Francis of Assisi Parish
Roman Catholic Church
Ave. South Barre, MA 01074
Pastor James Callahan
Director of Faith
Deacon Brian Gadbois
Louise Ohrn / Organist
Ken Stanley Guitarist St.
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.
PRAYER TO HEAL OUR LAND
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.
Wisdom & Works of Mercy is brought to you
by Hearts Afire: Parish-based
Programs from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception
PLACE: St Thomas Church Hall
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
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
Sammi's Go Fund me Page
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
to use with their parents in the Happy New Year ~
Homebound parishioners will receive “special delivery”
To Register or to make changes to your name, or address, call
our Parish Secretary, Janice Colgate~!
Church Is Wheelchair Accessible
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