(Past Event) 1/24-25/2013 Students AND/OR Staff: March for Life Invitation

Ludlow: Pioneer Valley Massachusetts Citizens for Life will sponsor a bus trip to the 40th Annual March for Life on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. Cost is $48 per person, $25 for students. Buses leave the Chicopee area at 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and return at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 25. For more information or reservations, contact the MCFL office at 413-583-5034 or info.pvmcfl@verizon.net.

(Past Event) 1/24-25/2013 Students: RSVP before break: Invitation to March for Life

Hi, all. The Newman Student Association at UMass has a bus going to March for Life in Washington, DC and welcomes Amherst College student participants. As of 12/10 there are a good number of seats available. Those interested should contact UMass student Rob Carney or Rev. Jon Reardon before leaving for break. Here are the details:
Bus departs Thursday evening, January 24 and arrives in DC early Friday morning, January 25. We will return to Amherst immediately after the March - arriving late Friday evening. The cost is FREE for students. 
Please contact Fr. Jon at reardon.j@gmail.com or Rob Carney at rcarney@student.umass.edu for information or to reserve a seat on the bus. Blessings, Chris Clark, DHM

(Past Event) 1/15-17/2013 ON CAMPUS: What do you value and believe?

A Writing Center Min-Course. Come write a “This I Believe” essay, in the manner of those read on National Public Radio and published on thisibe-lieve.org. This course does not demand that you delve into your deepest convictions; “This I Believe” essays can be uplifting, moving, insightful, and/or amusing. Topics of “featured” essays in-clude not only the power of love, the value of mending (as opposed to fixing), and the lessons taught by failure, but also the authors’ be-liefs in barbecue, cows, and semi-permanent hair dye. This three-session course is an exercise in reflection, in listening to others, and in building community through dialogue. It is also an opportunity to be guided through a writing process—from idea-generation to drafting to revision—that will result in an essay of which you are proud and which you may submit for publication online, or even on NPR. This mini-course will be taught by Kristen Brookes , Senior Writ-ing Associate, in the Writing Center. Registration, via the Writing Center’s website, is required, and enrollment is limited. Open to the entire college community. Tuesday-Thursday, January 15, 16, 17 noon - 1:00 p.m. each day

(Past Event) 1/13/2013: On Human Trafficking. Holyoke, MA

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will offer a program on Human Trafficking, Sunday, January 13 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the community room at the Mont Marie Senior Residence, 32 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke. The educational program will provide a media presentation, fact sheets and practical action plans for dealing with human trafficking. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services describes human trafficking as a modern-day form of slavery where victims are tricked or coerced into forced labor or sexual exploitation. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women. The educational program is being organized by the Justice and Peace Committee of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield. It is free and open to the public. Contact Sr. Roberta Mulcahy for details at (413) 536-0853 ext. 293. Visit www.ssjspringfield.org

(Past Event) 1/7-1/23/2013 Interterm: Invitation to Renew in the Spirit

Students, faculty and staff: interterm is a wonderful time to deepen our spiritual lives and broaden the horizons of faith. Perhaps you would like to form a prayer group, make a mini-retreat, or visit a shrine in Western Massachusetts. If you would like assistance, simply write Catholic Advisor Chris Clark at mcclark@amherst.edu.

12/21/2012 Advent Solstice Celebration: Holyoke

The Ecology Committee of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will hold an Advent Solstice Celebration Friday, December 21, 2012 in the Chapel at Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA. Visitors may stop in at any time: from 2:00 – 3:30 opening prayer, readings, reflection and music; from 3:30 – 4:00 video and discussion; from 4:00 – 6:00 readings, reflection and music. The Sisters welcome all to enjoy warm cider before returning to the cold and beauty of the season. Labyrinth walks will also be available. Visit www.ssjspringfield.org. To rsvp, please email: ecology@ssjspringfield.com or call 413-536-0853, ext. 293.

12/16-22/2013 Late Night Study Hours: Cadigan

Will you need a study space for finals? Come to the Cadigan Center for warmth, quiet, coffee and snacks. Bring your friends! Several rooms are available for quiet or small-group studying.We are open for late-night study hours from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. beginning Sunday, Dec. 16, continuing nightly until 4 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The Cadigan Center is located at 38 Woodside Ave. You can find us on the campus map. 1. Walk past Newport and take a left onto Woodside. Cadigan is the first house on the left. OR: 2. Walk down the hill behind Johnson Chapel and cross Route 116. Go down the road in front of you (Walnut St.) and take a right onto Woodside. See Cadigan on your right.


The Christmas Masses at Newman Center UMass will be: MONDAY, December 24, Christmas Eve-- 4:30 p.m.; midnight mass. TUESDAY, December 25, Christmas Day-- 8:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.

The Christmas Masses at St. Brigid's Parish in Amherst will be: MONDAY, December 24, Christmas Eve, 12:00 Midnight. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, Christmas Day--8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM

(past event) At Newman UMass: Papal Biographer, Author George Weigel, 7 pm. 10/22.

The Newman Student Association at UMass writes: "As part of our yearlong celebration of the Newman Center’s 50th anniversary, we will be holding a lecture series featuring a number of different speakers. Our first lecture in the Lumen Christi Lecture Series will be Evangelical Catholicism: The Church at the Dawn of a New Era, presented by papal biographer and author George Weigel. Weigel’s lecture will be in the chapel on October 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Timothy McDonnell will be in attendance to inaugurate our 50th Anniversary Celebration. We hope you’ll attend! A free will offering will be taken at the lecture."

The Newman Center UMass is located at 472 North Pleasant Street, across from the Studio Arts Building on the UMass Campus. Some parking is available on site and parking in nearby UMass lots is open after 5 pm. The Newman Center is also near a bus stop for easy access.

(past event) 10/2 Lecture: The Second Vatican Council's Fiftieth Anniversary


Where: Alumnae Library Theater, Elms College, Chicopee, MA

When: 7:30 pm. Tuesday, October 7, 2012.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Theological scholar and Elms College trustee, David O'Brien, Ph.D. will present on the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Dr. O'Brien is faculty emeritus and Loyola professor of Catholic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross and was appointed university professor of faith and culture at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.  His publications include: American Catholics and Social Reform: The New Deal Years (Oxford, 1968); The Renewal of American Catholicism (Oxford, 1972); (co-ed), Renewing the Earth: Catholic Documents on Peace, Justice and Liberation (Doubleday, 1977); Faith and Friendship: Catholicism in the Diocese of Syracuse, 1886-1986 (Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, 1987); Public Catholicism (Macmillan, 1988); Isaac Hecker(1992).

Now in its twenty-sixth year, the Mary Dooley Lecture Series is presented annually by the religious studies department at the Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies at Elms College.

Elms College Map and Directions - http://www.elms.edu/about-elms/campus-information/map-and-directions.xml

Contact: Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies, Elms College
Ann Schwein Administrative Assistant 413-265-2575 schweina@elms.edu