|St. Francis of Assisi
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.
|Have a Prayer Request
The Saint Francis of
Assisi Parish Prayer Line
You may call
Dolly Thorng @978-355-4201 or
St. Joseph Chapel:
Sunday 8:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Weekday: M-W 9 am
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
meets on the second Wednesday of
each month at 7:00 PM in the
Our next meeting is..........
HOMEBOUND?… if you
would like visits from your St Francis Parish family.
For more information, call the Church Office at
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
Be well & Be blessed
The Barre Rosary Group
Tuesday evenings at 7:10 PM.
We meet at St
Joseph Chapel Hall and St.Thomas-a-Becket Church
Sat.3:15pm, Monday and Wed. after the 9am Mass
HELP! FAMILIES IN CRISIS.
We are 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. For more information please contact
the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.
Visiting the Homebound at
Great news! Fr. Jamie is
holding Mass at Grandvie Terrace on the fourth Tuesday
of the month! The next Mass will be Tuesday...... at
1:00pm All are welcome! You don't have to reside at
Grandview Terrance to attend. Join us for worship,
fellowship and refreshments.
call 978-355-6659 We
will find you a ride.
Life, Family & Culture News (lifesitenews.com)
Updates Daily and as news event's break
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. We are
extending an open invitation to all parishoners to come
and join us. We meet the third Thursday of the month at
4:00 pm in St. Thomas hall.
Our next meeting will
be............ . If you want to join us call the parish
office @ 978-355-2228
so we will have supplies for you. Questions call Jan @
978-355-2228 or Paula
" 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
Cursillo Weekends are a wonderful way to
start on this journey.
to download an application or call Pam Hamilton
@774-239-8909 for more information. You'll be
glad you did!
Womens Weekend October 14-17th
Mens Weekend November 11-14th
Call Pam Hamilton
to download an application
Retreat Opportunities at Mary
House in Spencer
Mary House in it's 50th year
is a comfortable countryside farmhouse with it's own
chapel located at 186 N. Spencer Road. It's now open to
men and women seeking a place for prayer and quite.
Located about one mile from St. Joseph's Abbey in
Spencer. For inquiries or reservations call Joyce at
508-885-5450 or visit
Environmental Stewardship Video Series - Green Mass
PRAYER TO HEAL OUR LAND
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.
Photo's of St. Joesph &
St.Thomas Becket courtesy of
Church of St.Thomas-a-Becket and St. Joseph Chapel Are
Diocese of Worcester
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Box 186 South Barre, MA 01074
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