1. Catholic Diocese of Springfield closes St. Francis Chapel downtown, puts building on the market

    Catholic Diocese of Springfield closes St. Francis Chapel downtown, puts building on the market

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has closed St. Francis Chapel on Bridge Street in downtown Springfield and put the building up for sale. “We remember in prayer all who found spiritual comfort at St. Francis Chapel on Bridge Street, and we will be forever grateful to all who made this holy, special place possible,” said Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski in a statement. “Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us and for all who invoke your aid.”

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    1. We remember in prayer all who found spiritual comfort at St. Francis Chapel on Bridge Street, and we will be forever grateful to all who made this holy, special place possible.
    2. The weekday ministerial services at the chapel were a benefit to both English and Spanish-speaking communities, but it has been over a decade since priests in religious orders, namely the Franciscans and Redemptorists, have resided at the building and staffed the chapel with full pastoral services.
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