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Sunday, Aug. 24
Anniversary Mass, Salem -- Saint Anne Church will celebrate today's 11:00 a.m. Mass in memory of our beloved Father George on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death. There will be pictures of Father George as well as a slide show and refreshments will be served after the Mass. Our celebrant will be Father Daniel Riley, pastor of the Salem Catholic Community. Please join us as we gather to remember the shepherd who lead and watched over the family of Saint Anne's for over twenty years.

Sunday, Aug. 24
Prayer Group, Newton -- Padre Pio Prayer Group of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, will meet following the 10:30 a.m. Latin Mass. Meeting will consist of our regular monthly devotions.

Monday, Aug. 25
Healing Mass, Methuen -- Saint Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence Street, is hosting a healing Mass with Father Albert MacPherson, OSA today and Sept 8.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Healing Service, Hanover -- The Prayer Group of Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, Hanover Street, will hold a Mass and healing service at 7:15 p.m. with Father Edward Serena 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Theresa Parish, 63 Winter Street, is hosting a healing service with Father Linus Mendis of Saint Thomas/Saint Dorothy Churches in Wilmington with concelebrant Father Thomas Reilly. There will be exposition and rosary at 6:00 p.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m. and Laying on of Hands at 8:00 p.m. For more information, please call 978-664-3412.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Peace Vigil, Belmont -- All are welcome to a peace vigil at any time between 5:30-6:30 p.m. at St Luke Church, 132 Lexington Street, on Wednesdays from Aug. 27-Nov. 12. Plenty of parking and handicapped accessible from Lexington Street side entrance.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
Healing Mass, Hingham -- Saint Paul Church is hosting a healing Mass with Father Tom Nestor from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the lower church. There will be an anointing of oil for those people facing surgery, or with serious illness, and that will be followed by a general laying on of hands for all others.

Friday, Sept. 5
Evening of Prayer, Halifax -- Our Lady of Lakes Parish, Monponsett Street, is hosting an evening of prayer and healing with Frank Kelly 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5
First Friday Adoration, Hanover -- Portiuncula Shrine, Rt 53, has eucharistic adoration every first Friday, 3:00-7:00 p.m. with Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary and confessions from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 8
Parish Mission, Portsmouth, NH -- Father Larry Richards, nationally known author, radio host and dynamic conference speaker and retreat master will conduct a parish mission at Immaculate Conception Church beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday. For more info, go to corpuschristinh.org or call 603-436-4555.

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Bible Study, Weston -- Saint Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Road, is hosting an adult Bible study entitled "Women of the Old Testament" every Tuesday starting today and running until Nov. 11 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. For more info, contact dschwartz@stjulia.org.

Friday, Sept. 12
Charismatic Conference, Framingham -- Charismatic Renewal Services of Boston will be holding their annual conference entitled "Fanning the Flame" at Saint Stephen Parish, 221 Concord Street, today from 6:30-9:00 p.m. (open to all), Sept. 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a special concert open to all on Saturday evening from 7-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 14, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guest Speakers are: Maria Nogueira, Brazil; Father Milciades Florentino, Dominican Republic; Father John Capuci, Saint Malachy Parish, Burlington; Father Matt Williams, Office for the New Evangelization for Youth; and Father Bob Carr, pastor, Cancao Nova Community. Tickets $30 for adults for two days with meals, $10 for one day with meals for youth. For more information, call 781-333-4308.

Friday, Sept. 12
New Age Talk, Framingham -- Moira Noonan, a former master and teacher of New Age and occult practices for over 20 years, after a series of powerful conversion experiences, returned to the Catholic Church. She will be giving talks on her experience, based on her book "Ransomed from Darkness," today at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Stephen Church, Framingham; Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Phillip Church, Greenville, RI; Thursday, Sept. 18 at Betania II; and Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family, East Taunton. For more information, please contact Tim Ramey at 508-965-2240.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Adult Faith Formation, Marblehead -- Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 80 Atlantic Avenue, is hosting adult faith formation "Turning the Next Corner in Spiritual Life" with Dr. Robert Wicks, Sept. 13 and 14 weekend Masses and Monday, Sept. 15 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the parish center hall. Dr. Wicks will speak on his new book, "No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life." Dr. Robert Wicks is a professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University Maryland.

Sunday, Sept. 14
Healing Mass, North Easton -- A healing Mass and blessing with Saint Andre's Relic and anointing with Saint Joseph Oil will be held at Saint Joseph Chapel at Holy Cross Family Ministries, 500 Washington Street, today, the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with Rosary at 1:30 p.m. and Mass at 2:00 p.m. Saint Andre's relic will be available for blessings and veneration. Don't miss this special opportunity to bring your family and friends for a blessing. For more information call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 508-238-4095 or logon to www.FamilyRosary.org/Events.

Sunday, Sept. 14
Parish Feast, South Boston -- Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 655 Dorchester Avenue, invites everyone to their parish feast and Polish harvest festival, "Dozynki." The solemn Mass will start at 11:00 a.m. and be followed by the festival until 6:00 p.m. Free admission: delicious Polish food, money raffle, book sale, cultural booths, music and dancing, interesting activities for kids. All are welcome.

Sunday, Sept. 14
Evensong, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius (Anglican Use) will offer solemn evensong and benediction in observance of Holy Cross Day. The service is at 5:00 p.m. in Saint Lawrence Church. The Saint Theresa of Avila Choir will sing at the service.

Sunday, Sept. 21
Mass for Public Safety Personnel, Cathedral -- Cardinal O'Malley will be the main celebrant of a Mass for Public Safety Personnel and Families at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in thanksgiving of all active and retired law enforcement, fire, corrections and EMS personnel. Staging will be 10:30 a.m., formation/procession will begin at 11 a.m. The celebration of Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 22
Women's Club, Winthrop -- The Winthrop Catholic Woman's Club cordially invites you to join and support our Club. The object of the Club is to promote spiritual, educational, charitable, civic and social interests. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist School Cafeteria. Tonight's presentation will be "Women of the Bible." Please call to reserve your seat to Carol at 617-846-7668 or June at 617-846-8291.

Friday, Sept. 26
Bible Study, Framingham -- Saint Bridget Church is hosting a Bible study, entitled "Balm in Gilead" at 7:00 p.m. Spend an evening immersed in biblical stories of healing. Cindy Maybeck will tell stories from the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles in which Jesus and his disciples healed people. She will blend Scripture with stories and songs to touch, inspire and transform you. Whenever we encounter the Gospel, we have the opportunity to be renewed and touched by Christ's healing power. Come experience stories of Jesus, you will find yourself blessed and uplifted with God's healing love. Cindy Maybeck is the founder of Spirit Story Ministry, is an accomplished teacher and storyteller. Her 24 years of pastoral experience have been deeply grounded in prayer, and her ministry inspires and encourages others to take a closer walk with Jesus. You can learn more about Spirit Story at www.cindymaybeck.com.