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

Mass Schedule

at St. Isidore Church
at St. Elizabeth of
Hungary Church Acton
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:45 a.m.
Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Sunday 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday
9:00 a.m.

(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)

The Light Is On For You

This year the Lenten schedule of making the sacrament of Reconciliation on the Wednesdays in Lent for the Apple Valley Catholic Collaborative is:
March 20, 27; April 10, 17 at 6:00-7:30pm at St. Isidore church in Stow.

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Holy Thursday—April 18, St. Elizabeth
Holy Thursday Mass, 7:30 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
11:00 p.m. Night Prayer, Parish Center (note time change)
Good Friday—April 19, St. Isidore
Liturgy of the Hours, 9:00 a.m.,
Stations of the Cross, 3:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord's Passion 7:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday—April 20, St. Elizabeth
Liturgy of the Hours, 9:00 a.m.
(No confessions today)
Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m. (note time change)
Easter Masses—April 21
8:45 a.m.—St. Isidore
10:15 a.m.—St. Elizabeth
Noon—St. Elizabeth

Weekday Liturgy Schedule Holy Week and week after Easter

Mon April 15 - Morning Mass at St. Isidore
Tues April 16 - NO morning Mass at St. Isidore - Fr. Jeff will be attending the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and the bus leaves St. Julia's at 9:00am.
Wed April 17 - Morning Mass at St. Elizabeth

Mon April 22 - NO morning Mass at St. Isidore - IFr. Jeff will be away on a vacation day
Tues April 23 - Morning Mass at St. Isidore
Wed April 24 - NO morning Mass at St. Elizabeth - Fr. Jeff will be on vacation.


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.  You only need to complete this training once. Upcoming Virtus Training Sessions:

Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m., St. Isidore, Christin Don
Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m., St. Isidore, Barbara Dane
St. Isidore, 429 Great Rd., Stow
Upstairs Rectory– Enter through front door of the rectory.

Monday, June 3, 7:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth , Jim Flanagan
Monday, June 24, 7:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth, Jim Tabner
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 89 Arlington St., Acton
Parish Center Hall Room 4


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.


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.


Apple Valley Catholic
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:

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.

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