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Fifth Sunday in Lent  -  March  29th,  2020

An Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer:  At every moment of every day the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is being offered somewhere in the world.  When it is impossible for us to attend Mass in person, we have a tradition in the Church by which we make an Act of Spiritual Communion with these Masses.  Click for the text of an Act of Spriritual Communion to recite before watching the Mass above.
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Take & Eat is Looking For a Few Young People

During this time of Coronavirus the Take and Eat Ministry are looking for some eager, young volunteers who can help us in our quest to serve the elderly and isolated in our communities. Many of us who work this ministry are in what is being termed the “vulnerable” population. Of course none of us—young or old—are immune to the results of this virus, but the young and healthy seem more able to fight off the effects. We are bringing meals to elderly folk who need to be protected—but who really need the meals we provide. If you can help in the kitchen, we are taking precautions to prevent transmitting the illness. If you can help with the delivery, we have safeguards set in place there also. Please call or email me if you can help. 413-210-2680 or wall91p@me.com

Updated:
3/23/2020
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Drive Through Confessions Saturday @ Rectory

Fr John will be sitting at the end of the rectory drive way from 3-4 today (Saturday, 3/21) catching a tan and hearing confessions.  Moving forward, Confessions will be heard at the Rectory from 3-4pm.  You may also schedule a confession anytime by calling (413)527-9778 and contacting either Fr John x16 or Fr Doug x15

Updated:
3/21/2020
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Experimental Live Stream of Daily Mass on Facebook

We are experementing with live streaming the daily Masses on the OLV Facebook page.  Click on the Facebook link at the top of this home page this Friday at 8:00 AM and/or Saturday at 9:00 AM to attend.

Updated:
3/19/2020
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OLV CHURCH IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
however, priests are available by appointment

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all churches and chapels in the Diocese of Springfield, including adoration chapels and oratories, are to be closed until further notice.  Bishop Rozanski understands that this is difficult news to share but based on input from our environmental consultants and given Gov. Baker's latest decrees Bishop regrets that he had no choice but to take this additional truly painful step.

The new directives go on to say that funerals may ONLY be held and attended by immediate family and very close friends, and may not exceed the state mandated limit of 25 people.  Times and dates for these should NOT be posted nor published.

That all said, Fr. John Gawienowski and Fr. Doug McGonagle are available to hear confessions.  Simply call the parish number, (413)527-9778, to make an appointment.

The priests are also available to give the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to people who are critically ill and at risk of dying.  Simply call the parish number and arrange for a priest to come and administer the sacrament.

Scheduled Masses that have intentions are being offered privately by the priests.

St. Frances of Rome, pray for us.

Updated:
3/16/2020
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Our Lady of the Valley Parish is the Roman Catholic church serving the needs of Easthampton, Southampton, Westhampton and surrounding towns.  Get a Parish Registration Form  (PDF)

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Reconciliation: by appointment
TV Mass
 Schedule:
Thursdays & Fridays at 3:00PM,  Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00PM 
Easthampton & Southampton Cable Ch. 191
 Handel's
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an Oratorio

Arcadia Players
 Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys Albany


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Automatic Donations Automatic Offertory Donations:  You now have the  option to authorize OLV to automatically withdraw your offertory and special collection donations from your checking or savings account according to your specifications.  This can be done thru any area bank or credit union.  Simply download the Preauthorized Agreement Authorization Form (PDF), fill it out, and return it to the rectory—do not submit this information over the internet.  Your agreement with your personal information will be securely maintained in the rectory and will only be shared with Easthampton Savings Bank and their vendor who provides the funds transfer services.
Planned Giving OLV Financial Report:  July 1, 2018  -  June 30, 2019
Chesterton Group

The G.K. Chesterton Group
Third Tuesday of each Month beginning in December

The Chesterton Group meets each third Tuesday of the month, beginning this December, in the Rectory's 'Fancy Meeting Room'. 

A typical evening begins with a prayer followed by each participant offering a G.K. Chesterton quote (don't worry if you haven't had time find a quote, you can find some really good one's on the Quotations page of the American Chesterton Society). After we finish with the quotes, all bets are off! 

Be prepared for a lively evening of free flowing conversation ranging over literature, theology, science, politics and, oh yes, the thoughts and writings of the Apostle of Common Sense, G.K. Chesterton.  All are welcome to attend.  For more info please visit our webpage.


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