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Saturday, Sept. 13
Prayer Group, Brockton -- Padre Pio prayer group of the Chapel of our Savior, 475 Westgate Drive, will meet in the chapel following the regular scheduled 12:05 Mass. Meeting will consist of talks about Saint Padre Pio and monthly devotions. Confessions available from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Questions please call Brother Thomas at the chapel gift shop, 508-583-8357 ext. 4.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Rosary Procession, Bridgewater -- Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, 103 Center Street, will host the fifth of the 2014 season's candlelight rosary processions at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Father Edward Riley, Director of the Office of Pastoral Formation. The processions, held on the 13th of the month from May through October, are in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. The service includes inspirational music, a candlelight rosary procession led by a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and benediction. The church has ample parking and is handicapped accessible.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Rosary Vigil, Hanover -- The Portiuncula Shrine, Rte 53, hosts a Fatima candlelight vigil rosary from 7:00-8:00 p.m. the 13th of every month (May-October) with adoration and a short talk on the Fatima apparitions.

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
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Newton -- "Mary's Mantles'' of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, will meet in the lower rectory conference room following the 10:30 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass. Come join this kind ministry that gives prayer shawls, lap robes, baby blankets, etc. that have been created with prayers to those in need.

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. 14
Membership Drive, Rockland -- Connected Catholics of the South Shore, a group for single, widowed, divorced, separated Catholic men and women over the age of 40 is holding its annual membership drive meeting today at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Family School Hall, 6 Del Prete Avenue. We invite prospective members to come and meet, greet, our executive committee, our current member and find out about our program. Refreshments will be served. Dues of $25 may be paid at that time. For further information, please call 781-878-8398.

Sunday, Sept. 14
Parish Picnic, Weymouth -- The Collaborative of Sacred Heart Parish and Saint Thomas More Parish will be co-hosting our first annual joint parish picnic at 1:00 p.m. in Weston Park for a day filled with food, fun and friendship. There is no cost but participants are encouraged to bring items for our local food pantries. For more info about this community event please visit www.sacredheartweymouth.org or www.STMParish.org.

Monday, Sept. 15
Rosary Pilgrimage, Swampscott -- The next Living Rosary Pilgrimage will be at 7:00 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey Street. This will be a Holy Hour with the Rosary and benediction. Deacon Andrew Acampora will proclaim the Gospel and speak to us about God's word. Please come and bring your family and friends.

Monday, Sept. 15
Women's Prayer Meeting, Billerica -- Courageous Catholic Women will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, 45 Talbot Avenue. Muriel Ostrowski will join us to speak about Heartbeat Pregnancy Help Center. We look forward to coming together with others as we strive to be "Courageous Catholic Women" and we welcome all interested women to join us. Contact Fran at 978-387-3155 or fmb0427@verizon.net for more information.

Monday, Sept. 15
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. (Monthly meetings now changed to 3rd Monday of the month) Father Bob Blaney will celebrate the Mass and anointing of the sick. An ice cream social to end the summer will follow the Mass. For questions or more information, please contact Arlene Larsen at 781-899-0213 or aflarsen48@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Peace Vigil, Belmont -- Please join for a silent vigil for peace at Saint Luke Parish Collaborative, 132 Lexington Street, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to stop by any time during the hour.

Thursday, Sept. 18
Museum Open House, Weston -- Spellman Museum, 241 Wellesley Street, on the grounds of Regis College, will be holding several open houses this month and next to provide an opportunity for teachers of all grades to learn about the many classroom resources the Museum has to offer to enrich the learning experience; today, Sept. 25, Oct. 8 and 23. Teachers are invited to come anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. For more info, call 781-768-8367 or go to www.spellman.org.

Friday, Sept. 19
Parish Carnival, Quincy -- The Catholic Collaborative of Saint Mary-Sacred Heart-Saint Ann Parishes is sponsoring a carnival going on today through Sunday. All three days will include rides, food, games, a candy table, a baked goods table, face painting, a clown and a DJ. While admission to the carnival is free, there will be a charge for rides and food, which are provided by the carnival company. Saturday afternoon features a Halloween Preview costume conteSaint On Sunday, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., there will be Bingo in Saint Mary Parish lower hall. While a collaborative website is still in development, further information on the carnival can be found at www.sacredheartquincy.org/carnival.