Weekday Mass Schedule Change

**Effective Immediately**- Please note the following updates to the Week Day Mass Schedule:

  • Monday & Tuesday Mass will be at 8:00AM at All Saints Church
  • Wednesday—There will be no Weekday Mass
  • Thursday/Friday Mass will be at 8:00AM at Saint Mary’s Church

Mass intentions previously listed on Wednesday's have been moved to Fridays. If you have any questions, please contact the rectory. 

MARY FARM: APOSTOLATE OF THE SUFFERING

Mary Farm Annual Picnic
Sponsored by the Apostolate of the Suffering

Join us Sunday, August 21, 2022 @ 12:00PM for Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Side Dishes, & Raffles!
Tickets are only $8ea Adult and Children under 12 are free. Family of 4 -- $25

Event is Rain or Shine - 1915 Ware Street, (Rte 32) Palmer, MA

For more information, please call 413-283-4529


First Saturdays

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:  September 3 & 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.

Bishop's Mass @ the Big E

SAVE THE DATE!  Bishop Byrne invites all the faithful to join him for the Bishop’s Mass at the Big E- Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:00am under the Circus Tent.  A reception will follow in the Brooks Building on the fair grounds.  What a great way to spend your day at the fair- Eucharist in the morning and Cream Puffs in the afternoon!!  Please see the Catholic Mirror for more details on this Mass and others offered during the Big E.

Marriage Help

Marriage Help Available - local program starting September 16th 

If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; even if you are divorced or separated but want to try again, the Retrouvaille program can help. Retrouvaille provides tools to communicate better, resolve conflicts fairly, and re-discover why you fell in love. The next local weekend is September 16-18, 2022. For information, call confidentially 1-800-470-2230, email [email protected] or go to our website www.helpourmarriage.org for information & registration.

The Catholic Woman's Club

The Catholic Woman's Club of Springfield invites everyone to join us on a bus trip. Our Lady of the Martyrs Shrine, Fultonville, N.Y. on Thursday September 15, 2022. Bus departs from Ludlow Big Y parking lot 7:30 a.m., returns 7:30 p.m. We will attend Mass, tour shrine, museum, adoration, dinner at Schoduck Diner.

The cost $85.00, reservations by September 10, 2022.

For more information, dinner choices, make a reservation, please call Ruth Makowicz at 610-0828.

Synod 2021 2023

My dear friends in Christ,


Since last October our diocese, along with dioceses around the world, engaged in a meaningful dialogue with our Catholic faithful and with the wider community. These conversations were prompted by Pope Francis declaring a Synod for Synodality in which he invited the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is key for its life and mission.Providing the Church the opportunity to listen and learn which processes can help us all to live in communion, to achieve participation, and to open ourselves to mission.


As the Holy Father wrote, “it is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.”


I am most grateful for the work Fr. Michael Pierz and the diocesan Synod Team, as well as the support they received from many priests and deacons, but most importantly the hard work of local facilitators and volunteers numbering more than 300. In total we heard from 3347 individuals through in-person consultations as well as e-mail communications. This was a major undertaking and it could not have been accomplished without the assistance of so many.


Today we are releasing our Diocesan Synodal Synthesis on the diocesan website- www.diospringfield.org. This document reflects the diversity we find in the Church today. Beyond what insights participants shared, what was most important was that we listened with great respect to all who stepped forward to add their voice to this global endeavor. I believe the process was as important as the product, and a model for future conversations.


Our report will now be incorporated into the national report. Locally, once we have had time to digest and discern what we have heard, the next step will be to prioritize where the Holy Spirit guides us to be the best local Church that we can be. One prominent theme that clearly emerged is a call to be a more welcoming community. How is this to be done? As the Holy Father is guiding us to be a listening Church, the answer will be part of future synodal discernment.


Finally, I want to extend an invitation to join me for a liturgy of thanksgiving for this diocesan synodal effort. This Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30pm at St. Michael’s Cathedral. I hope to see many there.


Again, my sincere thanks to all who made our local synodal process successful.


In Christ,
Most Rev. William D. Byrne
Bishop of Springfield, MA

Rosary Sodality

Just us of the following Spiritual Activities:

  • 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

The Silver Rose - Ware Knights of Columbus

A silver rose on a nine-month pilgrimage will be the centerpiece of a special prayer service at All Saints Church in Ware, MA on Saturday September 17th immediately following the 4PM Mass. Program is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Ware Council #183 to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and express both international unity and dedication to the sanctity of human life.

Announcements/ Updates

Parish Picnic 

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.

Details for the Picnic:

  • The Parish picnic will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, rain or shine, from 12 noon to 3pm on the St. Mary's School parking lot. 
  • Admission is free for all parishioners. For food planning purposes, please only take a ticket if you plan to attend.  Tickets will be available after all masses through Sunday, August 28th. A hot dog, hamburger, salad and a drink will be given to each ticket holder. 
  • There will be a bake sale, basket raffles, and 50/50 raffles, as well as music/entertainment.
  • Handicap parking will be available in the school parking lot. All other parking will be available at St. Mary's Church and the Country Bank lot.

