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Sunday, May 1
Year of Mercy Gathering, Holliston -- Fatima Shrine Hall, 101 Summer Street, is hosting "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God," a Year of Mercy presentation on prayer and mercy with Father Peter Schmidt, O.C.S.O., a member of the Saint Joseph Abbey, Spencer, from 3:30-6:00 p.m. For more information call Father Rocco or Father Joe at 508-429-2144.

Sunday, May 1
Encyclical Presentation, Northborough -- Saint Rose of Lima Church, 244 W. Main Street, is hosting a presentation on "Our Precious Earth: Care of the Environment and Laudato Si'" with Martha Gach, Ph.D., conservation coordinator at Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Monday, May 2
Trafficking Presentation, Needham -- April snow caused the cancellation of the presentation on human sex trafficking sponsored by the Justice and Peace Committee of Saint Joseph Parish. It has been rescheduled to today at 7:30 p.m. in the Monsignor Haddad Middle School dining room. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to assist local victims. The dining room is handicapped accessible.

Tuesday, May 3
Life in the Spirit Seminar, Weymouth -- Sacred Heart Parish, 72 Commercial Street, is hosting a Life in the Spirit Seminar starting today and running until June 14 on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Contact msimmons@shstm.org or 781-337-6333 ext. 114 for more info.

Tuesday, May 3
Healing Mass, Hingham -- St Paul's Parish will be having a healing Mass in the lower church from 7:00-8:00 p.m. There will be an anointing for those facing surgery, or for those with serious health issues. Father Tom Nestor will be the celebrant. Please contact Gordon Snow at berkshire449@verizon.net for more info.

Wednesday, May 4
Women's Group, Holliston -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:45-11:30 a.m. in Saint Mary's Parish Hall. Today our speaker will be Susan Conroy, a familiar author who travels around the country giving presentations on her experiences with Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. All women welcome. Call Linda at 508-893-7919 for more information.

Wednesday, May 4
Patron Mass, Lowell -- On Ascension Thursday eve, a liturgy will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Saint Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, at the Immaculate Conception Church, East Merrimack Street. During this Mass the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered to cancer patients and any who wish to partake.

Thursday, May 5
Patriotic Rosary, Norwood -- Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, is hosting the patriotic rosary at 1:00 p.m. Contact 781-762-4391 or rita.a.russo@gmail.com for more info.

Thursday, May 5
Marian Devotions, Lowell -- San Damiano House of Prayer, 333 Pawtucket Street, is hosting "Mornings with Mary" on the Thursdays of May from 10:00-11:30 a.m., focusing on knowing Mary through her various titles. Cost is $10 per session. For more info, contact and to register contact Diane Dube at 978-441-0988 or dianedube.sandamiano@gmail.com.

Friday, May 6
Eucharistic Vigil, Norwood -- Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Nahatan Street, is hosting all-night eucharistic vigil from 6:00 p.m. today to 6:25 a.m. Saturday. For more info or to sign up, contact Theresa at 781-762-2902.

Friday, May 6
Healing Service, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to celebrate Mass and healing service with Father Ron Tacelli, S.J. and Frank Kelly at 7:00 p.m. Call 508-533-5377 for more info.

Friday, May 6
Healing Service, Pembroke -- Deacon Jack Sullivan will be conducting a healing service at Saint Thecla Parish, 145 Washington Street, at 5:15 p.m. and every first Friday thereafter with his relic of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. Any questions, call Deacon Jack at 781-563-2107.

Friday, May 6
First Friday Service, Hanover -- The Portiuncula Chapel at the Cardinal Cushing Center, Route 53, is hosting First Friday services with adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a rosary service from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is available at that time. First Friday service is held every First Friday from May through October.

Saturday, May 7
Marian Event, Holliston -- The Marian Association "Our Lady of the Americas" invites all to participate in the Hispanic Pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will have a procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, followed by rosary, Mass, Marian consecration of children and a Marian singing contest.