The Silver Rose—Prayer Service
The journey of the silver rose begins each year in March and ends on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During that time, Silver Roses travel from town to town along eight routes throughout North America. Several of those routes begin in Canada and end in Mexico. One route ends in Washington, D.C., and another ends at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, where the Knights of Columbus was founded.
The Silver Rose Program began in 1960, when the first rose – a real, live one – was blessed by a bishop in Ontario. The rose then traveled to New York and then to Texas where it was taken across the border into Mexico. The rose ended its pilgrimage at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To better ensure future annual trips, a silver rose was ultimately made. Today, due to the popularity of the program throughout the North American continent, eight silver roses travel unique routes. In 2001, when Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, expanded the Silver Rose Program, he commented: “Through [the Silver Rose Program] we honor not only Our Lady of Guadalupe and express the unity of the [Knights of Columbus], but we also reaffirm the Order’s dedication to the sanctity of human life. It is to the Blessed Mother that we turn in prayer as we work to end the Culture of Death that grips our society. As we think in terms of ‘One Life, One Rose,’ it is most appropriate that we turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe who made known her will through Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses.”
All members of the Community are encouraged to join the Knights of Columbus Council 183 at All Saints Church on Monday July 26th at 6:30PM and St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday July 28th at 6:30PM to pray for a civilization of love and culture of life in our own country and throughout the world.
Important Updates/ Announcements
Archbishop Williams Assembly #388 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will hold its Officers Installation on Sunday, August 15th after the 9:30am Mass at St. Mary's Church. All Fourth Degree Members of the Assembly and any other Brother Knights of Columbus are welcome to attend the Installation after Mass. It should take about 30 minutes or so. This year the Assembly is Installing Mr. Robert P. Chartier as their Faithful Navigator.
Registration for 2021 - 2022 CCD Program is open till the end of July! 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!
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 July 21st, our current donation total is $61,498.00 . Thank you for your generosity!
- God Bless, Fr. Paul Norman
WESTERN MASS YOUNG ADULTS
Please join the Western Mass Young Adults at the following events:
Theology on Tap
Come join us on the following dates for our Fall Theology on Tap series with Bishop William Byrne:
- August 29th at 6:30pm at Nathan Bills in Springfield, MA
- September 24th at 6pm at Berkshire Brewing Company in South Deerfield, MA
Summer Bible Study
Join other young adults for the summer Y&C young adult Bible Study on the weekly readings Thursdays 6-7pm at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton, MA.
More info @ www.youngandCatholic.org
Y&C Women's Group has their monthly meeting this July 26th at 2pm in Longmeadow.
For more info or to attend, email Samantha at [email protected] or go to youngandCatholic.org
In-person Men's Group
Young & Catholic Men's Group is going in person with small groups opening at various parishes across the diocese. Check out www.ycmen.org
Join us for the Worcester Catholic Women's Conference on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 to rediscover and renew your faith (Click here to register now). There will be wonderful talks by great national speakers and opportunities to meet them and make new friends. There will be time for fellowship, to go to confession, celebrate the Eucharist, and altogether strengthen your Catholic identity! Join us for this conference to "Joan Up with the Armor of God.”
For anyone who is signed up for Camp Veritas, St. Mary's High School at 27 Bartlett St. Westfield has graciously offered to provide transportation to and from camp. If you are in grades 7-9 and have registered for Camp Lakota, please meet at St. -Mary's High School parking lot on August 15th at 11 a.m.
If you are in grades 10-12 and have registered for Camp Lake Champion please meet at St. Mary's High School parking lot on August 14th at 11 a.m. Please bring with you everything from your packing list as well as proof of covid 19 vaccination or the results of your last covid 19 test.
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Catholics for the Unborn
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
ANNUAL FISCAL YEAR REPORT TO PARISHIONERS FY20
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)