Volunteer or Contact Bethlehem House Pregnancy Care Center

The Catholic community at Amherst is invited to volunteer or contact Bethlehem House Pregnancy Care Center http://www.bethlehemhousewma.org 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 www.40daysforlife.com/springfield 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.

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Holy Week on Campus and in Amherst, MA

Some Options

What is a Retreat?

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I. offers a good introduction to 'retreat' and begins speaking about 'Sabbath time' in the Youtube video preview of a 10-part video issued in 2010. See"Creating Sabbath Space"

Some Off-Campus Events and Invitations

Please visit links for most complete information.

A number of events around the Diocese of Springfield, MA: http://www.diospringfield.org/communications/weeklyparclerpackets.html

The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT offers special events and a full roster of spiritual resources. Visit https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org

2/20/2013. Recapturing the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council - panel 2.

Each panelist will speak for 20 minutes then open the floor to questions. Fr. Warren Savage: Social Justice Themes of the Council; Dr. Martin Pion: The Council and Other Churches and Other Religions; Sr. Mary Reap, IHM: The Council and Religious Life/and the Future. This symposium is co-sponsored by the Springfield Diocese's Office of Religious Education and the Elms College Institute for Theological and Pastoral Studies. Location: Alumnae Library Veritas Auditorium, Elms College, 391 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA. Time: 7-9 pm. Info: 413-452-0841.

2/25/2013. Newman's Lessons for the Church of the 3rd Millennium

Lumen Christi Lecture featuring Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA. Free; a free-will offering will be collected. February 25, 2013, 7 pm. Newman Catholic Center, 472 No. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA. Call 413-549-0300 for more information. The presentation is part of the Newman Catholic Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration and the Year of Faith.

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.


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

7/23-28/2013 WYD Rio

The first promo reminds us of the history of World Youth Day - with the words of Blessed John Paul II. See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3AE_wWqfko  "The powerful experience that will generate through you: a more just society and a better world." John Paul II. Another powerful promo is by the French pilgrims -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2JrK-aqO5U