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

3/9/2013 Annual Men's Conference: Diocese of Springfield, MA

“Grow in Holiness“ Conference Features Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Matthew Weber, Antonio Soave, Fr. Sean O'Mannion. Facilitator, Jason Free/ Praise and Worship Music by “The Rock”. Your host: Bishop Timothy McDonnell. Location: Bellamy Middle School, Chicopee, MA. For information and to register:

3/5 or 3/6/2013 "Deepening Faith with the Word of God"

All are invited to a presentation by Joan Paradise, catechetical consultant for "Our Sunday Visitor" Publishing Company. At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 127 Holyoke Rd, Westfield (Fr. Dan Pacholec, Pastor). Part of the Year of Faith Monthly Days of Prayer. Info: 413-452-0841. Directions: On 3/5 from 7-9 pm and on 3/6 from 10 am-noon.

2/6/2013 Recapturing the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council - PANEL 1

Each panelist will speak for 20 minutes then open the floor to questions. Ann Ryan, SND: Getting Ready for and Opening the Council. Fr. Mark Stelzer: Theological Themes and Foundations of the Council. Eleanor Dooley, SSJ: Reception of the Council in Europe and the USA. 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.

(Past Event) 1/7-1/23/2013 Interterm: Invitation to Renew in the Spirit

Students, faculty and staff: interterm is a wonderful time to deepen our spiritual lives and broaden the horizons of faith. Perhaps you would like to form a prayer group, make a mini-retreat, or visit a shrine in Western Massachusetts. If you would like assistance, simply write Catholic Advisor Chris Clark at

(Past Event) 1/24-25/2013 Students AND/OR Staff: March for Life Invitation

Ludlow: Pioneer Valley Massachusetts Citizens for Life will sponsor a bus trip to the 40th Annual March for Life on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. Cost is $48 per person, $25 for students. Buses leave the Chicopee area at 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and return at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 25. For more information or reservations, contact the MCFL office at 413-583-5034 or

(Past Event) 1/24-25/2013 Students: RSVP before break: Invitation to March for Life

Hi, all. The Newman Student Association at UMass has a bus going to March for Life in Washington, DC and welcomes Amherst College student participants. As of 12/10 there are a good number of seats available. Those interested should contact UMass student Rob Carney or Rev. Jon Reardon before leaving for break. Here are the details: