New Chaplain to Supervise Sacramental Programs

(Updated 9-1-98) -- Terrence P. Devino, SJ, has joined the University Chaplaincy as a coordinator of sacramental life, and will supervise the confirmation program, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and marriage preparations.

"He's a person of good energy, and we're delighted to have him," University Chaplain Richard Cleary, SJ, said of Fr. Devino, a former Springfield diocesan priest who joined the Society of Jesus four years ago.

Fr. Devino also will work with Chaplain Donald MacMillan, SJ, who oversees liturgies on campus. Fr. MacMillan is responsible for eucharistic rites, including daily and Sunday Masses, and the training of eucharistic ministers.

Fr. Devino said he welcomed his new duties as a chaplain in the Boston College community. "Sacramental life and pastoral ministry are very much at the heart of who I am as a priest," he said.

Fr. Cleary also announced that Chaplain John Savard, SJ, who had supervised campus liturgies, will succeed Theodore Dziak, SJ, as director of the Ignacio Volunteers service program. Fr. Dziak has taken an administrative job at a Jesuit secondary school in Jamaica.

Springfield native Fr. Devino was ordained a priest in his home diocese in 1987, and served as a parochial vicar in several western Massachusetts parishes before entering the Society of Jesus in 1994.

He has resided at St. Mary's Hall for the past year and a half while taking courses at the Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and in Cambridge at the Center for Religious Development.

Fr. Devino graduated from Worcester State College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in urban studies and human services, and received a master of divinity degree in pastoral ministry from Seton Hall University in 1986.

In the Springfield Diocese, he served on the steering committee that oversaw the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in diocesan parishes, and was a member of the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS/HIV. As a Jesuit, Fr. Devino has volunteered at prisons and at a Brighton hospice, and has worked in the campus ministry at Boston College High School.

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