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


Pastor James Callahan
Deacon Bill Ferrarone
Coordinator of Faith Formation
Judy McCaffery
Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper
Vicky King
Music Ministry/Bulletin Publisher
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



Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016

"Before I come as the just Judge, I will come first as the King of

Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to

people a sign in the heavens: All light in the heavens will be

    extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth.

    Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the

      openings where the hands and the feet of the Saviour were nailed

            will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time.

            This will take place shortly before the last day". Words of Jesus to St. Faustina

From the Diocesan Dispatch
The 5th annual Fortnight for Freedom has begun in dioceses throughout our nation! We had parish
representatives join Bishop McManus at the opening Mass for the Protection of Religious Freedom which was celebrated on June 21 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. This year’s theme is “Witnesses to Freedom” . Please check our bulletin boards at both churches for more information regarding “The Patriotic Rosary”! Copies of this Rosary will be made available to all who would like it….even our “Home Touch” parishioners! More about our “Home Touch” program for homebound parishioners
will be announced in July. We are all in this together.

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