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.
St Aloysius Catholic School in Gilbertville is in search of substitute teachers for both the regular school day and for our after school program. If you enjoy working with children in a caring environment please reach out to Roberta McQuaid at [email protected]
Polish Kitchen News
Please note the Polish Food Sale is now sold out.
For those orders already placed, curbside pickup will be on Saturday, December 17 in the parking lot behind St. Mary’s Church on South St. in Ware, Ma. Payment will be collected at time of pick up and should be exact amount, either check made out to St. Mary’s Church, or cash and placed in an envelope with your name, order number and payment amount. Thank you for your support. Snow date will be December 18---same time, same place.
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.
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
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Office of Safe Environment
On behalf of the Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance, we would like to thank all of you who have completed the in person or recertification training.
It has been brought to our attention that there is some confusion on who is required to attend an in-person 3-hour session.
In person Session:
- New clergy, seminarians, diocesan/parish/school/agency employees, and educators
- Active individuals who are required but have not previously completed any past safe environment instruction
- New Volunteers - who have monitored or unmonitored contact with children or the vulnerable people (over 60 years of age or any persons with a disability)
- Active volunteers who are required but have not previously completed any past safe environment instruction
- Parish pastors have the authority to add any ministries that do not involve children or vulnerable people to meet the safe environment requirements to volunteer
- Persons required to complete safe environment requirements to stay active
- Completed past safe environment instruction
- Prior to July 1, 2022
The recertification module is completed within your VIRTUS account and should take about 30 minutes to complete.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paula Denno (413) 452-0662.
With prayers and best wishes.
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The Apostolate of the Suffering
The Apostolate of the Suffering at Mary Farm is offering everyone an opportunity to come together on December 3rd, 2022 for our last Holy Rosary meditation of this year on the First Saturday of the Month. 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 meet at the Hall on Mary Farm property at 10am, rain or shine. December 3rd will be our last meeting for the year, and we will resume again on the First Saturday of March 4th, 2023. Please contact Stasia Bronner with questions: 413-324-6708. Mary Farm is located at 1915 Ware Street,(Rt 32) Palmer, MA.
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.
FRIENDS OF THE CROSS
“If anyone wishes to come after me let him deny himself, pick up his cross daily and follow me.” All are INVITED to attend the Friends of the Cross meetings every second Tuesday of the month in St. Mary’s Hall.
“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. Much healing happened through this series and we decided to continue on a monthly basis….“By His Wounds we are healed”.Our MISSION is to deepen our faith through the Cross and to know the graces flowing from uniting our sufferings to the sufferings of Jesus on a daily basis. Our Lady of Kibeho asks us to pray “Holy Mary, remind us always of the sufferings of Jesus”.
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.
A book will be available to you at your first meeting or it can be sent out. If one is unable to attend the group sessions, they are still welcome to join. We will be happy to get the book to you and will share a spiritual thought from our discussions periodically. If you are interested…….just show up! If you would like more information please contact Patricia Boynton at - 413-544-4356 (call or text) or [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION – FRIENDS OF THE CROSS WILL MEET IN ST. MARY’S HALL FROM NOW ON. NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 FROM 6-7:30
Young & Catholic
Stille Nacht Young Adult Retreat
Join the diocesan wide Young and Catholic community for their 2022 Advent Retreat, “Stille Nacht,” Saturday December 3rd 11am-4pm at Our Lady of the Valley in Easthampton. The retreat will be open to young adults ages 18-40 and feature Mass, Confessions, talks by Fr. Michael Pierz, time for discussion, fellowship, personal meditation and a special catered hot buffet. The retreat costs $15. More info or RSVP at www.youngandCatholic.org/adventretreat
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
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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