Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer

Ongoing Events


May 1, 2015

Calendar listings can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730.

 

MAY

FRIDAY -- 1

ALZHEIMER'S BENEFIT GALA
Chicopee: The Pioneer Valley Friends of the Alzheimer's Association will sponsor a Benefit Gala on Friday, May 1, beginning with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. To include local entertainment, dinner, cash bar, dessert bar, raffles and prizes. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Pioneer Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's.

SATURDAY -- 2

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING
Westfield: Holy Trinity Parish, 333 Elm St., will hold an Electronic Recycling Event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parish parking lot. For more information: [email protected].

SMA 5K AND CARNIVAL
Springfield: St. Michael's Academy, 153 Eddywood St., will hold its Annual 5K Run/Walk and Carnival on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 9 a.m. on the school campus. The carnival will run from 10 a.m.-noon. Race participants can register on the school website, www.smaspringfield.org, or  by calling the school at 413-782-5246.

SUNDAY -- 3

SPRING FLING CRAFT FAIR
Springfield: The Western Massachusetts Foundation for Suicide Prevention will sponsor a Spring Fling Craft Fair on Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, 33 Progress Ave. Free parking and admission. For more information: Cheryl Ronzoni, [email protected].

FATHER POWELL FIRST MASS
Granby: After his ordination on Saturday, May 2 in Derry, N.H., Franciscan Father Joseph Powell will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 3 at 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 256 State St. A reception at the parish center will follow the Mass.

HEALING MASS
Holyoke: Father Andre Patenaude will celebrate a Healing Mass at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at Our Lady of the Cross Church. Refreshments will follow the Mass.

MONDAY -- 4

K OF C GOLF TOURNAMENT
Greenfield: The Knights of Columbus Second Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 4 at noon at the Greenfield Country Club. For more information, call Jason Semaski at 413-626-3378 or Lou Grader at 413-774-2848.

TUESDAY -- 5

PRAYER TO STOP DRUG EPIDEMIC
Westfield: The Gathering Grandparents group will hold their monthly prayer meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter and St. Casimir Church. This month's special prayer intention will be to pray for an end to the drug epidemic in western Massachusetts.

IRELAND TRIP
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College will sponsor a May 5-14 Trip to Ireland, visiting Dingle and Galway. For more information, call Rose Baker at 413-519-2135 or visit www.elmsirishcenter.org.

WEDNESDAY -- 6

LIVING ROSARY SERVICE
Chicopee: The Fairveiw Knights of Columbus Council 4044, 1599 Memorial Dr., will hold its Semi-Annual Candlelight Living Rosary Service on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The service will be led by the council chaplain, Father Frank Lawlor, and will include live music; light refreshments will follow the service.

THURSDAY -- 7

MCFL MOTHER'S DAY DINNER
Agawam: The Massachusetts Citizens for Life will hold its 41st Annual Mother's Day Dinner on Thursday, May 7, beginning with a social hour at 5:45 p.m. at Chez Josef. Keynote speaker is Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. For more information: Sandy, 413-733-1096.

DVD BIBLE STUDY
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 33 Adams St., will hold an eight-week DVD Bible Study on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from May 7-June 25. Register by calling Colleen at 413-527-6653. Sessions are free of charge. Optional journal is $10.

FRIDAY -- 8

TAG SALE
Greenfield: The Rosary Society of Holy Trinity Parish will hold a Tag, Rummage, Book, Plant and Bake Sale on Friday, May 8 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will be available.

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION
Feeding Hills: The Golf Committee of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Springfield will sponsor the 20th Annual St. Thomas Golf Tournament and Auction on Friday, May 8 at the Oak Ridge Country Club, beginning with a shot gun start at 12:15 p.m. $125 per golfer. Payment is due on April 30. For more information: Kevin White, 860-798-0952 or Serena Lichwan, 413-348-0804.

BENEFIT CONCERT
Pittsfield: Ron Ramsay, music director of St. Ann Parish, Lenox, and Samantha Talora will present "The Great Amercian Songbook," a benefit concert for the Women's Transitional Housing Program of Community ReStart, on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 41 Wendell Ave. Tickets are $20. Reservations not required. For information: 413-442-3172.

ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT
Pittsfield: The Fifth Annual St. Joseph Central High School Evening With the Stars Benefit will be held on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For reservations or more information, call 413-443-9686.

