Catholicism and Peacemaking

"St. Francis Peace Prayer" sung by Sarah McLachlan:

Spring Recess Opening Weekend: Amherst Newman Club Retreat

SPRING BREAK 2014 Retreat with the Newman Catholic Club. WHAT/WHO: The Newman Club is sponsoring an off-campus retreat over the first weekend of Spring Recess 2014. Our retreat leaders will be Sr. Chris Clark, DHM and Fr. Warren Savage. WHERE: Our retreat site is Kennebunkport, Maine, at the St. Anthony Franciscan Friary and St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery Estate. We will be participating in Mass and invited to meet with one or two of the friars while there. Visit for photos and details.

9/20 7:30 pm. , 9/22 3 pm. Garden of Martyrs

See the Amherst College Press Release on the production. An excerpt: "The opera shows the last three days of the Daley/Halligan case through the eyes of Father Jean Cheverus, a prominent priest based in Boston whose own haunted past—as a refugee from the French Revolution—led him to aid the accused."

Booking information from the Academy of Music webpage:

2013 Commencement Day Mass: Rev. Dan Pacholec

Our celebrant for the 7:30 am. Mass in Chapin Chapel is Rev. Dan Pacholec. We are pleased to share a little biographical information taken from the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish website: 

Article with Pope Francis's Response to 4/15 Boston

Pope Francis has offered a response to the 4/15 events in Boston. Visit URL for related article.

Care, Reaching Out, Prayer. 4/16 Email from Chris Clark

Email to Catholic community mailing list. April 16, 2013.
I am writing for several reasons this morning.
  • Though I have many feelings and thoughts about it I would like to share my sense of shock, sadness and anger in the wake of the violence done at the Boston Marathon yesterday. At the same time I was grateful to be able to be in touch, especially through social media, especially as news and rumors spread.

4/8 at Newman UMass: Dr. Karl Donfried

From Fr. Jon Reardon --   "Proclaiming Paul's Gospel in Post-Christian America"

The Newman Catholic Center would like to invite you all to its next lecture in our 50th Anniversary Lumen Christi Lecture Series. We have the privilege of hosting Dr. Karl Donfried. Please join us for his lecture: "Proclaiming Paul's Gospel in Post-Christian America." He will be here on Monday April 8th at 7pm. See the attached flyer for more info and for posting on your campus. We hope you can make it! God bless, Fr. Jon Reardon.

4/19-20 Eucharistic Congress:

From Fr. Bruce Teague -- Come join hundreds of your peers from across the City of Boston on April 19th & 20th for the sixth annual Archdiocese of Boston Eucharistic Congress for College Students and Young Adults!

Volunteer or Contact Bethlehem House Pregnancy Care Center

The Catholic community at Amherst is invited to volunteer or contact Bethlehem House Pregnancy Care Center There is a 25 hour hotline for crisis calls only 1-413-262-8517 and a general number for Bethlehem House Pregnancy Care Center 413-527-2861.

Invitation: Springfield 40 Days for Life 2/14--3/24

The Catholic community at Amherst received this invitation to participate in 40 Days for Life. The poster from reads: "Recognizing that 'with God, all things are possible,' our community is joining with hundreds of other cities for this spring's global 40 Days for Life - the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history.