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


Parishioners and visitors please see on this website below an important message regarding Mass schedule

Pastor James Callahan
Deacon Malcolm Colgate
Director of Faith Formation
Deacon Brian Gadbois
Parish Secretary/Bookeeper
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.  

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ALL Masses for St Francis of Assisi Parish will be celebrated at St Joseph Chapel Church until St Thomas-a-Becket Church is repaired, renovated and restored. Spread the word.
O Lord, we humbly ask you to bless the renovation of our 100 year old Church: St Thomas-a-Becket. Guide and direct our efforts so that your welcoming presence may be experienced by all who enter our doors for many years to come.  We thank you for the generosity of the parishioners of our past who provided for the establishment of our parish and for those who, over the past 100 years, have worked hard to maintain its beauty and splendor. We thank you as well for those in this present time who have provided the resources for this renovation work we now undertake.
Bless the artists and the skilled people who will be working in our church. May the wonderful talents which You have given them be used well for the enhancement of our house of prayer.  We pray that our refurbished Church will be a place where all who come here may find peace in times of weariness, hope in times of darkness, refreshment in times of spiritual dryness and praise-filled worship around the Altar of your Son, Jesus.
May Saint Francis of Assisi, along with all the saints and angels intercede for us, strengthen us and protect us in our efforts. Once this work is completed, may we ask for your continued blessings on our St. Joseph Chapel Church, as we undertake renovation there as well. We ask all of this in the name of Jesus, your Son and our Lord, Amen."
Sacrament of Reconcilliation Lenton Schedule
Tuesday's 6:00pm - 6:30pm
@ St. Joes Chapel
Saturday's 3:00 - 3:30pm
@ The Rectory or by appointment
Station's of the Cross
Friday's During Lent @ 7:00pm

St. Joes Chapel

Church Is Wheelchair Accessible

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