SATURDAY -- 9

RUN FASTER WITH A PASTOR
Ware: St. Mary School will hold Run Faster With a Pastor, a 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 9 beginning with registration and number pick-up at 7:30 a.m. To include a 2-Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run/Obstacle Course. $10 for St. Mary students; $25 for racers and walkers. For more information: [email protected] or 413-237-3539. To register: www.runreg.com/run-faster-with-a-pastor.

PLANT SALE
Wilbraham: Boy Scout Troop 359, sponsored by St. Cecilia Parish, will hold its annual Mother's Day Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parish parking lot.

SUNSHINE MARKET AND BRUNCH
Springfield: The Sunshine Market and Brunch will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Holy Name Social Center. Brunch/lunch tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling Erin Smith at 413-297-4257.

FLOWER/RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE
Feeding Hills: The St. Martha's Guild of Sacred Heart Church will hold a Flower/Rummage/Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parish center. All proceeds will support future church activities.

CHS ST. JOSEPH DINNER
Springfield: Cathedral High School will hold its Annual St. Joseph Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 9, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. at The Cedars. Guest speaker is EWTN radio and TV host Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God. For tickets, contact Elizabeth Newman at 413-782-5285 or [email protected].

TUESDAY -- 12

'IN THE MOOD' BUS TRIP
Springfield: St. catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor an "In the Mood" bus trip to Boston to a 1940s musical revue with a pre-show lunch at Phillips Restaurant. For information and reservations: 413-896-8801.

FRIDAY -- 15

SINGING PRIESTS CONCERT
Pittsfield: The Singing Priests of the Springfield Diocese will present a concert to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Barrington Stage, 30 Union St. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 413-236-8888, in person at the box office or online at www.barringtonstageco.org/rentals/singingpriests.

SATURDAY -- 16

TAG SALE
Three Rivers: The Sts. Peter and Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish will sponsor a Tag Sale on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parish center on Main Street. To include a bake sale, lunch items for purchase and free coffee all day.

2015 CARDINAL EGAN LECTURE
New York: North Adams native Mary Ann Glendon, law professor and former ambassador to the Holy See, will deliver the 2015 Edward Cardinal Egan Lecture on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Edward Cardinal Egan Catholic Center at New York University, Washington Sqaure South, 238 Thompson St., New York, N.Y. Ticketed admission only. Register at www.cardinaleganlecture.com or by calling 914-502-1859.

SUNDAY -- 17

BLESSING OF MOTORCYLES AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Springfield: Holy Name Parish, Dickinson Street, will hold its 19th Annual Blessing of the Motorcyles and Pancake Breakfast, and its Fourth Annual BMC Blood Mobile on Sunday, May 17, with the blessing at 8:30 a.m., the Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. ($3 for adults, $1.50 for children) and the blood drive from 8-11 a.m.

IRISH CEILI AND SET DANCING WORKSHOP
Holyoke: An Irish Ceili and Set Dancing Workshop will be held from 4-7 p.m. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. $5 suggested donation.

FATHER BENOIT 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Granby: Father Adrian Benoit, who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination, will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. A reception in the parish center will follow the Mass.

FRDIAY -- 22

YOUTH RETREAT ENCUENTRO 2015
Goshen: The Springfield Diocese's annual Youth Retreat Encuentro 2015 will be held May 22-24 at Camp Holy Cross. Includes talks, music, activities, Scripture and prayer. For more information, contact Maria Delgado at 413-297-6973 or Angel Delgado at 413-297-1005.

'GRACE LEE BOGGS' DOCUMENTARY
Holyoke: Christopher Tinson, assistant professor of African AMerican studies at Hampshire Collge will host a showing of the documentary, "AMerican Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" at 6:30 p.m. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The film is part of the ongoing Fourth Friday "Everyday Courage" Documentary Series at DeCice Hall. For more information: www.decicehall.org.

WEDNESDAY -- 27

'GUYS AND DOLLS'
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will sponsor a May 27 bus trip to the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut to see "Guys and Dolls." To sign up, call Nancy at 413-586-0681 or Andie at 413-586-4815. Deposit due March 25; final payment due April 24.

FRIDAY -- 29

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in New England will be May 29-31. For more information, Call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.

MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
Petersham, Mass.: The monks of St. Mary Monastery will host a Monastic Experience Weekend for single men, ages 18- 40, on May 29-31. For more information, contact Father Gregory at [email protected] or call 978-724-3350.

SATURDAY -- 30

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
Wilbraham: Cub Scout Troop 359, sponsored by St. Cecilia Parish, will hold a Bottle and Can Drive from 8 a.m.-noon in the church parking lot. Proceeds will help fund educational programs and activities for the Scouts.

