Religious Life

On-Campus Masses Resume in September

Dear first-year and returning students, families, staff, faculty and community friends: We will offer Roman Catholic Mass in Chapin Chapel on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 5:45-6:30 pm. Everyone is most welcome and misalettes will be provided. On September 13, come again to Chapin Chapel to participate in our regular 5:00 pm. Mass. 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. -- Peace over this beautiful summer season --  Sr. Chris.

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.

2014 - 2015

Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Rev. Warren J. Savage is a dynamic preacher of the Word of God.

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Rev. Warren J. Savage is the celebrant for this liturgy. Misalettes are provided. All are welcome! Come to the Chapel located in the center of Chapin Hall (just across the Quad from Valentine).

Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Rev. Warren J. Savage is a dynamic preacher of the Word of God.

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Rev. Warren J. Savage is the celebrant for this liturgy. Misalettes are provided. All are welcome! Come to the Chapel located in the center of Chapin Hall (just across the Quad from Valentine).

Warren J. Savage is a dynamic preacher of the Word of God.

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Rev. Warren J. Savage is the celebrant for this liturgy. Misalettes are provided. All are welcome! Come to the Chapel located in the center of Chapin Hall. (We will resume our usual 5 pm. Mass time beginning Sunday, Spetember 7.)

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Bernardo Rios: Trust. Newman Retreat 2011

La Paz-Amherst-Brighton-Westfield: A Journey in Faith

Chapin Hall, Lounge

Bernardo Rios ’13 answers questions about juggling life and faith at Amherst and discusses his decision to become a priest and his faith journey thus far. Come enjoy some yummy food and fellowship. All are welcome to come for all or part of the conversation as schedules permit. Sponsored by the Newman Catholic Club and the Catholic Community at Amherst College.

Bernardo Rios '13

Bernardo Rios ’13: A Journey in Faith -- La Paz-Amherst-Brighton-Westfield

Chapin Hall, Lounge

Bernardo Rios ’13 answers questions about juggling life and faith at Amherst and discusses his decision to become a priest and his faith journey thus far. Come enjoy some yummy food and fellowship. All are welcome to come for all or part of the conversation as schedules permit. Sponsored by the Newman Catholic Club and the Catholic Community at Amherst College.

Sun, Nov 2, 2014

Light of the Cross

All Souls Day: Invitation for written prayers, names of beloved departed

Chapin Hall, Chapel

During the 5 pm. Mass we will commemorate the souls of all the faithful departed. Everyone is invited to bring written prayers, lists of beloved departed, or other notes to be placed at the foot of the altar during Mass. Afterwards we will recycle them reverently, respecting privacy and the prayers associated with them.

Sidenote: The Solemnity of All Saints is Saturday, November 1. Since All Saints Day falls on a Saturday this year it is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation, following the 1992 decision of the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

Sat, Nov 8, 2014

Saturday Homecoming Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." A celebration of the daily Liturgy. Missalettes are provided. All are most welcome!

Sun, Nov 9, 2014

Fr. Warren J. Savage

Sunday Homecoming Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me."

A celebration of the daily Liturgy with well-known revival, retreat and mission preacher Rev. Warren J. Savage. Educated at Gregorian University, Assumption College, the Center for Theological Inquiry and the University of Legon in Ghana, Father Warren celebrates Mass frequently with the Amherst College community. All are most welcome. Missalettes are provided.

Chapin Chapel, Chapin Hall

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Discuss Scripture

Gospel for Next Sunday: A Conversation, with Newman Club Gathering

Valentine Dining Hall, downstairs Terrace Room

A brief scholarly Catholic introduction to the Gospel opens up a conversation around its relevance to our lives. We will also talk over Newman plans and ideas. Scripture resources are provided.

Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM.

Everyone is welcome, bring supper and enjoy! Beginning November 11, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Valentine downstairs Terrace Room.

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Discuss Scripture

Gospel for Next Sunday: A Conversation, with Newman Club Gathering

Valentine Dining Hall, downstairs Terrace Room

A brief scholarly Catholic introduction to the Gospel opens up a conversation around its relevance to our lives. We will also talk over Newman plans and ideas. Scripture resources are provided.

Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM.

Everyone is welcome, bring supper and enjoy! Beginning November 11, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Valentine downstairs Terrace Room.

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Discuss Scripture

Gospel for Next Sunday: A Conversation, with Newman Club Gathering

Valentine Dining Hall, downstairs Terrace Room

A brief scholarly Catholic introduction to the Gospel opens up a conversation around its relevance to our lives. We will also talk over Newman plans and ideas. Scripture resources are provided.

Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM.

Everyone is welcome, bring supper and enjoy! Beginning November 11, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Valentine downstairs Terrace Room.

Sun, Dec 7, 2014

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Jesus Christ Beckons

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Jan 18, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Mass with Fr. Warren Savage, presider. This marks the beginning of the Season of Lent, which proceeds through the 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading into Easter. Note: Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation for Roman Catholics but it is one of the most-attended celebrations of the year. Everyone is welcome. During the Lenten season we are invited to prepare for Easter Sunday and the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, Christ. An article by Amanda Murphy at Religion News Service offers the reminder that not only Roman Catholics receive ashes: "Anglicans/Episcopalians, Lutherans, United Methodists and other liturgical Protestants regularly partake in receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday and … Muslims, Jews and even people who aren’t religious can honor the tradition as a reminder of man’s shortcomings. “People recognize that it is a symbol of our mortality,” the Rev. Arne Panula, director of the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., said. “It gives us a profound sense that we are mortal, and Ash Wednesday is a reminder of that.”"

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, Mar 8, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, Mar 22, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, May 3, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Tue, May 5, 2015

Let's Talk ... and Let's Eat

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Dining Room (back)

Gentle conversation over dinner, hosted by the Newman Club. We share things tugging on our heartstrings then move into a discussion of the Gospel passage for the upcoming Sunday. For information or to join the email list contact Nicole Umina 15. Facilitators: Nicole Umina, Milton Rico, Chris Clark, DHM. All are welcome.

Sun, May 10, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Sat, May 23, 2015

Rev Warren J Savage preaching

Catholic Commencement Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Join the Catholic community in the celebration of the Mass. Everyone is welcome. Missalettes are provided. Our celebrant is the well-known Mission, Retreat, and Revival preacher Rev. Warren J. Savage. A regular celebrant at Amherst College, Fr. Savage is a lecturer from the Religious Studies Department at Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA, Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Program Instructor, Westfield State University Catholic chaplain, and Member of Spiritual Directors International, Academy of Homiletics and The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality.