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Sunday, Sept. 16
Harvest Festival, South Boston -- All are invited to join Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 670 Dorchester Avenue, for the annual Parish Harvest Festival. A special Harvest Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Festival activities will be held from 12:00-6:00 p.m. and will feature music and dancing, children's activities, pony rides and traditional Polish food. All are welcome. For more information, call the parish office at 617-268-4355.

Sunday, Sept. 16
Brazilian Apostolate, Holliston -- The Fatima Shrine, 100 Summer Street, will host a gathering of all 16 Brazilian communities present in Boston to celebrate the patroness of Brazil, Our Lady of Aparecida. The day's events will include prayer of the rosary, Mass and a music festival from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is in Portuguese. All are invited to attend.

Sunday, Sept. 16
Encyclical Workshop, Concord -- Holy Family Church, 12 Monument Square, is hosting a workshop on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si entitled "Greening Your Parish: Answering the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor" from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The keynote will be offered by Father Bryan Hehir, Secretary of Health and Social Services, "On Care for our Common Home, in your parish community." For more information and for free registration, go to tinyurl.com/greening-register-9-18.

Sunday, Sept. 16
Parish Picnic, Medford -- St Joseph and St Francis of Assisi collaborative is hosting a parish picnic today from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the St Joseph school cafeteria and playground. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available after Mass and at the office.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Healing Service, Medway -- Betania ll Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, will celebrate Mass followed by a healing service at 7:00 p.m. Father John Bashobora, a priest from Uganda with the gift of healing will preside. Father Bashobora has travelled all over the world to bring his gifts of healing and preaching. All are welcome. For more information call 508-533-5377 or visit betania2.org.

Friday, Sept. 21
Young Adult Gathering, Lowell -- Saint Joseph the Worker Shrine, 37 Lee Street, is hosting "JESUS aCROSS the Border" from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Following our usual evening of adoration, confession, praise and worship music, we invite all local young adult groups and organizations to share their missions with attendees at our Fall Forum. For more information visit our Facebook page (@JESUSaCROSStheBorder) or e-mail us at info@JESUSaCROSStheBorder.org.

Friday, Sept. 21
Yard Sale, Waltham -- Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 66 Newton Street, is holding its 10th annual fall marketplace/indoor yard sale today from 1:00-6:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Marketplace will include assorted yard sale items such as jewelry, books, small furniture, an assortment of new and used vintage items, as well as hand-made items.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Mass of Anointing, Arlington -- The Arlington-Belmont Parish of Saint Camillus, 1175 Concord Turnpike, will host a Mass of Anointing for elderly, infirmed or those struggling with addiction at 11:00 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible. Mass will be followed by a luncheon in the lower church hall which is serviced by lift. Please call the chairperson to register, to volunteer, or for more information: Anne Doherty at 781-648-3344.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Free Museum Day, Weston -- Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, 241 Wellesley Street, on the grounds of Regis College, is participating in the annual Free Museum Day Program presented by the Smithsonian magazine, from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more info, go to www.spellmanmuseum.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Bereavement Retreat, Stoneham -- Saint Patrick Parish will offer a one-day spiritual retreat for grieving parents at the parish center, 71 Central Street. This day is open to anyone whose child of any age has died by any cause, no matter how long ago. All are welcome, regardless of situation or religion. This retreat is offered in cooperation with the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. Go to www.emfgp.org or www.stpatrickstoneham.org for more information, or call Patrice Fitzpatrick at Saint Patrick Parish: 781-438-0200.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Paulist Presentation, Boston -- Join Father Michael McGarry, CSP, director of the Boston Paulist Center Community for a time of reflection, prayer and information about the charism of the Paulists from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Paulist Center, 5 Park Street. All are welcome and a free will donation is appreciated. Call 617-742-4460 or go to www.paulistcenter.org for more info.

Sunday, Sept. 23
Saint Mass, North End -- Noon Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Peter Uglietto at Saint Leonard's Church followed by a procession with a first class relic of Saint Pio from 2:00-4:30 p.m. through the North End. For more information, please contact Frank Mazzaglia at 774-293-5017.

Sunday, Sept. 23
Evensong, Easton -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius (which serves the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter) will join Saint Paul Anglican Church, Brockton, for Evensong in the Chapel of Saint Mary at Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, at 4:00 p.m. This is the thirteenth annual service on the Sunday nearest the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. For more information, call 617-325-1300.