Francis of Assisi Parish
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
Sunday 8:00 am
Saturday: 4:15 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Weekday: M-W 9 am
Tuesday's @ St.Thomas-a-Becket Church
Knights of Columbus Council
meets on the second Wednesday of
each month at 7:00 PM in the St. Thomas-a-Becket church
next meeting is Mar. 13th
|Have a Prayer Request ? Contact: The Saint Francis of Assisi
Parish Prayer Line You may call Dolly Thorng @ 978-355-4201
or Pat Kowal @
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.
Barre Food Bank
2nd Wednesday of each month at
the Barre Congregational Church, Park Street, on the Common
Donations may be brought to both St Thomas & St Joseph Churches.
Non-perishable food items and PERSONAL CARE items needed….Thank You.
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!
Priscilla @ 508-882-3128
HUGS to all~! Be well & Be blessed
the Homebound at Grandview Terrace
Great news! Fr. Jamie is holding
Mass at Grandvie Terrace on the fourth Tuesday of the month!
The next Mass will be tuesday March.26th 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 508-882-3353
We will find you a ride
PRAYER TO HEAL OUR LAND
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.
It is a latin term which means " divine reading" and
describes a way
of reading Scriptures whereby we gradully
let go of out own agenda
and open ourselves to what God
wants to say to us.
A group within the parish has been
gathering monthly to learn this practice.
extending an open invitation to all parishoners to come and
We meet the third Thursday of the month at 6:30
pm in St. Thomas hall.
Our next meeting will be
March 21st 6:30 -8:00pm.
If you want to join us
call the parish office @
978-355-2228 so we will have supplies for you.
call Jan @ 978-355-2228 or Paula @ 978-434-1246
blessed to have Jan. Colgate to walk us through Lectio
||Notice : Change to Mass Schedule
All Masses will be held at St.Thomas-a-Becket Church
until further notice. St. Joseph Chapel is going through
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