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Saint Francis of Assisi

Event Calendar

For regularly-occurring events, such as masses, classes, and meetings, please see the Schedule page.


"A Pius Musical"
Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2017

Location: St. Pius X Church, Middletown

Rev. Erik Lenhart, OFM Cap. has written a musical and is directing it. It is called "A Pius Musical"

Friday, May 5 at 7 PM
Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM
Sun. Matinee, May 7 at 2 PM

Tickets are now on sale (at St. Pius X) after all Masses and at the Friary office during the week!

Adults: $10
Children under 12: $5
Seniors: $5

Tag Sale
Friday, May 19, 2017
10 AM TO 4 PM


Plans are in the works for a Giant Parish Tag Sale/Flea Market scheduled for Saturday, May 13TH from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parishioners and outsiders (Craft Vendors) are welcome to rent tables. The cost to rent a table is $10 for an outside table and $20 for a table in the Parish Center.

Your donations for our Parish Tables would be greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to make donations can leave their items at the Parish Center weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Cushion furniture or mattresses won't be accepted). If you cannot donate an item you can also cooperate being a volunteer. Volunteers are needed for sorting and pricing items and also the day of the event.

For additional information, table rental and any assistance for getting your items to the Parish Center please contact:

Iolani Peterson - 860-462-0306


Gloucester Lobster Cruise
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Step aboard the elegant Beauport Princess and settle back in luxury for a cruise from one of New England's most photogenic harbors, Gloucester, MA. Cruise historic Gloucester Harbor which is the oldest fishing community in the United States.

Enjoy your lobster buffet lunch while cruising past downtown Gloucester with its historic homes, churches, and city hall. The scenery is best seen from vantage viewpoints on the ship's deck. Among the sights are: Ten Pound Island Lighthouse, Blynman Bridge, Gloucester Fisherman's Statue, Hammond Castle and Norman's Woe, a rock reef immortalized in the "Wreck of the Hesperus" poem. Your Traditional New England Lobster Bake Menu includes: Freshly Baked Rolls; New England Clam Chowder; Steamed 1 Pound Lobster, Barbeque Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Red Bliss Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Dessert.

Once back on land, you will head off to Rockport, MA, which is one of the country's oldest artisan colonies. Have some time to walk around and enjoy the shops and the art museums. If you just want to sit and enjoy looking out over the harbor, you can do that too.

Depart: 7:30 am, St. Francis of Assisi, Church Lower Parking Lot, 10 Elm St., Middletown Estimated Return: 7:30 pm, St. Francis of Assisi

Cost: $122 per person Deposit of $61 due by May 1st Balance of $61 due by June 1st. Check made payable to St. Francis of Assisi Church *Gloucester Lobster Cruise in the memo.

For Information: Sue Gombotz (860) 346-1870 or email her at

Tour Includes: Roundtrip Motor-coach, Lobster Buffet Lunch, Cruise aboard the Beauport Princess, Free time in Rockport, All Taxes and Gratuities (Including driver)