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.

Mass Schedule

St. Joseph Chapel:
Sunday 8:00 am

Mass Schedule

St.Thomas-a-Becket Church:

Saturday: 4:15 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am

Weekday: M-W 9 am


Tuesday's @ St.Thomas-a-Becket Church
as announced

Knights of Columbus 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 Dec. 12th
Have a Prayer Request ? Contact: The Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Prayer Line You may call Dolly Thorng @ 978-355-4201 or Pat Kowal @
978-355-2144
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










                    
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
                      
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!
Call Priscilla @ 508-882-3128

HUGS to all~! Be well & Be blessed
                      
V
isiting the Homebound at Grandview Terrace
Great news! Fr. Jamie is holding Mass at Grandvie Terrace on the last 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. Need transportation call 978-355-6659
We will find you a ride
 
  Christmas Mass Schedule:

Monday December 24th Christmas Eve
4:15 pm Vigil Mass

Candlelight Mass 10:oo pm

December 25th Mass at 10:30 am

Tuesday Jan.1 st. New Years Day 
Feast of Mary Mother of God
Mass 9:00 am and 7:00 pm
   
Sacrament of Reconciliation & Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday Dec.18 th  6:00-7:00 pm
@ St. Thomas-a- Becket Church.  Confessions will be the the first half hour.


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. Amen.
      Dismas needs your help  

We are in need of new twin sheet set's, new comforters and new blankets for our newly arriving residents who often show up with very little. Please consider helping. Any donations for new sheets,comforters,blankets can be brought to:

Dismas
30 Richards Street
Worcester
or feel free to contact Artie at (508) 799-9389
         Thank you       
        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 renovation.

 
























Church Is Wheelchair Accessible
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