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    St. Joseph's Church 759 Main St.


    Monday - Thursday 8:30am Fr. Stephen D. Johnson Memorial Chapel Mother Saint John House - 761 Main St.

    St. Pius X Church 1161 Main St.



    Saturday - 4:00pm, Sunday –8:45am & 11:15am

    St. Pius X Church– 1161 Main St

    Pastor: Rev. Robert A Loftus Phone: 774-262-6562

    Deacon: Michael Corby

    Phone: 508-873-7488 Email: [email protected]

    Parish Rectory & Office 761 Main St. Leicester, MA 01524 Phone: 508-859-8083 Fax: 508-892-4753 Email: [email protected] Parish Secretary: Lue Willis

    Hours: Monday- Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm Thursdays 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Religious Education Phone: 508-859-8083 ext 104 Email: [email protected] Coordinator of Religious Education: Lauren Bjork Phone: 717-572-2897 Grades K-5: Michelle Hammond Confirmation: -Tracey Hippert & Jen St. John Saint Joseph’s Cemetery Waite St. Leicester (Office at Rectory) Mother Saint John Retreat Center 761 Main St. Leicester 508-859-8083

    Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions are heard by appointment only. Those wishing spiritual direction should phone the rectory to schedule an appointment.

    Sacrament of Marriage: Our diocese requires a one-year preparation time for this sacrament. Please contact the rectory at least one year in advance of your planned wedding date.

    Care of the Sick: Please advise us of parishioners who are sick or in the hospital, that we might keep them in prayer and, if possible, visit them. Anyone who is unable to celebrate Mass with us in Church is urged to advise us so that we can, if possible, bring the Eucha- rist to them at home.

    Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrated the second Sunday of each month. Other times during Mass. Please contact the rectory to set up a meeting. Instruction is required for all parents seeking Baptism for their child.

    Bulletin: All Announcements for bulletin should be submitted by 9:00am Monday morning.

    ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN OUR PARISH FAMILY Please call 508-859-8083 or stop by the parish office located in the Mother St. John House to register

  • St. Joseph -St. Pius X Parish Leicester, MA

    SATURDAY, August 12 (St. Jane Frances) St. Pius X Church

    4:00pm Donald Scully, 22nd anniv., Req. by


    SUNDAY, August 13 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time) St. Pius X Church

    8:45am Pro Populo

    St. Pius X Church

    11:15am Congetta D’Iorio, Req. by Patti


    Week of August 14


    MONDAY, August 14 (Saint Maximilian)

    8:30am Rev. Hugh Curran

    TUESDAY, August 15( The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    8:30am Mass celebrated @ St. Pius X Church

    7:00pm Mass celebrated @ St. Pius X Church

    No 8:30am Mass celebrated @ MSJ

    WEDNESDAY, August 16 (Saint Stephen)

    8:30am No 8:30am Mass celebrated @ MSJ

    THURSDAY, August 17

    8:30am No 8:30am Mass celebrated @ MSJ

    SATURDAY, August 19(Saint John) St. Pius X Church

    4:00pm Ellen Gregus, Req. by Tues. Cursillo


    SUNDAY, August 20 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time) St. Pius X Church

    8:45am Rev. Stanislaus Chlapowski

    St. Pius X Church

    11:15am Mary Wilson, Req. by Family

    PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER Our sick, homebound and shut-ins, our military men and women and those who have asked for our prayers especially for Mat- thew Cox, Daniel & Gail Bergin, Billy Austin, Ronnie & Chris- tine Sutton, Rose Stachelek , Susan Gosalves , Tom Lilley, Catherine Collette, William Manzi, Michelle Pierce, Yvonne Richard, Barbara P., Judy Antanavica., Marie Daige, & Loiuise O’Connor, If you have any prayer requests please contact the parish office at 508-859-8083



    Raffle tickets have been sent to every

    parishioner and we are starting to receive pay-

    ments & ticket stubs back. It is our hope that

    parishioners will purchase one or more books

    and sell others to neighbors, family, or friends

    to make this raffle a huge success for our par-

    ish. Drawings will take place on September 9th

    at our Fall Family Festival following the

    4:00pm Mass. Good Luck!!!!

