429 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775 | 978-897-2710

Mass Schedule

at St. Isidore Church
Stow
at St. Elizabeth of
Hungary Church Acton
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday8:45 a.m.
Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Sunday 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
Wednesday

(see Schedule page for more info)


Together with St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Acton/Boxboro,
the Apple Valley Catholic Community

 

 

 

A Word of Welcome

The Church of St Isidore is here to serve you, and in turn invites you to serve one another in the spirit of the Gospel. Newcomers are invited to introduce themselves to any of the staff, or council or committee members, and to register by calling the office.

Interested in becoming Catholic?
Contact Deacon Charlie (cac@stisidorestow.org)

August 16, 2018 - Statement of Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap Archbishop of Boston

The written statement: http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Utility/News-And-Press/Content.aspx?id=34944

For a video of Cardinal Seán reading this statement: https://vimeo.com/285548145

Protecting God's Children:  Virtus Training and CORI Checks

The Archdiocese of Boston mandates that all volunteers who minister directly to children or elders, or who have the potential for unmonitored access to children and must be Virtus (Child Abuse Protection) trained and must have a CORI check.  This requirement may include, but is not limited to GIFT and Teen Alpha group leaders, chaperones, Confirmation leaders, Children's Liturgy of the Word ministers, musicians, altar server trainers, EM's for the homebound, etc.  Yu only need to complete this training once.

Criminal Offender (CORI) checks must be completed on a yearly basis and are submitted for each organization in which one volunteers.  (A school CORI check, for example, will not be acceptable for church.) CORI forms must be completed and returned to a staff member by Oct. 1.  CORI forms are available in the collaborative offices and after masses. 

Virtus Training Sessions

Please sign up for Virtus training at least one week prior to each session.  You may register by contacting by contacting Barbara Dane at barbara@applevalleycatholic.org or at 978-263-4305, ext. 16.  Please leave your name, parish, the date you wish to attend, and an email or cell phone number where you can be reached.

  • Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 7:00 PM St. Isidore Rectory-- Linda Blanco
  • Monday, Oct. 1 @ 7:00 PM St. Elizabeth PCH Room 3--Jim Tabner
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 @ 12:30 PM St. Isidore , Upstairs Rectory--Rosemary Corley
  • Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 10:00 AM Parish Center, Room 3--Bridget Nedzi Fowler

Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative
Parishes of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. Isidore

Dear Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative,

I hope you have a blessed and peaceful summer. Isn't it lovely that it is just beginning??? There is so much to look forward to!

The AVCC Faith Formation team is as busy as ever planning our summer and fall programs for all ages. We are happy to invite you to join us. .

Just click on the following link to see what we have to offer:
Faith Formation Registration 2018-19 (PDF doc)

Online Registration

Unfortunately, we do not have the capability yet of registering online, but we are working on that, too., In the meantime, you may print out pages 5 and 6 to register for GIFT, First Communion, and Confirmation. You may either mail in your forms or drop them off at the Parish Offices. If you would like to use a credit card, you may register in person at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center Sundays - Thursdays 9 - 4.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Send me your questions here!

Please note: Grades for children and teens should be for the Fall of 2018. Thank you!

We are excited about working with you next year in the GIFT, Alpha, and sacramental preparation programs. We are also thrilled to be able to offer Children's Liturgy, vibrant children's and youth ministry,and a variety of adult programs.

I sincerely hope you will be able to join us in 2018-19!

Barbara Dane Director of Faith Formation
Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative
978-263-4305, ext. 16

The booklet includes registration information for G.I.F.T., First Reconciliation/Eucharist, and Confirmation in addition to programs for all parishioners.

 

Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative Pastoral Plan


Town Meeting
9/11/2017

The videos of the town meeting are available for viewing here.

Pastoral Plan

June 1, 2016 - Over the last year, a team of staff and parishioners has written the Pastoral Plan that will guide our collaborative over the next 3-5 years. The team went through several months of training, reflection, and many evenings of brainstorming, discussion and finally writing of the pastoral plan. The plan has been reviewed and approved by Cardinal Sean. You can read the it here. If you have any questions please email them to Diahne Goodwin at pastoralplan@applevalleycatholic.org

Approved Pastoral Plan - June 21, 2016

Reading list for becoming a parish that forms and sends forth missionary disciples

Please consider using EFT for your weekly offerings.
EFT is the modern, reliable, safe and easy way to contribute to our parish and has been running successfully since its introduction in September 2013. More information and sign up form can be found here.

2018 Catholic Appeal from Archdiocese of Boston on Vimeo.

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Collaborative Calendar

Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative

Apple Valley Catholic Youth Ministry

2018 Summer Mission Trips

Thank you for your support for a successful 2018 Mission Trip season.

Click for full size collage:

See a short video overview of the 2018 mission trips here:
https://youtu.be/ebQ2BJXhKIw

Olancho Aid Foundation - Juticalpa, Olancho - Honduras
June 14th to June 21st
Open to all Graduating high school seniors, college young people and young adults

Our Own Mission Trip - Corpus Christi, Texas
June 24th to June 30th
Open to all young people presently in high school

Just5Days - Center for Ministry Development - Springfield, Massachusetts
July 16th to July 20th
Open to all young people presently in 7th and 8th grade

Catholic Heart Workcamp - North Haledon, New Jersey
July 22nd to July 28th
Open to all young people entering high school in the Fall of 2018

See Article in The Beacon

More information
please contact

 

Youth Ministry
Permission Slip
(PDF) (Word)

This form must be turned in to the Youth Ministry Office before EACH event.  We can not allow anyone to participate in any of our events without the release form.

The Joy of the Gospel - an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis

With the generosity of a parishioner who wishes to remain anonymous, we are pleased to present a copy of The Joy of the Gospel to all who attend Easter Mass. We hope this will start an ongoing conversation on the topics addressed by this wonderful document.

See Fr. Walter's cover letter here.

See more information, resources and a link to the discussion topic on our Bulletin Board here

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