|St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Roman Catholic Church
398 Vernon Ave. South Barre, MA 01074
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.
letter in regards to precautionary measures to be
taken with respect to COVID-19 virus.....read
Hope in Time of Pandemic
Father Jamie has and will be offering up the
holy sacrifice of the Mass. Through the use of
facebook we are able to
participate with him at
home. Go the parish facebook page to
Kindly keep this weeks bulletin handy for Week Mass
Sunday 8:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Weekday: M-W 9 am
|Event's in and around the
The Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) bill has
been reported favorably by the Joint Committee
on Public Health. It is not to late too stop
this legislation from becoming a law in
Call or email your state
senator and state representative. You can find
their contact information by clicking the link
Phone Governor Baker's Constituent Services Main
Office (617) 725-4005
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.
– 5 p.m.
Toll-free in Massachusetts (888)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
HOMEBOUND?… if you
would like visits from your St Francis Parish
For more information, call the Church Office
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
HELP! FAMILIES IN
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.
978-355-6659 We will find you a ride.
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. 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 @
Paula @ 978-434-1246.
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
St. Joseph Chapel
will be open
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
Have a Prayer Request
The Saint Francis of
Assisi Parish Prayer Line
You may call
Dolly Thorng @
Vicky King @
is now virtual via Zoom on
For more information
call Stephen or Michelle O'Leary
or visit https://wwmema.org/
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.
||Photo's of St. Joesph & St.Thomas Becket
St.Thomas-a-Becket and St. Joseph Chapel Are
Diocese of Worcester
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