Masses January through May 2018

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.

A short list of Masses for the Spring Semester:
January 21, 28, Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
February 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
February 14, Ash Wednesday, Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
February 18, 25 Sundays at 5:00 p.m
March 4, 18, 25, Sundays 5:00 p.m.
April 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays 5:00 p.m.
May 6, Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

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:

Show Date/ Time:
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM &
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Celebrants Who Serve at Amherst College

The Celebrants' Schedule for Mass at Amherst College 2015-16

Masses are at 5:00 pm. unless otherwise noted. All are in Chapin Chapel. (Current 9/1/2015, subject to change)

Rev. Dan Pacholec: September 13; October 18; November 15; January 17; February 21; April 17. Fr. Dan Pacholec speaks about his choices for healthy living at

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.