"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 in 1994.
Fr. Devino also will work with Chaplain Donald MacMillan, SJ, who oversees eucharistic celebrations on campus - including daily and Sunday Masses and special Masses, such as the Mass of the Holy Spirit and the baccalaureate Mass - and supervises the training of eucharistic ministers.
Fr. Devino said he welcomed his new duties in the BC 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.
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.
He has resided at St. Mary's Hall for the past year and a half while taking courses at the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and in Cambridge at the Center for Religious Development.
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 hospice, and has worked in the campus ministry at Boston College High School.
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