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Saturday, Sept. 24
Parish Bazaar, Salem -- Ste. Anne Parish, 11 Cleveland Street, is hosting a bazaar today from 9:30 a.m. t0 5:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be raffles, snack bar, silent auction, kid's room with games and prizes, homemade treats, and so much more. All are welcome!

Sunday, Sept. 25
Healing Service, Walpole -- At 2:00 p.m., there will be a Mass and healing service conducted by Father Joseph P. McDermott at Blessed Sacrament Church. If you have any questions or for further information, please call Margaret at 781-762-2029.

Sunday, Sept. 25
40 Days for Life Launch, Medway -- Betania 2 Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, is hosting a Mass and commissioning service from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with Father Michael McNamara for the 40 Days for Life campaig. Mass will be followed by internationally known pro-life speaker Jill Stanek. Open to the public. Refreshments will follow, and no charge for this event. RSVP to annie40days@gmail.com or call 781-769-5398.

Monday, Sept. 26
Mass for the Sick, Newton -- The next Monthly Mass for the Sick, sponsored by the faith-based cancer support group of Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians Church, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady's Church, 573 Washington Street. Father Leroy Owens, former priest at Our Lady's, will celebrate the Mass and anointing of the sick. After refreshments, the all-male acapella group from Boston College "The Heightsmen" will perform an array of musical selections. For questions or more information, please contact Pat Enright at 617-467-4482 or pme1130@aol.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Women's Group, Holliston -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) will meet for speaker Father Mark Coiro, pastor at Saint Mary's Parish, who will discuss the topic "The Beatitudes: Being Counter-Cultural in Today's Society." WINGS meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Saint Mary's Parish Hall. All women are welcome. For more information, call Linda at 508-893-7919.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
40 Days for Life Kickoff, Boston -- Join us at 3:00 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Avenue, as a Franciscan of the Primitive Order will lead us as we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary, in witness to the value of the lives lost at the largest abortion clinic in New England. The Fall 2016 Campaign of 40 Days for Life runs Sept. 28 to Nov. 6, every single day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, Register and sign up for hours atwww.40daysforlife.com/boston. For further information or if you prefer not to use the online calendar, contact Campaign Director Rita Russo phone: 781-762-4391 or email 40daysforlifeboston@gmail.com.

Thursday, Sept. 29
Evensong, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius will offer solemn Mass on The Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, at 7:30 p.m. in Saint Lawrence Church. The service marks the nineteenth anniversary of the Anglican Use in Boston. For more information, please call 617-325-1300.

Friday, Sept. 30
Blood Drive, East Weymouth -- The Catholic Weymouth Collaborative of Immaculate Conception and Saint Jerome is sponsoring a blood drive, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, from 1:00-7:00 p.m. at Msgr. Hackett Parish Center, 1203 Commercial Street. To schedule donor appointments please log onto halfpints.childrenshospital.org with sponsor code IMMCON or call the Blood Donor Center at 617-355-6677.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Retreat, Milton -- The Early Bird men's prayer group retreat on "The Blessed Mother's Many Approved Apparitions since 1830" will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Retreat Center, 65 Father Carney Drive. Price is $40. RSVP to Phil Plageman at jamet@comcast.net.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Marian Devotion, Lowell -- Holy Trinity Parish, 340 High Street, hosts a Marian prayer circle the first Saturday of each month at 6:00 p.m. All are encouraged to attend. For more info, call Ted or Anna at 978-454-4395.

Sunday, Oct. 2
Pre-election Forum, Belmont -- New Roads Catholic Community invites the community to a forum entitled "Refugees and Immigrants: Their Rights: Our Responsibility." The event will be at Saint Joseph Parish Hall, 130 Common Street, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.