COVID 19 Guidelines: Diocese of Springfield - Updated 12/20/2021

Please note the following key directive updates regarding COVID-19:

  • The diocese strongly encourages that masks be worn at all times in an indoor setting and in large outdoor gatherings where the social distance cannot be adhered to. This includes Masses, meetings and appointments.
  • We will no longer have shaking of the hands for the sign of peace. We will return to a wave or a wink and a nod. This will begin as of 12/20/21 
  • Holy Water fonts will be empty until further notice. please feel free to use the touch-less dispensers or the closed Holy Water receptacles. A Generous benefactor has also provided bottles for Holy Water found at the back of each Church. 

Announcements/ Updates

We would like to share with you a video which was created by a man that was inspired by the Stations of The Cross at All Saints Church while visiting his family for Christmas.  Stunned by our stations of the cross, he wrote a song and created the below video using the stations in our church. 

 


Please note the 2021-2022 CCD Schedule has been updated. There will be no classes on February 13th. 

https://www.warecatholic.org/ccd-information


2021 Tax Statements

Happy New Year! While we move towards the Lenten season, we are also moving towards Tax Day 2022. If you are interested in receiving your 2021 tax contribution statement, please contact the rectory. To expedite your request, kindly provide both the parish you belong to along with your envelope number (listed on your weekly collection envelope.) 

Thank you!


Date Nights for Catholic Couples

St. Elizabeth Parish presents “Date Nights for Catholic Couples, an Enrichment series for married and engaged couples. When was the last time you spent quality time with just the two of you - not talking about work, or family or finances, etc., but about the two of you and your relationship! “Date Nights” are down-to-earth structured evenings that include a video highlighting an aspect of married life, followed by husband & wife private discussion time. There are no group discussions. All sharing is strictly between husband and wife. Marriage and family life can be hectic and busy, and we don’t always make time just for ourselves and our relationship! “Date Nights” is an opportunity to make that time . Don’t pass it up. Join us on Friday evenings, 6:30-8:00PM at the SJB Pastoral Center. Upcoming program dates are: Feb. 11, and Mar. 25. Note that set-up will provide for social distancing.

For more information contact Dick & DuAnne Pasquini at 610-0509.

Polish Kitchen News

Many thanks to all who helped in any way to make our December food sale such a success—from those who bought food to all the workers who put in so much time and effort to make the food—a big THANK YOU. A special thanks to Fr. Paul for his total support, prayers and blessings from beginning to end. You passed your initiation Father!! Our gross income from the sale was $19,246.50. Our expenses came to be around $11,000 and much higher than usual since we had over $1,000 in kitchen repairs and we had to replace our 35 year old commercial freezer with a new one which cost around $6,000.

On Saturday February 26th (snow date Feb. 27) we will be having a pre-order sale of the following items:

  • Pierogi: Cabbage: $12/doz.
  • Golombki: $12 for 3
  • Frozen kapusta: $8.00/qt.
  • Kielbasa from Bernat’s in Chicopee: $9.50
  • Rye Bread from Countryside Bakery: $5.00

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. If you need to leave us a message, we will call you back within a day. If you do not hear from us, please call again. Orders will be taken from Tuesday February 1st through February 14th or until sold out.

Thank you for your support

2022 PILGRIMAGE

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.

Knights of Columbus

“I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,” Do you feel the Lord calling you to consider becoming a priest, or consecrated religious?  Call Fr. Jonathan Reardon 413-248-7034 or write: [email protected]

“After the happiness of communicating: Rise modestly, return to your place, kneel down, and do not immediately take up your book or rosary.  What good are the words of men when God is speaking? We must be like someone who is very curious and listens at the door.  We must listen to all that the good God says at the door of our hearts.”  St. John Vianney, Eucharistic Meditations: 16th Meditation

 
For more information and videos check out www.yearoftheeucharist.net

Additionally, please check out The Year Of The Eucharist Witness Story!

CLICK HERE

Western Mass Youth & Young Adults

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

March for Life

Every January, thousands gather in Washington DC for the March for Life. If you or anyone you know is interested in attending this year - on January 21 - please reach out to Peggy Bradford at 413-583-5034. More info on the March for Life here.
 

WORLD YOUTH DAY REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for the Diocese of Springfield’s trip to World Youth Day in Lisbon Portugal in 2023 has now opened. The trip (ages 18-35)* will take place July 28, 2023 to August 7, 2023 and will cost $4,300. In addition to airfare, hotels, and standard trip items, the cost of this ticket also includes group travel insurance, which is a must-have in current times. The diocese will also offer an optional track for those 18+ interested in journeying for 7 days of the Camino de Santiago after World Youth Day. Please reach out to Joe Austin, director of  Youth and Young Adult Ministry if interested in this track at  [email protected].

To register, a deposit of $350 is required. The diocese will be hosting several fundraising info sessions starting in January to discuss fundraising opportunities. 

To register, go to: https://gxw.groupxpress.com/GX/apps/gxWeb/W58BBE8/ 

Rosary Sodality

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

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

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

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


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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.

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