On-Campus Masses January through May 2016

For those new to campus: Chapin Chapel is in "Chapin Hall", the brick academic building directly across from the Valentine Dining Hall entrance. No parking permit is required for on-campus parking on weekends.

A short list of Masses for the Spring semester:

January - 5 pm: Jan 17, 24, and 31.

February - 5 pm: Feb 7, 14, 21 and 28; and at 4 pm. Feb 10 Ash Wednesday with ashes.

March - 5 pm: Mar 6 and Mar 20 (no on-campus Mass on the first weekend of break or on Easter).

April - 5 pm: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

May - 5 pm: May 1, (and May 5 Ascension Thursday), and 8. At 6:30 pm on Sat May 21, Commencement Weekend. At 5:00 pm on Sat May 28, Alumni Weekend.

The Newman Club is a resource for Catholics at Amherst or for those who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith. Email us at newman@amherst.edu  to receive email updates. See our  CALENDAR below for Mass times and  events. Hope to see you at Mass, most Sundays at 5 pm. in Chapin Chapel. Click here for Off-campus Events and Invitations.The Catholic Religious Advisor is Sr. Chris Clark, DHM.  Chris is often at the Cadigan Center on Tuesday afternoon, at Chapin Chapel before Sunday Mass, and with the Newman Club after Mass. She is also available for consultation by arrangement. Contact Chris by mail: The Cadigan Center for Religious Life, 38 Woodside Ave./PO Box 5000, Amherst MA 01002, email cclark@amherst.edu or phone (413) 687-1858.

2015 - 2016

Sun, Sep 6, 2015

Roman Catholic Mass

“Light of the World”. Our celebrant on this 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Bruce Teague, former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain. Students and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are welcome!

Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Roman Catholic Mass

“This Bread that We Share”. Our celebrant on this 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Dan Pacholec, Amherst College alumn. Students and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Roman Catholic Mass

“Your Words are Spirit and Life”. Our celebrant on this 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Bruce Teague, former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain. Students and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Rev. Warren J. Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

"In Perfect Charity". Our celebrant on this 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Warren J. Savage, Catholic Chaplain at Westfield State University. Students and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Oct 4, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage Preaching

Roman Catholic Mass

Our celebrant on this 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Warren J. Savage, Catholic Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Oct 18, 2015

Fr. Dan Pacholec

Roman Catholic Mass

"Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You." Our celebrant on this 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Dan Pacholec, Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Westfield, MA. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sat, Oct 24, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

"The concern of the Spirit is life and peace" - Mass for Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time with celebrant Rev. Warren J. Savage. All are welcome - misallettes are provided.

Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

Our celebrant on this 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Students and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Change of Celebrant 10/25/15

Fr. Warren is unable to join us on Sunday, 10/25. Fr. Bruce Teague will be our celebrant. Many blessings on both of these faithful priests.

Sun, Nov 1, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass: Solemnity of All Saints

"Blessed are the poor in spirit ... " Our celebrant today is Fr. Warren Savage, chaplain at Westfield State University. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:30 p.m. Misalettes are provided, and all are welcome!

Sun, Nov 8, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury." Our celebrant for this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time is Fr. Warren Savage. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided, all are welcome.

Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Fr. Dan Pacholec

Roman Catholic Mass

"You are my inheritance, O Lord!" On this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Rev. Dan Pacholec, pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Westfield, is our celebrant. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided. All are most welcome!

Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Fr. Warren J. Savage

Roman Catholic Mass: First Sunday in Advent

"To You, O Lord, I lift my spirit." Our celebrant on this first Sunday of Advent is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:40 p.m. Misalettes are provided. All are most welcome!

Sun, Dec 6, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

"The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy." Our celebrant on this Second Sunday in Advent is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided. All are most welcome!

Tue, Dec 8, 2015

Reflection & Peace. Mass for Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary

We will take our time for reflection and peace from 2-2:30 pmMass will begin around 2:30 pm. for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Bruce Teague will be our celebrant. The Chapel will be especially prepared for this celebration and all are most welcome.

Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Fr. Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

"Your kindness should be known to all." On this Third Sunday of Advent, our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided. All are most welcome!

Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Rev. Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass: Fourth Sunday of Advent

"Behold, I come to do your will." Our celebrant on this Fourth Sunday of Advent is former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain Rev. Bruce Teague. Liturgical ministers arrive around 4-4:40 pm. Misalettes are provided. All are most welcome.

Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Fr Dan Pacholec

Roman Catholic Mass

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” Our celebrant on this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Dan Pacholec '83, Amherst College alumnus and Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Westfield, MA. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” On this Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

“He said to them, ‘Surely you will quote me this proverb, ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’ And he said, ‘Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.” On this Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Fr Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective.” Our celebrant on this Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time is former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain Rev. Bruce Teague. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Ash Wednesday Mass with Ashes

“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.” On this Ash Wednesday to begin Lent our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 3-3:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil.” On this First Sunday in Lent our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Feb 21, 2016

Fr Dan Pacholec

Roman Catholic Mass

“Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.” Our celebrant on this Second Sunday in Lent is Rev. Dan Pacholec, Amherst College alumnus and Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Westfield, MA. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

“Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus said to them in reply, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means!’” On this third Sunday in Lent our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Fri, Mar 4, 2016

Christena Cleveland Making a Presentation

Christena Cleveland Presentation with Ecumenical Gathering

In the Friedmann Room of Keefe Campus Center, featuring "Identity Wars: How Diversity in the Church Can Be a Force for Unity, Rather than Division" and question-answer period with Dr. Christena Cleveland. Free and open to all members of the Amherst College community and guests. Dr. Cleveland specializes in divisions in the Christian Church and is the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart (Intervarsity Press, 2013). Dr. Cleveland is currently associate professor of the practice of reconciliation at Duke Divinity School and is researching and writing The Priesthood of the Privileged, which investigates power and inequality in the church, and proposes methods for addressing and reducing inequality as a pathway to reconciliation.

 In Disunity in Christ, she examines and offers research-based strategies to overcome the nonconscious cognitive, emotional, and identity processes that pull Christians into homogeneous groups, fuel inaccurate perceptions of culturally-different others, contribute to an “Us vs. Them” mentality, stimulate intergroup prejudice and hostility, and ultimately inhibit reconciliation. See a review: Vineyard Justice Network. The book received the 2013 Leadership Journal Book Award. 

Sponsors and participants in Dr. Cleveland’s visit to Amherst College include: Amherst College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Multicultural Resource Center, Christian Fellowship, Newman Catholic Club, The Schwemm Fund, Anthropology & Sociology, Black Studies, Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Christian Worship Series, Student Affairs, and local Christian leaders. Info: Sr. Chris Clark, DHM cclark@amherst.edu

Sun, Mar 6, 2016

Fr Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass

"He ran to his son ..." Our celebrant on this Fourth Sunday of Lent is Rev. Bruce Teague, former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain. Students and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are welcome! 

Sun, Mar 13, 2016

No Mass on Campus Today

As Spring break opens we will not be offering Roman Catholic Mass on campus. On-campus Mass resumes on March 20 at 5 pm. in Chapin Hall Chapel.

Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Palm Sunday Mass, with Palms

“The centurion who witnessed what had happened glorified God and said, ‘This man was innocent beyond doubt.’” On this Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Apr 3, 2016

Fr Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass

“Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So to them Jesus addressed this parable: ‘A man had two sons …’” Our celebrant on this Fourth Sunday in Lent is former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain Rev. Bruce Teague. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Fr Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday

“Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, ‘Peace be with you.’” Our celebrant on this Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) is former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain Rev. Bruce Teague. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

“Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’” On this Third Sunday of Easter our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Fr Dan Pacholec

Roman Catholic Mass

“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.” Our celebrant on this Fourth Sunday in Easter is Rev. Dan Pacholec, Amherst College alumnus and Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Westfield, Mass. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” On this Fifth Sunday of Easter our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sun, May 1, 2016

Fr Bruce Teague

Roman Catholic Mass

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” Our celebrant on this Sixth Sunday of Easter is former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain Rev. Bruce Teague. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Thu, May 5, 2016

Fr Warren J Savage

Ascension of the Lord Solemnity Mass

The Catholic Community at Amherst joins parishes across the Diocese of Springfield in celebrating Ascension Thursday. Fr. Warren Savage will preside. For the Mass readings visit http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/050516-ascension.cfm
All are welcome! Liturgical ministers arrive around 4:15 p.m. to prepare the Chapel.

Sun, May 8, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Roman Catholic Mass

Last Mass of the semester - “Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy.” On this Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Student and staff choir members, lectors and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are most welcome!

Sat, May 21, 2016

Fr Warren Savage

Catholic Mass on Commencement Weekend

Our celebrant is Fr. Warren Savage, Chaplain at Westfield State University. Participants will be nourished in mind, body and spirit while fulfilling their Sunday obligation. Those who would like to assist as a lector, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, or in music ministry are encouraged to arrive early to prepare. Missalettes are provided. All are most welcome!

Sat, May 28, 2016

Fr John McDonagh

Roman Catholic Mass

Our celebrant is Fr. John McDonagh, Coordinator of Campus Ministry Outreach in the Diocese of Springfield, MA. Participants will be nourished in mind, body and spirit while fulfilling their Sunday obligation. Those who would like to assist as a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, or in music ministry are encouraged to arrive early to prepare. Missalettes are provided. All are most welcome!