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Tuesday, Nov. 13
Pray for Priests, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, will host Praying for Priests. Adoration and confession begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m., celebrated by Father Jean Pierre Aubin. Lunch can be purchased or you can bring your own. All are welcome. For more information, call 508-533-5377 or visit www.betania2.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Prayer Meeting, Brighton -- The Sisters of Saint Joseph will offer a Morning of Prayer at the Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sister Gail O'Donnell, RSCJ, will present "Three Ways to Heal the Heart: Gratitude, Forgiveness and Living into the Present Moment." The morning begins with refreshments. RSVP at 781-227-4730 or spiritual.ministries@CSJBoston.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Healing Service, Holliston -- The Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, will host a healing service beginning with the rosary at 6:45 p.m., followed by Mass and healing prayer at 7:15 p.m., led by Father Aniello Salicone, a Xaverian Missionary with a large healing ministry. The evening is sponsored by the Vision of Peace prayer group. A free-will offering will be collected to support our outreach programs. All are welcome. Fatima Shrine is handicapped accessible. For more information, call Ron and Mary at 508-655-1463.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Healing Mass, Stoneham -- Saint Patrick Parish, 71 Central Street, hosts healing Masses on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the lower church. The healing Masses are celebrated by Father Jurgen Liias and Deacon Joe Cooley. The special theme of the homilies of the Masses this year will be will be the Catholic Church's sacred teaching regarding sex and sexuality. This month's theme will be: "The Healing of our Marriages." Healing prayer and the sacrament of confession are available. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow.

Friday, Nov. 16
Christmas Fair, Reading -- Saint Athanasius Parish, 300 Haverhill Street, will hold its Christmas Fair at 4:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The fair continues on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a white elephant room, treasures, raffles, homemade candy, jams, cookbooks, and decorating ideas for the Christmas season. Santa will visit on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:15 a.m. Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa! For more information, visit www.stathanasiusreading.org.

Friday, Nov. 16
Christmas Fair, Peabody -- Saint Adelaide Parish, 708 Lowell Street, will hold its Christmas Fair on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be baked goods, crafts, holiday baskets, food, ice cream specialties, games, raffles, and a lot more. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. For more information, visit www.saintadelaide.com.

Friday, Nov. 16
Christmas Fair, Stoneham -- Saint Patrick School and Parish will hold a Christmas Fair at Our Lady of Providence Hall, 71 Central Street, on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be raffles, great gifts for the holiday season, and tasty meals from Santa's Cafe. Santa will be visiting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.stpatrickstoneham.org.

Friday, Nov. 16
Young Adult Gathering, Lowell -- The Portuguese community of Saint Anthony Church, 893 Central Street, will host the monthly gathering of Jesus Across the Border from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The bilingual event begins with Eucharistic adoration and acoustic praise and worship, led by bilingual singer Caroline Then. Father Kevin Leaver of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Peabody, will celebrate the young-adult Mass. For more information, email info@jesusacrosstheborder.org or visit www.facebook.com/jesusacrosstheborder.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Social Justice Convocation, Boston -- The 10th Anniversary Social Justice Convocation will be held at Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Responding to the Signs of the Times." Learn from keynote speakers about Megatrends in Catholic Social Justice, Advancing Social Justice in the Workplace, and Perspectives from the Younger Generation. Registration cost is $20, which includes coffee, tea, snacks, convocation materials and simultaneous translation (Spanish/English). For more information and to register, visit www.bostoncatholic.org/Justice.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Discussion, Franklin -- The Saint Mary Women's Faith Formation Group hosts a monthly program based on Bishop Robert Barron's critically acclaimed "Catholicism" series. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. November's meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Benjamin Franklin Charter School, 201 Main Street. All interested are welcome. For more information, visit stmarysfranklin.org.