Religious Life

Other RC Communities in Amherst

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Check out the liturgy and prayer, service and community offerings at other Roman Catholic communities in Amherst.  Both communities are welcoming. And, there are PVTA stops nearby. 

At St. Brigid's Parish Community 

122 No. Pleasant St. in Amherst (on bus route)

Visit webpage at

Lord's Day Masses: Saturday at 4:00 PM. Sunday at 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, & 12:30 PM (in Spanish)

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Thursday from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM. WON’T YOU SPEND AN HOUR WITH JESUS? Every Thursday we offer an opportunity to visit the church in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Jesus says, “Behold this Heart which loves so much and which is so little loved in return,” as most of our Catholic churches are either locked or empty during the week, while the Living God dwells with us each day and night and says. “ I am the Vine, you are the  branches, be that abides in me and I in him will bear much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.”


Lord's Day Masses:
Saturday at 4:00 PM
Sunday at 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM,
& 12:30 PM (in Spanish)

Eucharistic Adoration:
Every Thursday from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Daily Mass:
8:00 AM (seven days a week)

Holy Day Masses:
Vigil of Holy Day at 6:00 PM
Holy Day at 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 6:00 PM

Sacrament of Baptism:
By Appointment

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday at 3:30 PM at the Church or by appointment in the rectory

Sacrament of Matrimony:
Contact Fr. Smegal at least one year in advance of the ceremony to fill out Diocesan Pre-Nuptial forms, plan the Pre-Cana Conference and wedding ceremony before setting a date for marriage

Every day before Mass at 7:30 AM

Pastoral Care and Anointing of the Sick:
Please call the rectory if you know of someone who is homebound, in the hospital, or in a nursing home who would like a visit from a member of the pastoral staff.Pastor:
Rev. John T. Smegal

Msgr. Lane Pastoral Center
43 North Prospect St.
Amherst, MA. 01004
Tel: (413) 256-6181

African Ministry:
Fr. William Pomerleau
(413) 782-8041

Hispanic Ministry:
Rev. Jose Bermudez
Mr. Andres Lopez

Choir Director:
Mr. David Rutherford
(413) 549-3535

Mr. Pablo Mercado

Prayer Line:
Mrs. Lynn Hanks
Mrs. Martha Tidlund

Parish Information and Registration:
Welcome to our worship community! Please introduce yourself to the parish priest after Mass. We invite you to become a member of our parish. Please call the rectory to register.


At Newman Catholic Center UMass Amherst

472 No. Pleasant St. in Amherst. On the bus route. (northeast corner of UMass Campus)

Vist the webpage at for up-to-date building hours, Mass times, ways to get involved.

Weekend Masses:
Sat: 4:30p
Sun: 8:00a, 10:30a, (7:00p, 9:30p during academic year only)

Weekday Masses:
Mon-Fri: 12:15p
Sat: 9:00a

Holy Days:
12:15p, 5:30p, (7:00p during the academic year only)

Civic Holiday Masses: tend to be at 9 am.

Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 1:00-5:00 PM

Rosary: Monday 4 pm. in the Newman Center Chapel. 

Sacrament of Baptism: By Appointment. 

Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and by appointment 413-549-0300 x12.
or 413-549-0300 x32.

Spiritual Direction: Mondays and Tuesdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Call Deacon Lucien Miller for introduction 413-253-2293.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (coming into full communion with the Roman Catholic church). Classes are facilitated by Fr. Jon Reardon. For more information on the RCIA process or learning more about the Catholic faith, contact Fr. Jon:

Newman Catholic Center PASTORAL STAFF

The core of any successful enterprise is the people. Here at Newman, the team is a truly amazing group that makes the Newman experience what it is. They are dedicated, compassionate, intelligent and truly care for the students of the University. Click each name to find contact information.


  • David Rondina – Business/Property Manager
  • Jo-Ann Konieczny – Administrative Assistant and Religious Education Coordinator
  • Jason Wonsey – Newman Café Operations Manager

Some support meetings are offered at the Newman Catholic Center. Visit for local listings for AA. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous FA -  For information please call Teresa 253-0250 or Elizabeth 818-207-0749. Dual Recovery Anonymous DRA- For information please call Sheryl - 413-268-3584.