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Blessing of the Animals, Boston. St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street, will host a Blessing of the Animals at 4:00 p.m. People are invited to bring leashed or crated animals to be blessed by one of the friars from the Shrine. For more information, contact Mary Ann Ponti at mponti@stanthonyshrine.org or 617-834-9709.

Rosary Festival, North Easton. The October Rosary Festival will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Museum of Family Prayer on the grounds of Stonehill College, 518 Washington Street. There will be a candlelight procession, rosary prayer, and refreshments. For more information, call 508-238-4095.

Prayer Service, Brookline. Knights of Columbus Council 110 invites you to the Silver Rose Prayer Service at St. Mary of the Assumption, 3 Linden Place, at 6:30 p.m. This special prayer service is dedicated to defending the sanctity of human life, honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, and expressing the solidarity of Knights of Columbus councils throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All members of the community are encouraged to join our Knights of Columbus to pray for a civilization of love and a culture of life in our own country and throughout the world. For questions, contact knights@stmarybrookline.com.

Opening School Mass, Topsfield. The Archdiocese of Boston Office for Homeschooling invites you to attend an Opening School Mass at St. Rose of Lima, 12 Park Street, at noon. There will be adoration and confession at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Father Ed Riley at eriley@rcab.org.

Special Mass, Dedham. A Mass to close the Season of Creation will be sponsored by the Boston Catholic Climate Movement at St. Susanna Church, 262 Needham Street, at 10:00 a.m. The Mass will be outdoors (or indoors if it rains), and prayers, song, and dance will echo the theme of the Season of Creation, “Listen to the Voice of Creation,” expressed through the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor. Bring a chair and a friend (carpools encouraged). If you need help with transportation or have questions, contact BostonCatholicClimate@gmail.com. Light refreshments and conversation will be offered after Mass.

Healing Mass, Medway. Join us for a Healing Mass at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center, 145 Holliston Street, which is handicapped accessible. Confessions will be available throughout the evening.

WINGS Meeting, Holliston. WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit) will host our six-week fall season, “Called to Relationship,” beginning on Oct. 12 from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. Sessions will be in Father Haley Hall, St. Mary’s Religious Education Center, 708 Washington Street. Our first session topic is “The Relational Goodness of God,” and our speaker is Father James Flynn, pastor of St. Matthew’s Parish in Southborough. We are requesting $20.00 to register for the fall season -- all women are welcome. For more information, call Jennifer at 617-852-9632; to register, email stmaryswingssecretary@gmail.com.

Tridentine Mass, Brockton. The Traditional (Tridentine) Latin Mass is celebrated on the second Friday of the month at Chapel of Our Savior, 75 Westgate Drive, at 7:00 p.m. The schedule for the remainder of the year is Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9. For more information, call 508-583-8357.