Category Archives: missions

Lent: A time for self-reflection

Click the image to watch Father Savage’s Ash Wednesday interview with Mass Appeal.

You can hear Fr. Savage speak at these locations during Lent:

Lenten Seminar
St. Ann’s Parish
134 Main Street
Lenox, MA 02140
February 26 and March 12
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Lenten Seminar
DeCicé Hall at the Marian Center
1365 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
February 28 and March 14
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


Lenten Mission with Father Savage


“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.

Deacons travel to Haiti

Deacons travel to Haiti

Deacons from the Diocese of Springfield visit Haiti

Five deacons from Feeding Hills, Greenfield, Great Barrington, Montague, and South Hadley accompanied Fr. Warren J. Savage and several staff members of Hands Together to the slums of Port-au-Prince and Gonaïves, Haiti.

See more photos from their trip here. Read Iris Alderson’s article about their experiences here.