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Sunday, Sept. 17
Book Exhibit, Weston -- In celebration of National Banned Book Week (Sept. 24 to 30) the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College has curated a special exhibit featuring banned authors and playwrights who have been honored on both United States and foreign stamps plus special envelopes. For more information, email info@spellman.org or call 617-784-5838.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Adult Faith Formation, Brockton -- Saint Patrick's Parish, 335 Main Street, is hosting adult formation for ages 12 and up, every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, focusing on the experience of the love of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives. All are welcome and encouraged to come and listen.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Healing Service, Holliston -- This service will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street. Rosary and Mass will be followed by healing prayer led by Father Richard McAlear, OMI. If you have any questions, call Jean at 508-376-8115.

Thursday, Sept. 21
Solemn Pontifical Mass, Peabody -- Bishop Joseph Perry, auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will preside at a Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Feast of Saint Matthew, starting at 11:15 a.m. at Saint Adelaide Church, 712 Lowell Street, in conjunction with the "Culmen et Fons" conference on liturgical formation and sacred music. For more information, contact info@culmenetfonsma2017.com.

Friday, Sept. 22
Spiritual and Educational Retreat, Duxbury -- On the weekend of Sept. 22 to 24, Miramar Retreat Center, 121 Parks Street, will offer a retreat facilitated by Father William Meninger, OCSO, on Julian of Norwich. Retreatants can stay for the whole weekend at the facility in Duxbury, or a commuter fee, which includes all meals, is also available. Call Miramar at 781-585-2460 for more information or to reserve your space.

Saturday, Sept. 23
Bereavement Retreat, Stoneham -- Saint Patrick Church is hosting an Emmaus Ministry retreat for all grieving parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago. In partnership with the Archdiocese of Boston. Pre-registration required. For more information, see www.emfgp.org or call Patrice at 781-438-0200.

Sunday, Sept. 24
Palliative Care Presentations, Boston -- The Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning, a recently established program of the Archdiocese of Boston, is sponsoring presentations at various locations throughout the archdiocese. Its goal is to provide education, outreach and advocacy that will create an informed public about palliative care, a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the seriously ill which is patient-centered and family-oriented. Today's session will be at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows, 59 Cottage Street, Sharon (781-784-2265); as well as Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Theresa of Lisieux, 63 Winter Street, North Reading (978-664-3412). For a complete list of presentations, go to bit.ly/2vUl1Rr.

Sunday, Sept. 24
40 Days Prayer Launch, Medway -- Father Dermot Roach, SMA will celebrate 4 p.m. Mass and Commissioning Service at Betania 2 Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, for all who attend. Following Mass, at 5 p.m. there will be a dynamic talk by internationally known author and radio host Teresa Tomeo. RSVP to Annie at annie40days@gmail.com or call 781-769-5398.

Sunday, Sept. 24
Marian Presentation, Holliston -- Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, is continuing its interfaith journey with the Blessed Mother with "Mary in the Greek Orthodox Tradition" presented by Father Gregory Christakos of Saint Anargiroy Greek Church, Marlborough, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.