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Saturday, June 17
Refugee Event, Boston -- All are invited to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston's free event, ''Standing With Refugees.'' This two-part World Refugee Day event will include a panel discussion and the opportunity to experience entering America through the lens of a refugee. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Boulevard. Register online today at www.ccab.org/WRD2017.

Saturday, June 17
Recovery Rosary, Marshfield -- Please join us at Saint Ann's by the Sea Parish, side chapel, at 10:00 a.m. to pray the rosary to end addiction. We will have a rosary, speaker and refreshments. Our speaker is Jim Brown from Ireland. He has given his testimony about his dramatic transformation through a personal encounter with Jesus and Mary that changed his life. Call 781-308-8637 for more info.

Sunday, June 18
Adoration, Bradford -- Sacred Hearts Parish, 48 South Chestnut Street, is hosting 24 hours of adoration starting today after 7:00 a.m. Mass and ending tomorrow with 8:00 a.m. Mass. For more info, call Pam at 978-373-1281.

Sunday, June 18
French Mass, Tyngsboro -- Lowell's Franco-American Festival Week kicks off today with a 10:00 a.m. Mass in French at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, followed by a free pancake breakfast in the church hall. Music for the Mass will be provided by a choir under the direction of Mr. Normand Ayotte. Announcement of the Greater-Lowell Franco-American of the Year will take place at the breakfast downstairs. The church is handicap-accessible. To learn about other events marking this year's Festival Week observances, contact Lucien Dalpe at 978-957-1710.

Monday, June 19
Book Discussion, Boston -- Saint Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvidere Street, is pleased to present an evening with James Martin, SJ who will discuss his latest book, "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity" at 7:30 p.m. James Martin, SJ is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America magazine and bestselling author of many books. Copies of Father Martin's new book will be on sale before and after his presentation. Following the presentation, Father Martin will be available to sign books. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Saint Cecilia Church at 617-536-4548.

Tuesday, June 20
Meet the Bishop, Arlington -- Saint Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike, is hosting a Meet the Bishop session with North Regional Bishop Mark O'Connell at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, but especially fallen away Catholics and confused Catholics. Simple question and answer format; please invite family friends, neighbors to meet the bishop and ask questions in an open and non-judgmental format.

Friday, June 23
Seminar, Stoneham -- CRS of Boston is hosting a Life in the Spirit seminar at Saint Patrick Parish today and tomorrow. Call 781-662-9644 for more info.

Saturday, June 24
Museum Presentation, Weston -- The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College is hosting a special comic book event at 10:30 a.m., with an evaluation by comic book expert John Cimino of Waltham. In addition, he is bringing the very rare 1964 Roy Thomas Spider-man costume. Admission is free. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 25
Palliative Care Presentation, Amesbury -- Holy Family Parish, 11 Sparhawk Street, is hosting a presentation on palliative care. Have you or someone you love faced medical challenges? Have you wondered what the difference between palliative care and hospice care is? Have you ever wondered what the Catholic Church teaches regarding health care proxy, advance directives or end-of-life care? Come hear a presentation by Diane McCarthy of the Archdiocese of Boston's Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning. It will begin at 8:45 a.m., following the 7:30 a.m. Mass. Refreshments will be served.