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Sunday, Oct. 26
Prayer Group, Newton -- Padre Pio prayer group of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, will meet following the 10:30 a.m. Latin Mass. Meeting will consist of an outdoor rosary procession in honor of Our Lady. Relics of Our Lady of Loreto and Padre Pio will be available for veneration.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Rosary Pilgrimage, Lynn -- The 28th annual living Rosary will be held at Saint Mary's Church. The procession will begin 2:00 p.m. The guest homilist will be Father John F. Leonard who will share with his reflections on his experience at Medjugorje. Please invite your family and friends to celebrate this experience of Mary.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Organ Concert, South End -- The 25th annual cathedral organ benefit concert will take place at 2:00 p.m. Suggested donations at the door is $15; seniors, students and AGO members, $10. There is a handicap ramp at the Union Park Street entrance.

Monday, Oct. 27
Faith Formation, Weymouth -- Sacred Heart Parish, 72 Washington Street, is hosting faith formation for teens and adults from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The talk will focus on the personal and profound love Jesus Christ has for each one of us and His beautiful plan of happiness for our life. The talks will be every Monday and Thursday in the lower church hall. All are welcome; there is no pre-registration or sign up.

Monday, Oct. 27
Peace Mass, Somerville -- Saint Catherine of Genoa Parish, 179 Summer Street, will celebrate a votive Mass for peace at 7:00 p.m. The Mass will be in the beautiful upper church, using the Extraordinary Form. All are welcome! For more information, call the parish office at 617-666-2087.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Faith Formation, Chelsea -- Saint Rose of Lima Parish, 601 Broadway, is hosting bilingual (English/Spanish) faith formation for teens and adults from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The talk will focus on the personal and profound love Jesus Christ has for each one of us and His beautiful plan of happiness for our life. The talks will be every Monday and Thursday in the lower church hall. All are welcome; there is no pre-registration or sign up.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Men's Discernment Group, Newton -- Today will be the second The Samuel Circle, evening gatherings each month for young single men who are looking into the possibility of joining a religious community. The Samuel Circle will take place at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information call Father Rocco at 508-429-2144.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Therese of Lisieux, 63 Winter Street, is hosting Father Al Winshman, S.J., from Marian renewal ministry for a eucharistic healing evening starting with adoration and rosary at 6:00 p.m., followed by a teaching on healing Masses, followed by a healing Mass at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Healing Mass, Hanover -- The Prayer Group of Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street, will hold a Mass and healing service at 7:15 p.m. with Father Michael McNamara as celebrant. The Mass will be followed by individual prayers and the laying on of hands. Come and experience the healing powers of Jesus. For info, call 781-826-4955.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Women's Discernment Group, Newton -- Fiat is a discernment group for women in the Archdiocese of Boston who are considering a vocation to consecrated life. Our next meeting will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street. The topic for October is ''The Vocation to Consecrated Virginity." If you are interested in attending, please respond to Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious, at Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org or call 617-746-5637.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Women's Group, Lexington -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) will meet from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at Saint Brigid Parish Center, 2001 Mass Avenue. Father Brian McGrath, pastor of Saint Mary's Parish in Westfield, and a member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council will speak on "Saints: God's Diverse Family." All women are welcome. Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no charge, although donations are accepted.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Memorial Lecture, Concord -- Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, will be presenting this year's David Thorp Memorial Lecture which will take place right after our 5:00 p.m. Mass. The lecture, entitled "Conversion and Reconciliation" will explore the multiple levels of conversion Catholics regularly experience and the light this sheds on the process of reconciliation. Father Frank DeSiano CSP, president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, will be the principal speaker. The lecture is in honor of David Thorp, who served this parish for a year as director of faith formation and in the Archdiocese of Boston for more than twenty-five years in many and varied capacities.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Women's Retreat, Plymouth -- "Seeking the Peace of Forgiveness" women's retreat, led by Allison Gingras, will be held at Saint Peter's Parish Center, 10 Memorial Drive, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day will include inspiring talks, small group discussion, lunch (coffee served throughout the day), sacrament of reconciliation, and even shopping with the Daughters of Saint Paul. Cost is $25. For more info, go to http://plymouthforgive.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Parish Fundraiser, East Weymouth -- Immaculate Conception Church, 720 Broad Saint is hosting their third annual benefit, a 50s jukebox dance fundraiser from 7:00-11:00 p.m., with a live band. Beverages provided, bring your own snacks. Cost is $15. Call Rob at 781-335-8579 for more info.

Sunday, Nov. 2
Musical Entertainment, Dedham -- The Good Art Series of Saint Susanna's Parish, 262 Needham Street, is happy to announce an afternoon of musical entertainment at 3:00 p.m. Maurizio Barboro will be performing Schumann, Chopin, Debussy and more, on the piano. The event is free and all are welcome. This is a wonderful way to support our musicians, develop community, and have a great time all in one.

Monday, Nov. 3
Mass of Remembrance, Braintree -- There will be a Mass of Remembrance tonight at Bethany Chapel, Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Center, at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at Saint Patrick Church, 44 East Central Street, in Natick at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Remembrance is a liturgical celebration where one can experience the healing, hope and mercy of God. A special invitation is extended to all who grieve the loss of a child/children as a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion. These losses may be recent or extend over many years. A light reception will follow the Mass. Reconciliation will also be available. For more information, contact the Pro Life Office: Archdiocese of Boston at 508-651-1900 or ProLifeOffice@rcab.org. The celebrant will be Father J. Bryan Hehir, secretary for Health and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston.

Monday, Nov. 3
Adult Faith Formation, Stoneham -- An instruction on Catholic teaching concerning what happens to each human being after their death will be given by Father Jurgen Liias at Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This new class which deals with the faith formation of adult Catholics is being given on the first Monday of each month and is named "Deep Catholicism." It consists of a teaching lecture followed by questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Prayer Group, Methuen -- Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence Street, will meet in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. Along with our regular devotions we will pray the Franciscan Crown Rosary. Question, please call the parish office at 978-683-1193.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Healing Mass, Hingham -- Saint Paul's Church is hosting a healing Mass in the lower church at 7:00 p.m. Celebrant will be Father Tom Nestor. There will be an anointing for those facing surgery, or serious illness, followed by a general laying on of hands for all others. For info, call Gordon Snow at 617-347-5439.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Author Talk, Weston -- Author Chris West will be joining members of the Waltham Stamp Club at 7:00 p.m. at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College to talk about his latest book ''A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps.'' The program is also open to general public free of charge For more information contact the museum at info@spellman.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Prayer Group, Melrose -- Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 8 Myrtle Street, will meet in the lower chapel at 7:00 p.m. Tonight the Franciscan Crown Rosary will be prayed along with our regular monthly devotions.

Thursday, Nov. 6
Faith Formation, Lawrence -- Saint Patrick Parish, 118 South Broadway, is hosting an adult faith formation series tonight from 7:00-8:30 p.m. exploring the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. November's session explores God's revelation to us through sacred tradition and scripture, basics about the bible and the interpretation of scripture, the nature of faith, and major challenges to faith. Presenter will be Father Paul B. O'Brien. For more information, call 978-683-9416.