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Saturday, Oct. 18
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 Holy Mass. Meeting will consist of devotions to Our Lady of Loreto and an outdoor rosary procession, (weather permitting), along with talks about Padre Pio. Confession is 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, Oct. 18
Fall Bazaar, Somerville -- Saint Ann Parish, 50 Thurston Street, is hosting a fall bazaar today from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to noon to benefit the Saint Ann senior center. There is plenty of parking. For more info, please call 617-625-1904.

Saturday, Oct. 18
Men's Prayer Gathering, Milton -- Saint Mary of the Hills Parish, 29 Saint Mary's Road, is hosting the Early Bird Special from 7:00-8:30 a.m. for "The Rich Young Man, dramatized" with Phil Dujardin, religion teacher, Cathedral High School. Call 617-822-1785 for more information. The Early Bird Special meets on the third Saturday of each month.

Saturday, Oct. 18
Wine Tasting, Marblehead -- Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Center, 80 Atlantic Avenue, is hosting a wine tasting from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Donation is $5. Come sample exquisite wines from around the world with gourmet pairings.

Saturday, Oct. 18
Indoor Yard Sale, Marlborough -- Saint Matthias Parish, 409 Hemenway Street, is hosting its annual indoor yard sale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For further information call the parish office at 508-460-9255.

Saturday, Oct. 18
Anniversary Mass, Hanson -- All Masses this weekend at Saint Joseph the Worker parish will be in memory of the one year anniversary of the passing of our former pastor, Father John Mark Hannon.

Sunday, Oct. 19
Climate Change Talk, Lexington -- Saint Brigid Church, 1981 Mass Ave, is hosting "Creating a Climate for Solidarity in the Spirit of Saint Francis" to explore how climate change affects you and the world's poor and what you can do about it. The talk will be from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Sacred Heart and Saint Brigid Faith and Environment Group and Catholic Climate Covenant.

Sunday, Oct. 19
Adoration, Dorchester -- Saint Mark Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, will have one hour of adoration in reparation for offenses against the sanctity of human life, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 19
Parish Office, Medford -- The Saint Joseph Parish Music Ministry invites you to join us at 2:00 p.m. in the upper church for our Saint Joseph Parish Annual Concert. There will be a luncheon in the social center following the concert. We urge you to take this opportunity to come and join our choirs and instrumentalists in a prayerful and playful musical celebration! For more information, please e-mail Betsy Pesce, music director, at stjosephmusic@msn.com or call 781-391-1457.

Monday, Oct. 20
Faith Formation, Weymouth -- Sacred Heart Parish, 72 Washington Street, is hosting faith formation for teens and adults from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The talk will focus on the personal and profound love Jesus Christ has for each one of us and His beautiful plan of happiness for our life. The talks will be every Monday and Thursday in the lower church hall. All are welcome; there is no pre-registration or sign up.

Monday, Oct. 20
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. Following the celebration of the Mass and anointing of the sick, there will be special entertainment ''A Tribute to the Oldies" with Tony Funches, former lead singer in The Platters group. The group is for anyone whose life has been touched by serious illness, including family and friends. Both events will be held downstairs at Our Lady's church, located at 573 Washington Street. For questions or more information, please contact Arlene Larsen at 781-899-0213 or aflarsen48@gmail.com. All are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Prayer Group, Boston -- The Charismatic Prayer Group of the Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, will meet today. This group meets twice a month, on Tuesday evenings, in the chapel, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Participants can arrive and leave as their schedules permit. Feel free to bring a friend or come on your own. All are welcome to join us for a joyous time of worship. For more information contact Nora Bolcon at 617-573-1664.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Author Workshop, Concord -- Holy Family Parish Church, 12 Monument Square, will be the site of a special program offered by religious educators Tim and Susan Muldoon at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church. As part of the Concord Festival of Authors, the Muldoons will discuss their recent book, ''Six Sacred Rules for Families,'' which tries to anchor family spirituality in the everyday experiences of family life.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Morning Talk, Lexington -- From 9:30-11:15 a.m. WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) will meet at Saint Brigid Parish Center, 2001 Mass. Avenue. Susan Horne, director of Religious Education K-6 at Saint Joseph Parish in Needham, will speak on "Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land." For further information, email wings@lexingtoncatholic.org.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Ethics Presentation, Canton -- Saint Gerard's Church is hosting a presentation on medical ethics/end of life concerns with Father Myles Sheehan, S.J., MD from 7:00-8:30 p.m. For more information on Father Sheehan, please visit www.sjnen.org. This evening is sponsored by the adult faith formation committee in collaboration with Saint John and Saint Gerard parishes.

Sunday, Oct. 26
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 an outdoor rosary procession in honor of Our Lady. Relics of Our Lady of Loreto and Padre Pio will be available for veneration.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Rosary Pilgrimage, Lynn -- The 28th annual living Rosary will be held at Saint Mary's Church. The procession will begin at 2:00 p.m. The guest homilist will be Father John F. Leonard who will share with his reflections on his experience at Medjugorje. Please invite your family and friends to celebrate this experience of Mary.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Organ Concert, South End -- The 25th annual cathedral organ benefit concert will take place at 2:00 p.m. Suggested donations at the door is $15; seniors, students and AGO members, $10. There is a handicap ramp at the Union Park Street entrance.

Monday, Oct. 27
Peace Mass, Somerville -- Saint Catherine of Genoa Parish, 179 Summer Street, will celebrate a votive Mass for peace at 7:00 p.m. The Mass will be in the beautiful upper church, using the Extraordinary Form. All are welcome! For more information, call the parish office at 617-666-2087.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Men's Discernment Group, Newton -- Today will be the second The Samuel Circle, evening gatherings each month for young single men who are looking into the possibility of joining a religious community. The Samuel Circle will take place at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information call Father Rocco at 508-429-2144.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Therese of Lisieux, 63 Winter Street, is hosting Father Al Winshman, S.J., from Marian renewal ministry for a eucharistic healing evening starting with adoration and rosary at 6:00 p.m., followed by a teaching on healing Masses, followed by a healing Mass at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Healing Mass, Hanover -- The Prayer Group of Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street, will hold a Mass and healing service at 7:15 p.m. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Women's Discernment Group, Newton -- Fiat is a discernment group for women in the Archdiocese of Boston who are considering a vocation to consecrated life. Our next meeting will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street. The topic for October is ''The Vocation to Consecrated Virginity.'' If you are interested in attending, please respond to Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious, at Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org or call 617-746-5637.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Women's Group, Lexington -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) will meet from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at Saint Brigid Parish Center, 2001 Mass Avenue. Father Brian McGrath, pastor of Saint Mary's Parish in Westfield, and a member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council will speak on "Saints: God's Diverse Family." All women are welcome. Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no charge, although donations are accepted.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Memorial Lecture, Concord -- Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, will be presenting this year's David Thorp Memorial Lecture which will take place right after our 5:00 p.m. Mass. The lecture, entitled "Conversion and Reconciliation" will explore the multiple levels of conversion Catholics regularly experience and the light this sheds on the process of reconciliation. Father Frank DeSiano CSP, president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, will be the principal speaker. The lecture is in honor of David Thorp, who served this parish for a year as director of faith formation and in the Archdiocese of Boston for more than twenty-five years in many and varied capacities.