In 2021 we started to transition to what is called our “new normal”.  We were able to open our doors for Mass, Religious Education, Faith, and Light, as well as our special social events for individuals and their families with disabilities.  We wore masks, sanitized our hands, and tried to keep ourselves and everyone we love safe.  Our Dances, Caroling, Sensitive Santa, Winterfest events were different, but they offered a bright light in a time of few opportunities to see friends and enjoy being together.

These changes, however, small have brought us a sense of hope.  Hope that the next wave of “new normal” will be closer to the one pre-Covid.  In the bible, hope is mentioned many times.  

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Join us on St Patrick's Day

Please look for us at the St Patricks Day Parade on Sunday, March 20th. The Jericho Float will ride again with our Lads and Lasses of Jericho on board to share with the community our gratitude for supporting the last 50 years of love, faith, and inclusion where Everyone Is Welcome!

Father Robert Wagner's Legacy

It was 50 years ago that Father Bob came upon a young child with a disability, unable to keep up with the other children in “catechism” class and was given a handful of crayons and set apart in the back of the classroom to keep occupied while the other children “learned” about God.

That event sparked what became known as the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, a ministry for persons with disabilities. This ministry has forged many diverse paths, provided much direct pastoral care, service and social programs, and access to pastoral and special education. 

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Mark Your Calendar

FR. ROBERT WAGNER  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP & BARBARA KIELY SCHOLARSHIP Due March 31st

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship.  Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to students from Western Massachusetts who are graduating from high school or are enrolled at an accredited college or university. Preference is given to students who had an IEP,  504 or are going into a field of study to work with individuals with disabilities.   

Barbara A. Kiely was a dedicated mother, friend, and teacher in Holyoke and Granby.  She loved books and was a Trustee of the Granby Library for many years.  She had a vibrant personality and was a woman of faith.  An annual scholarship has been established in her memory by Brown Kiely LLP to support individuals with disabilities who are pursuing post-secondary education.

ROCK & ROLL DANCES

Our next dances will be held at the Castle of the Knights Chicopee:

  • Valentines Dance, February 16th, Sponsored by the Phillip Family
  • Easter Dance, April 20th, Sponsored by the Forrest Family
  • Almost Summer Dance, June 1st by the Tyler Family 

GOLF TOURNAMENT:

Our 43rd Annual Tony Strycharz Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 15th at Oakridge Country Club.  11am Registration and lunch, 12pm Shotgun Start.  Cocktails, Dinner, Raffles and Awards Follow.  

SAVE THE DATE — JERICHO'S 50th ANNIVERSARY GALA

Please mark your calendars to celebrate  Jericho’s 50th Anniversary at the Delaney House on Friday, September 16th. 

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