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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.

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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 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.

Conversation on the Parables of Mercy

year-of-mercy-logo_medJubilee of Mercy Conversation on the Parables of Mercy
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Westfield State University
Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center Worship Space
Fr. Warren J. Savage and Patty Byrnes, co-facilitators