HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
November 26 - Masses
8 am - Saint Mary's
9 am - All Saints
AS&SM Christmas Raffle
!!! Our First Christmas Raffle starting in just two weeks!!!
(Due to many of our members asking for some social activities)
Saturday November 28 - Sunday December 20
Tickets are $1.00 each. You will find ticket/s on the tables at both Churches
Please take as many as you wish. Each ticket has a Church Seal
You can drop off your ticket/s in the mail slot at the parishes Rectory at 60 South Street or in the offertory boxes at Masses
Money must accompany tickets. Please do not include the amount in your regular weekly donation.
There are five prizes:
Cash award of $150.00
Cash award of $50.00
Nativity Set (Color)
Book of the Sacred Liturgy
Money Counters will draw winning tickets on Monday, December 21.
We will call all five winners.
Enjoy and GOOD LUCK!
TAKE and EAT
Dear Members of All Saints and St. Mary’s
As you know we have our Take and Eat Program that serves 53 people that are waiting for their meal each second Saturday of the month.
Due to Covid, flu and cold season we will not deliver in January - February - March
Our next delivery will take place on December 12 but instead of meals we will deliver Non-perishable food.
I am inviting all to participate in this program in Season of giving.
Next weekend December 5/6 we will have baskets at both Churches for Non-perishable food:
Canned Meats, Canned Tuna and Salmon, Jelly (no glass), Canned or Dry Soups, Canned Stews and Chili,Tea Bags, Coffee (ground no beans), Canned Pasta, Canned Vegatables, Canned Fruit, Hot and Cold Cereals, Rice, Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc.), Juice, Canned Beans, Granola Bars, Cereal Bars.
All donations are very appreciate.
Fr. Piotr and Take and Eat Team
Polish Kitchen News
On Saturday December 19 we will be having a pre-order sale of our own kapusta (frozen) @$6.00/qt., freshly made kielbasa from Bernat’s Polish Deli @$8.00 and freshly made polish bread from Countryside Bakery @$4.50. Curbside pickup will be in the parking lot behind St. Mary’s Church. You will be designated a pickup time when placing your order.
Payment should be exact amount, either check made out to St. Mary’s Church, or cash and placed in an envelope with your name, phone number and payment amount. Call Sylvia at
413-436-9268 or Diane at 413-967-5207 with questions and/or to order.
All orders must be received by Monday December 7.
Thank you for your support.
Book with Sunday Readings and Songs
Book of Sacred Liturgy
We are offering our parishioners the opportunity to purchase a hardcover Book of Liturgy, which includes Sunday Masses & Holy days of obligation, as well as music.
The Sunday Masses cycle A-B-C. This is a forever you own Mass book.
Perfect tool to have during COVID-19 restrictions.
The cost of the book is $30.00. Please see Father after Mass If you are interested in purchasing a copy.
If you would like to purchase Oplatki for Christmas. Please see Father after Masses at either Church. All packages were sanitized and Blessed and never opened.
Suggestion Donation $4.00
Polish Missals 2020/21
Please see Father Piotr after Masses if you are looking for a new yearly Polish Missal Pan z Wami.
***Parking behind St. Mary’s School Building is closed for the Winter Season.
Please do not park your cars in that location. Thank You
The Rosary Sodality News:
Due to Covid-19 - No Social Activities
Participating in the Rosary before Mass (Monday - Thursday)
Attending 13th of each month, prayer service at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 4pm - at Our Lady of Grace Shrine
First Saturday Devotion at St. Mary’s Church: 7:30 am Rosary, 8 am Mass followed by Private Adoration after Mass till 9am
Due to Covid-19 - this year Fr. Piotr is not inviting any priests to help with Advent Penance Service.
Please do not wait until last minute before Christmas:
Additional Confession Schedule to accommodate needs of parishioners:
All Saints Chapel Indoor Door:
Sundays: December 13 and 20
from 7:00am – 7:45am and 4:15pm – 5:00pm
St. Mary’s Sacristy Indoor Door:
Sundays: December 13 and 20
from 8:45am – 9:15am and 10:15am – 11:00am
Please wear your mask, keep social distance and sanitize hands after Confession.
If you are sick, please do not come. As was mentioned before Father Piotr due to his asthma is among high-risk group of people.
Those confessions will be only via screen – no face to face
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Current Restrictions during COVID19 Pandemic Time
- Church of the service opens 30 minutes before each Mass
- If you are sick even if, it is not COVID19, coughing or sneezing, please stay home.
- Please bring your private prayer books or buy our Book of the Sacred Liturgy for years ABC.
- Physical distancing (six feet minimum) at all times.
- In our town: St. Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays until 4pm
- We ask that those coming to our churches bring their own hand sanitizer if possible
- All members of the congregation need to wear Masks (covering MOUTH & NOSE) and they must put them on prior to leaving their cars, with a few exceptions: Children under the age of two should not wear masks.
