Local Chapters

Contact

Carolyn Zablotny

P.O. Box 14

Mill River, MA 01244

bershire.pax.christi@gmail.com

contact for meeting info

Contact

Sr. Linda Bessom, SND
15 Bubier Street Lynn, MA 01901-1704
(781)595-7570×18
linda@mahomeless.org
Mtgs 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM St. Mary’s Convent

Pray

Developing our own individual and communal spirituality is of overall concern for us in our mission of being Jesus in our world.

Study

We have a particular interest in studying issues around nuclear weapons and proliferation as the increased militarization of society.

Act

Pax Christi Boston advocates against militarism (JROTC and ROTC) in our Catholic schools and colleges and we are involved with supporting the closure of nuclear power plants at Pilgrim and Seabrook. We are also joined with other peace and justice groups to continually pressure against the establishment of a Level IV Bio-Weapons lab by BU in the City of Boston

Contact

Christina Abbey
Paulist Center, 5 Park St Boston, MA
(781) 286-5004
LNCabbey2004@yahoo.com
Mtgs 2nd Monday, 7:00 PM

Contact

Edouard & Francoise Rocher
77 Old Post Road Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 771-6737
Mtgs 2nd Wednesday, 9:30 AM
paxchristi-cc@comcast.net
Our Lady of Victory Centerville, MA 02632

Pray

Our group has been focusing on ministry to and with inmates in MCI Medium Security Prison where Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel is located.  Each session begins with the repetition of our mantra “Holy Spirit, go before us and prepare the way” to invite the Holy Spirit come and dwell in the prison and in our hearts.

Study

Together our members (both inside and outside the prison) read “Love Beyond Measure: A Spirituality of Nonviolence” by Mary Lou Kownacki and discussed how it applies to our lives and our ministry.

Act

After a period of careful discernment our group has placed their focus on two important issues of peace and non-violence.  First, opposing and eventually ending the death penalty everywhere and engaging in restorative justice, especially between our incarcerated member, their victims, and their families.

Contact

Charlotte Stanley
978-838-2274
cstanley041258@verizon.net
Mtgs 3rd Wednesday, afternoon
Local Homes, Contact Charlotte for location

Pray

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the
heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew
from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness
only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,
the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by
forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its
Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be
clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those
in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought
after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us
with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace
from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may
bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession
of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Amen.

Study

We are currently studying Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message from January 1, 2016  taking a paragraph each month.

Act

Our actions and concerns are directed toward engaging youth in peace activities or to better know how they can direct their gifted-ness.

Contact:
Fatima Shrine Holliston PC
Fr. Rocco Puopolo, s.x.
101 Summer Street Holliston MA 01746
508 429 2144
frrocco@xaverianmissionaries.org
Mtgs. 2nd Friday of each month 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Upper Room of Residence/Office building

Pray

Each of our weekly meetings are designed to include not only purposeful content, but also intentional time for quiet prayer and reflection.

Study

Our group organized a film screening of “This Changes Everything” in Seelos Theater to highlight the climate crisis.

Act

Pax Christi had a productive year at Holy Cross, with highlights including co-sponsorship of Refugee Awareness Week, participation by 9 members in the Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC, hosting speakers from the Alta Gracia fair wage factory in the Dominican Republic, formalizing a partnership with the CRS Ambassador program, and hosting two CRS Simple Suppers during lent.

Contact

College of the Holy Cross
Marty Kelly, Associate Chaplain
1 College St, Box 2847 Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-2617
mkelly@holycross.edu
Meetings and activities geared to college calendar

Contact

221 Plumtree Road

Springfield, MA 01610

Martin and Sally Markey

413-739-3278

parishsocialministry@gmail.com

Meetings 1st Monday 6:30 PM

Contact

Sheila Matthews
199 Maple Street Somerset, MA 02726
508-674-8220
sheilmatthews@aol.com
Mtgs 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:15
Chapel of Reconciliation

Pray

Pax Christi Metro West is currently prayerfully discerning what issue or cause to study and act upon next.  There is some interest in doing more work and study about the abolition of nuclear weapons.  If you have any suggestions for an aspect of peace and justice that requires special attention please feel free to contact us.

Study

We sponsored, after the Freetown tragedy, a panel with State Representative David Linsky, Claire Shaeffer Duffy of the Worcester Catholic Worker, and our local Baptist minister, Ian Mevorach, who all contributed to the values and mission of Pax Christi.

Act

Our group recently co-sponsored a National Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend in Natick.  We are looking to continue to be involved with this issue in the future.  More information can be found at http://decembersabbath.org/

Contact

Faith Madzar
24 Grove Street Natick, MA 01760
(508) 655-0268
fmadzar@gmail.com
Mtgs 3rd Monday, 7:00 PM
Natick Public Library

Contact

Bill Waters
St. William Parish
200 Pettaconsett Ave Warwick, RI 02888
(401) 438-6612
wjtwj157@gmail.com
Mtgs last Sunday, 6:00 PM

Contact

262 Needham Street Dedham, MA 02026
Pat Ferrone
781-449-3890
parferrone@rcm.com
Contact for meeting info

Contact

St, John’s Preparatory School
72 Spring Street Danvers, MA 01923
Bill Mackinson
978-774-1057
wmackinson@stjohnsprep.org
Prayer for Peace, Tuesday mornings, 7:45-8:00 AM

Pray

Every year we pray for three special intentions, with three Masses celebrated by Pax Christi priests through the year: (1) Franz and Franziska Jagerstatter (August – televised locally); (2) the Martyrs of Central America (Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the four American churchwomen: Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford, and Dorothy Kazel – Fall or Spring); (3) peacemakers, family, and friends who have died in the previous year (June).

Study

This year we’re studying John Dear’s book The Nonviolent Life (Pace e Bene, 2013).

Act

Since last year we’ve been participating in actions sponsored by Greater Springfield Campaign Nonviolence, which was initiated in 2014 by four of our members, mostly rallies with speakers and marches in local neighborhoods that have been victimized by violence.

Contact

Jeanne Allen
10 Sutton Place Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 527-0037
jeanne.allen@hhcinc.org
Mtgs 2 nd Friday, 7:00 PM
Elms College, Chicopee

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