Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer


May 25, 2016

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MAY

FRIDAY -- 27

YOUTH RETREAT ENCUENTRO
Goshen: The Annual Youth Retreat Encuentro, "Moment of Clarity," will be held May 27-29 at Camp Holy Cross. For youth in high school, it includes talks, music, activities, Scripture and prayer. For more information, contact Maria Delgado at 413-297-6973.

SATURDAY -- 28

TAG SALE
Three Rivers: Divine Mercy Parish, 2267 Main St., will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parish center. Sponsored by the parish's Rosary Sodality, it will include a bake sale.

SUNDAY -- 29

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSIONS
Ludlow: The Corpus Christi Procession for Vocations, led by Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, will begin at noon at Christ the King Church on Warsaw Avenue and continue to St. John the Baptist Church on Hubbard Street, then to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church on Newbury Street and conclude by 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Winsor Street. Refreshments will be available at the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Center. A bus will be available at Our Lady of Fatima Church to bring participants back to Christ the King Church.
Greenfield: The Franklin County parishes' annual Corpus Christi Celebration will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church and will begin with confessions at 1 p.m. and continue with a prayer service and procession from 2-3 p.m.
Springfield: A Corpus Christi Procession will be held after the 11 a.m. Mass at Holy Cross Parish.

TUESDAY -- 31

DEADLINE FOR NEW PRE-K PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Chicopee: Today is the deadline to register children for the new St. Stanislaus School Preschool 3-year-old flex/full-time program. Students from all cultural and faith backgrounds are welcome. For more information, call 413-592-5135.


JUNE

THURSDAY -- 2

ST. LUKE'S TAG SALE
Springfield: St. Luke's Home, 85 Spring St., will hold its semi-annual Tag Sale today and Friday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch items, including meatball grinders, hot dogs, popcorn, soda, coffee and baked goods also will be available for purchase. All proceeds help to pay for activities and trips for the residents.

FRIDAY -- 3

MASS AND ANOINTING
Springfield: A Mass and Anointing of the Sick will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St., followed by a light lunch in the parish center. RSVP by May 27 to Judy Lloyd, 413-783-8619, Ext. 14. 

ALL NIGHT VIGIL
Springfield: An All Night Vigil in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be held on June 3-4 at Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd., beginning with Mass at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and concluding on Saturday, June 4 with Mass at 7 a.m. To include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night, along with recitation of the rosary, litanies, hymns and other devotions. Refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

INDOOR TAG SALE
Westfield: The Schoenstatt of Massachusetts organization will hold at Tag Sale on Friday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., including a bake sale; and Sunday, June 5, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, 127 Holyoke Rd. Proceeds will go toward the renovation of the Schoenstatt Movement House, 163 Sandy Hill Rd., in order to accommodate the permanent placement of the shrine altar of Our Mother Thrice Admirable. For more information, contact Diane Czerwiecki at 413-562-9147 or [email protected].

WEEKEND RETREAT
West Hartford, Conn.: The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd., will offer a Weekend Retreat for women, based on the theme, "Into the Heart of Mercy" June 3-5. To register, visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org or call 860-760-9705.

MONDAY -- 6

THEOLOGY ON TAP-3
Springfield: Theology on Tap, a free event for anyone with questions about the Catholic faith, will be held on Monday, June 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Nathan Bill's. For more information, contact Andrew Hogan at 413-297-5000 or [email protected]; or visit http://www.liveacatholiclife.com.  

WEDNESDAY -- 8

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER
West Stockbridge: The Council of St. Clare Fraternity, Secular Franciscan Order invites all those interested to attend the June 8 meeting at 1 p.m. in the St. Patrick Parish Center, behind St. Patrick Church on Albany Road. Fred Conforti, director of formation for the fraternity, will give a presentation on "Franciscan Spirituality: The Secular Franciscan Life in Christ." Refreshments will be provided. Free program notes are available in advance by calling 413-528-6774 or emailing [email protected],net

FRIDAY -- 10

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Westfield: St. Mary Parish Schools will hold their Annual Golf tournament on Friday, June 10 at the Tekoa Country Club. For more information, contact Cheryl Ronzoni, director of development, at [email protected] or 413-568-1160.

