Deacon Gilbert “Gibby” M. St. George-Sorel
Please keep in your prayers the soul of Gibby our Deacon.
Funeral Services for Deacon Gibby will begin this coming Friday, July 8th. A Funeral Vigil and Rosary Service will begin at 4 PM in St. Mary's Church. Deacon Gibby will repose from 4 PM until 6 PM in St. Mary's Church.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, July 9th at 11 AM in St. Mary's Church. He will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery following the mass.
For more infomraiton, please use the following link to view Gibby's obituary.
MARY FARM: APOSTOLATE OF THE SUFFERING
APOSTOLATE OF THE SUFFERING DAY OF RETREAT at MARY FARM
Where: 1915 Ware Street, Palmer, MA 01069
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9:30am to 2:45pm
This Year’s Theme: “The Holy Eucharist: Food for the Journey”
Guest Speaker: Rev. Fr. Francis Reilly with Holy Mass celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop William Byrne and the Diocesan Priests. Confessions available.
Suggested donation of $15.00 per person, please bring your own lunch.
For Reservation Form and/or additional information please call us at: 413-324-6708 (Stasia Bronner) or 413-283-4529 (Mary Farm) or Email us at: [email protected]
Please join us at Mary Farm on the following First Saturdays of the month for the 15 minute meditation on the Holy Rosary and praying the outdoor* Stations of the Cross. We will meet at the Hall (rain or shine) at 10am on the following Saturdays: July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1.
All are welcome to come and pray thus consoling the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please call Stasia Bronner with questions: 413-324-6708. Mary Farm is located at 1915 Ware Street, (Rt32) Palmer, MA.
*On inclement days, Stations will be prayed indoors.
OFFICE OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES
If your Parish is interested in sending a group, please reach out to Joe Austin at [email protected] 413-276-5134.
World Youth Day
The diocese of Springfield is partnering with Chris Dube Travel to offer a trip to World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal July 28 to August 8, 2023. The World Youth Day experience features two days at Fatima, exploration of important cultural, historical, and religious sites in Portugal and the opportunity to encounter millions of youth from around the world, joining together with Pope Francis for the World Youth Day experience in Lisbon.
Ages 18 to 35 are welcome to attend.
While pilgrims are highly encouraged to register as soon as possible if interested in fundraising the cost of the trip, the deadline to guarantee a spot is June 15th. After the deadline spots will be offered as available but not guaranteed.
The cost to attend is $4,300 and includes group travel insurance.
Synod 2021 2023
Pope Francis has given all the Catholic faithful an opportunity to take part in the preparation for the 2023 Synod of Bishops in our own diocese and parishes. You might wonder why the experience of individual people is so important. Our stories illustrate how we live our faith in the concrete everyday of our lives. Listening to each other’s stories helps us relate to one another, to empathize, to recognize our common hopes and the faith that sustains us. If we are willing to ponder these stories and consider them in the light of our call to be Church, then we might be able to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church in our time.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD NOW!
The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering passing into law two deeply troubling bills this session which would legalize Physician Assisted Suicide. The bills, House 2381 and Senate 1384, are identical in text and titled “An Act relative to end of life options”.
“The Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts stand united in our strong opposition to Physician Assisted Suicide. It is an affront to life and a dangerous precedent for determining end of life issues. Physicians are trained to care for the ill, not to hasten death.”
 Boston Pilot - Statement of the four Roman Catholic Bishops of Boston, Fall River, Springfield, and Worcester (December 8, 2017)
For more infomration and to let your voice be heard, CLICK HERE.
Community Announcements/ Updates
Parish Picnic Donations
The Parish picnic will be held on September 18, 2022. Again this year we will have a basket raffle table, and the picnic committee is seeking donations of cash, gift cards, scratch tickets and bottles of wine and alcohol.
If you wish to donate cash, gift cards or scratch tickets, please put them in a sealed envelope marked “Picnic basket raffle”, put your name and contact information on the inside, and drop in the collection box at church. Donations of bottles of wine or alcohol should be dropped off at the rectory on South Street during normal business hours.
All donations must be received by August 28th to allow time to make up the baskets. Please call Sue LaBarge at 413-544-1574 with any questions.
2022-2023 CCD Registration is now Open! Please see the CCD Information Page of our website or click the link before for more information.CLICK HERE
2023 Mass Book: Please note that the 2023 Mass Book will open for intentions following Fr. Pawlus’ arrival, most likely within the Month of August. We will communicate any further updates as they become available. Thank You.
Faith on Fire
SAVE THE DATE! 10th ANNUAL - FAITH ON FIRE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RALLY
Welcome to our 10th annual Faith on Fire Catholic Charismatic Rally that will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6pm (rain or shine) on the grounds of Sacred Heart Parish at 1065 Springfield Street in Feeding Hills, MA. Our evening will consist of Praise and Worship music by Jack Yourous from Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Southwick, Psalm 33 with Tom Fucci from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Westfield and Saint Cecilia’s Youth Band with Carolee McGrath from Saint Cecilia Parish in Wilbraham, a Eucharistic Procession at dusk in candlelight, Reconciliation, an opportunity for extra prayer under the Prayer Tent with Prayer Teams and prayers for Healing with Laying of the Hands during Adoration. Our main speaker is the Most Rev. William Byrne along with Fr. Paul Norman, Fr. Ryan Sliwa and lay witness speakers from our area communities to inspire you. The Faith on Fire Committee, Saint Martha’s Guild and the Agawam Knights of Columbus council 5585 will provide food for purchase at a reasonable price (food tent opens at 5:30pm). Please bring a lawn chair and/or blankets for comfortable seating. God promised that “for where two or more are gathered I am there among you”.
Please contact Deb Briancesco RN Faith on Fire Coordinator/Pastoral Ministry at 413-786-8200 ext. 3 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Family Life Ministry
Chicopee, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 56 St. Anthony St., will sponsor a faith journey to Italy and the Holy Land from August 11 to 28, 2022.
For more information and reservations please visit the Parish website Pilgrimage 2022 (Italy-Holy Land) (stanthonychicopee.com), contact Fr. Jacek Leszczynski, 336-263-7634, [email protected] or the Parish Office [email protected], 413-538-9475.
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- Participating in the Rosary before each weekday Mass (Monday - Thursday)
- Attending our Prayer Service at St. Mary's Cemetery (Our Lady of Grace Shrine) on the 13th of each month at 4:00PM
- First Saturday Devotion at St. Mary's Church: Starting with the Rosary at 7:30AM following be 8:00AM Mass and Private Adoration until 9:00AM
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St. Mary's: All Saints:
Monday: All Saints 8:30 am Mass
Tuesday: All Saints 8:30 am Mass
Wednesday: St. Mary’s 8:30 am Mass
Thursday: St. Mary’s 8:30 am
Friday and Saturday Morning - No services Except:
First Friday: 8:30 am - All Saints
First Saturday: 8 am - St. Mary’s.
4:00pm Mass at All Saints;
5:30pm Mass at St. Mary’s
8:00am Mass at All Saints;
9:30am Mass at St. Mary’s
5:30pm Mass at All Saints Church
*Daily Mass will Temporarily be moving to 8:30AM starting May 23rd until further notice.
Bulletin / Website Announcement Request
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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
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