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Friday, May 17
Annual Marian Consecration, Lawrence -- The Saint Patrick Parish, 118 South Broadway, invites you to its Annual Marian Consecration at 6:00 p.m. Participants honor Mary as our mother and rededicate themselves to Christ under Mary's protection for the year ahead. The multilingual service includes traditional Marian hymns and the recitation of the rosary.

Friday, May 17
Seminar, North Reading -- The Saint Theresa Parish's Pro-Life Committee will sponsor a seminar. The seminar's speaker will be Jim Lyons, former Massachusetts State Representative. The seminar will discuss the Massachusetts ROE Act and how to get involved to stop its passage. The seminar will be held at the Saint Theresa's Hall, 63 Winter Street. For additional information, please contact Patricia McCabe at 508-364-5512.

Saturday, May 18
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Brockton -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of the Chapel of Our Savior, 475 Westgate Drive, will hold its regularly scheduled meeting, following the 12:05 p.m. Mass. Confessions are available from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. For questions, please call Brother Thomas at the chapel gift shop: 508-583-8357 ext. 4. The meeting will start promptly after the conclusion of the Mass.

Saturday, May 18
Women's Faith Formation Group, Franklin -- All women are invited to join the Saint Mary Women's Faith Formation Group from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the lower church hall at Saint Mary Church, One Church Square. We will be viewing Bishop Barron's Catholicism series, with small group discussion to follow. Since segments are on independent topics, we encourage you to attend even if you missed previous sessions. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a friend -- all are welcome!

Sunday, May 19
Solemn Evensong and Benediction, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius and Father Bradford invite you to Solemn Evensong and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. at Saint Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston Street. Father Bradford will be the preacher.

Sunday, May 19
Mass and Healing Service, Walpole -- There will be a Mass and Healing Service conducted by Father Joseph P. McDermott at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, at 2:00 p.m. All those who are suffering from physical ills or are burdened spiritually, emotionally, or mentally are cordially invited to come and pray for their needs and the needs of others. This will be the last healing service until the month of September. If you have any questions or for further information, please call Margaret at 781-762-2029.

Monday, May 20
Mass for the Sick, Newton -- The next monthly Mass for the Sick, sponsored by the Sacred Heart/Our Lady Help of Christians Collaborative, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady's Church, 573 Washington Street. Father Adrian Milik, administrator of Saint Jude's Parish and regular celebrant of the daily Mass on Catholic TV, will celebrate the Mass and anointing of the sick. After refreshments, Rosemary Seibold and the team will lead a fun evening of bingo. The evening is designed to bring joy, hope, and peace to those who are affected by illness -- including family and friends. The Mass and program will both be held downstairs. For questions or more information, please contact Pat Enright at 617-467-4482 or penright298@gmail.com or Lorraine Higgins at 617-244-0267or higlor1@msn.com.

Wednesday, May 22
Presentation and Book Signing, Boston -- Father Thomas Ryan, CSP, a noted author of numerous books on spirituality, will offer reflections on the "what," "why," and "how" of Beaded Prayer in the different traditions of Christian faith. Learn how you can strength, enrich, and enhance your prayer practice by engaging in a truly universal form of prayer. The presentation will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Paulist Center library, 5 Park Street, and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to have your book signed by the author.

Wednesday, May 22
Morning of Prayer, Brighton -- The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston invite you to "Mary, Woman of Promise and Possibilities." Join us for a Morning of Prayer from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Chapel, 637 Cambridge Street. The presenter will be Nicki Verploegen, Ph.D. Come, and with Nicki, look at Mary's many faces, how she appeals to us and stretches us into a new awareness of her femininity, her faith, and her invitations to us in our contemporary world.

Thursday, May 23
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Revere -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Revere Street, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the parish chapel, beginning at 7:00 p.m.