St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Roman Catholic Church
398 Vernon Ave. South Barre, MA 01074



Pastor James Callahan
Deacon Malcolm Colgate
Director of Faith Formation
Deacon Brian Gadbois
Office Administrator
Janice Colgate
Music Ministry
Louise Ohrn / Organist
Ken Stanley Guitarist St. Thomas


Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Parish. Our parish was formed on July of 2013 with a merger of two faith communities, St. Thomas À Becket and St. Joseph Catholic Churches. We chose as our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi –a saint known for his love and devotion to Jesus Christ and founder of the Franciscan Order. Your visit to our website is sincerely appreciated and we hope that you find the information on our site helpful. So please, take your time and make yourself at home; scroll through the various windows to learn more about our parish family and discover who we are as a Catholic faith Community. Finally, when you leave our website, may you go with the blessing and peace of Christ.
Fr. Jamie

Lord, who are we as a people, having been given blessings in portions as no other nation before us? What has become of us, Father? We have spoiled your spacious skies with buildings and cities breathing with sin. The amber waves of grain are no longer viewed as our blessing but as our due. The awe and reverence due You when we gaze upon the purple mountains and their majesty is no longer held; rather, how much pleasure they can give us. Father, we have spurned You. We’ve blamed our problems on those who promote darkness, but You gave us time with Your Mother. Now our eyes have been opened by Her. Our lack of holiness, our not being light has allowed darkness to prevail. Indeed, our sins which we wrongly view as small have allowed those in darkness to commit great sins without shame. We now realize it’s because of our failings as Christians. Father, Samuel told your people, “It is true you have committed all this evil, still you must not turn from the Lord, but worship Him with your whole heart. For the sake of His own great name, the Lord will not abandon his own people.” Father, we come before You with our whole hearts and ask You to grant Our Lady Her intentions. Mary, we do not deserve to even be heard, yet we know Your Son’s passion merits that we are. Mary, we call You as You have called us. Please, intercede before God to forgive us, to heal us, to heal our families, and to heal our nation. Father, grant Mary’s intentions and hear Her pleas for us. We know you are justly irritated with us but we beg and plead for forgiveness through our repentance from our hearts. We realize our nation is headed toward disaster by so many signs You have given us. Holy, Holy, Holy God, grant Mary Her requests that we may again be your people, not a nation above God but one nation humbled and under God. Amen.
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PLACE: St Thomas Church Hall
 TIME: Thursday Evenings 6-7:30

398 Vernon Ave.
South Barre, Ma. 01074
DATES: Two (5) Week Sessions
Starting #1- Sept. 21 - Oct. 19th

with a break and then Starting #2 Feb. 23 - March 22, 2018
Contact- Call or Text Paula @978-434-1246 or
Judy @ 508-320-5049

Day Group on Thursdays if there is enough demand /TBA

Help Samantha beat Leukemia

One of our parishioners in the sixth grade...has just been diagnosed with Leukemia her mom and older sister make up their little family of three. Her Dad passed away unexpectedly a few years ago...calling all prayer warriors to storm heaven with prayers for this sweet little girl and her mom Holly and big sister Ally.  

  Sammi's Go Fund me Page
The  GOLD BOXES for each FAMILY are available for Pick UP in the St. Thomas-a-Becket Church downstairs Hall….before or after all Masses during the Advent and Christmas Seasons. PLEASE Call the parish office 978-355-2228 and leave a message to Request to Pick UP your offertory envelopes at St. Joseph Chapel !Faith Formation Families may have their children in Grades 1-10 Pick UP their Envelopes in St. Joseph Church Hall before or after Classes.  Faith Formation teachers will assist children in taking home their special GOLD BOX to use with their parents in the Happy New Year ~ 2018 Homebound parishioners will receive “special delivery”
To Register or to make changes to your name, or address, call our Parish Secretary, Janice Colgate~!  Thank you~!

Church Is Wheelchair Accessible

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