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Friday, July 31
Retreat, Hingham -- If you are interested in improving your prayer life and helping others with theirs, this retreat and training prepares you to facilitate "Lord, Teach Me to Pray" prayer groups in local parishes. The retreat is free and will take place from July 31-Aug. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and ending at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, in Glastonbury Abbey. Retreat center fees apply for room and meals. For info and registration, download registration form at www.lordteachmetopray.com or contact Mrs. Carol Weiler at 504-439-5933 or carolweiler@cox.net.

Sunday, Aug. 2
Evensong, East Falmouth -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius will offer Solemn Evensong in Saint Anthony's Parish, 167 East Falmouth Hwy, at 5:00 p.m. Members of the Schola Cantorum of Falmouth will provide the choral music. For more information, please call 617-325-1300.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Prayer Group, Methuen -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence Street, will meet in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for a lively discussion about Padre Pio. For questions, please call the parish at 978-683-1193 or contact Nick at 603-960-4143.

Wednesday, Aug. 5
Prayer Group, Boston -- The next Charismatic Prayer Group meeting will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel at the Paulist Center, 5 Park Street. The group meets on Wednesday nights, twice a month. All are welcome to join for a joyous time of worship. If you have any questions, please contact Nora Bolcon at 617-573-1664.

Wednesday, Aug. 5
Prayer Group, Melrose -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 8 Myrtle Street, will meet in the chapel at 7:00 p.m. Please join us as we honor and learn more about Saint Pio. Registration open to all. For questions, please contact Nick at 603-960-4143.

Thursday, Aug. 6
Novena, Quincy -- Holy Trinity Parish will conduct its second annual parish novena. The novena will be held on weeknights at 7:00 p.m., starting Aug. 6 and continuing to Aug. 14, at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1000 Sea Street. On the weekends, the novena will be incorporated into regular Mass schedule. The novena will feature guest celebrants and/or speakers every weeknight including Deacon Alvaro Soares, Mother Olga Yaqob, Father Michael McNamara, Sister Carlotta Gilarde CSJ and Father Donatus Ezenneka. For more information, feel free to contact Holy Trinity Parish via their website at holytrinityquincy.com or call 617-479-9200.

Friday, Aug. 7
Commemorative Mass, Medway -- Betania II, 154 Summer Street, will celebrate Mass remembering Maria Esperanza De Bianchini from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by Father Ronald Tacelli and the homilist will be Father Richard Clancy who will speak about Maria's mission of hope and reconciliation. A healing service with Frank Kelly will also take place. For more information, please call 508-533-5377.

Sunday, Aug. 9
Testimony, Medway -- Betania II, 154 Summer Street, invites all to an evening with Dr. Gloria Polo, a Catholic orthodontist from Columbia, who will share her story after being struck by lightning and coming before Jesus for judgement. This personal testimony of her near-death experience will be shared after Holy Mass. There is no charge for this 6:00-9:00 p.m. program. For more information, please call at 508-533-5377.