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Saturday, Sept. 21
Centennial Mass, Belmont -- Saint Luke Parish will celebrate its centennial at a Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Luke Church, 132 Lexington Street, at 4:00 p.m. Reception will immediately follow in the parish hall. For more information, contact Kathy Groth at 617-710-1931.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Grandma's Attic Sale, Salem -- Ste. Anne Parish will host Grandma's Attic Ready for Fall Sale! New and gently used items at the very best prices! (All proceeds benefit the parish.) The sale will be held in Ste. Anne's Church basement, 292 Jefferson Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Seasonal items for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, brand name adult and children's clothing, winter coats, hats, gloves, boots, shoes, handbags, sporting goods, skis, sleds, golf clubs, toys, puzzles, board games, office, school, party and crafting supplies, cosmetics, jewelry, religious items, art, books, VHS, vinyl records, cassettes, tools, healthcare items, knitting supplies, kitchen and glassware, home decor, metal and wood items, electronics, furniture, candles, greeting cards, and so much more.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Early Bird Special, Milton -- Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary's Road (off Brook Road), will host the Boston and South Shore Men's Prayer Gathering from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. There will be prayer, a presentation, discussion, and coffee and refreshments. Seminarian Marcelo Ferrari will speak about his vocation story and faith journey. Marcelo is a seminarian at Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary and helped out at the Saint Elizabeth's/Saint Mary of the Hills Collaborative this summer. Friends and new folks are welcome. Father Dave Nicgorski, OMV, rector major of the Oblate Order, is the early birds' spiritual adviser. For more information, call 617-696-3170.

Sunday, Sept. 22
40 Days, Norwood -- The Prayer Launch of the 40 Days for Life Campaign, Sept. 25 to Nov. 3, will be held at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, with Mass at 4:00 p.m. Pro-life speaker, Terry Beatley, author of the book "What if We Were Wrong?" will speak at 5:00 p.m. She will reveal the story of abortion king Bernard Nathanson. The event will conclude with a light meal. This event is free and all are welcome. For more information, call Rita Russo at 781-762-4391.

Monday, Sept. 23
Palliative Care, Watertown -- Are you concerned about your aging parents? Have you or has someone you know been diagnosed with a serious illness? Come hear a presentation and join in a discussion about palliative care, a way for people to live better with serious illness that offers support for loved ones as well. Palliative care is often confused with hospice care and they are not the same thing. This presentation will be held at Saint Patrick Parish, 212 Main Street, at 7:00 p.m. This event is presented by the Archdiocese of Boston -- Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning. For more information, call 617-926-9680.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
WINGS, Holliston -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, 708 Washington Street. Kathy Stebbins, retired coordinator of youth ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston, will be the featured speaker. Kathy will share how her life's work increased her trust in God and how we can help our youth to grow in their relationship with God. All women welcome. For more information or to sign up, call Jennifer at 617-852-9632 or email betty.febo@gmail.com.