- Holy Communion distributed to the faithful in the hand at the regular time. Father, Deacon or EM will come to your pew. Please stand in your pew if you are in state of grace that allows you to receive Holy Communion.
**Those receiving on the tongue please come forward to the altar after Mass. Remove your mask just before approaching to receive and place your mask back on immediately afterwards.
- Please leave your kneeler down after Mass, so we will know which pews must be sanitize before next service
- Office visit only by appointment.
- Church is disinfecting after each service with a chemical product, which kills all viruses and bacteria after being on the surface for 10 minutes.
Please keep in mind that due to Pandemic:
- Breakfast with Santa, Advent Bible Study, Christmas giving tree and 4pm Children Mass on Christmas Eve at All Saints Church with a guest from North Pole are canceled.
- We are working on Schedule for Christmas. In the past, some of our members attended Mass on Christmas Eve and once again on Christmas Day. Please don’t do that this year due to limitation of seats. Make your plans the way that we can serve all who would like to attend Masses on Christmas. More instructions to come soon.
Father of Mercy,
You willed that all people should have life and have it abundantly.
You call us to care for one another, putting the needs of our neighbor on a par with our own.
Bless these OUR masks, which we wear during this time of pandemic.
May they protect us, and all those we encounter, from the threat of Covid-19.
May those who wear them never bring harm upon anyone, knowingly or unknowingly,
by spreading this terrible disease.
Holy Spirit, grant us a peaceful heart.
Teach us patience.
Help us turn to you in prayer when we are irritable or afraid, or when the journey seems too long for us. May all our efforts to guard and protect one another in charity become a shining witness to the love of Jesus Christ, for he is Lord forever and ever.
CCD UPDATED PROGRAM
All Saints and St. Mary’s Parishes, Ware, MA
Faith Formation Program Schedule 2020 - 2021
!!!!Updated and based on recent COVID-19 restrictions, cases and concerns on November 11, 2020
Due to increasing positive numbers of covid-19, both in the State and our Towns. After consultation and keeping in mind that takes only one case to have family members being in quarantine due to potential contact with a sick person what I experienced myself. Also being aware of coming up Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and knowing that some people will be attending parties and visiting with families.
I am making a decision of suspending CCD classes in person for all grades until April 2021.
All classes will be done remotely at this point and we will resume on April 11, 2021.
An email with details was send to all parents on November 11
In person meetings at this point will include only special events:
December 6 or 13 - Advent Penance Services at:
All Saints Chapel: 7:00am - 7:45am and 4:15pm - 5:00pm
St. Mary’s Church Sacristy: 8:45am - 9:15am and after 9:30am Mass
Stations of the Cross:
Grade 7 - February 19, 2021 - All Saints Church at 5:30pm
Grade 8 - February 26, 2021 - All Saints Church at 5:30pm
Grade 9 - March 5, 2021 - All Saints Church at 5:30pm
Make up - March 12 - St. Mary’s Church at 5:30pm
March 21, 2021 - Lenten Penance Service - before and after each Mass
April 11,18, 25, 2021 - Classes in person for First Communion Students (Grade 2) after 8:00am Maas at All Saints until 10:00 am at the Chapel
April 11, 18, 2021 Final Classes for:
- Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 classes will meet at All Saints Church Hall after 8:00am until 9:20 am
- Grades 7 and 9 classes will meet at All Saints Church Hall after 5:15pm Mass until 7:00pm
- Grade 8 - All Saints Church - Upstairs: after 5:15pm Mass until 7:00pm
*First Communion Class
Baptism certificates MUST be submitted by December 1, 2020
(Required only for those who were baptized outside of our parishes)
First Confessions and First Communion Rehearsal: TBD
First Communion Mass: TBD (Most Likely beginning of May 2021)
***Safe environment training: If you signed the paper to have your child not participating in that class, your child will not get any extra homework. If you did not - you will be getting a package in mail with instruction form the Diocese. Please return back form that is required.
God Bless and Thank You for understanding.
Fr. Piotr - Pastor
Only by appointment. Please call or email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Monday: All Saints 7:30 am Mass
Tuesday: All Saints 7:30 am Mass followed by Adoration till 8:30am
Wednesday: St. Mary’s 7:30 am Mass followed by Adoration till 8:30am
Thursday: St. Mary’s 7:30 am Mass
Friday and Saturday Morning - NO services just:
First Friday: 8 am - All Saints
First Saturday: 8 am - St. Mary’s.
4:00pm Mass at All Saints;
5:15pm Mass at St. Mary’s
8:00am Mass at All Saints;
9:30am Mass at St. Mary’s
5:15pm Mass at All Saints Church
Additional Devotions during Pandemic Time:
First Friday: 12:00- NOON – Communion Service at St. Mary's Parking Lot Please stay in your car
*12:10 PM - High Mass – St. Mary’s Church – Only on First Sunday