Laity are Disciples

laityA Day of Prayer—for the Staff, Choir, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Religious Education Staff and Teachers, and Ushers of Saint John the Baptist Parish, Quincy, MA
Saturday, June 18, 2016
8:00am – 2:00pm

Speakers:
Father Warren J. Savage: “Gifted and Called”
Mother Olga: “Well done, My good and faithful servant.”

Schedule:
Prayer time, two talks, small group discussion, and lunch

RSVP by June 10 to the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth: (617) 302-3465

St. Joseph: A Model of Compassion and Humility

Federico Barroci (1535-1612) Tête de saint Joseph, 1580s Pierre noire, sanguine, craie blanche Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts

Federico Barroci (1535-1612)
Tête de saint Joseph, 1580s
Pierre noire, sanguine, craie blanche
Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts

Join us for Mass and a presentation on “St. Joseph: A Model of Compassion and Humility.”
Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 P.M.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Belchertown, MA
Father Warren J. Savage, Presider and Presenter

Compassion and humility are two essential spiritual attributes fathers need in order to nurture and strengthen their relationships with their wives, children, extended family, neighbors, and coworkers. “Fathers” represent families, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend this special event during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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.