ST. MARY'S CARNIVAL
Ware: St. Mary's Carnival will be held today from 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, June 11, from noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12, from noon-7 p.m., at 60 South St. Free admission and parking. Polish and American kitchens. Live music. Chicken barbecue from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday; tickets for the barbecue are $12 and can be purchased in advance by calling the rectory at 413-967-5913.

'BITS OF BROADWAY'
Wilbraham: St. Cecilia Parish, 42 Main St., will present “Bits of Broadway,” a musical revue, on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the parish center. Tickets are $12 per person. To reserve tickets and for more information, call 413.244.5904 or email [email protected].

SATURDAY -- 11

TAG SALE
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 1023 Parker St., will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the parish center. Table rental fee is $20; call Carole at 413-777-8611. All proceeds go toward the parish's St. Michael Secular Franciscan African Missionary work.

BUS TRIP TO LAKE GEORGE
Springfield: The Men's Club of Holy Name Parish will sponsor a Bus Trip to Lake George, N.Y., for a brunch cruise and visit to the Saratoga Winery on Saturday, June 11. Pick-ups at Quality Inn, West Springfield and Holy Name parking lot. For more information, contact Ed and Ann Marie Gosselin at 413-733-7524.

DEAF ASSOCIATION SOCIAL
Springfield: The Springfield chapter of the International Catholic Deaf Association will hold a Strawberry (or Peach) Social at 7 p.m. at Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. Deadline to sign up is June 8. $6 for adult non-members; $5 for ICDA members; $3 for children under 14 and college students. For more information, call John at 413-315-5350 (VP).

SUNDAY -- 12

EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION
Northampton: The 14th Annual Diocesan Wide Eucharistic Rosary Procession will be held on Sunday, June 12 from 1-4 p.m., beginning at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 99 King St. Marian Father Chris Alar will speak on the message of Divine Mercy and a reception will follow the events, which include the procession, confessions, rosary, adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, call George or Brenda D'Astous at 413-221-4372. 

WINE TASTING/AWARDS EVENT
Westfield: St. Mary Parish Schools will hold the Annual Wine Tasting and Awards Event on Sunday, June 12 at the Tekoa Country Club.  For more information, contact Cheryl Ronzoni, director of development, at [email protected] or 413-568-1160.

FRIDAY -- JUNE 17

RELIC OF ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE
Holyoke and Chicopee: A first-class relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who died 75 years ago in a Nazi concentration camp, will be in the Springfield Diocese June 17-19 at Our Lady of the Cross Church in Holyoke; June 21-23 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Chicopee; and June 24-26 at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Basilica in Chicopee. (Note: This lisitng will be updated with specific times for Masses and devotions when available.) 

PILGRIM STATUE OF NOTRE DAME DU CAP
Billerica, Mass.: The Catholic Community of Billerica will host a visit of the Pilgrim Statue of Notre Dame du Cap (Our Lady of the Cape and of the Holy Rosary) on Friday, June 17 at St. Andrew Parish. The statue, traveling from Trois Rivieres Quebec City, will be accomapnied by the relics of St. Andre Bessette. Services will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a Marian procession into the church, followed by time for prayer, private veneration, the rosary and confessions. A Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.

INDOOR TAG AND RUMMAGE SALE
Westfield: Holy Trinity Parish, 331 Elm St., will hold a Giant Indoor Tag and Rummage Sale on Friday, June 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parish hall. Use rear entrance from the parking lot, with handicapped accessible ramp.

WEDNESDAY -- 22

TONY STRYCHARZ GOLF CLASSIC
Feeding Hills: The 37th Annual Tony Strycharz Golf Classic, which benefits the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at Oak Ridge Country Club. For more information, contact Maria Burke at 413-538-7450 or [email protected].

SATURDAY -- 25

MARY FARM DAY OF RETREAT
Palmer: The Apostolate of the Suffering will conduct its annual Day of Retreat from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mary Farm, 1915 Ware St. Guest speaker will be Gertrude Bianchi. Sugggested donation of $20 will help defray expenses, including lunch. Registration is required. For additional information, call Mary Farm at 413-283-4529 or Stasia Bronner at 413-324-6708.

