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Saturday, March 17
40 Hour Devotion, Medford -- Event held at Saint Joseph Church (lower church), 114 High Street, beginning today at 3:30 p.m. for 40 hours, continuing to Monday, March 19 at 8:15 a.m. Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. in honor of Saint Joseph. For further information call 781-391-1396 or email adoration24sj@comcast.net.

Tuesday, March 20
Healing Service, North Reading -- Saint Theresa Parish, 63 Winter Street, will be hosting Frank Kelly to offer an evening of healing and intercessory prayer beginning at 6 p.m. with adoration, the rosary, and confession. At 7 p.m. Frank Kelly will offer a teaching and after the teaching he will pray individually with the people.

Wednesday, March 21
Multiple Spiritual Programs, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to a day full of events. We will be making rosaries for people in need especially Venezuela from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sister Dolorey, OSF will offer a teaching on the "Secret to Sanctity" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. we will pray the Stations of the Cross and Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by soup and a movie. For more information call 508-533-5377 and visit www.betania2org.

Wednesday, March 21
Palliative Care Presentation, Needham -- Please join the WINGS group at Saint Joseph, 1360 Highland Avenue, at 9:45 a.m. for a presentation and discussion of "Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning: God's Mercy in Action." Event is presented by the Archdiocese of Boston's Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning. For more information please call 781-444-0245.

Wednesday, March 21
Philosophy Lecture, Boston -- Event will be held at Saint Clement Eucharistic Shrine, 1105 Boylston Street at 7 p.m. Dr. Sarah Byers from Boston College will speak about the importance of philosophy. After this, she willl briefly examine three examples of how the early Church fathers used philosophy to approach some of the mysteries of the Catholic Faith: Christ's agony in Gethsemane, the Trinity as a "consubstantial" Godhead, and the Eucharist.

Thursday, March 22
Grieving Parent Brown Bag Retreat, Boston -- Saint Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street, is offering "They Are Alive!" a brown bag lunch retreat presented by Emily Ketring, mother of Angel and author of "An Angel of the Beatitudes: Finding Faith After the Loss of a Child." You bring a lunch; we provide beverages. Event goes from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Please register at www.emfgp.org.

Thursday, March 22
Presentation, Boston -- In preparation for holy week, you are invited to join Father Tom Ryan for his presentation, "Washing Other's Feet." Event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Paulist Center, 5 Park Street. Building is wheelchair accessible and there will be discounted parking available. For more information call 617-742-4460.

Sunday, March 25
Passion Service, Manchester-by-the-Sea -- Please join us at Sacred Heart Parish, 62 School Street, at 6:30 p.m. as the Sacred Heart and Saint John the Baptist Choirs and orchestra present "Shadows: A Service of Tenebrae." This service focuses on seven episodes in the passion and death of our Lord.. We hope that you will join us in this most meaningful way to prepare your hearts and minds for Holy week.