    We have had many requests for more tickets

    which are available after all masses & or at the

    Parish office @508-859-8083

    Help Promote our Festival

    Flyers can be found in the back of the church you can take to put up around town or where you work to help advertise which is vital to our


    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR FESTIVAL There are sign up sheets located in the pews. Please take one & offer what you can to help make our fair a successful one. You can place completed sheet into

    the collection basket or drop off at the parish office. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15, 2017

    (Is a Holy day of Obligation) Mass will be celebrated:

    8:30am & 7:00pm @ St. Pius X Church

    Mass and Pilgrimage at Nazareth The Sisters of Mercy are hosting the 116th Annual Mass & Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Grotto at Nazareth on Tues- day, August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of Our La- dy in heaven. The procession leaves the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Church in Leicester at 9:15am arriving at the Grotto for the 10:00am Mass. Father James Mazzone will be the principle celebrant. Following Mass there is a reception on the Nazareth grounds. Please join us.

    Good News: Financial Update:-Our current FY 2017 obligation to the Diocese for a total of $55,302.00 has been met! Now we start all over Sept.1st for FY 2018-

  • Nineteenth Sunday in ordinary time AUGUST 14, 2017



    Saturday/Sunday, August 12/13

    All masses, tickets on sale for Parish BBQ & Raffle

    Tuesday, August 15, The Assumption of the Blessed

    Virgin Mary

    8:30am mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church

    7:00pm mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church

    (no 8:30am mass celebrated @ Mother St John


    Wednesday/Thursday August 16/17

    No 8:30am mass celebrated @ MSJ House

    Monday, August 21

    6:30pm Finance meeting @ Mother St. John House

    Saturday, September 9

    9:00am-6:00pm Fall Family Festival

    4:00pm outdoor mass on St. Josephs Church campus

    5:00pm Parish Chicken BBQ



    Following the 4:00PM Mass

    Celebrated on the campus of

    St. Joseph’s Church

    Although it seems like weeks away, It will soon be upon us before we know it….

    Please purchase tickets as soon as possible so that we can determine the amount food

    needed Adult meal: $ 15.00 pp- Children’s meal: $ 8.00 pp

    (children 12 or under)


    Hamburger Meals $ 7.00 pp/ Hot Dog Meals $6.00 pp also available

    tickets will be sold after weekend masses or can

    be purchased by contacting the parish office

    @ 508-859-8083

    Please support your parish by attending

    What an opportunity to come together as a parish,

    enjoy good company, & great food...

    Please support your parish FUN FOR ALL – SPREAD THE WORD:

    St. Joseph-St. Pius X First annual Fall Family Festival

    Sept. 9th beginning at 10:00am St. Joseph’s Campus

    Join Us For A Fun Filled Event Featuring Music, Food, Raffles, Entertainment, Children's Activ- ities, Craft Tables & more .. An Outdoor Mass will be celebrated at 4:00pm on the grounds of St. Joseph Church followed by our 2nd St. Joseph-St. Pius X Chicken BBQ (kids chicken meal, hot dogs / burgers meals also available) (advance tickets only)- In addi- tion to revenue we hope to raise for current diocesan bills & parish expenses, it will be a great way to come together as a community for food, fun & fellowship. Your Support, Participation, & Generosity is very much needed so that all will be a huge success!!!

    Although your travel or vacation plans may keep you from worshipping with us in the summer months ahead, please remember your weekly offer- ings to help meet our parish's weekly expenses… thank you !!!

    Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life Starting October 1, 2017, a 30 week experience of Directed Prayer and Reflection in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyo- la is being offered by a Jesuit led team from Holy Cross Col- lege and includes Deacon and Mrs. Michael Corby and oth- ers experienced in Ignatian prayer. Each session will be on Sunday evening. Location has not been determined, but each week will be approximately an hour to ninety minutes and will include reflection, direction and presentation. Information nights will be held at St. Mary’s in Jefferson on August 20 and St.Rose of Lima on August 27 in Northbor- ough, each at 7PM. Contact Deacon Mike or Linda at Dea- [email protected]