St.Francis of Assisi Parish
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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
Mass Schedule

St. Joseph Chapel:
Sunday 8:00 am

St. Thomas-a-Becket Church:
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Weekday: M-W 9 am

Have a Prayer Request ?
The Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Prayer Line
You may call
Pat Kowal @978-355-2144 or
Vicky King @978-355-4830


Barre Food Bank  Food Pantry Distribution Barre Congregational Church 2nd Wednesday of the Month 10AM -11:30AM 3rd Thursday of the Month 5:30PM -7PM Donations may be brought to both St Thomas & St Joseph Churches. Non-perishable food items and PERSONAL CARE items needed. Thank You News in Brief
The Barre Food Pantry is seeking reliable people who are willing to give of their time on the second Tuesday of the month, the second Wednesday of the month or on the third Thursday of the month
For more information please call
 Sonja Blaney at  978-355-6921 or Chuck Radlo at  978-355-6463.
HELP! FAMILIES IN CRISIS. We are accepting contributions to the“St. Francis of Assisi Charitable Needs & Resources Fund”. Donations can be placed in an envelope marked Emergency Fund in the basket with the offertory envelopes. For more information please contact
Paula Wood at 978-355-2228 Ext.6. Thank you for your generosity.
HOMEBOUND?… if you would like visits from your St Francis Parish family. For more information, call the Church Office at 978-355-2228. Homebound parishioners may be enrolled in the HomeTouch Program Receive a weekly inspirational mailing including our Church Bulletin! Call Priscilla @ 508-882-3128 HUGS to all~!
Be well & Be blessed
Visiting the Homebound at Grandview Terrace Great news! Fr. Jamie is holding Mass at Grandview Terrace on the fourth Tuesday of the month!  Mass will be at 1:00pm All are welcome! You don't have to reside at Grandview Terrance to attend. Join us for worship, fellowship and refreshments.
Need transportation call 978-355-6659 We will find you a ride.

Eucharistic Exposition
Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm
" Behold i stand at the door and knock"It's time to learn more about your Faith and experience what our Religion can do for you. Jesus is waiting for you personally. Cursillo Weekends are a wonderful way to start on this journey. Go to to download an application or call Pam Hamilton
 @774-239-8909 for more information. You'll be glad you did!
Upcoming Retreats:
Womens Weekend           Mens Weekend
Saint of the day
Catholic Bishops
Our parish is launching “Tilling the ground with Prayer” We can think of our prayers as the rain, fertilizer and hoeing the soil needs, to become fertile ground.

In a vision to St. Maria Faustina more here and here
Marriage Encounter

Womens Guild
Please Join Us! New Members are Always Welcome!
If you would like the opportunity to get involved in any of our parish support efforts, please contact Mary Ann Jordan via email at or via phone/text at 978.808.3371.
Create Your Own Holy Moment!
Don't be a victim

Keeping Children & Teens SAFE ONLINE
Knights of Columbus Council
meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the St.Thomas-a-Becket church hall.

Visitation house
Visitation House helps both Mothers and Babies to survive and thrive.
Online donations may be made at
Those in turmoil are able to drop off a newborn they are unable to care for at any hospital, police station, or manned fire station in Massachusetts. Support & Guidance is also available by calling
1-877- 796-HOPE (4673) or
 1-888-510 -2229

Project Rachel is the Catholic Church’s ministry of healing and reconciliation to those who have been wounded by a past abortion.
Call in strictest confidence 508-791-HOPE(4673).
BARRE Senior Center
Did you know?
The Barre Senior Center is not just for Seniors!
Betty-Jo O’Brien  Director can help with filling out forms for fuel assistance, utility assistance, housing needs and veterans assistance for people of all ages.
Call 978-355-5004 and ask for
Betty-Jo O’Brien. 
Environmental Stewardship Video Series - Green Mass


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.

Photo's of St. Joesph & St.Thomas Becket courtesy of

Church of St.Thomas-a-Becket and St. Joseph Chapel Are Wheelchair Accessible
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398 Vernon Ave., P.O. Box 186 South Barre, MA 01074
fax (978) 355-0042 • Office phone (978) 355-2228

St.Francis of Assisi Parish