Highlights July 19-25, 2020
FYI - Daily Prayers
Many have asked about the daily prayers that were sent out via Flocknotes earlier in the year. That program ended June 10th.
Faith Formation News
Registration for Faith Formation Classes beginning this Fall is coming soon. Stay tuned!
As our state continues to move towards less restrictive phases, we hope to have some activities planned for the youth as the summer continues. We miss our kids!
First Holy Communion: Sunday, September 27, 2020, 12:00 pm. Please pray for our First Communcants.
For questions, contact Kelly Sullivan (508-885-3111, ext 105;
Masses are In the air conditioned Church Hall. Enter through the double doors near the elevator or use the elevator. The 10:15 Sunday Mass is streamed live on Facebook can be viewed later in the day on YouTube later . SCA is also airing them during the week.
Partners In Charity campaign continues. If you have not yet made a gift or pledge, use the card that was mailed to you. If you need one, contact the parish office at 508-885-3111. You can also
Give or pledge online at
Text the word
to 84576 to access the online giving page
Phone in your donation or pledge to
Help Needed At Masses
For those who have been helping, thank you! You make a difference and are very much appreciated. I asked a couple of people who have been helping clean how much time is involved, both when we were upstairs and now downstairs. They said that downstairs, 2 people, takes around 10-15 minutes; upstairs, 2 people, maybe a little longer, but not much.
Mass attendance is slowly increasing, and we need your help in order to comply with the reopening guidelines from the Diocese of Worcester and the State of Massachusetts. We are in need of volunteers to help as ushers during Mass to help with seating and volunteers to assist with cleaning the church in between the two Masses on Sunday.
Please consider lending a hand to keep everyone safe
. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office, 508-885-3111, or let Ken Choquette know you are willing to help out.
How to Continue Giving Your Contributions to Our Parish
When you come to Mass, drop them in one of the labeled baskets at the doors, either on your way into or on your way out of Mass.
Bring them to the Parish Office (Monday-Wednesday, 9 am-5 pm). Go up the ramp to get to the Office.
Mail them in: Mary Queen of the Rosary, 46 Maple St, Spencer MA 01562.
You can set up give a one-time donation or set up recurring donations on our secure
portals. You will see in the image at the end of the note that you have 2 options:
Click on ONLINE GIVING at the bottom of the page (form will display on the page)
Directly from your
(Click on the "ParishSoft Giving Portal" link in the left column.I've not used the credit card option, but I've used the ParishSoft Giving Portal since it began.
It is set up just like the envelope system, I have total control of which funds I give to (e.g. weekly contribution, St. Vincent de Paul, Christmas flowers just to name a few).
You can make a one-time donation to a fund (e.g. Christmas or Easter) or make it a recurring donation.
You have total control over how much you contribute and can change the amount any time before the withdrawal is made.
You receive an email reminder 3 days prior to the withdrawal, so if I want to change the amount being withdrawn, you just have to do it prior to the withdrawal.
You receive an email confirmation that includes a transaction number after the money withdrawn.
You can see and print reports of your donations. This makes it easy for tax purposes
Per Fr. Bill, Confessions are back with proper social distancing. They will be in the sacristy with entry via only the door from the main church. There will be a screen for anonymity and a chair for face-to-face confessions. If the door to the sacristy is open, come in and close the door. When you exit the sacristy, leave the door open.
This week's bulletin is attached. It is also available on our website.
on Saturday, July 18 at 9:13AM