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Sunday, Sept. 28
Presentation, Weston -- Saint Julia Parish is hosting "Getting to Know Saint John of the Cross" with Father George Evans, pastor, from 12:15-1:45 p.m., with light lunch. This workshop will be repeated Sept. 30. Call 781-899-2611 for more info.

Sunday, Sept. 28
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.

Sunday, Sept. 28
Healing Mass, 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 at 781- 762-2029.

Sunday, Sept. 28
Saint Mass, Boston -- Carmelite Monastery Chapel, 61 Mount Pleasant Avenue, is hosting a Eucharist and blessing of roses in honor of Saint Therese at 2:00 p.m. For more info, call 617-442-1411. All are welcome.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Theresa Parish, 63 Winter Street, is hosting a healing service with Father Jurgen Liias from 6:00-8:30 p.m. There will be exposition, confession, Mass and laying on of hands. For more info, call 978- 664-3412.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Healing Service, 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 Joseph McDermott 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. 1
Peace Vigil, Belmont -- Please join the Prayer for Peace Vigil for hour long silent prayer time, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Saint Luke Church, 132 Lexington Street. This special weekly one-hour vigil will continue through Nov. 20.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Prayer Group, Melrose -- Padre Pio Prayer group of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 8 Myrtle Street, will meet in the chapel at 7:00 p.m. Meeting will consist of our regular devotions.

Thursday, Oct. 2
Faith Formation, Lawrence -- Saint Patrick Parish's adult faith formation "Light and Life" series will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m., exploring the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. October's topic is "The Human Quest for God and God's Revelation to Us'' presented by Father Paul B. O'Brien. We will meet in the parish center, 118 South Broadway. For more information, call 978-683-9416.

Friday, Oct. 3
Family Prayer, Easton -- All are welcome to join us for an hour of mercy, prayer for families, every Friday, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. as we gather for Adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Litany of Saint Joseph and Benediction, in the Chapel of the Father Peyton Center, 518 Washington Street. The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession is also available daily. For additional information please call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 508-238-4095, ext. 2027.

Friday, Oct. 3
Eucharistic Vigil, Chelmsford -- The monthly all night Eucharistic vigil be held at Saint Mary's Church, 25 North Road, beginning with 9:00 p.m. Mass celebrated by Father Stephen Donohoe, pastor. The intentions for the vigil are for Pope Francis, Cardinal O'Malley, and for all the priests of the Boston Archdiocese. Refreshments will be served. The vigil will end with Mass for the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi at 5:00 a.m. For information, contact helentherese@comcast.net or 978-453-7446.

Friday, Oct. 3
Saint Play, Duxbury -- Saint Luke Productions presents "Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy," a live multimedia drama performed by actress Maria Vargo and is based on the life and message of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. The performance will take place at Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden Street, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00. For more info, contact Jeffrey Bishop at jbishopdux@gmail.com or 781-585-5294.

Friday, Oct. 3
Eucharistic Vigil, Norwood -- Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Nahatan Street, is hosting an all-night, Eucharistic vigil, starting with 5:15 p.m. Mass and finishing tomorrow with 6:00 a.m. Mass. There will also be rosary, Stations of the Cross and exposition. For more info, or to sign up, call Theresa at 781-762-2902.

Friday, Oct. 3
Saint John Paul II Talk, Dedham -- Dr. Richard Spinello, a professor at Boston College and Saint John Seminary, will be giving a brief talk on his new book, "Understanding Love and Responsibility." This book is a commentary on the pope's famous work, "Love and Responsibility" which anticipated his writings on theology of the body. The event will take place in the lower church hall at Saint Mary Parish, 420 High Street, at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 781-326-0550. This talk is free and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 3
Healing Service, Medway -- Betania II Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to a first Friday Mass and healing service beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call 508-533-5377.

Friday, Oct. 3
Transitus Celebration, Hanover -- The Order of Franciscans Secular of Saint Mary of the Portiuncula Chapel, Rte 53, invites you to join in the commemoration of the Transitus of Saint Francis of Assisi to Eternal Life and veneration of a relic of Saint Francis at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3
Blood Drive, Weymouth -- The Immaculate Conception-Saint Jerome Parish Collaborative annual blood drive will be held from 1:00-7:00 p.m. at Saint Jerome School, 632 Bridge Street. To schedule donor appointments, call Maddie at 781-331-5190 or blood donor center 617-355-6677.

Friday, Oct. 3
Saint Feast, North End -- Come join us for the 89th annual Saint Joseph's Feast, starting today and running till Sunday. Today from 6:00-11:00 p.m., join San Giuseppe Society on Hanover Street for an evening with friends. Tomorrow, after the 11:00 a.m. blessing and procession of Saint Joseph, join us for a family day of entertainment. On Sunday, at 11:00 a.m., Mass at Saint Stephen. The procession through the North End with marching bands will take place at 1:00 p.m. The following Sunday, Oct. 10, Cardinal O'Malley will celebrate Mass at Saint Stephen Church at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Annual Bazaar, Salem -- Saint Anne Salem will host its annual bazaar in the school on Cleveland Street today from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Grandma's Attic in the church basement from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), and tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be baked goods, knitted item, handmade crafts, delicious foods, 50/50 raffles throughout the day, silent auction, the Holy Name Grocery Wheel, all kinds of gently used items for sale in Grandma's Attic, and many exciting prizes including the Big Money Raffle with a grand prize of $1,000. Please join us for a great time and help support our parish.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Men's Prayer Gathering, Milton -- The Milton-Dorchester-South Shore Men's prayer gathering will hold its 16th men's half day of reflection starting at 8:30 a.m. and finishing at 1:30 p.m., after Mass and lunch, at Saint Joseph's Retreat House, 65 Father Carney Drive. The focus will be "The Legacy of Pope Saint John Paul the Great" with Deacon Tim Maher. Pre-registration is required. This event always sells out. Cost is $40, including morning refreshments and an excellent lunch. Call Geoff FitzGerald at 617-822-1785 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Choir Concert, West Concord -- The renowned Boys' Choir of the Saint Paul Choir School in Cambridge will present a concert of sacred music, at Holy Family Church, 12 Monument Square. Under the direction of Dr. John Robinson, the Director of the Choir School, the choir will present works by Handel, Vivaldi and Nicholson. The choir will be accompanied by Dr. Jonathan Wessler. There is no charge for this event but free-will offerings will gladly be accepted to help support the mission of this special school.

Sunday, Oct. 5
Anniversary Mass, Charlestown -- The 50th Anniversary Mass for the five Boston Firefighters who died in the line of duty at the Trumbull Street fire in the South End section of Boston on Oct. 1, 1964, will be celebrated at Saint Francis de Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill Street, at 11:00 a.m. A collation will follow the Mass in the Bishop Lawton Hall (lower church). All are invited to the Mass and the collation.