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Saturday, July 26
Anniversary Celebration, Dorchester -- Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, 517 Blue Hill Avenue, is hosting "25 Years of Purposeful Existence" a 25th anniversary celebration in honor of the pioneer Nigerian Catholic Community in the USA, founded in 1988. This historic event will begin with a Holy Mass with Cardinal O'Malley at 4:00 p.m., followed by a gala-night at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street.

Sunday, July 27
Prayer Group, Newton -- Padre Pio Prayer Group of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, will meet following the 10:30 a.m. Traditional Latin Holy Mass. Meeting will consist of our regular monthly devotions. As July is dedicated to the precious Blood of Jesus there will be a discussion on this topic. Consider joining us July 27th for a very inspirational afternoon. Relic will be available for veneration.

Monday, July 28
Teen Cruise, Boston -- 1,000 teens from parishes and schools all over the Archdiocese of Boston will be cruising Boston Harbor on the Middle School Harbor Cruise Monday, July 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and High School Harbor Cruise, Tuesday, July 29th, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Join us for music, games, prayer and meet other teens! Go to www.One4Boston.org to register your parish group. Contact Kathy Stebbins for more information at kstebbins@rcab.org or 617-746-5811.

Tuesday, July 29
Healing Service, 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 Agustin Anda 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.

Tuesday, July 29
Ecumenical Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Theresa Parish, 63 Winter Street, is hosting a 7:00 p.m. ecumenical healing service with: Pastor Rachel Fisher of The Aldersgate Methodist Church, Pastor Joshua Wilson of Martin's Pond Baptist Church, Pastor George Ray of Trinity Evangelical Church, Father Jurgen Liias of Saint Patrick Parish in Stoneham and Father Thomas Reilly of Saint Theresa Parish. The service will begin with worship and praise, followed by Father Thomas Reilly teaching on the power of the Holy Spirit, homily by Father Liias and laying on of hands by pastors of all churches. For more info, call 978-664-3412.

Friday, Aug. 1
Healing Service, Medway -- Betania II Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to celebrate First Friday Mass and a healing service beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Father Ronald Tacelli, SJ and Frank Kelly. For more information, call Carol at 508-533-5377 ext. 104.

Friday, Aug. 1
Eucharistic Vigil, Dedham -- The monthly all night eucharistic vigil will be held at the Dedham residence of the Society of African Missions, 337 Common Street. The opening of the vigil will begin with a Mass of the Sacred Heart at 9:00 p.m., celebrated by Father Brendan Darcy, SMA, superior of the community. The Society of the African Mission is celebrating its 68th year in Boston. The intention of this vigil are for Pope Francis, Cardinal O'Malley and all priests of the archdiocese and for the success of the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Boston. The vigil will end at 5:00 a.m. with Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, celebrated by Father Rome Onyekuru, SMA. For information contact Helentherese@comcast.net or call 978-453-7446.

Saturday, Aug. 2
Spiritual Retreat, Boston -- Saint Anthony Shrine, directed by Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, will offer a one-day spiritual retreat for grieving parents at 100 Arch Street from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The retreat is open to anyone whose child of any age has died by any cause. All are welcome, regardless of situation or religion. The retreat is offered through the Shrine's Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, a unique, ongoing program serving the spiritual needs of grieving parents. Also available are weekend retreats and monthly meetings on the first and last Sundays of the month at the Shrine. See www.stanthonyshrine.org/ministries/emmaus-ministry for more information or call Diane Monaghan at 617-542-8057 or 617-838-5755.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Choral Sing, Concord -- Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, will be the site of this summer's annual Concord Community Summer Choral Sing at 7:30 p.m. Robert Barney, music director at Trinity Episcopal Church, will conduct J. S. Bach's much beloved Cantata #4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" and Cantata #140 "Wachet auf." A small orchestra, including First Parish's music director Elizabeth Norton and Holy Family Parish's and West Concord Union Church's director, James Barkovic, will accompany the singers. Choral scores will be available at the door for those who need to borrow them for the evening. The admission charge is $5. The church is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Healing Service, Weymouth -- From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Father Michael Sevigny will conduct a Divine Mercy and healing service. Come to Immaculate Conception Church, 720 Broad Street, for adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, beautiful music with the Queliz brothers, and eucharistic blessings. For more information, call 347-752-3700.

Friday, Aug. 8
Healing Service, Pembroke -- For the month of August, the monthly healing service at Saint Thecla Parish, 145 Washington Street, conducted by Deacon Jack Sullivan, has been rescheduled from Friday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:20 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 9
Men's Prayer Meeting, Lowell -- The "Men of Saint Joseph" is an established men's ministry whose mission is to call men to become the strong and faith-filled husbands, fathers, and leaders, whom God has created us to be. Saint Rita, Saint Marguerite D'Youville, and Saint Mary Magdalen Parishes are the proud hosts of the Greater Lowell Chapter. We meet on the Second Saturday of every month. Each monthly meeting includes prayer, food, and faith-building fellowship. All meetings will begin by 7:00 a.m. and end no later than 9:00 a.m. Newcomers, father/son teams, and friends from other parishes are always welcome! To find out more, please come and check us out! Today's meeting is at Saint Marguerite D'Youville.

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Prayer Day, Medway -- Betania II Marian Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to celebrate "Rosa Mystica Day" beginning at 8:45 a.m. We gather together to honor Our Lady's request to pray for priests with adoration, confession, prayer, benediction and Holy Mass. Father Rome, SMA will be the celebrant. Program concludes with lunch at noon. Bring your own or purchase. Drinks provided. Information call Carol at 508-533-5377 ext. 104.

Friday, Aug. 15
Young Adult Gathering, North End -- All young adults are invited to attend this monthly event at Saint Leonard's Church for adoration, Holy Mass and fellowship, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. For more information or if you would like to be a part of the volunteer team for this event please contact Father Dan Hennessey, vocation director at dhennessey@rcab.org.

Sunday, Aug. 24
Anniversary Mass, Salem -- Saint Anne Church will celebrate today's 11:00 a.m. Mass in memory of our beloved Father George on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death. There will be pictures of Father George as well as a slide show and refreshments will be served after the Mass. Our celebrant will be Father Daniel Riley, pastor of the Salem Catholic Community. Please join us as we gather to remember the shepherd who lead and watched over the family of Saint Anne's for over twenty years.

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Bible Study, Weston -- Saint Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Road, is hosting an adult Bible study entitled "Women of the Old Testament" every Tuesday starting today and running until Nov. 11 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. For more info, contact dschwartz@stjulia.org.