Important Updates/ Announcements
Registration for All Saints and St. Mary’s Parishes 2021 - 2022 CCD Program is still Open! If you have not already submitted the form which were mailed out in March/registered your child, please use the link provided below to submit your registration form. Following the registration, please either send in your tuition via mail to 60 South St., Ware, MA 01082, or simply drop off at one of the churches (in the collection basket noting the payment is for CCD with the child/children’s name(s)) or directly to the rectory. Either cash or check is accepted! If paying by check, please make your check payable to YOUR parish, either St. Mary’s or All Saints Church. If you have any questions, please give us a call!
For this information and more, please visit the CCD Information Page of our Website.
Thank you and God Bless!
The Singing Priest!
Help spread the word
Our diocesan Singing Priests are back, helping to celebrate the Fourth of July with a special Patriotic Concert to air Saturday July 3 at 7pm on "Real to Reel."
If you miss the July 3 broadcast on WWLP 22News- don't fret. The entire concert show will be available on the Catholic Communications YouTube Channel starting Sunday July 4. You can find that via a link on iobserve.org.
The Children's Corner
Looking for fun activities to share with your kids while strengthening their relationship with God? Please be sure to check out the Children's Corner linked below!
Letter from The Bishop - Peter’s Pence Collection
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Peter’s Pence Collection allows participants to support the Universal Church and help the Holy Father as he shows mercy to the neediest people around the world, in recognition of the common humanity shared by peoples of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds.
In this spirit of mercy, Pope Francis helped the people of Iran when they suffered death and catastrophic damage from floods in March and April 2019. More than 10 million people suffered property damage, and the city of Ahwaz and numerous villages were evacuated. Two million people required immediate assistance. Pope Francis donated €100,000 to direct relief efforts coordinated by the Iranian Red Crescent Society, in which Caritas Iran also participated.
By participating in the Peter’s Pence Collection, you join the Holy Father’s efforts to show mercy to all in two ways: you support the ongoing activities of the Holy See, and you contribute to the charitable works of the Holy Father on behalf of those who are most in need. Our Catholic tradition calls us to provide for the material needs of the Church, and the Peter’s Pence Collection is one of the opportunities we have to do so. When you answer the call, you build up the Church so that it will continue to minister to all for generations to come.
For more information, please visit www.peterspence.va/en.html.
Please prayerfully consider supporting this year’s collection as an act of mercy and charity. Join our brothers and sisters in faith from around the globe to help Pope Francis in his ministry to the Universal Church and in reaching out to the most marginalized in our world.
Thank you, and may God bless you abundantly.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Most Rev. William D. Byrne
Bishop of Springfield
Mass Book Update
The Mass book for 2022 opened June 1, 2021– You may ONLY email or call the parish office at: 413-967-5913 or 413-967-4963 between the hours of 9AM and 1PM. You can book up to 3 Masses only for a year: (1-weekend Masses—Saturday or Sunday, and 2-weekday Masses). Beginning Monday, June 22, after 9AM, the Mass book will be open to anyone for as many Masses as you would like. We ask for your patience and understanding as we try to accommodate all of your request.
All Saints Church - Tiffany Windows Project
After recieving an official Condition report of five Tiffany Altar Windows located above the High Altar at All Saints Church, we made a decision to proceed with restoration of one (center) window. We think that will be a chance for members of the parish to see the beauty of window after restoration. Cost of restoration of that center window: ($47,800.00 restoration + $7,450.00 to replace the exterior glass and paint the frame = $55,250.00)
We continue to thank everyone for their generous contributions.
As of June 16th, our current donation total is $37,227.00 . Thank you for your generosity!
Donation Match Pledge
As a reminder, an anonymous donor has pledged to match funds raised now throughout June! This is a great offer as well as an opportunity for our parish for which we are grateful. What that means in practice: If we raise $10,000.00 - the Donor will make a donation of that amount to the parish toward our Tiffany Window Restoration Project.
Please help us to make that happened. - God Bless, Fr. Paul Norman
Knights of Columbus Golf Outing
Thank you to all those who continue to contribute to our food pantry which is used to serve those in need.
As a reminder, this is a program we will continue to run on a monthly basis. The baskets will remain by each door of the churches and we will continue to collect donations and distribute to those in need. We will continue to have baskets placed at both Churches for Non-perishable food, especially that of which can be warmed quickly by our recipients. Think about the kinds of foods that you would be happy to get. For Example: Canned Meats, Canned Tuna, Jams/Jelly (non-glass), Canned or Dry Soups, Canned Stews and Chilies, Tea Bags, Juice, Canned Pasta, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Candy, Chips, and any other foods that can be easily prepared in microwaves.
Thank you to all those who continue to support our program and our community. -God Bless
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
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.
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
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)
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
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 cycel A-B-C. This is a forever Mass book to own and is a 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.
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