Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jubilee Year of Mercy: February 27 Workshop – Reflections on Laudato Sí: The Gospel of Creation

year-of-mercy-logo_medWith Father Warren J. Savage
DeCicé Hall at the Marian Center

1365 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Saturday, February 27, 2016. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jubilee Year of Mercy – Reflections on Laudato Sí: The Gospel of Creation
For all concerned about the care of our common home. Cost: $25 (other resources will be available for purchase). Cash or check at the workshop, to Fr. Warren Savage.

Registration: Please leave your contact information and workshop choice of with Chris Clark, DHM at www.decicehall.org, by email, or via voicemail at 413-539-5924. Space is limited. A workshop may need to be rescheduled due to weather: your registration will help us send word.
Hospitality: Although lunch will not be served, beverages and light refreshments will be available. DeCicé Hall parking and facilities are HP accessible.

Jubilee Year of Mercy – February 20 Workshop – Unfolding Sacred Scripture: How Catholics Read The Bible

year-of-mercy-logo_medWith Father Warren J. Savage
DeCicé Hall at the Marian Center

1365 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Saturday, February 20, 2016. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jubilee Year of Mercy – Unfolding Sacred Scripture: How Catholics Read The Bible
For Deacons, Priests, Lay Preachers, Catechists, Readers, Liturgical Ministers and anyone interested in learning about the Catholic approach to reading and interpret-ting Scripture. Facilitator: Fr. Warren J. Savage. Cost: $35 (includes book and other resources). Cash or check at the workshop, to
Fr. Warren Savage.

Registration: Please leave your contact information and workshop choice of with Chris Clark, DHM at www.decicehall.org, by email, or via voicemail at 413-539-5924. Space is limited. A workshop may need to be rescheduled due to weather: your registration will help us send word.
Hospitality: Although lunch will not be served, beverages and light refreshments will be available. DeCicé Hall parking and facilities are HP accessible.

Jubilee Year of Mercy: February 13 Preaching Workshop on the Gospel of Luke

year-of-mercy-logo_medWith Father Warren J. Savage
DeCicé Hall at the Marian Center

1365 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Saturday, February 13, 2016. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jubilee Year of Mercy – Preaching Workshop on the Gospel of Luke
For Deacons, Priests and Lay Preachers, Catechists, Readers, Liturgical Ministers and anyone interested in learning about the art of preaching in an age of global indifference. Cost: $25 (other resources will be available for purchase). Cash or check at the workshop, to Fr. Warren Savage.

Registration: Please leave your contact information and workshop choice of with Chris Clark, DHM at www.decicehall.org, by email, or via voicemail at 413-539-5924. Space is limited. A workshop may need to be rescheduled due to weather: your registration will help us send word.
Hospitality: Although lunch will not be served, beverages and light refreshments will be available. DeCicé Hall parking and facilities are HP accessible.

Annual Retreat for Deacons and Their Wives

year-of-mercy-logo_medMerciful Like The Father: Deacons as Servants and Crafters of Mercy
Saturday, April 9, 2016
St. Anthony Maronite Church
375 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA 01118

Pope Francis wrote in Misericordiae Vultus that “the mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality with which he reveals his love as that of a father or a mother, moved to the very depths out of love for their child (MV, n. 6).”

God’s mercy never runs dry because it always finds people who give concrete testimony to it in everyday life.

This year’s Deacons’ Retreat will focus on the Ministry of Deacon as a servant and crafter of Divine Mercy in a world grown dull by indifference.

Retreat Facilitator: Fr. Warren J. Savage, Catholic Chaplain, Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center, Westfield State University; Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, the Elms College, Chicopee, MA; Instructor for the Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Program; Member of Spiritual Directors International, Academy of Homiletics, and The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality.

Retreat Schedule
Arrival 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Retreat Presentation 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Fr. Savage
Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Retreat Presentation 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Fr. Savage
Ramsho 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Liturgy 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Retreat cost: $40 per person, to cover the cost of meals.

Please RSVP to Deacon Leo Coughlin at 413-732-3175.

 

Lenten Scripture Seminar

year-of-mercy-logo_medJubilee Year of Mercy – Lenten Scripture Seminar
The Parable of Mercy: Luke 15:11-32
Facilitators: Father Warren J. Savage and Mary Keator
Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield MA 01085

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
February 15 – “Listening To The Voice of God’s Mercy”
February 22 – “Interpreting and Discerning The Voice of God’s Mercy”
February 29 – “Responding to The Voice of God’s Mercy”
March 7 – “Experiencing God’s Mercy”

The focus of this seminar is the Parable of the Father With Two Sons (Luke 15:11-32). Participants will be guided through four movements of the lectio divina method to interpret the deeper meaning of the parable in light of their own human condition and will be offered a pathway to experience the compassion and mercy of God.

To register for the seminar, call (413) 265-2575 or email. Cost: $55 (Checks payable to Fr. Warren J. Savage). Please send check to: Ann Schwein, Religious Studies Department, College of Our Lady of the Elms College, 291 Springfield, MA 01013.

Please bring a Bible for reference, study and reflection. A Seminar Workbook and other handouts will be provided by the facilitators.

Lenten Mission with Father Savage

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“Merciful Like The Father”
Parish Lenten Mission 2016
St. Patrick’s Church
30 Main Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Father Warren J. Savage, Mission Preacher

Pope Francis wrote in Misericordiae Vultus that “the mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality with which he reveals his love as that of a father or a mother, moved to the very depths out of love for their child (MV, n.6).” God’s mercy never runs dry because it always finds people who give concrete testimony to it in everyday life. This year’s Lenten Mission will focus on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as a way to reawaken our conscience too often grown dull by indifference.

Mission Dates and Topics
Monday, February 15, 2016
Liturgy of the Word Service with Preaching
“Mercy and the Works of Mercy”
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Liturgy of the Word Service with Preaching
“Matthew 25: The Paradigm of Mercy and Love of Neighbor”
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Lenten Penance Service with Individual Confession
“The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Experiencing God’s Mercy”
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.