Browsing the October 2012 archive of Announcements

All Saints Day - November 1

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/28/12

This coming Thursday (not Friday as part of our bulletin said this past weekend), November 1st, is the Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Masses for the holy day will be as follows:

Wednesday at 5:00 PM in Otis and at 7:00 PM in Lee; Thursday ... Read More »

WESTERN MASS PHARMACISTS ANNOUNCE OPPOSITION TO QUESTION 2

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/26/12

From the Catholic Communications Office of the Diocese of Springfield.... October 25, 2012 –The Western Massachusetts Pharmacists Association today announced it is joining with statewide medical organizations such as the Massachusetts Medical Society in urging voters to defeat Question 2, a ballot question that, if passed, would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts. 

“The Western Massachusetts Pharmacists Association is opposed to Question 2, and we strongly urge it be rejected on November 6,” said Robert Dobek, Treasurer of the Western Massachusetts Pharmacists Association.  “As pharmacists, our goal is to help people – Question 2 would undermine ... Read More »

PRESENTATION ON BALLOT QUESTION 2

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/15/12

William Toffler, M.D., National Director of Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation, will speak on "Physician Assisted Suicide: Lessons for Oregon and Washington" on Saturday, October 27th  at 5:00 PM (following the 4 PM "White Mass")  in the Marshall Center behind St. Michael's Cathedral.  This important presentation is open to the public, ... Read More »

SPECIAL MASS FOR ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/15/12

Bishop Timothy McDonnell will celebrate a special "White Mass" for all those involved in healthcare - doctors, nurses. therapists, technicians and aides, pharmacists and administrators -   on Saturday, October 27th, at 4:00 PM, at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield.  All are cordially invited to this Mass celebrating health care as a holy ... Read More »

Parishioner Michael Pierz Ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in Rome

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/04/12

St. Mary's parishioner, Michael Pierz, was ordained today, October 4th, 2012, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, along with over forty classmates from the North American College in Rome. They were ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican by  Archbishop John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark. Deacon Michael will ... Read More »

November Election Poses Question to MA Voters About Physician-Assisted Suicide

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/02/12

Election Day this year has the people of the United States choosing officials who will lead us in the coming years. There are, as always, also questions to vote on that may change the laws of each state. 

Here in Massachusetts, we will have the opportunity to vote on ... Read More »

Funeral Mass for Dr. Bernard Collins

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/02/12

Our parishioner, Dr. Bernard Collins, husband of Ann and father of our parish secretary, Libby, died after a very brief illness on Tuesday, October 2. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Lee on Friday, October 5, at 10:00 AM. Eternal rest grant unto him, ... Read More »

Funeral Mass for Donald Abbott

Posted by Parish Staff on 10/02/12

Our parishioner, Mr. Donald Abbott, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 29. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Lee on Thursday, October 4, at 11:00 AM. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he forever rest in ... Read More »