FATHER BENOIT 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Hadley: Father Adrian Benoit will celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, May 30 at Most Holy Redeemer Church. A jubilee reception will and dinner will follow the Mass. Tickets are $25. Call the parish at 413-584-1326.

K OF C PITCH TOURNAMENT
Monson: The Ninth Annual Knights of Columbus Pitch Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. in Columbia Hall at St. Patrick Parish, 22 Green St. Entry fee is $25 and must be received by May 16. Send check made out to Knights of Columbus to Jack Vadnais, 43 Zuell Hill Rd., Monson, MA 01057.

SUNDAY -- 31

FATHER BRUNTON ANNIVERSARY
Lenox: Father Daniel Brunton (pictured at left), former pastor of St. Ann Parish, 132 Main St., will celebrate the 9:45 a.m. Mass at St. Ann's on May 31, to mark the 55th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. A reception will follow the Mass.

'WEST SIDE STORY'
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a May 31 trip to the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y. to see "West Side Story." For reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment due April 15.

UPCOMING

ST. ELIZABETH PARISH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor a June 4-8 Trip to Thousands Islands, Toronto and Niagara Falls and an Oct. 12-17 Trip to South America. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected].

INDOOR TAG AND RUMMAGE SALE
Westfield: Holy Trinity Parish will hold a Giant Indoor Tag and Rummage Sale on Friday, June 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parish hall, 331 Elm St. Use back entrance from the parking lot. For more information: 413-562-4514.

EVENING OF REFLECTIN FOR DIVORCED
Holyoke: An Evening of Reflection for those who have experienced divorce will be held on wednesday, June 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Cost is $10. To register, call 413-789-6164.

ST. MARY SCHOOLS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Westfield: St. Mary Schools 25th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 12 at the Tekoa Country Club, beginning with registration at 10 a.m. For more information, call 413-568-1160, Ext. 46 or email [email protected].

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 at Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., beginning with an opening Mass at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12 and ending with a closing Mass at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 13.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place throughout the night, along with recitation of the rosary, litanies, hymns and other devotions. Refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY
Springfield: St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Parish, 375 Island Pond Rd., will celebrate the feast of St. Anthony with a parade, a special liturgy and time for veneration of its St. Anthony relic on Saturday, June 13. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a 4:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski.

EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION
Northampton: The 13th Annual Diocesan-Wide Eucharistic Rosary Procession will be held, rain or shine, on Sunday, June 14, from 2-4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 99 King St. Refreshments will follow at the parish hall at 10 Hawley St. For more information, call Brenda and George D’Astous at 413-221-4372 or visit www.eucharisticprocessionnorthampton.com.

POLISH GENEALOGY PROGRAM
Chicopee: The Polish Genealogy Society of Massachusetts will sponsor “Leaving Dobrzechow: Immigration from a Galician Village,” a presentation by Patricia Yocum, on Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St. Free admission.

MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKENDS
Petersham, Mass.: St. Scholastica Priory, 271 North Main St., a house of Benedictine nuns, will host Monastic Experience Weekends for single women ages 18-40 on June 19-21 and Oct. 9-11. For more information, contact Sister Mary Frances at [email protected] or call 978-724-3213.

PILGRIMAGE TO PRAGUE AND POLAND
Wilbraham: Father Daniel Cymer, parochial vicar of St. Cecilia Parish, will lead a June 22-July 4 Pilgrimage to Prague and Poland. For more information, contact Pat Tours at 413-747-7702 or [email protected].

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
South Hadley: St. Theresa Parish will sponsor a Vaction Bible School June 24-28. For information and registration forms: 413-532-3228 or [email protected].

PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a June 25-26 trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. For reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment due May 20.

'FOOD CHAINS' DOCUMENTARY
Holyoke: The documentary, "Food Chains," which focuses on a group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

TRIP TO SEPT. 11 MUSEUM
South Hadley: St. Patrick Parish will sponsor a June 28 Trip to the National 9/11 Museum in New York City. To include a sightseeing harbor cruise. For reservations, call Greg at 413-536-2580. Payment due June 1.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will hold a Vacation Bible School July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-noon for ages 4-10. $10 per child. For more information: 413-467-3566.

SUMMER CATECHETICAL PROGRAM
Brattleboro, Vt.: St. Michael Parish, 47 Walnut St., will host Totus Tuus, a parish-based summer catechetical program for grade school and high school students July 13-17. For more information: Peter and Judith Nero, 802-254-4818.

