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Saturday, Jan. 25
Presentation, Boston -- A Methodist Bishop once said: "One of the greatest tragedies for people with dementia is not that they forget, but it's that they are forgotten." How can we make sure this does not happen? Come and learn from a panel, led by Jennifer R. Getchel, MD, PhD, who will provide information for families and caregivers providing support for those walking the journey of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The event will take place at the Paulist Center Library, 5 Park Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The building is wheelchair accessible. To register, please call 617-742-4460.

Wednesday, Jan. 29
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. Our winter season is "Great Themes of the Old Testament." In this session, Sister Agnes Therrien will speak on "Surrendering to God and His Power to Save." We are all called to make our own Exodus journey, where we learn to trust God, say yes to Him, and put our lives in His hands. All women welcome. For more information or to sign up, call Jennifer at 617-852-9632 or email betty.febo@gmail.com.

Thursday, Jan. 30
WINGS, Lexington -- The fourth session of the Lexington Catholic Community's WINGS (Women IN God's Spirit) group's five-week winter program is being led by Liz Walz, an associate of the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke. Ms. Walz will explore "Saint Brigid of Kildare, Saint Francis of Assisi, and the World is My Monastery." Brigid was a fifth-century abbess, foundress of several monasteries, and is one of Ireland's patron saints. Francis was a twelfth-century monk who founded the Franciscan order. This session will explore icon gazing, aromatherapy, and gentle movement as we begin to recognize the world around us -- wherever we are -- as our monastery. Please join us from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Saint Brigid Parish Center, 1995 Massachusetts Avenue. Refreshments are served and membership is not required to attend any session.

Saturday, Feb. 1
Faith-Formation Group, Franklin -- The Saint Mary's Women's Faith-Formation Group invites all interested women to attend a monthly program based on Bishop Robert Barron's critically acclaimed "Catholicism" series. Our next meeting will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Hall in the lower church, located at One Church Square. We will meet on the first Saturday of each month. Come with an open mind, a willingness to share, and a desire to learn more about our Catholic faith. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 1
Special Guest Speaker, Whitman -- The Family Healing and Recovery Ministry welcomes Deacon Jack Sullivan of Hanson as the guest speaker for our next gathering, which will take place at Holy Ghost Church (Divine Mercy Chapel), 518 Washington Street, at 11:00 a.m. Deacon Jack's miraculous healing from a debilitating spinal condition played a major part in the canonization of Saint Cardinal John Henry Newman on Oct. 13, 2019, by Pope Francis. Please join the Family Healing and Recovery Ministry as we welcome Deacon Jack and pray for the healing of our families and community. Additional information can be found at Rosary4recovery.org.

Sunday, Feb. 2
Evensong and Benediction, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius, serving the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, will offer Solemn Evensong and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. in Saint Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston Street, on Feb. 2, the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. For more information, please call 617-325-1300.