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Saturday, July 21
Liturgy, Boston -- A summer liturgy for individuals and families impacted by addiction will be held at Saint Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street in Downtown Crossing, 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. The Arch Street Band will perform. A reception will follow. For more information, call 617-542-6440 or visit stanthonyshrine.org.

Sunday, July 22
Summer Series, West Roxbury -- Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street, will offer two presentations in the next two weeks. The first presentation will be ''The Book of Job: Suffering and Salvation'' given by Dr. Franklin Harkins, Boston College Professor, and parishioner at 10:00 a.m. The second presentation will be Sunday, July 29. This presentation will be ''Rejoice and Be Glad: Understanding Pope Francis' Recent Letter on Holy Living'' given by Father George Evans, pastor. Both presentations are free. For more information, call 617-325-4865.

Monday, July 23
Mass for the Sick, Newton -- The next monthly Mass for the Sick, sponsored by the Mass for the Sick ministry of Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians Church, will be at Our Lady's Church, 573 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. Father Adrian Milik, pastoral vicar, will celebrate the Mass and Anointing of the Sick. Following refreshments, Father Adrian will share his pictures and "Impressions of Japan.'' The evening is designed to bring joy, hope, and peace to those living with serious/chronic illness, and their caregivers, family and friends. The Mass and program will both be held downstairs in the church. For more information, please contact Pat Enright at 617-467-4482 or pme1130@aol.com, or Lorraine Higgins: 617-244-0267 or higlor1@msn.com, or the parish offices. All are welcome.

Tuesday, July 24
Tanzania Update, Medford -- The Medford Circle of Friends will host Sister Joan Grumbach, a Medical Missionary of Mary currently assigned to the Nangwa Village Health Program in Tanzania, at Saint Raphael Parish Center, 514 High Street, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Come to hear firsthand about the extraordinary work being done by the MMMs there and learn how you can help. The presentation will be followed by a QandA, light refreshments, and conversation with our local MMM Sisters. All are welcome. For more information, email: mmmcirclefriends@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 25
Anniversary Mass, Stoneham -- Catholic Quest is hosting a series of events over the next year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the prophetic encyclical, ''Humanae Vitae.'' The opening Mass will be celebrated by Father Jurgen Liias at Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central Street, at 7:00 p.m. Leila Lawler's talk "Humanae Vitae: Defending God's Original Plan for Human Happiness" will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Restoration of Christian Culture at Thomas More College. For more information, visit www.catholicquest.org.

Friday, July 27
Men's Retreat, Medway -- Betania ll Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, will host a Men's Weekend Retreat: "Seek God and Live," presented by Frank Kelly, July 27-29. The program begins with Mass on Friday at 7:00 p.m. celebrated by Father Ronald Tacelli, SJ, and concludes Sunday afternoon. The weekend retreat is free to attend; however if meals or lodging are needed, call Betania ll office for details and costs. To register, call 508-533-5377 or register online at: www.betania2.org. Over the weekend there will be an opportunity for a good will offering for the retreat. All are welcome.

Tuesday, July 31
Healing Mass, Waltham -- The Espousal Retreat House and Conference Center will host a healing Mass today and every last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The Mass will take place at the Espousal Retreat House Chapel located at 554 Lexington Street. The information is also listed on the website at Espousal.org.