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Friday, June 28
Hymn Fest for the Sacred Heart, Peabody -- Join us at Saint Adelaide Church, 712 Lowell Street, at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy honoring the Sacred Heart on his feast day through song. Traditional Catholic hymns, including such old favorites as "O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine," "Heart of Jesus, Hear," "To Jesus, Heart All Burning," and others will comprise the program. Those attending will be led in singing the hymns by an outstanding choir. Prior to the singing of each hymn, a brief background of its history and significance in Catholic devotional life will be presented, offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of the Sacred Heart in today's world.

Tuesday, July 2
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Methuen -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence Street, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the chapel, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For information, call the parish at 978-683-1193.

Tuesday, July 2
Healing Mass, Hingham -- A Healing Mass will be offered at Saint Paul Parish, 147 North Street, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower church. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be available for those who have serious illnesses or who are facing surgery. Others may come forward at the end of Mass for individual prayer, for their own or the needs of others. For more information, call the rectory at 781-749-9587.

Wednesday, July 3
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Melrose -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 8 Myrtle Street, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the lower chapel. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3
Novena to Saint Jude, Waltham -- Saint Jude Parish, 147 Main Street, invites the faithful to its weekly novena to Saint Jude, the patron saint of difficult cases. The novena, celebrated every Wednesday, takes place after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome. For more information, visit our website at www.saintjudewaltham.org.

Friday, July 5
First Friday Devotions, Hanover -- Saint Mary of the Portiuncula Order of Franciscan Seculars (OFS) is sponsoring the First Friday of the Sacred Heart Devotions in the Portiuncula Chapel at Cardinal Cushing Centers, 405 Washington Street, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Devotions are held every first Friday of the month, May through October. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, recitation of the rosary, Stations of the Cross, and benediction. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available with Father Mike McNamara from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and pray together for your needs and intentions. Any questions, please contact Clare Urbanowicz at cturbanowicz@yahoo.com.

Saturday, July 6
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Peabody -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of the Carmelite Chapel in the Northshore Mall, 210 Andover Street, will hold its regularly scheduled meeting after the 12:00 p.m. Mass. Please take the elevator adjacent to the main entrance, next to Joe's Bar and Grill, to the chapel and the chapel gift shop. Confessions will be heard from 11:00 to 11:55 a.m.

Saturday, July 13
Emmaus Retreat for Grieving Parents, Carver -- Our Lady of Lourdes, 130 Main Street, will host a one-day spiritual retreat for parents who are grieving the loss of a child of any age, where they are invited to find compassion, rest, and peace. Registration is required. For more information or to register for the Emmaus Retreat for Grieving Parents, please call Betty at 508-747-8917 or visit online at www.emfgp.org.