Francis of Assisi Parish
Roman Catholic Church
Ave. South Barre, MA 01074
Prayer is the primary means
of obtaining and nourishing a personal relationship with
God. Praying the Rosary is one of the best ways to enter
into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It is
in this contemplative prayer that we can nourish hope
for our families, church and world. The Blessed Mother
has promised that abundant graces will be poured out on
souls who way this prayer. Join us before each Mass as
we pray the Rosary and prepare for the gift of the
Attention!! All are encouraged to attend the Barre
Rosary Group which meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at
7PM. Enjoy prayer, fellowship and refreshments. The
group meets at St. Joseph Chapel.
Anon Group has meetings Thursday evenings at 7PM at the
Barre Congregational church
The Bereavement Ministry is
available to members of the Parish when Fr. Jamie &
Deacon officiate to assist in collations at the time of
the loss of a loved one here at St. Francis. For more
information or to make arrangements, please call Diane
Clark at 978-355-4039 or Pat Kowal at 978-355-2144.
HELP! FAMILYS IN CRISIS. Accepting contributions to the
St. Francis of Assisi Emergency Fund. Donations can be
placed in an envelope marked Emergency Fund in the
basket with the offertory envelopes. Thank you for your
ARE YOU HOMEBOUND?…..let us
know if you would like the weekly church bulletin mailed
to you and 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 @
HUGS to all~! Be well & Be blessed.
Spiritual direction is the ancient practice
of journeying with another as they seek to become aware
of & understand the movement of the Holy Spirit in their
life. God is the ultimate Director.
director is the companion who provides understanding,
encouragement and discernment.
information or to schedule an appointment, please
contact: Deacon Malcolm Colgate 978.697.5599 or Jan
Colgate, OFS 978.855.3139
Deacon Malcolm & Jan are
Certified Spiritual Directors
“Paint and Pray”
with Kathy Jordan of the Abba
Studio of Sacred
Art, is December 10th from
12:45p.m. to 3pm.
are pleased to announce that the Greater Barre Area has
its own Knights of Columbus Council! It is the St.
Cleophas Council # 15756.
Charity – Unity – Fraternity – Welcoming Catholic Men
18yrs & Older. Information Contact: Gregg Januszewski at
St. Cleophas Council meets on the second Wednesday of
each month at 7:00 PM in the St. Thomas-a-Becket church
hall. Our next meeting is December 13th
“Seek the LORD while he may be
found, call him while he is near.” Encourage those
moments by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are Oct 21-22, 2017 in
Contoocook, NH and Dec 2-3, 2017 in BREWSTER, MA. For
more info. Call Stephen & Michelle
800-710-9963 or visit us at https://wwmema.org/.
An ADVENT Day of Reflection for
all Faith Formation Teachers will be Sunday, December
10th from 2-8 pm. in Worcester at Our Lady of the
Angels. This program fulfills the certification
requirement for The Spirituality of the Catechist.
Registration sheets are available on Church bulletin
boards. Fees are paid for by the Parish.
Thank you to
all our Teachers/Catechists~!
THE Barre Food Bank
NEXT Distribution will be on
Both Churches have a designated area
and boxes where WE & our children can make charitable
Donations of both Food & Toiletries !
All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas Open
December 17th 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
Beverages, & Holiday Music will be provided.
can bring a plate of Hors d'oeuvres or a
baked good that would be wonderful.!
SEMINAR FOR ENGAGED
The “God’s Plan for a
Joy-Filled Marriage” Seminar is a one day program for
engaged couples that uniquely presents the “Why’s behind
the What’s of Catholic teaching”, helping couples to
understand God’s plan for marriage and the joy of living
it. Attendance of this seminar is one of the
requirements for all couples preparing for marriage in
the Diocese of Worcester. It is recommended that couples
attend within the first few month of their year of
preparation. Pre-registration is required. Download our
brochure and registration form, including seminar dates
for 2017, at our website: www.worcesterdiocese.org
(Click on “Marriage and
Family” under the
Department tab; information
can be found on the
Marriage Preparation page),
or contact the Office of
Marriage and Family at
Feb. 23 – March 22
WISDOM AND WORKS OF
Join us for a GROUP STUDY that delves into the
Most Holy Trinity!
WISDOM AND WORKS OF MERCY will
consist of two (5 )wk sessions
that will be held at
St. Thomas Church on Thursday (times TBA), first
round of meetings are from and the second round will be
Feb. 23 – March 22. Don’t miss out on this most
exciting opportunity to
grow in your faith. ALSO, we
would like to offer another 33 Days to
retreat this Fall, if someone will lead it. Please call
Paula Wood 978-434-1246 or Judy McCaffrey
508-320-5049 and join the group. Thank you.
Church Is Wheelchair Accessible
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