Our Lady of the Hills



All are welcome on Sunday December 5 from 1-3 pm. in the Church Hall to say good bye and wish all the best to Father Richard on his retirement.  Father Richard has been at Our Lady of the Hills for the past four and a half years.  His last day will be December 31.  

If you would like to help with the reception, there will be a planning meeting Tuesday November 16th at 1:00pm in the Church Hall  If you are unable to make it, contact Carol Demerski at 413-268-2058 or Ellen Rockett at 413-584-7560 to tell her how you can help.



Office of the Vicar General

Due to the uptick in COVID 19 infections we are issuing the following guidance.

  1. All parishes and schools should FIRST review and follow your public health department’s guidance. If it is unclear, contact these local health officials directly
  2. If your parish is not under a local mask mandate- the diocese strongly encourages that masks be worn at all times in an indoor setting and in large outdoor gatherings where the 6 foot social distancing cannot be adhered to. This includes Masses, meetings and appointments.
  3. All parishes and schools should continue, or as the case may be resume, full sanitation practices.
  4. Priests, deacons and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must wear masks and use hand sanitizer prior to distributing communion.
  5. Should a priest, deacon or other parish minister have direct contact with a Covid positive person, they should immediately get tested.


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Parish Renovation Campaign Prayer

O God, hear our humble prayer. Pour your Holy Spirit upon every person within our parish that all may come to deepen their faith and serve you as faithful and generous witnesses to the enduring hope found only in You. With the help of Mary, our Mother, who with Joseph created a Most Holy Family may we bear witness to the glory of God with great joy. In Luke’s Gospel, Mary said“the Lord has done great things for me and holy is His Name.” Therefore, bless this campaign by igniting a new enthusiasm for the sacred mission we share as disciples of your Son. Help us to Do Great Things and allow us to continue to share Your love and mercy with others. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the source of our hope, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.



Florence Bank continues to offer a program that annually distributes $100,000 among local non-profit organizations.  They call it their Annual Customers' Choice Community Grants. Any qualifying nonprofit organization that receives 50 or more customer votes receives a proportional share of the funds.  Historically many non-profits have been awarded between $1,000 and $5,000.  In 2020 Our Lady of the Hills Parish received  $4,837.50 because you voted for us!  Way-to-Go!  The Finance Council urges parishioners to participate again on behalf of OLH by voting.  Voting is  available online at https://www.florencebank.com/vote