Parish Bake Sale:

  • Anyone who would like to donate baked items is welcome to drop their baked goods off at the St. Mary's Parish Hall either on Saturday, September 17 between 10:00am-12:00pm or Sunday, September 18 from 9:00-10:00am. 

  • Message from Cedarbrook Village of Ware:
  • Our Alzheimer's Support Group is a safe place for family caregivers to share experiences and learn from other families also living with Alzheimer’s disease. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:00pm-6:00pm. All are welcome. 

  • 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.

OFFICE OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

Empower Regional Youth Ministry Leadership Conference

Calling all youth ministers, DRE’s and adult volunteers who work to bring teens closer to Christ. Empower Core Impact Training by Life Teen will be held Sept. 10 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Westfield. To register go to www.lifeteen.com/events/empowe


Theology on Tap Fall Series

Every month at a restaurant, bar, brewery, distillery, vineyard, or coffee shop near you, the diocese hosts Theology on Taps. These special events feature a talk and q&a by a speaker about important relevant topics and some may include live music. We hope you will join us at the next one! More information about the movement or the next Theology on Tap or watch the Real to Reel story about us at theologyontap.org. See you soon!

September 4, 2022 at 2pm - Ludlow, FESTA Festival at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, The Message of Our Lady of Fatima, Frei Pedro de Oliveira OFM Conv. 18+.

October 28, 2022 at 7pm - Springfield, Student Prince Cafe and Fort Restaurant, A Night with the Exorcist, Fr. Sean O’Mannion

Family Life Ministry

Looking for more information regarding Family Life Ministry? Please see the links below to learn more about these Ministries including:

Protecting God’s Children - VIRTUS TRAINING

The Diocese of Springfield provides VIRTUS® in-person and Zoom awareness training for adults to help identify and prevent child sexual abuse. The Protecting God’s Children® Program for Adults teaches clergy, diocesan / parish / school / agency employees, volunteers, parents and other caring adults to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately.

Effective July 11, 2022 in-person training sessions are offered weekly at the Pastoral Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on the following days and times: 

  • 9:00 AM – First and Third Monday of Each Month
  • 1:00 PM – Second and Fourth Thursday of Each Month
  • 6:00 PM – Second Thursday of Each Month

Training sessions are three-hours in length. Given the sensitive nature of material presented, attendance at these three-hour training session is restricted to adults.  Please note that a ZOOM option is available for those unable to attend in-person. All participants must arrive on time.  Those arriving late will need to register for an alternate training. Childcare is not provided.

In addition to the adult trainings listed above, trainings will be held at various locations throughout the Diocese of Springfield during the year. For a list of available training sessions, please register for a VIRTUS®Online account or log into your current account at www.virtusonline.org.

TO ATTEND A TRAINING YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER THROUGH VIRTUS®ONLINE. To register to attend a three-hour awareness session, please go online to www.virtusonline.org and select “Registration” for the “Springfield Diocese,” then follow the prompts.

Please call your parish or school Safe Environment Coordinator if you have any questions. Your Safe Environment Coordinator’s contact information is provided when you register. You may also contact Paula Denno from the diocesan Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance at 413-452-0662 with any questions.

VIRTUS RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING 

Clergy, seminarians, diocesan/parish/school/agency employees, educators, and volunteers who have completed Safe Environment Training prior to July 1, 2021 will be required to complete re-certification training no later than October 31, 2022. Re-certification training is a prerequisite for all clergy, seminarians, diocesan/parish/school/agency employees, educators, and volunteers wishing to remain eligible for ministry within the Diocese of Springfield.

The re-certification training consists of an online module “A Plan to Protect God’s Children, 4.0,” provided through your VIRTUS®Online account. The training takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

For persons who are required to re-certify, an email will be sent from VIRTUS® prompting the individual to complete the required training. In addition, when the persons logs into their VIRTUS®Online account, the “Home Tab” will show under “Current Training” that “You have 1 online module assigned.”

To complete the re-certification training, please log into your VIRTUS®Online account and complete the training listed under your “Current Training” tab.

Know of our prayers and abiding gratitude for your support of this important initiative.

Online Giving

Interest in donating without having to remember your weekly church envelope? Using a checking account or credit card, you can send in your weekly stewardship or support special collections through on-giving! If interested in signing up, please create an account for your respective parish linked below!

Already giving through our on-line option? Thank you for your continued contribution!

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Mass Times

Mass Schedule:

Monday: All Saints 8:00 am Mass
Tuesday: All Saints 8:00 am Mass :
Thursday: St. Mary’s 8:00 am
Friday: St. Mary’s 8:00 am Mass
Saturday Morning - No services Except:
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

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Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday
9:00AM -12:00PM

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

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:   allsaint[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