Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer


May 4, 2016

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MAY

WEDNESDAY -- 4

RELICS OF ST. SHARBEL
Springfield: Relics of St. Sharbel will be displayed at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 375 Island Pond Rd., May 4-6. Liturgies will be held on those days at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. For more information, call 413-732-0589.

FRIDAY -- 6

FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST
Springfield: The First Friday Prayer Breakfast will be 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. This month's speaker will be Timothy Biggins, chairman of the Springfield Diocese's Pro-Life Commission. His topic will be the 40 Days for Life Campaign.

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION
West Springfield: The 21st Annual St. Thomas the Apostle School Golf Tournament and Auction will be held on Friday, May 6 at Crestview Country Club in Agawam. To register or become a sponsor, visit the St.Thomas the Apostle website or email [email protected].

TAG SALE
Greenfield: The Rosary Society of Holy Trinity Parish will hold a Tag, Rummage, Book, Plant and Bake Sale on Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will be available.

SATURDAY -- 7

MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE
Wilbraham: Boy Scout Troop 359, sponsored by St. Cecilia Parish, will hold its annual Mother's Day Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parish parking lot. For more information, call Scoutmaster Ken Lynch at 413-883-5434.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PITCH TOURNAMENT
Monson: THe 10th Annual Knights of Columbus Pitch Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Columbia Hall, across from St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St. $25 per person. To register a team, call Jack at 413-267-5279. Entry fee must be received by April 30 and can be mailed to Jack Vadnais, 43 Zuell Hill Rd., Monson, MA 01057.

MASS AND BLESSING OF YEAR OF MERCY DOORS
South Hadley: Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will bless the Holyoke Deanery Year of Mercy Doors at St. Theresa Church, 9 East Parkview Drive, before the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, May 7. A light reception will follow the Mass. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-3228.

TURKEY DINNER
North Adams: The St. Vincent de Paul Conference of the Northern Berkshires will hold its Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, May 7 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 70 Marshall St. $13 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 12 and under.

WEDNESDAY -- 11

PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
Pittsfield: St. Joseph Parish will sponsor a May 11-19, 2016 Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, contact Msgr. Michael Shershanovich at 413.445.5789 or email [email protected]. Register online at www.johnpaultours.com/mmitaly.

THURSDAY -- 12

CANDLELIGHT ROSARY
South Hadley: The Spiritual Life Team of St. Theresa Parish will hold a Candlelight Rosary presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. A light reception will follow in the Atrium of the Holy Spirit.  

SATURDAY -- 14

TAG SALE
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will hold a tag sale on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Sunday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the parish hall on the corner of Dwight and Appleton streets. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. For more information, call the parish office at 413-532-5561.  

SUNDAY -- 15

BLESSING OF MOTORCYCLES AND BLOOD DRIVE
Springfield: Holy Name Parish, 323 Dickinson St., will hold its Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles and Blood Drive on Sunday, May 15. The blessing will be held at 8:30 a.m. A pancake breakfast will be served by the Holy Name Men's Club from 8-11 a.m.; tickets are $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. The Baystate Medical Center Blood Mobile will be at the church from 8-11 a.m.

PENTECOST CELEBRATION
Springfield: Marian Father Anthony Gramlich, rector of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, will be the celebrant at the Pentecost Celebration from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Holy Name Social Center, 323 Dickinson St. Sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Springfield Diocese, it will include worship, liturgy, healing prayer and dinner. Music by Joseph Reed and Synergy. Cost is $20. Send check payable to CCR to Lorraine Bernier, 119 Blisswood Village Drive, Ludlow, MA 01056.

WEDNESDAY -- 18

BIBLE STUDY
Westfield: A four-week Bible Study on the Book of Ruth will begin on Wednesday, May 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary Parish. For more information and to register, call Joanne at 413-562-5484. The class is free; book price is $9.

FRIDAY -- 20

'SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS'
Springfield: The Cathedral High School Drama Club will hold a production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" On Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at Central High School. The production will honor current Cathedral High School seniors. May 21 will be Alumni Night; the lobby will feature paraphernalia from past fine arts shows as well as CHS yearbooks. Alumni of Cathedral may attend the performance for $7. May 22 will be Kids Day; children's tickets will be buy one, get one free. Tickets for all performances will be sold at the door. Adults, $12; children 13 and under, $7; Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic students, $5; senior citizens, $5. For more information, call Cathedral High School at 413-782-5285. 

SATURDAY -- 21

TEEN ENCOUNTER YAWEH REUNION
Southwick: A Teen Encounter/YAWEH Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 21 at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 224 Sheep Pasture Rd., beginning with the 5 p.m. vigil Mass, celebrated by Father Henry Dorsch, pastor and the first diocesan director of these ministries. Mass will be followed by a social gathering, sharing and pizza supper in the parish hall. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. RSVP at 413-569-0161 or [email protected].

SUNDAY -- 22

MARY'S HOUSE OF PRAYER DEDICATION
Chicopee: Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will officiate at the blessing and dedication of Mary's House of Prayer, 202 East Main St., which will house the healing and deliverance ministry of the Springfield Diocese, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. A blessing and prayer service will be held in St. George Church, followed by a social hour. All are welcome.

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION
North Adams: St. Elizabeth of Hungary will host a eucharistic procession through downtown North Adams on Sunday, May 22. The day will conclude with the rosary and Benediction in the church.

SATURDAY -- 22

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.

UPCOMING

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.

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.

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.

'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].

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.

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.

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].

BILINGUAL DAY OF ENRICHMENT
Manchester, N.H.: A Bilingual Day of Enrichment for parish religious education staffs will be held on 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.

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.

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.

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
West Springfield: Father Matthew Alcombright, parochial vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, will lead a Sept. 25-Oct. 6 Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, contact Father Alcombright at 413-739-4779, Ext. 14 or [email protected].

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor a Sept. 25-Oct. 8, 2016 Trip to Central and Eastern Europe, including Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 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

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].

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.