BILINGUAL DAY OF ENRICHMENT
Manchester, N.H.: A Bilingual Day of Enrichment for parish religious education staffs will be held on Saturday, June 25 at Rivier University. The day is being sponsored by the New England Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, the Hispanic Ministry Directors for New England, Oregon Catholic Press and RCL Benziner. For more information, contact Sister Paula Robillard at 413-452-0841 or Andres Lopez at 413-452-0638.

UPCOMING

CAMP HOLY CROSS
Goshen: Camp Holy Cross, 108 Cape St., a summer recreational camp for children age 8-15, will hold sessions from July 10-July 15 and July 17-July 22, 2016. For more information and to register, go to www.campholycross.org or call 413-684-0125.

CAMP ST. C
Springfield: Camp St. C will be held from July 11-15 at St. Catherine of Siena Parish for children ages 5-12. $80 per child. For more information, call Diana Gallant at 413-525-3366; Mary Reardon at 413-783-4515; or Brian Kelly at 413-782-5993.

POLISH PICNIC
Pittsfield: St. Joseph Parish will hold its annual Polish Picnic on Sunday, July 17 from noon-6 p.m. To include Polish and American food and drinks for purchase, raffles, a lottery ticket tree, a Kiddy Land and entertainment by The Rymanowski Brothers of Albany, N.Y. Admission is free.   

RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREATS
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats are held in the Springfield Diocese for any woman, man, couple, grandparent or sibling struggling with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. Upcoming weekend retreat dates are July 22-24, and Oct. 28-30. For more information or to register for a weekend, call 413.452.0661. All inquiries will be answered confidentially and retreats are strictly private.

CELTIC ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England will present the Celtic Adventures for Kids program for children in grades one through nine July 25-29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Elms College campus. For more information and registrations, contact the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537 or visit www.IrishCenterwne.org.

POLISH PICNIC
Adams: St. John Paul II Parish will host a Polish Picnic on Sunday, July 31, beginning at noon at the Polanka Picnic Grounds on Mill Street. A Mass will precede the picnic at 11 a.m. under the large pavillion. Those who attend the Mass are admitted for free to the picnic. After noon, admission will be $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Music by The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra. Polish and American food available for purchase beginning at noon.

BUS TRIP TO 'SISTER ACT'
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor an Aug. 14 Bus Trip to Chatham, N.Y., to see "Sister Act" at the MacHaydn Theatre. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

CATHOLIC YOUTH AND FAMILY DAY
Agawam: A Catholic Youth and Family Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Six Flags New England. Tickets are $42 per person and include entry into an early morning Mass celebrated by Bishop Mitchell Rozanski; free parking, all-day admission to Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor; and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at sixflags.com/newengland, enter code Catholicday16. For more information, call Joanne McCormick at 413.786.9300, Ext. 3524.

YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI
Belchertown: Father Michael Pierz, parochial vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, will lead a Sept. 19-Oct. 1 Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. For more information, contact Father Pierz at [email protected] or 413-323-6272, Ext. 4; or email [email protected]/frpierz.

BIBLE STUDY
Springfield: "Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother," an eight-week Scripture study, will begin on Sept. 22 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. There will be morning and evening classes on Thursdays. For more information, contact Bill and Theresa D'Amato at [email protected] or 413-203-5296.

RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE
South Hadley: The St. Patrick's Travel Club will sponsor a Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2016 Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. For more information, call Marion at 413-536-2185.

YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
Springfield: Father Matthew Alcombright, administrator of Mary Mother of Hope Parish, will lead a Sept. 25-Oct. 6 Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, contact Father Alcombright at 413-739-0456 or [email protected].

SOUTHWEST IRELAND TOUR
Springfield: The John Boyle O'Reilly Club will offer an Oct. 3-13 Southwest Ireland Tour. For more information and reservations, call Joyce Bosworth at 413-330-6363. 

'MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH'
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor an Oct. 5 trip to see the play, "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy" at the Foxwoods Casino. For more information and reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

CRUISE TO BERMUDA
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor an Oct. 21-28 "Reunion" Cruise to Bermuda. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call Mary Mastroianni at 413-789-7318.

