42 Main Street - Wilbraham, MA 01095

Contact: (413) 596-4232     

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Introduction to HOPE Ministry

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Under the leadership of then-pastor Rev. Joseph M. Soranno, HOPE Ministry…an acronym for Help Our Parish Expand…was created by Saint Cecilia Parish in September 2005 to live the mission of Jesus Christ by helping our brothers and sisters who are most in need. We would do this by providing aid, assistance, and support to families and individuals not only in our community, but in other countries as well. We want to assist others who are less fortunate to have a better life no matter where they live.

Currently Saint Cecilia Church sponsors five ministries: Haiti, Heifer, Survival Center, Bethlehem House and Hope-at-Home. Depending on needs and circumstances, Ministries can change from time-to-time. See the following pages for information on each of the ministries.

We are proud to report that since its inception, HOPE Ministry has donated over $560,000 to support its worthy mission. The success of this mission is a direct result of the tremendous generosity from Saint Cecilia parishioners and friends who supported our ongoing fundraisers and projects with both financial donations and the purchase of thousands of Gift Cards. More on Gift Cards a little later.

If you would like to be involved with HOPE Ministry, we’re always looking for volunteers and suggestions. Please see the Volunteer page for contact information. Thank you for your consideration.

HOPE Ministry Board of Directors and Advisors 

Fr. John Connors, Pastor, Chair
Sr. Mary McCue, SND
Deacon Jim Ziemba
Peter Ablondi, Secretary

Annette Bishop
Rose Chapman
Kathy Fuss
John Gilbertie
Jackie Madden
Mary Manning
Maxine Mazur, Treasurer
Katy Reed


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St.Cecilia.revSaint Cecilia Church has over 7,700 parishioners
representing over 2,400 families



 42 Main Street ~ Wilbraham, MA  01095

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(413) 596-4232