At the Chapel of Our Savior in Brockton, Massachusetts, the Friars have been offering a number of events to invite participants to enter more deeply into their faith. From fun cultural experiences like an Irish Tea on St. Patrick’s Day to a Day of Reflection for Women on Mary Magdalene, the Chapel is a spiritual resource for so many men and women in the surrounding area.
Celebrating the Irish heritage of many American Catholics, the Chapel hosted its first annual Irish Tea with a Movie on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The Chapel provided tea and participants brought soda bread. Enjoying tea, as well as the movie “St. Patrick: the Irish Legend” and even a sing-along of Irish songs, the Tea was a great opportunity to enter into this popular feast day as well as build community.
In March, the Chapel also offered a course that offered a step-by-step look at what the Passover sacrifice and the Passover meal were like at the time of Jesus. Topics explored included the Jewish Roots of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection; the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist; the Last Supper and the Lost Tribes of Israel; and the Fourth Cup and the New Passover. This in-depth look at the Passover served as the perfect preparation for the upcoming Holy Week, recalling Christ’s Passion.
On Sunday, March 24, a number of women gathered together for a Day of Reflection, centered around “Mary Magdalene: Friend, Disciple, and Witness” Attendees learned about Mary Magdalene from Sr. Donna Farron and also had time for prayer, reflection, and sharing. These events are just a few examples of the opportunities hosted at the Chapel by the Friars currently serving there, Fr. Jerry DiGiralamo, SA, Fr. Damian MacPherson, SA, Fr. John Keane, SA, Br. Thomas Banacki, SA, and Br. Louis Marek, SA. The Chapel of Our Savior, easily accessible at a shopping mall, offers everyone the unique invitation to take a break from the busy world around them and learn, reflect, and grow in faith.