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.

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.

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.