LOBSTER CRUISE
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a July 18 Beauport Princess Lobster Cruise from Gloucester, Mass. For reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment due June 15.

TRIP TO MONTREAL/QUEBEC SHRINES
Pittsfield: The St. Anne Society Ladies Group of St. Joseph Parish will sponsor a July 25-27 bus trip to the Shrines of Montreal and Quebec. For more information, call Bonnie at 413-447-7784; Barbara at 413-443-3217; or Carolyn at 413-443-5401.

A DAY AT COOPERSTOWN
Springfield: The Holy Name Men's Club will sponsor "A Day at Cooperstown," to include the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 26. For reservations, call Ann Marie or Ed Gosselin at 413-733-7524. Final payment due July 1

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA BUS TRIPS
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor a May 12 trip to Boston to see the "In The Mood" musical review; a June 26 trip to the Isle of Shoals and Mike's Clam Shack in Maine; and a July 29 Red Sox Catholic Night Trip. For more information and reservations, call Betty at 413-896-8801.

'WEST SIDE STORY'
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor an Aug. 2 trip to the MacHaydn Theater in New York  to see "West Side Story"; an Aug. 26 bus trip to Historic Lexington and Concord, Mass.; a Sept. 9 trip to the Country Legends Show at Oakdale Music Theater; and a Sept. 11 Mystic Schooner Cruise. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
Fathers Piotr Pawlus and Tomasz Parzynski, both priests of the Springfield Diocese, will lead a Sept. 15-26 Pilgrimage to Portugal and Spain. For more information, call Pat Tours at 413-747-7702.

ST. ELIZABETH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor a Sept. 19-Oct. 1, 2015 Trip to Italy; and an Oct. 12-27, 2015 Trip to South America. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected]

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 REUNION
Chicopee: The 50-year reunion of St. George School Class of 1965 will be hekl Sept. 19, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Chicopee Moose Lodge, Fuller Rd., Chicopee. Tickets are $30 per person. Invitations will be sent out to known class members by March 30, 2015. The class is still looking for members Annemarie Bouchard and Linda Gibson. For more information, please contact Earl Bradford at 860-617-5792 or [email protected].

ADIRONDACK BALLOON FESTIVAL
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor a Sept. 18-20 trip to the Adirondack Balloon Festival at Lake George, N.Y. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

BUS TRIP TO PAPAL MASS
Springfield: The Diocesan Office of Pastoral Ministries will sponsor a Bus Trip to the Papal Mass in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 27. Individuals and parish groups are urged to contact Sister Cathy Homrok, SSJ, as soon as possible at 413-452-0686 or [email protected].

IRELAND TOUR
Springfield: The John Boyle O'Reilly Club will sponsor an Oct. 3-13 West Coast of Ireland Tour. For more information, call Joyce Bosworth at 413-330-6363. Visit www.jbo-club.com for full itinerary.

ROME AND AMALFI COAST
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor an Oct. 19-28 Trip to Rome and the Amalfi Coast. For more information, call the parish at 413-734-5433.

SHRINES OF FRANCE
Greenfield: Father Timothy Campoli, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, will be the spiritual directors for an Oct. 19-28, 2015 Pilgrimage to the Shrines of France. For more information, contact Helen Shea Murphy at [email protected] or 413-773-8890; or visit www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.   

TRIP TO PANAMA
South Hadley: The St. Patrick's Travel Club will sponsor a Nov. 12-20 Trip to Panama, the land between the seas. For more information, contact Linda or Greg at 413-536-2580.

ONGOING

SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: Ucoming trips inlcude June 20, Newport Flower Show; July 25, Maine Lobster and Lighthouse Adventure; Aug. 15, Annual Sacred Heart Day at Hampton Beach; Oct. 24, Broadway, NYC; Nov. 7, Boston Christmas Festival; Nov. 21, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. For more information, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; or [email protected].  

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. Father Francis Manning serves as chaplain. 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].

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.

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. 

ALPHA SERIES
Springfield: A multi-parish presentation of ALPHA, a program on Christianity, be held on 10 Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning on Aug. 21 at the Bishop Marshall Center adjacent to St. Michael's Cathedral. All are welcome; no church affiliation is necessary. The program begins with a light supper, followed by a DVD talk and discussions. There is no cost but registration is required. Call the diocesan Faith Formation Office at 413-452-0812.

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. 2015 dates are Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. 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].

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
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.

BIBLE STUDY
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.

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 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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Westfield: Holy Trinity Parish, 333 Elm St., holds a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration each Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

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.

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. Meetings begin again in September.

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.

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.