COVID 19 guidance, reminders and clarifications for the parishes of the Diocese of Springfield

In light of the information provided by the CDC, and in order to maximize protection of vulnerable individuals from the delta variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that a fully vaccinated person should wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home), if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. 

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a face covering or mask to help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people. People who show no symptoms of illness may still be able to spread COVID-19.

Saint Thomas More Medal

The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Springfield has announced that The Honorable Brian M. St.Onge of Ware and a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Ware has been selected to receive the Saint Thomas More Medal from Bishop William Byrne at the Red Mass celebrated at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield on October 3, 2021. The St. Thomas More Society fosters and promotes high ethical and moral principles, the pursuit of truth in the legal profession, and the administration of justice generally and in the community of Catholic lawyers, judges and legal associates. He is Clerk-Magistrate of the Palmer District Court and served for many years as Chairman of the St. Mary’s School Board and also served as Chairman of the Diocesan School Board for the Springfield Diocese.

 

Community Events:

WESTERN MASS YOUNG ADULTS

Please join the Western Mass Young Adults at the following events:

Fall Bible Study: -Join other young adults for the autumn Y&C young adult Bible Study on the weekly readings Thursdays 6-7pm at the Parish Hall in the basement of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton.

In-person Men's GroupYoung & Catholic Men's Group is going in person with small groups opening at various parishes across the diocese. Check out www.ycmen.org

Volunteers Needed: Whether you are a recently confirmed student, in college, or a young adult, we are looking for volunteers to come help out with Youth Revolution! To register to volunteer, please visit https://www.youthchoosechrist.org/volunteer

Picking of Apples:  Save the Date! The new Springfield Y&C board will be hosting a trip to pick apples at Echo Hill Orchard in Monson on October 10. Details forthcoming.


Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage

Brussels & Germany

Spiritual Director: Fr. Gary Dailey

August 4 - 14, 2022

Click Here For More Information!

Announcements/ Updates

Please note First Communion has been rescheduled from April 3rd to April 24th. As a result, everyone will have classes on the 3rd of April and there will be no classes on the 24th of April, the day of 1st communion. 

For information regarding our CCD program, please see the CCD Information Page oo our Website. Link is provided below!

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On behalf of the Ware Knights of Columbus and the Help Hands Crew, we are excited to announce the return of the Take & Eat Program! Over the past several months we transformed our program with the generous support of our parish community to delivery non-perishable goods to those until we could safely bring back the Take & Eat Program.

Starting September 11th, the Knights of Columbus partnered will volunteers from our community to deliver meals on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you are interested in helping, please be sure to visit the page linked below for more information and to sign up!

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All Saints Church - Tiffany Windows Project

We continue to thank everyone for their generous contributions. We look forward to see the work starting shortly!

-  God Bless,  Fr. Paul Norman

Update on upcoming Youth Retreats

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering retreats this fall for high school aged youth - both those being confirmed and others who may want to attend. Each retreat, which features speakers, witnesses, small group time, and prayer time presents the teens with an opportunity to discover the Gospel, and then make a personal decision about their response to Jesus' call for a relationship. Since this message needs to be heard by all youth, regardless of age or confirmation status, we hope these retreats will be a great opportunity for any interested youth ages 14-18.

We will offer 8 retreats: 

10/3/21    Holy Family South Deerfield 3-8pm

10/17/21    Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Westfield  11-5pm

10/23/21    Divine Mercy Three Rivers 11:30am-5pm

10/24/21    St. Mary's Longmeadow 3-8pm

11/6/21      Virtual on Zoom 11am-2pm

11/7/21      St. Mary of the Assumption Cheshire 3-8pm

11/3/21      St. Catherine of Siena Springfield 11:30am-5pm

11/14/21    Blessed Sacrament Greenfield 3-8pm

 

For more infomration, please vistit: YOUTHCHOOSECHRIST.ORG

10 Days of Adoration

40 Days For Life

From September 22nd through October 31st, you’re invited to join Christians other people of good will for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.  You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 3550 Main Street, Springfield, MA, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.  If you’d like more information, especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact:  Tim Biggins at (413) 342-0403 and/or [email protected]

Adult Confirmation Class

Catholics for the Unborn

Rosary Sodality

The Rosary Sodality News:

Due to Covid-19 - No Social Activities 

Spiritual 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

Online Giving - St. Mary's

Online Giving - All Saints

General Contact Info

All Saints Church is located at 17 North Street, Ware - MA - 01082

St. Mary's Church is located at 57 Sotuh Street, Ware - MA - 01082

Parish Office for both Churches is located at 60 South Street, Ware - MA 01082


Emails:   [email protected] & [email protected]    

Phone Numbers*: 413-967-4963 or 413-967-5913   *Both numbers are coming into one line what means when someone is on the phone by using one of the numbers, you will get a busy signal trying to reach us

Fax: 413-967-4679

Bulletin


  • Sun, Sep 26th

  • Sun, Sep 19th

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday
9am -12noon

Only by appointment. Please call or email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Mass Times

Update Mass Schedule:

Monday: All Saints 7:30 am Mass
Tuesday: All Saints 7:30 am Mass
Wednesday: St. Mary’s 7:30 am Mass
Thursday: St. Mary’s 7:30 am
Friday and Saturday Morning - No services Except:
First Friday: 8 am - All Saints
First Saturday: 8 am - St. Mary’s.

Saturday*:
4:00pm Mass at All Saints;
5:30pm Mass at St. Mary’s
Sunday:
8:00am Mass at All Saints;
9:30am Mass at St. Mary’s
5:30pm Mass at All Saints Church

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament:
Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM to 9:00AM following the 7:30AM Mass

*12:10 PM - High Mass – St. Mary’s Church – Only on First Sunday (Sept - May)