Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday (April 2nd)
Holy Thursday (April 6th)
|Good Friday (April 7th)||Holy Saturday (April 8th)||
Easter Sunday (April 9th)
Reminder: There will be no 5:30PM Mass on Easter Sunday
DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD 2023
- Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat as well as days of fast, when only one full meal is allowed. On days of fast, two other meatless meals may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.
- The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
- The obligation to abstain from meat begins at fourteen (14) years of age.
- The obligation to fast begins at eighteen (18) and ends at fifty-nine (59).
Please note; Although the faithful may excuse themselves from fast and abstinence, for a just cause, there is an obligation to substitute another penance in its place. No Catholic should lightly excuse him/herself from this these Lenten obligations.
Stations of The Cross
Introducting the All Saints & St. Mary's Food Pantry!
We are pleased to annouce we've started a Food Pantry at All Saints Church in the parish hall thanks to the generous donations from our parishoners. For more infomraiton CLICK HERE.
Looking for Women to join Seven Sisters Apostolate
Do you have one hour a week to offer a holy hour for our Pastor, Fr. Piotr Pawlus? If yes, please visit the Seven Sisters Apostolate page of our webstite to learn more.
St. Aloysius Catholic School kicked off its annual Scholarship Drive on December 15. This year a generous benefactor has offered a dollar for dollar match of all funds earned up to $40,000! If the school reaches it full match, every full price tuition could see a $1000 reduction, with a portion there-of for siblings and 2 or 3 day preschool students. You can make your tax-deductible donation via the school’s website at https://www.staloysiuscs.
THIS LENT learn about the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit on Sunday mornings at All Saints Parish Hall from 10:30 - Noon. This is a follow-up to the Holy Spirit series presented during Advent and is being continued by popular demand. A unique 30-minute video is presented each week followed by discussion. Videos are performed by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR under his “The Wild Goose is Loose” program (thewildgooseisloose.com). This is his simple invitation to Christians into a more profound, life-giving relationship with the Holy Spirit. The sessions are free; no reservations are necessary. Free refreshments will be served beginning at 10:15 am. All are welcome.
St Aloysius Catholic School Open House
St. Aloysius Catholic School in Gilbertville, MA, is hosting an open house at the school on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Prospective parents are cordially invited to visit the classrooms and meet the faculty of our growing school. Administration is also happy to tour families during the school day and provide shadow days for students presently in Kindergarten through Grade 7.
Please feel free to call the school (413) 477-1268 or reach out to director, Roberta McQuaid at [email protected] to set up an appointment to visit. Enrollment information and all the necessary paperwork is available on our website (www.staloysiuscs.com) under the “Join our Family” tab.
Please note that Preschool is full for the 23/24 school year but we are accepting additions to our waitlist as well as touring families who wish to get a head start for the 24/25 school year.
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First Saturday Meditations at Mary Farm
The Apostolate of the Suffering is offering you an opportunity to come together on the first Saturday of each month, for meditation on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Our Lady of Fatima asks us all to console her Immaculate Heart due to the vast ingratitude, blasphemies and offenses against her by making reparations to her on the First Saturday of each month. This includes: Going to Confession and receiving Holy Communion, praying five decades of the Rosary, and in addition, meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary. We gather together at Mary Farm to complete this last part of this devotion to Our Lady: to meditate the Holy Rosary mysteries.
Our meditations and reflections are based on the visions and revelations from Our Lady to Venerable Sr. Mary of Agreda as she recorded them in her book, Mystical City of God. We complete our meditations by praying the Stations of the Cross. All are invited; you need not be a member of the Apostolate to offer up about an hour of your time to console the Immaculate Heart of Mary by contemplating the Holy Rosary mysteries.
We will be meeting at the John Smus Memorial Hall on Mary Farm property at 10am, rain or shine March through December, 2023 on the first Saturday of each month. Please contact Stasia Bronner with questions: 413-324-6708 or email: [email protected] Mary Farm is located at 1915 Ware Street,(Rt 32) Palmer, MA.
The Polish Junior League of Massachusetts is accepting applications for scholarships for college students of Polish heritage. Application information and forms may be obtained at www.polishjuniorleaguema.org/appliations. Deadline for receipt of application materials is May 1, 2023.
Marriage Help Available
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 rediscover why you fell in love. The program is offered locally three times a year.
For information, call confidentially 1-800-470-2230, email [email protected], or visit our website www.helpourmarriage.org for information & registration.
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Eucharistic Rosary Procession
Young & Catholic
Listen to Great Catholic Programs on 730 AM
The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network, an EWTN affiliate, is now broadcasting in Springfield! You can now listen to quality Catholic program 24/7 on 730 AM, thestationofthecross.com, or the iCatholicRadio app (a free download). In addition to airing EWTN shows, the station also broadcasts self-produced programs.
To learn how you can help promote the station, call Colin at 1-877-888-6279 (x104) or send an email to [email protected].
The station also provides a complimentary service promoting parish events. To have a parish event promoted both on the air and on their online calendar, visit thestationofthecross.com and click on Events.
Young & Catholic
The Office of Youth Ministry is thrilled to announce that the Steubenville East Catholic youth conference hosted by Life Teen is coming back to the diocese next summer. The conference, which features an impressive lineup of engaging speakers, a worship band, exciting and interactive activities, and beautiful prayer-centered experiences will take place at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield the weekend of July 21-23,2023. Registration opens January 17.
FRIENDS OF THE CROSS
“Friends of the Cross” is a Catholic fellowship which grew out of last year’s Lenten series which focused on St. Louis de Montfort’s timeless treasure entitled “Letter to the Friends of the Cross” written in the early 1700’s to a group of Catholics who called themselves – Friends of the Cross.
We abide by the teachings of the Church and the only requirement is that people will read the book and desire to deepen one’s faith on this path. ALL IS CONFIDENTIAL! This ground rule ensures an atmosphere of safety, charity and respect for one another.
If you are interested…….just show up! Friends of The Cross will meet @ St. Mary's Hall on the Second Tuesday of every month.
Our 2022-2023 CCD schedule can be found on the CCD information page of our website.
Please note as we enter the Winter season, any updates regarding CCD class cancellations due to inclimate weather will be posted on the top of our website.
Family Life Ministry
Looking for more information regarding Family Life Ministry? Please see the links below to learn more about these Ministries including:
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
WITNESS WEDNESDAYS FOR THE YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
Every week, a witness from our Diocese shares a personal testimony on the power of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist in their life. Access these inspiring testimonials by going to: diospringfield.org/videos and you will find the Witness Wednesday Playlist and grow your devotion to Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist!
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.
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
Bulletin / Website Announcement Request
Have a community event to share with the Parish Community? Looking to make a special announcement? Please be sure to fill out our from through the link provided below! Click Here
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: [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