CHS CLASS OF 1966 REUNION
Springfield: The Cathedral High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Springfield Marriott. For more information email [email protected].

SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish will sponsor a tour, "Spotlight on Tuscany," from May 11-19, 2017. For more information, call Denise at 413-218-8681.

ONGOING

FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST
Springfield: The First Friday Prayer Breakfast is held at the Bishop Marshall Center adjacent to St. Michael's Cathedral, 254 State St., beginning with Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel, followed by a free continental breakfast and 8 a.m. in the Father Huller Meeting Room and a speaker at 8:15.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM 'MISSION OF FAITH' EXHIBIT
New haven, Conn.: "MIssion of Faith: The Coming of the Gospel to America" is the current exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St. It includes artifacts that detail missionary activity, including walk-through replicas of Spanish and French missions. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission and parking are free. Groups are welcome.

TUESDAY TOURS
CHICOPEE: Tours of St. Joan of Arc School, 587 Grattan St., will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for prospective families. No appointment necessary. Check in at main office.

FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS
For times and locations of Masses throughout the U.S., visit www.Masstimes.org or call 1-800-627-7846.

CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
Springfield: The Catholic Woman's Club of the Springfield Diocese is always welcoming new members. The organization is dedicated to Catholic action, service and education. Monthly meetings are held at St. Michael's Cathedral and include a speaker and a light supper. For more information on membership, call Melinda Mandeville at 413-526-9911 or Kathryn Seward at 413-736-1649.

NEW WOMEN'S GROUP
Westfield: A new group, the St. Mary's Women's Group, will have a monthly meeting based on God's Word on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. from September through May. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions may be directed to Joanne at 413-568-1127.

ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES
Westfield: Tim O'Keefe, of The Fullness of Truth Apostolate, will present classes from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month, from October through May at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 331 Elm St. There is no fee but donations to the apostolate are welcomed. The Fullness of Truth Apostolate can be reached at 413-568-4429.

CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS
Springfield: A Catholic Singles Event for ages 18 to 45 will be held every second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 346 Franklin St. For more information, contact Mary at [email protected].

ITALIAN CLASSES
West Stockbridge: Italian classes are held in Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. followed by a social in the St. Patrick Parish Center. Cost is $2 per class. For more information, call Dianne Romeo at 413-637-2684.

DISCALCED CARMELITES SECULAR COMMUNITY
Holyoke: The Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Community of Discalced Carmelites, Secular meets monthly at the Marian Center in Holyoke. For more information, call Pat Niesyn, community president, at 1.860.667.2400.

MONTHLY ST. JUDE MASS
Lee: The monthly Mass in honor of St. Jude will be moved to the second Thursday of each month beginning in October 2015. The Mass is held at 7 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church. Upcoming dates include: May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, and Nov. 10, 2016.

NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE
Springfield: The Novena to St. Peregrine, patron of those with cancer and other serious diseases, is held every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd.
Monson: The Novena to St. Peregrine is held every Friday at after the 7 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St.

PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT
Springfield: A Perpetual Novena to Matt Talbot, patron of the addicted and those who love them, is held on Wednesdays during the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St.

MERCY MONDAY FILM SERIES
Holyoke: The last Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: https://business.facebook.com/DeCiceHallAtTheMarianCenter

LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING
Holyoke: Every other Wednesday, 6:30-9 pm. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. See http://www.decicehall.org. For beginning to intermediate Irish musicians who want to get up to speed. Contact Mark at https://lvirishslowsession.wordpress.com.

LECTIO DIVINA
Springfield: Lectio Divina, a Bible study led by Deacon Bob Farrell, meets from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from September through May in the Bertoni Room in the lower part of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St. No registration necessary. Light refresments will be served. 

BINGO
Holyoke: Holyoke Catholic High School has reopened its weekly bingo on Sundays at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, 67 St. Kolbe Drive. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. Sandwiches and desserts will be offered for sale.
Ware: St. Mary Parish, South Street, offers Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and offers free coffee and tea.

SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
Springfield: Prospective students and families may drop in to visit the preschool and kindergarten classrooms at St. Michael's Academy, 153 Eddywood St., from 9-10:30 a.m. on any Wednesdays that the school is open. For more information, contact Melissa Lambert, director of admissions, at 413-782-5246 or [email protected].  

GATHERING GRANDPARENTS
Westfield: The Gathering Grandparents group meets at 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month during eucharistic adoration at St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish, 22 State St., to pray to St. Anne and St. Joachim for the protection of children and grandchildren. For more information, call Alicia at 413-568-0123.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Holyoke: A Parent Support Group for families of individuals with disabilities is held the second Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon or 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Alleluia House at the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, 537 Northampton St. For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or [email protected]

FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
Holyoke: Faith and Light, a gathering of people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers, meets the first Sunday of the month after the noon Mass at the Celebration Center at Jericho to pray, share, and celebrate together as a community. For more information, contact Sister Joan at 413-538-7450 or [email protected].

ANXIOUS PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SUPPORT GROUP
Springfield: The Anxious Parents and Family Members Support Group, for those who are living with drugs in the family, meets every second and fourth Monday from 7-8 p.m. in the Community Room at Sacred Heart Parish on Chestnut Street. All participants must commit to keeping confidential whatever is shared in the group, which is spiritual and educational in nature. The leader will be Jim Greer, who is a substance abuse educator and pastoral counselor. RSVP to [email protected] with your first name if you would like to attend.

MONTHLY BREAKFAST
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month from Sept.-June from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.

MONTHLY PASTA SUPPER
Springfield: St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church hosts a Pasta Supper from 5-6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. $7 per person. Cash bar is available and a 50/50 raffle is held at 6:15.

MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Spaghetti Supper on the third Wednesday of the month from 4-6:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Includes spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, rolls, cake, coffee, tea or non-carbonated beverage. Take-Out dinners available. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.
Holyoke: The Mater Dolorosa School PTO will host a Spaghetti Supper from 4-7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, St. Kolbe Drive. Cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; and free for children 4 and under.

TODDLER PLAYGROUP
South Hadley: Children ages newborn to 5 are welcome to come and play, while caregivers enjoy conversation, on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Social Center. Snacks and beverages are provided.

ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Mothers' Group meets every Friday of the school year in the Parish House from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All women are welcome to come for prayer, Bible study and discussion of Catholic topics. Free babysitting is provided by parish volunteers. For more information, contact Kristina Magill, 413-596-9984 or Diane Testa, 413-599-0997.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
South Hadley: Eucharistic adoration is held on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.
Springfield: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held Tuesdays from 9 a.m-5 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St.
Springfield: Adoration with Benediction, led by Deacon Bob Farrell, is held on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
South Hadley: The Sacrament of the Sick is held at noon on the third Sunday of each month at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.

WEEKLY CONFESSIONS
West Springfield: Confessions are held in the chapel confessional at the Monastery of the Mother of God, 1430 Riverdale St., on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the monastery office at 413-736-3639.

ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION
Florence: A rosary for those suffering from addiction will be prayed at Annunciation Chapel every first Friday at 6:30 p.m., prior to Adoration. For more information, contact Marie Mew at 413-584-4994 or [email protected].

ORATORY OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Lee: The St. Mary Mother of the Church Oratory of Eucharistic Adoration (left), corner of Academy and Main streets, is open from 6 a.m.-midnight, seven days a week. For more information or to register for an hour, call Malcolm Chisholm at 413-243-0551.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Amherst: Eucharistic adoration is held every Thursday following the 8 a.m. Mass until 5 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, 122 North Pleasant St. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at 3 p.m. and repeated in Spanish, along with other prayers, from 4-5 p.m.

HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION
Westfield: A Holy Hour of Adoration is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 333 Elm St. Prayers are led by Deacon Charles Wainwright and include the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

EXPOSITION
Chicopee: Holy Name of Jesus Parish at the Assumption Church offers Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. Come for an hour of quiet prayer. All are welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE
Holyoke: A Holy Hour for Life is held every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 169 Hampden St.

KNITTING MINISTRY
Chicopee: The Piecemakers Knitting Ministry meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus parish hall at Assumption Church. For more information, call Yvette at 413-592-1573.

INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES
Springfield: An ASL Interpreted Mass is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. An ASL Mass and social is held every third Sunday.

BIBLE STUDY
Agawam: A Bible Study/Faith Sharing Group meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:45 in the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center. Contact Mikie Cook at 413-786-3773 for more information.
Agawam: A Men's Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lower Parish Center at St. John the Evangelist Parish. For more information, call John Lemke at 413-262-4195.
Holyoke: A "Rediscover God's Mercy Catholic Bible Study will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 427 Maple St. All are welcome.
Brimfield: Bible study sessions are held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Christopher Parish Center. For more information, contact the rectory at 413-245-7274.

MINI RETREAT
Holyoke: A Mini Retreat will be held on the last Sunday of every month at Immaculate Conception Church, 54 N. Summer St. Father Sean O'Mannion, national director of the Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, will lead the retreat, which will begin with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by a talk on Sacred Heart spirituality, expositon of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary and Benediction.

SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT
Pittsfield: A Suicide Loss Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Brien Center, 10 Wendell Ave. Contact Peg Morse at 413-441-6316 to register or for more information.

PRAYER GROUPS
Greenfield: The Roses for Mary Prayer Group meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary Prayer Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the church sacristy. Includes rosary, Chaplet of The Divine Mercy and Scripture reading. All are welcome.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will host a recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the first Sunday of every month after the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximately 11:15 a.m.). The service will be held at Holy Cross Church, 23 Sycamore St.

TORNADO SURVIVOR GROUP
Springfield: A Tornado Survivor Group, facilitated by Dr. Martin Markey, meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 in the Holy Cross Rectory, 219 Plumtree Rd. Contact Beth or Sister Cindy at the rectory, 413-783-4111.

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, PARTNERS
Springfield: Mercy Hospice offers Support Groups for Widows, Widowers and Partners on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except for the month of August. Pre-registration is required by calling 413-827-4218.

ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN
Springfield: A support group and ministry for parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons will meet in the Community Room of the convent behind Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 736-6803.

ROSARY AFTERNOONS
West Springfield: The rosary will be prayed every Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the parish center chapel of St. Thomas Parish, 63 Pine St. All three mysteries will be prayed. Come for one, two or three.

VIGIL FOR THE UNBORN
Springfield: The Vigil for the Unborn is held the second Thursday of each month at St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Springfield (in the Holy Spirit Chapel), beginning at 10 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the praying of three mysteries of the rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and 12:10 Mass. All are welcome.

LITTLE AUDREY
Worcester: The Chapel for Little Audrey Santo will be open each Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It also is open the first Saturday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. It is located at 64 South Flagg St. Call 508-755-8712 or e-mail [email protected].

ST. MONICA
South Hadley: The St. Monica Sodality will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. to pray for loved ones who have left the faith. The group meets at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street. Call 532-2850.

HOLY HOUR FOR SICK AND DYING
Greenfield: A Holy Hour for the Sick and Dying is observed each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Church. Includes singing of hymns, recitation of the rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Sick and Dying and Benediction.

GOD'S GRACE INTERFAITH LIBRARY AND BOOK AND GIFT STORE
Williamstown: God's Grace, an interfaith book and gift store and lending library, 1375 Cold Spring Rd., is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.. Closed on Monday. Also closed from December to April.

CINDERELLI'S CLOSET
South Hadley: Cinderelli's Consignment Boutique, 480 Newton St., a community supporter of Providence Ministries for the Needy in Holyoke, is open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The phone number is 413-530-0311.

CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE
Ludlow: A new Catholic religious articles and book store, The Spirit Among Us, has opened at the site of the former SonRises, 200 Center St., Suite 14. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 413-583-4014.

VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP
Feeding Hills: The Vine and Branches Gift Shop, 1065 Springfield St., is open Wednesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Sundays 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The shop's phone number is 413-789-6705.

THRIFT SHOP
Florence: A Thrift Shop at The Youth Center, 87 Beacon St., is open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To donate new and gently used household items, jewelry, pocketbooks, children's books, etc., call Patte Shaughnessy at 413-584-6068 or Barbara Kaczenski at 413-586-1498.