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Saturday, Sept. 20
Workshop, Brighton -- The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization, 149 Washington Street, is hosting a brain science and learning workshop presented by Julie Kiricoples, M. Ed from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Ministry Program, the theological institute at Saint John's Seminary. Call 617-779-4104 ext. 1.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Men's Gathering, Milton -- Saint Mary of the Hills Parish, 29 Saint Mary's Road, is hosting the Early Bird Special, a gathering of a group of men from twenty parishes for an EWTN DVD of "Pope Saint John Paul the Great" from 7:00-8:30 a.m. Call 617-822-1785 for more information. This Early Bird meeting is the run-up to the half day of reflection on Oct. 4.

Sunday, Sept. 21
Pro-Life Meeting, Medway -- Betania II, 154 Summer Street, will offer ''40 Days For Life" pro-life launch at 4:00 p.m. with Silent No More coordinator Jacquie Stalnaker and Mass with Father Ed Riley. All invited. For more info, call 508-533-5377. Refreshments will follow.

Sunday, Sept. 21
Annual Evensong Service, North Easton -- Today is the ninth annual service of Evensong in the Anglican Tradition sponsored jointly by The Congregation of Saint Athanasius (Archdiocese of Boston-Anglican Use) and Saint Paul's Anglican Church in Brockton. The service is held in the in the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, North Easton. Service time is 4:00 p.m. A reception follows the service. For more information, call 617-325-1300.

Monday, Sept. 22
Women's Club, Winthrop -- The Winthrop Catholic Woman's Club cordially invites you to join and support our club. The object of the club is to promote spiritual, educational, charitable, civic and social interests. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist School Cafeteria. Tonight's presentation will be "Women of the Bible." Please call to reserve your seat with Carol at 617-846-7668 or June at 617-846-8291.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
40 Days for Life Kick-Off, Boston -- The official kick-off for the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign is today at 3:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Avenue. Father Andrew Beauregard, FPO, will lead us in prayer, followed by speaker Joan Bailey, executive director of Friends of the Unborn. Come and help us get off to a great start. The vigil will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, until Nov. 2. There will be English candlelight vigils at 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 and Spanish candlelight vigils at 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. For further info, contact campaign director Rita Russo at 40daysforlifeboston@gmail.com.

Friday, Sept. 26
Bible Study, Framingham -- Saint Bridget Church is hosting a Bible study, entitled "Balm in Gilead" at 7:00 p.m. Spend an evening immersed in biblical stories of healing. Cindy Maybeck will tell stories from the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles in which Jesus and his disciples healed people. She will blend Scripture with stories and songs to touch, inspire and transform you. Whenever we encounter the Gospel, we have the opportunity to be renewed and touched by Christ's healing power. Come experience stories of Jesus, you will find yourself blessed and uplifted with God's healing love. Cindy Maybeck is the founder of Spirit Story Ministry, is an accomplished teacher and storyteller. Her 24 years of pastoral experience have been deeply grounded in prayer, and her ministry inspires and encourages others to take a closer walk with Jesus. You can learn more about Spirit Story at www.cindymaybeck.com.

Friday, Sept. 26
Young Adult Event, North End -- All young adults and college students are invited to join us at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly Jesus in Boston event. We will be at Saint Leonard's Parish, 320 Hanover Street, for eucharistic adoration followed by Holy Mass and then a social gathering afterwards. Great way to meet new people and strengthen your interior life. For more information please go to www.ONE4Boston.org or email Father Matt Williams at Fr.Matt@rcab.org.

Saturday, Sept. 27
Stamp Museum Event, Weston -- The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History on the Regis College is participating in National Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and magazine. Any member of the Smithsonian can visit the museum free of charge from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visitors must obtain their free tickets that are available on the Smithsonian website www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. The museum joins over 1000 museums nationwide who participate in this day every year. Starting Oct. 2, the museum will celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month and feature selections from members' collections plus two special exhibits entitled "The Alvin Research Sub at 50" and "Homer Simpson and his Family on Stamps." Regular Museum hours (including a US Post Office to purchase current stamps) are Thursdays to Sundays, noon to 5:00 p.m. Free admission on the second Sunday of the month. For more info, contact 781-768-8367 or info@spellman.oro or go to www.spellman.org.

Saturday, Sept. 27
Friends of the Poor Walk, Franklin -- Saint Mary's Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Franklin is conducting a local 1, 2, or 3-mile Friends of the Poor Walk from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The funds raised will help the society provide shelter, food, utility help, clothing, furniture, transportation, and medical assistance to people in the community in need of a helping hand. To make a difference, please go to www.stmarysfranklin.org/.

Saturday, Sept. 27
Fall Festival, Woburn -- Saint Barbara's Parish, 138 Cambridge Road, is hosting a Fall Festival from 11:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a children's folk mass at 4:00 p.m. and a pasta dinner from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This year we will feature Henry Jensen, an antique appraiser from Antique Roadhouse T.V. Show and a special drawing for a color 42" LG flat screen T.V.

Saturday, Sept. 27
Fundraiser, Peabody -- Join Saint John the Baptist Parish for our 5th annual car wash and cook out fundraiser for our sister parish in the Dominican Republic, today 1:00-4:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the school, 19 Chestnut Street. Suggested donation is $10 per car wash. For an additional $5 bucks, get a burger or hot dog, chips and a drink while you wait! All proceeds will go toward our continued mission in helping the poverty stricken community of our sister parish, San Pablo Apostol, and Santa Lucia Chapel, in the Dominican Republic. For more info, call the parish at 978-531-0002.

Sunday, Sept. 28
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. Consider joining us for a very inspirational afternoon. Relic of Saint Pio will be available for veneration.

Sunday, Sept. 28
Healing Mass, Walpole -- At 2:00 p.m., there will be a Mass and healing service conducted by Father Joseph P. McDermott at Blessed Sacrament Church. All those who are suffering from physical ills or are burdened spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and/or psychologically are cordially invited to come and pray for their needs and the needs of others. If you have any questions or for further information please call Margaret at 781-762-2029.

Sunday, Sept. 28
Saint Mass, Boston -- Carmelite Monastery Chapel, 61 Mount Pleasant Avenue, is hosting a Eucharist and blessing of roses in honor of Saint Therese at 2:00 p.m. Father Mark-Joseph DeVelis, OCD, will be the celebrant and homiliSaint For more info, call 617-442-1411. All are welcome.