St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Roman Catholic Church
398 Vernon 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 Eucharist.

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.

Al 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 generosity.

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 @ 508-882-3128
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.
The human director is the companion who provides understanding, encouragement and discernment.
For further 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.

We 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 508-882-0244

The 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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
“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
O'Leary 800-710-9963 or visit us at

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 December 13th.
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 House Sunday
December 17th 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
Food, Beverages, & Holiday Music will be provided.
If you can bring a plate of Hors d'oeuvres or a
Holiday baked good that would be wonderful.!

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:
(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 508-929-4311.

  Feb. 23 – March 22
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 from
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
Morning Glory 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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