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Saturday, Aug. 11
Men's Meeting, Tyngsborough -- The Men of Saint Joseph in the Greater Lowell area meet on the second Saturday of every month. Each monthly meeting includes prayer, food, and faith-building fellowship. This month's Mass and meeting will be at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 95 Lakeview Avenue, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. The meeting will be downstairs following the Mass. For more information, call 978-957-0322.

Monday, Aug. 13
Pray for Priests, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, will host pray for priests at 8:45 a.m. with prayers, adoration, and confession. Father Timothy O'Mara will celebrate Mass at 11:00 a.m. Lunch can be purchased or bring your own. Drinks provided. For more information, call 508-533-5377 or visit www.betania2.org.

Monday, Aug. 13
Fatima Vigil Rosary, Hanover -- The Saint Mary of the Portiuncula Order of Franciscan Seculars will host Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Portiuncula Chapel, Cardinal Cushing Center, Route 53, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Father Mike McNamara will give a talk on the monthly Apparition of Fatima. Fatima devotions are held on the 13th of every month from May through October, at the Portiuncula Chapel. The monthly prayer intention is for an increase in all vocations. All are welcome to come and share in the blessings of this special devotion in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. For more information, contact Stephanie Whiting, OFS, at 617-774-7916.

Monday, Aug. 13
Rosary Procession, Bridgewater -- Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, 103 Center Street, will host the fourth of the 2018 season's Candlelight Rosary Processions at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Father Adrian Milik, parochial vicar, Our Lady Help of Christians and Sacred Heart Parishes in Newton. The processions, held on the 13th of the month from May through October, are in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. The service includes inspirational music, a candlelight Rosary procession led by a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and Benediction. All are welcome to come and pray for peace in our troubled world at war and for service men and women in the Armed Forces, and for their own personal intentions. Families are urged to attend this service. The church is air conditioned, has ample parking and is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.stthomasaquinas.com.

Monday, Aug. 13
Marian Devotions, Holliston -- The Xaverian Missionaries will host the annual 13th of the month Marian Devotions at Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street. This year's theme is "Honoring Mary through the Cultures and Continents of our World." This month's celebration will be focusing on Mary's apparition to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in the remote area of Yuzawadai, an outskirt of Akita, Japan. It will be preached by Father Adolph Menendez, who served in Japan. The evening begins with songs and praise at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by the candlelight rosary outdoors, concluding with fellowship. For more information, call Father Rocco Puopolo, s.x., at 508-429-2144.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Liturgy, Boston -- A summer liturgy for individuals and families impacted by addiction will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, 51 Sleeper Street, at 7:00 p.m. Gather with other women, men, and their families and friends seeking freedom from addiction. Pray for God's grace for all those impacted by addiction and remember with love the lives lost to addiction. Celebrate and rejoice in the resilience and hope of the Boston recovery community. A reception will follow. For more information, call 617-542-6440 or visit stanthonyshrine.org or http://aarpss.org.