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Sunday, Dec. 4
Christmas Concert, Holliston -- The Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, is hosting a Christmas concert with Saint Cecilia's choir at 3:30 p.m. While at the shrine, enjoy the annual Christmas lights display which runs until Dec. 28, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. daily. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the Shrine Hall. For more information, call 508-429-2144.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Healing Mass, Hingham -- A healing Mass will be offered at Saint Paul's Church, Hingham Square, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower church. For more information call the rectory at 781-749-0587.

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Discernment Meeting, Brighton -- The next Samuel Circle, evening gatherings each month for young single men who are looking into the possibility of joining a Religious community, will take place at The Assumptionist Center, 330 Market Street, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/Samuelcircles4mendiscerningreligouslife or call Father Rocco at 508-429-2144.

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Pope Francis Presentation, Waltham -- Espousal Retreat Center is hosting "Praying with Pope Francis" with Father Walter Conlan, S.J., a pastoral minister at Boston College, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The program is free but advanced registration is required. Call 781-209-3120 or email espousalmarriageprep@gmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Advent Concert, Boston -- The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, is hosting their annual Advent-Christmas Concert "Sing Noel" today at 7:00 p.m. and tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Holiday hospitality follows each concert and the Sun day concert is preceded by a children's pageant. Tickets are available after Masses, or can be picked up at the Center Office Monday through Friday. On line purchases may also be made on our web site. Individual tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Family tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Please call 617-742-4460 for more info.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Retreat, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, is hosting a one day retreat with Frank Kelly on ''The True Meaning of the Root of the Cross," beginning with Mass at 9:00 a.m. Mass followed by Frank's teaching, to conclude around 3:00 p.m. For additional information or to make reservations, call 508-533-5377.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Christmas Party, Dedham -- Come to a party for Baby Jesus from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pauline Books and Media Center, 885 Providence Highway. There will be pictures with Baby Jesus (costumes provided) so bring your own camera. Also, other fun activities such as face painting, birthday cake, door prizes and Saint Nicholas too. For kids of all ages. Sponsored by the Daughters of Saint Paul. For more information, call 781-326-5385. Check out our website at www.pauline.org.

Sunday, Dec. 11
Social Justice Forum, Newton -- The Robert DiSimone Social Justice Forum on "Care For Our Common Home: Immigration and Environment'' will take place at Sacred Heart Parish, 1321 Centre Street, with speakers Father Bryan Hehir and Dr. Carolyn Woo. Discussion and refreshments to follow. Free admission.

Sunday, Dec. 11
Holiday Brunch, East Cambridge -- Saint Francis of Assisi Church is hosting its annual Holiday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Price is $8. For info, call 617-876-6754.

Sunday, Dec. 11
Lessons and Carols, Holliston -- Join us for an evening of beautiful music and scripture, anticipating the wonder of Advent and Christmas. This year's Lessons and Carols will feature the combined choirs and ensembles of Saint Mary's Church, as well as nationally-renowned organist Dongho Lee, who will also offer a 30-minute organ concert at 4:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 5:00 p.m.