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||Rev. Jack Sheaffer
PastorFr. Jack Sheaffer has been named pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish effective September 1, 2016. Fr. Jack served St. Francis Parish as a parochial vicar from October 2003 to June 2004. Fr. Jack was pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Springfield from 2004-2011 and more recently was pastor of the Parish of Mary, Mother of the Church (which serves St. Mary's in Lee, St. Mary of the Lakes in Otis, and St. Joseph in Stockbridge). From 2007-2015, Fr. Jack also served as the Springfield Police Department Chaplain.
Fr. Jack graduated from Cathedral High School, St. John's Seminary College in Boston,
and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Illinois.
|Deacon Bill Brawner
Deacon Bill is the eldest of four children and was raised as an Episcopalian in California, Hawaii, Switzerland, and New York. He was awarded an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College in Vermont. For several decades, Dcn Bill worked as a third-party administrator for employee benefit plans. In 2008, he began a new career as a parish finance administrator and currently works with several parishes in the diocese.
Confirmed in the Roman Catholic faith at Easter Services 2002, Dcn Bill has been active in his home parish in Granby as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and has also taught 10th grade at St. Francis with the Generations of Faith Program. In 2004, with some help, he perceived a calling to the Permanent Diaconate. Following four years of college-level studies and formation, he was awarded a M.A.A.T. (Master of Arts in Applied Theology), and was ordained in 2009.
Dcn Bill is married to his college classmate, and best
friend, Kathryn Buckley-Brawner. They had lived in Belchertown, but moved to Granby
to be closer to the parish where Kathryn is the Pastoral Minister. They have an
adult daughter, Kyrsten, a Mount Holyoke graduate.
Mrs. Louise Christ
Mr. Tom Curto
Dr. Carolyn Vogt
Coordinator of Religious Education
Mrs. Linda Racicot
Coordinator of First Penance/Communion
Ms. Melissa Hurst
High School Coordinator
Mrs. Judy Trickey
Parish Child Advocate
Diocescan Child and Youth Protection Web site
Pastoral Council Chair
Mr. David Paul
Finance Committee Chair
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