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As Advent approaches, please consider spending time with Jesus in Adoration at St. Mary’s.  He longs to shower us with miracles of grace and blessing.  Sign up sheets are at the back of the Church.

If you have any questions please call the Rectory.  You can also call Patricia Boynton 413-544-4356

All Saints & St. Mary's Food Pantry!

Looking for more information on our food pantry located within All Saints Church Hall? If so,  CLICK HERE. This food pantry is open to all those in need on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. 

Book Club

Feeding the Soul book club will be meeting at All Saints Hall on Wednesday evenings. November 15th 6:30-7:30pm and December 13th 6:30-730pm

We will be reading Joy to the World: (How Christ's coming changed everything and still does) by Scott Hahn. 

Those interested can purchase this book online at various sites. All are welcome to join our group.

Employment Opportunity

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 

rmcquaid@staloysiuscatholic or call the school at 413-477-1268 for more information.

Starry Night Young Adult Advent Retreat

Young and Catholic invites all young adults (18-40), married and single, to join for a special evening of science and religion as priest, pastor and astronomer Fr. Douglas McGonagle, Ph.D speaks about his latest book, "The Star of Bethlehem" at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Hadley, MA. The retreat will include fellowship, inspiring talks, prayer time, small group discussions, and dinner/dessert. The cost is $25 ($20 by November 17th), and a 15% discount is available for married couples who register together. Please contact Joe Austin for the discount code or register at December 3rd  3:30-8:30pm.

Second Annual Youth Rally

Save the Date for the second annual Youth Rally, “Glasses of God,” sponsored by the Office of Youth Ministry and the Diocesan Youth Leadership Team. The event will take place May 18th 2024 in the Leslie Phillips Theater at Holyoke Community College and feature Dallas-based speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader Jackie Francois Angel, talks and skits by the Youth Ambassadors, and music by Psalm 33 collab. The event will be open to all middle and high school youth. More info at

Advent 2023

Pancake Breakfast

The Friends of the Cross Meeting

Effectively immediately, The Friends of the Cross Meeting will change to the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am till 12:00 PM at the Mary Farm - Apostolate of the Suffering located at 1915 Ware Street, Palmer MA. (Just across the Ware/Palmer Line on route 32). It is appropriate that the Friends of the Cross group be combined with the Apostolate of the Suffering's group as St. Louis DeMontfort, the author of the Friends of the Cross, was a major inspiration to the founder of the Apostolate of the Suffering, Blessed Luigi Novarese. I have attached a link to the Apostolates Facebook page and some information taken from it.
About Apostolate of the Suffering:
AIMS OF THE APOSTOLATE The main objectives of this Apostolate are that every type of suffering be consecrated and transformed into a powerful and constructive force on a spiritual level, for the salvation of souls.
* To adopt every measure that will help those who suffer to overcome the difficulties they must face in their lives and in society. The sufferers should not be considered as “objects of charity”, but rather as subjects of action through which they are taught how to make suffering meritorious, as they in their turn, promote this Apostolate among the sick.
* To help alleviate suffering and the depressing isolation of the sick through apostolic activity within the Apostolate.
* To help deepen the knowledge of faith, so as to avoid modern errors which often lead to a life of sin.
* To offer to God, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, all of one’s sufferings to:
a) make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the offenses committed against them.
b) save souls from being lost forever.
c) sustain our Holy Father, all bishops and priests in their apostolic endeavors.

Apostolate of the Suffering

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.

Please join us at Mary Farm on the following First Saturdays of the month for the Rosary Meditation as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.  

  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

We meet at the Hall (rain or shine) at 10am.  All are welcome to come and pray thus consoling the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Please call Stasia Bronner with questions:  413-324-6708

Mary Farm is located at 1915 Ware Street, (Rt32) Palmer, MA

The Apostolate of the Suffering’s quarterly newsletter, The Anchor, can now be read on facebook.  Please visit our facebook page - “Apostolate of Suffering” to read.  We will also be posting past issues!  And while you are at it……like the page, and feel free to comment on posts!  Thank you!

Also, please check out the new You Tube Channel for the Apostolate of Suffering.  Just type Apostolate of Suffering in the search bar and it will come up.  Some beautiful videos on the Mary Farm!”


Marriage Help

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 for information & registration.

Ware Catholic Churches - Sunday Mornings Coffee Hours

Saints Mary’s Church after 9:30AM Mass

All Saint’s Church after 8:00AM Mass

Come and enjoy visiting with friends and fellow parishioners.

  • November 12—All Saints
  • December 10—No Coffee hour this month due to Santa Breakfast
  • January 14—All Saints
  • February 11—St. Mary’s
  • March 10—All Saints
  • April 14—St. Mary’s

Quiet the Mind, Open the Heart

Join us EVERY Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at St. Mary's Church hall. 

QVCDC Financial Fitness Club

Financial Fitness Club Beginning October 2023 - Save to Reach Your Goals - We’ll Help!


Finances got you down? Don’t know who to trust or where to find the tools to help you reach your goals?

The Harrison and Diane Quirk Financial Fitness Club is here to help you! A program of the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, the Financial Fitness Club helps build your financial capabilities while helping you to reach your goals!

How does it work? We meet every month beginning in October, help you to pick a savings goal and set up a savings account. Then we match your savings up to a capped amount. That’s right, we match your savings! At every monthly meeting you will learn something new such as; how to reduce debt, smart borrowing, how to maximize your income, improve your credit score and more!

How do we do this?  This program is made possible thanks to a generous donation by Harrison and Diane Quirk; as well as funding from Baystate Health, The Health Foundation of Central Mass, and the Massachusetts Division of Banks.

Interested in learning more? Please visit for more information or call Carol @ 413-497-4407. Don’t hesitate, now is the time to focus on your finances! Classes start in October 2023.

Family Life Ministry

Looking for more information regarding Family Life Ministry? Please see the links below to learn more about these Ministries including:

Rosary Sodality

Just us of the following Spiritual Activities:

  • Participating in the Rosary before each scheduled weekday Mass
  • 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

Looking to get involved?

Looking to expand your faith and get more involved with your community? Please check out the Faith Community section of our website to learn more about the many great faith driven programs we have in both our local community and within the Diocese of Springfield. 



“Out of love, place yourselves at one another’s service” (Gal. 5:13)

The Office of the Diaconate has begun to recruit men throughout the Diocese who share a love for God and their fellow man and are men who would be comfortable serving in the sanctuary.  In this endeavor we are asking for your help.  If you have a few men in your parish who you think would be excellent in serving in the sanctuary and supporting the many tasks and challenges facing your parish in the upcoming years, please ask them to consider the process of discernment for the Diaconate.

For your information, the Diaconate Formation Board is starting the recruitment process for our next Diaconate class, the Class of 2029, and we need your help.

Do you know:

  • Men who would make good servant leaders?
  • Men who may already be active within the parish as a lector or extraordinary minister of the Eucharist?
  • Men who may already be involved in service to the homebound, the needy, as well visiting hospitals and nursing facilities?
  • Men who may have a calling to become more involved in doing what we have been called to do from Baptism; serve Jesus by serving his people?

If you know of men who may fit this mold, please reach out to them and encourage them to consider following their call to serve others.

If you, or any potential candidates, have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact The Diaconate office at 413-452-0674 or [email protected]


  • Sun, Nov 26th

  • Sun, Nov 19th

  • Sun, Nov 12th

  • Sun, Nov 5th

  • Sun, Oct 29th

Mass Times

Mass Schedule:

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;
5:00pm 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

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Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday
9:00AM -12:00PM

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:   allsaints[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