Community Survival Center
Contact: (413) 596-4232
42 Main Street - Wilbraham, MA 01095

Community Survival Center

The Community Survival Center is a non-profit agency whose primary mission is to maintain an emergency food pantry for Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Sixteen Acres and Indian Orchard. St. Cecilia Parish collects for the Survival Center on the second full weekend of the month. Plastic bags are distributed the weekend before. These donations support the distribution for emergency food, pre-school breakfast and lunch, and a special Senior out-reach. The Center also has a Clothing/Household Program and a Thrift Shop. All support for the Center comes from local communities. Please contact Rose Chapman (596-9306) with any questions.

The Community Survival Center is very fortunate to be one of the non-profit agencies that receive support from St. Cecilia’s HOPE Ministry. In total, since HOPE Ministry started nine years ago, the Survival Center has received $32,000. Each of the last 3 summers, $5,000 was donated from Shopping Card proceeds. Summer is the time of year when the pantry shelves are very low on food. Receiving a donation at this time helps the Center purchase the food necessary to serve those individuals who come in for emergency food. $2,500 is used to purchase items for our Senior Outreach Program, which supplies an average of 174 individuals with over 2,700 pounds of perishable and nonperishable food a month. The balance of the funds is used to purchase items for the Emergency Food Program and the Pre-School Program. Approximately 800 individuals receive assistance from these programs. HOPE Ministry is also instrumental in the monthly food collections. Bags are distributed the first Sunday of the month and returned on the second Sunday. In the last 12 months the parish has donated a total of 7,047 pounds of food. Additionally, the parish donated sufficient school supplies to fill 55 backpacks for children returning to school and other necessary school supplies that will be distributed to families with school age children. The Board of Directors would like to thank the HOPE Ministry and the parishioners of St. Cecilia for all they do for the Center. Many lives are touched in a positive way because of everyone’s generosity.





WEEKEND SCHEDULE (after Labor Day & before Memorial Day Wknd): 

Saturday: 4:00 PM
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE SUMMER WEEKEND SCHEDULE (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend): 

Saturday: 4:00 PM                   Sunday: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM


Monday: 5:30 PM (Miraculous Medal Novena)
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM

Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 3:00 - 3:30 PM
(or by appointment)

Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact Deacon James Ziemba (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 413 599-1401) for an appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage
Fr. Boyle meets with each couple before their marriage.  Please contact him one year in advance (413 596-4232 x102).

Sacrament of the Sick
Anointings the first Sunday of each month at Noon.

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM