Staff Member: Mr. Paul Vanasse
Mr. Paul Vanasse
Phone: (413) 323-6272
Paul Vanasse was born and raised in Belchertown and is a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Now retired from a career as a welder and sheet metal manufacturer, he is discerning a vocation to the diaconate under the spiritual direction of Fr. Warren Savage. He currently volunteers at Mass as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Usher and Greeter. He brings Holy Communion to the sick and homebound, and serves on the Spiritual Life Commission and work in bereavement ministry. He previously served as chair of the former Parish Council and as a member of the Building Committee. Recently, Paul attended a Cursillo Weekend and he was a team member for the recent Life in the Spirt Seminar. He is a charter member and Past Grand Knight of St. Francis of Assisi Council 10698 of the Knights of Columbus and was currently elected into the position of Deputy Grand Knight.
Paul and his wife, Donna, are members of Teams of Our Lady (T.O.O.L.). For many years, they provided music for local Charismatic Prayer Meetings and Healing Masses. They have three children and two grandchildren. In his free time, Paul enjoys building model cars, restoring classic cars and walking his dogs.