Parish Life

Teams of Our Lady (TOOL)

Our Marriage Enrichment Commission presents   "Teams of Our Lady" or “TOOL”, an international movement of married couples who gather in communion and friendship to support a way of life designed to make their Christian faith a daily living experience.  Couples meet monthly to continue to research and promote new, related, supportive opportunities.  New members are always invited.  To learn more contact John or Therese Rakouskas (413) 323-4940.

Men of St. Joseph

A men's spiritual enrichment group meets Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the Parish Social Center.  To learn more, please contact John Rakouskas at (413) 323-4940.

Secular Franciscan Order
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.  For more information contact Lynn Carney, (413) 323-5537.

Knights of ColumbusThe Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Family Fraternal Organization of over 1.5 million men in Councils all over the world, who uphold Catholic values by service to family, Church and community.  Our St. Francis of Assisi K of C Council #10698 meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month in the council home.  Our council offers many activities and events to meet fellow parishioners and have fun.  Events may be found in the weekly parish bulletin or on the KofC link on the parish Website.  For more information contact the Grand Knight, Will LeBrun at (413) 345-8042 or contact the parish business office at (413) 323-6272.

Monthly Saturday Mass & Breakfast

Parishioners enjoy a breakfast together in the Tovet Room after the 8 AM Mass held on the Saturday after the first Friday of the month.  All are invited. For more information, or to offer to assist with the meal or set up, please call the Parish Office at (413) 323-6272

Bereavement & Cancer SupportA support and discussion group to comfort those in need of emotional support after experiencing cancer or the loss of a loved one.  For assistance or to offer your help contact Michael Hurst at (413) 323-9313.

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Basketball

Boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 grades are eligible and invited to join.  For more information, contact the boys coordinator JR Lanoue at (413) 315-0230 or girls coordinator Chris Shea at(413) 388-2641.

Cub Scouts of America

St. Francis of Assisi proudly sponsors Cub Pack 507 welcoming boys in grades 1 thru 5. Meetings are the 3rd Friday monthly in the Parish Social Center Pine Room. For more information contact Pack Master Gloria Fortunato at (413) 323-0966.

Annual Tag Sale
Our parish’s major fund-raiser is held every August and takes many hands to make it happen.  Begin to look for the volunteer sign-up board and a kick-off meeting in July.

Brick Corner
Parishioners and the community may “purchase a brick” to help fund the building of our new parish complex, either in their name or in the name of a loved one.  A donation of $10.00 each is requested.  Contact the parish business office for more information.