St. Helena's Chapel - Response to COVID-19
As part of our common effort to keep everyone in our communities safe and healthy, all public services and events at both Trinity Church and St. Helena's Chapel will be suspended until Saturday, March 28. The Diocese of Western Massachusetts has encouraged us to take this step.
Although there will not be large public gatherings for prayer, our church buildings will remain open as resources to the community unless we are otherwise directed by local health officials. We do not make this decision lightly, but, as people of faith we are called to protect and support one another, particularly the most vulnerable among us.
On Sunday morning we will be joining together for Morning Prayer at 10am via Zoom, an easy-to-use program for online meetings. If you would like to join us,
Annual Blessing of the Animals
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
In honor of St. Francis, we had our annual blessing of the animals once again in early October. Despite a cool, gray day, about thirty of our neighbors came out with their animal friends to bless and honor them.
Click here for a slideshow of the day
Come as your are!
All of us came to St. Helena's with our own backgrounds and experiences. We found that God's love here. We found that God loves us no matter what.
This is God's house. We were welcomed here, and you are welcome here.