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Sunday, Feb. 19
Retreat, Waltham -- The Espousal Center, 554 Lexington Street, is hosting a retreat on "Reducing Stress that Causes Fear and Anxiety: Experiencing Peace through spiritual and psychological means knowing the power of prayer," with Father Bob Masciocchi. CSS. For further information, please contact The Espousal Retreat House at 781-209-3120, www.espousal.org or espousaladmin@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Discernment Meeting, Boston -- Fiat is a discernment group for single women considering a vocation to religious life in the Catholic Church. The next meeting will be today from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Saint Clement Eucharistic Shrine, 1105 Boylston Street. 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Feast Mass, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius will offer solemn Mass on the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter at 7:30 p.m. in Saint Lawrence Church, Chestnut Hill. This is the Feast of the Title of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. The preacher will be Father David Barnes, Chaplain in Boston University. For more information, please call 617-325-1300.

Friday, Feb. 24
Museum Exhibit, Weston -- The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College, 241 Wellesley Street, is hosting the Annual Happy Birthday Presidents Family Day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Regular admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children (5-16). For more information, contact info@spellman.org or 617-784-5838.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Day of Prayer, Newton -- In collaboration with the Chaplaincy Office, the Office of Spiritual Life offers Days of Prayer for Pastoral Ministers and Ministers of Communion to the Sick. The Day of Prayer consists of a conference common prayer, quiet prayer and time for fellowship. Today's event will take place at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. To register call the Office of Spiritual Life at 617-779-3640 or email spiritual_development@rcab.org.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Dementia Workshop, Foxborough -- Saint Mary Church, 19 Bourne Road, is hosting a workshop called "Dementia: Caring for Aging Minds" from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Speaker Linda Colozzi, certified chaplain with masters in counseling psychology and pastoral ministry, will discuss stages of dementia and resources for both caregivers and the afflicted.

Sunday, Feb. 26
Meet the Bishop, Winchester -- Bishop Mark O'Connell, regional Bishop of the North Region, will be conducting a specially designed meeting at noon in Manion Hall at Saint Eulalia Parish, 50 Ridge Street. It is designed for non-Catholics, fallen away Catholics, confused Catholics, their family members and all who would just like to be a part of the conversation. The format is an open and non-judgmental Q and A, with the opportunity to submit questions about our Church anonymously if so desired. It is open to all from the North Region and beyond.

Sunday, Feb. 26
40 Days for Life Prayer Launch, Medway -- At 4:00 p.m. Betania 2 Center, 154 Summer Street, is hosting 40 Days for Life Lent 2017 campaign prayer launch with Mass and commissioning service celebrated by Father Michael McNamara followed by Dr. Anthony Levatino, internationally known pro-life speaker and former abortioniSaint Dr. Levatino is an obstetrician/gynecologist and an attorney. He is currently medical director of two pregnancy help centers. Come hear his powerful story of conversion. A light meal will follow the presentation. There is no charge for this event. RSVP to annie40days@gmail.com or call 781-769-5398.