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Saturday, July 19
Prayer Group, Brockton -- Padre Pio Prayer Group of the Chapel of Our Savior, 475 Westgate Drive, will meet in the Chapel at 12:30 p.m. following the regular scheduled 12:05 Mass. Meeting will consist of our regular monthly devotions. As July is dedicated to the precious blood of Jesus there will be a discussion on this topic along with Padre Pio's blood and physical condition. Relic will be available for veneration. Confessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon. For more info, please call Brother Thomas at the Chapel Gift Shop at 508-583-8357 ext. 4.

Wednesday, July 23
Peace Vigil, Belmont -- Parishioners at Saint Joseph and Saint Luke Parish Collaborative are holding a silent peace vigil every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The first 12 hour segment of the vigil began at Saint Joseph on Wednesday, June 4, and will continue on Wednesdays through Aug. 20 followed by 12 hours/12 weeks at Saint Luke from Wednesday, Aug. 27 to Nov. 12. Saint Joseph is at 130 Common Street and Saint Luke at 132 Lexington Street. Both Belmont churches have ample parking and are handicapped accessible. Attendees are welcome to drop in at any time during the hour.

Wednesday, July 23
Rosary Pilgrimage, Lynn -- The next Living Rosary Pilgrimage will be today at St Pius Fifth Church at 7:00 p.m. The address is 115 Maple Street. This will be a Holy Hour with Rosary and Benediction. Please come and bring your family and friends.

Saturday, July 26
Anniversary Celebration, Dorchester -- Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, 517 Blue Hill Avenue, is hosting "25 Years of Purposeful Existence" a 25th anniversary celebration in honor of the pioneer Nigerian Catholic Community in the USA, founded in 1988. This historic event will begin with a Holy Mass with Cardinal O'Malley at 4:00 p.m., followed by a gala-night at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street.

Sunday, July 27
Prayer Group, Newton -- Padre Pio Prayer Group of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, will meet following the 10:30 a.m. Traditional Latin Holy Mass. Meeting will consist of our regular monthly devotions. As July is dedicated to the precious Blood of Jesus there will be a discussion on this topic. Consider joining us July 27th for a very inspirational afternoon. Relic will be available for veneration.

Monday, July 28
Teen Cruise, Boston -- 1,000 teens from parishes and schools all over the Archdiocese of Boston will be cruising Boston Harbor on the Middle School Harbor Cruise Monday, July 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and High School Harbor Cruise, Tuesday, July 29th, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Join us for music, games, prayer and meet other teens! Go to www.One4Boston.org to register your parish group. Contact Kathy Stebbins for more information at kstebbins@rcab.org or 617-746-5811.

Tuesday, July 29
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 Agustin Anda 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, July 29
Ecumenical Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Theresa Parish, 63 Winter Street, is hosting a 7:00 p.m. ecumenical healing service with: Pastor Rachel Fisher of The Aldersgate Methodist Church, Pastor Joshua Wilson of Martin's Pond Baptist Church, Pastor George Ray of Trinity Evangelical Church, Father Jurgen Liias of Saint Gregory the Great Parish in Stoneham and Father Thomas Reilly of Saint Theresa Parish. The service will begin with worship and praise, followed by Father Thomas Reilly teaching on the power of the Holy Spirit, homily by Father Jurgen Liias and laying on of hands by pastors of all churches. For more info, call 978-664-3412.

Friday, Aug. 1
Healing Service, Medway -- Betania II Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to celebrate First Friday Mass and a healing service beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Father Ronald Tacelli, SJ and Frank Kelly. For more information, call Carol at 508-533-5377 ext. 104.

Saturday, Aug. 2
Spiritual Retreat, Boston -- Saint Anthony Shrine, directed by Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, will offer a one-day spiritual retreat for grieving parents at 100 Arch Street from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The retreat is open to anyone whose child of any age has died by any cause. All are welcome, regardless of situation or religion. The retreat is offered through the Shrine's Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, a unique, ongoing program serving the spiritual needs of grieving parents. Also available are weekend retreats and monthly meetings on the first and last Sundays of the month at the Shrine. See www.stanthonyshrine.org/ministries/emmaus-ministry for more information or call Diane Monaghan at 617-542-8057 or 617-838-5755.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Choral Sing, Concord -- Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, will be the site of this summer's annual Concord Community Summer Choral Sing at 7:30 p.m. Robert Barney, music director at Trinity Episcopal Church, will conduct J.S. Bach's much beloved Cantata #4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" and Cantata #140 "Wachet auf." A small orchestra, including First Parish's music director Elizabeth Norton and Holy Family Parish's and West Concord Union Church's director, James Barkovic, will accompany the singers. Choral scores will be available at the door for those who need to borrow them for the evening. The admission charge is $5. The church is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned.

Friday, Aug. 8
Healing Service, Pembroke -- For the month of August, the monthly healing service at Saint Thecla Parish, 145 Washington Street, conducted by Deacon Jack Sullivan, has been rescheduled from Friday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:20 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Prayer Day, Medway -- Betania II Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to celebrate "Rosa Mystica Day" beginning at 8:45 a.m. We gather together to honor Our Lady's request to pray for priests with adoration, confession, prayer, benediction and Holy Mass. Father Rome, SMA will be the celebrant. Program concludes with lunch at noon. Bring your own or purchase. Drinks provided. Information call Carol at 508-533-5377 ext. 104.

Friday, Aug. 15
Young Adult Gathering, North End -- All young adults are invited to attend this monthly event at Saint Leonard Church for adoration, Holy Mass and fellowship, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. For more information or if you would like to be a part of the volunteer team for this event please contact Father Dan Hennessey, vocation director at dhennessey@rcab.org.

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.

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.

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 St 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.