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Sunday, Nov. 22
Solemn Evensong, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius will offer solemn evensong and benediction at 5:00 p.m. at Saint Lawrence Church, Chestnut Hill. The service is in honor of the Solemnity of Christ the King.

Sunday, Nov. 22
Healing Service, Walpole -- At 2:00 p.m., there will be a Mass and healing service conducted by Father Joseph P. McDermott at Blessed Sacrament Church. If you have any questions or for further information, please call Margaret 781-762-2029.

Monday, Nov. 23
Mass for the Sick, Newton -- The next monthly Mass for the Sick, sponsored by the faith-based cancer support group of Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians Church, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady's Church, 573 Washington Street. Following refreshments will be a presentation on "Finding Grace in The Gifts of Gratitude" with Gretchen Daggett, holistic life coach and spiritual mind-body instructor. For questions or more information, please contact Arlene Larsen at 781-899-0213 or aflarsen48@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Healing Service, Hanover -- The Holy Mothers Collaborative will hold a Mass and healing service at 7:15 p.m. at Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street, with Father Michael McNamara as celebrant. The Mass will be followed by individual prayers and the laying on of hands. Come and experience the healing powers of Jesus. For info, call 781-826-4955.

Saturday, Nov. 28
Nativity Display, Franklin -- Saint Mary Parish, 1 Church Square, is holding its 4th nativity display in Sacred Heart Hall (lower church) after all Masses. Please join us and enjoy hand-carved and hand-painted scenes from all over the world. For more information, please visit www.stmarysfranklin.org.

Monday, Nov. 30
Advent Program, Marblehead -- Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish, 80 Atlantic Avenue, will present a special Advent program from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in its parish center. The theme of the program is "Advent is Hope." Our speaker will be Father William F. Murphy of Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary who will engage us in preparing for this sacred season.

Thursday, Dec. 3
Mini Retreat, Lexington -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) is hosting an Advent mini-retreat at Saint Brigid Church. Check-in will be from 9:30-9:45 a.m., following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Titled "Advent: Our Witness to Joy," the retreat will be led by Linda Baratte, PHD. The retreat will finish at noon, and will be followed by a luncheon. There is no charge for the retreat, but donations for the luncheon may range from $15 to $25. For planning purposes, pre-registration is required for both the retreat and luncheon. Send registration information, no later than Nov. 25, to Saint Brigid Parish Office, 1995 Mass. Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421. Checks should be made out to Saint Brigid Parish with WINGS on the memo line.

Friday, Dec. 4
Healing Service, Halifax -- Our Lady of the Lake Church, 580 Monponsett Street, is hosting an evening of prayer and healing with Frank Kelly. Mass will be celebrated with Father Kwang Lee at 7:00 p.m. For further info, call Cheryl at 781-293-7971.

Friday, Dec. 4
Eucharistic Vigil, Norwood -- Saint Catherine of Siena parish is hosting an all-night eucharistic vigil from 6:00 p.m. to 6:25 a.m. Please call Ann at 781-769-2445 to sign up.

Friday, Dec. 4
Christmas Tree Sale, Melrose -- Saint Mary's School, 4 Myrtle Street, is hosting their annual grade 8 Christmas tree sale today from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5
Christmas Celebration, Dedham -- Come to a party for Baby Jesus from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pauline Books and Media Center, 885 Providence Hwy. There will be pictures with Baby Jesus so bring your own camera. Also, other fun activities such as face painting, birthday cake, door prizes and Saint Nicholas too. For kids of all ages. Sponsored by the Daughters of Saint Paul. For more information, call 781-326-5385.