the RED link for an article that ran July 4, 2022:  Article in iobserve.org
 
The following information was shared with parishioners the weekend of July 2 & 3, 2022.

Dear Parishioners and Friends -

In my last communication, I asked you to prayerfully consider the current needs of our parish, think about the activities that are on hold due to space constraints, imagine the possibilities for our community going forward and to please continue your monthly giving to our building fund.

These considerations are crucial, as we look to move forward to making our new social center a reality. With this in mind, several Focus Group Sessions will be held to explore the possibilities.

Focus Group Sessions will be held in the Church.

Wednesday, July 20 - 5:30 PM

Sunday, July 24 - Following the 8 AM Mass

Sunday, July 24 - Following the 10:30 AM Mass

Each session will last about an hour and will be facilitated to maximize everyone’s time and the sharing of information and ideas.

I hope you will make time to attend one of these sessions. Your input is needed in determining what this new structure will include and if we have the financial support to move forward with this next phase of building up our parish community.

As I shared before, this is so much bigger than just building a new social center. This is about creating space to encounter Christ outside of Mass, providing opportunities to walk with each other in faith, and draw others into relationship with Our Lord.

This is a great adventure and I hope you desire to be part of it.

In God’s great love -
Fr. David

 

Our Mortgage Burning Ceremony took place on Sunday, June 26 following the final blessing at the 10:30 AM Mass.

          

The following information was shared with parishioners the weekend of June 11 & 12, 2022. Additional updates will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Dear Parishioners and Friends -

I have great news to share.  The church mortgage has been paid off!!

Thanks to your generous contributions over the years, we reached this milestone ahead of time.

Join us for a Mortgage Burning Ceremony
Sunday, June 26 at the 10:30 AM Mass.

When the parish embarked on this adventure, the original plans were for a combined church, social center and offices, with a separate rectory, on one campus. But, due to the cost and our immediate need for worship space, the plans were redrawn for completion in phases.

Phase 1 - Church            Phase 2 - Rectory             Phase 3 - Social Center and Offices

With the first two phases completed, we are looking ahead to the feasibility and timing of Phase 3. Over the summer, we will be sharing information and solidifying plans on how we will move forward.

I ask you to prayerfully consider the current needs of our parish, think about the activities that are on hold due to space constraints, imagine the possibilities for our community going forward and continue your monthly giving to our building fund.

This is so much bigger than just building a new social center. This is about creating space to encounter Christ outside of Mass, providing opportunities to walk with each other in faith, and draw others into relationship with Our Lord.

This is an exciting time for our parish community. Come celebrate this great achievement and join me for the next phase of the adventure.

In God’s great love -
Fr. David