• FROM THE PASTOR

    I am going on my annual expedition to Sunny Florida to gather palms for Palm Sunday. I am most happy to make this pilgrimage for the benefit of our parish community.  I am away from Friday, Feb. 10th and will return late on Friday, Feb. 24th. In my absence, visiting priests will cover all the weekend Masses, any funerals and daily 6:45am Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Deacons will have Communion Services on Thursday and Friday at 6:45AM.

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Sacrament of Baptism

     The Sacrament of Baptism is the fist step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship.  Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

     Baptism takes place following the 10 AM Mass on scheduled Sundays.  Parents must be registered / active parishioners for three months prior to Baptism.  Diocesan guidelines require that parents attend a preparation session prior to the Sacrament.  Baptism Registration form and Baptism Guidelines are available or you can call (413) 446-1240 to speak with Mrs. Stankiewicz.

Sacrament of Confirmation

     Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

     Additional information can be found on our Home page under "Office of Faith Formation".

Sacrament of Matrimony

     The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person.  It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.

- Call the rectory at least one year in advance.

- Roman Catholic Wedding Traditions can be found at Roman Catholic - Wedding Traditions.