Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer

Ongoing Events


Feb 27, 2015

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

 

FEBRUARY

OPERATION HOPE TOTE
Springfield: The Springfield Rescue Mission, 19 Bliss St., will hold its 12th Annual Operation Hope Tote from February 1-March 31. Hope Tote bags, to be filled with perosnal items for the homeless, will be available by calling 413-732-0808, Ext. 114 or emailing [email protected]. Filled bags should be returned to the mission by March 31.

LENTEN LUNCHES
South Hadley: Lenten Lunches will be held on the Fridays of Lent, from Feb. 20 through March 27, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Social Center at St. Patrick Parish. Take out will be available until 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Connie Clancy at 413-533-1614 or [email protected].
Springfield: Lenten Lunches will be held on Fridays, Feb. 20-March 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, 1023 Parker St. Menu is a la carte or $6 for a combo meal. Nonperishable food donations for the Survival Center would be appreciated.
Springfield: Lenten Lunches will be held on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Asbury Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. Call ahead for take out orders: 413-221-5399.

LENTEN VESPERS
Pittsfield: Lenten Vespers will be held on Sunday evenings at 6, beginning today, in the South Chapel of St. Joseph Church. Following vespers, a video presentaiton will be held in the North Chapel with a discussion period held by Father Geoffrey Decker. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

PARISH LENTEN SERIES
Westfield: The Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Series, presented by Father Gary Caster, will be held on Wednesdays with a 7 p.m. Mass and Lenten talk during the homily. The church is located at 127 Holyoke Rd. Parking is free and all are welcome to attend the series.

THURSDAY -- 26

HOLY FAMILY PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
West Hartford, Conn.: Upcoming retreats at the Holy Family Retreat Center include Feb. 26, "Nourishing the Spirit of the Parish Minister"; and Feb. 28, "Introduction to Centering Prayer Worshop." for more infotmation and to register, visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org or call 860-760-9705.

SESSIONS FOR CATECHISTS
Holyoke: The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, 537 Northampton St., will offer a series of instructional sessions for catechists dealing with students with behavioral issues, autism and other developmental disorders. The sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Celebration Center and the topics will be: Feb. 26, Creative Management of Classroom Behavior in the Inclusive Classroom; March 26, We Go to Mass; April 30, Recognize-Respond to Learnign Disabilities; May 21, The Inclusive catholic community; and June 25, Scripture-Based Inclusion. For more information, contact Jericho at 413-538-7450 or [email protected].

                                 (Iobserve photo/Julie Beaulieu)

FRIDAY-- 27

'EVERY THREE SECONDS' MOVIE
Holyoke: "Every Three Seconds," a documentary about ending extreme poverty and hunger by the award-winning filmmaker of "For the Bible Tells Me So," will be shown from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St.. $5 admission. Seating is limited to 50, first-come-first-served. Doors open at 6 p.m. DeCice Hall features Keurig coffee, tea, cocoa. On-site parking. Full HP accessibility.

'CURTAIN CALL, AGAIN'
Springfield: Holyoke Catholic High School will present the musical, "Curtain Call, Again" today and Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Commonwealth Academy, One Ames Hill Rd. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Amanda at [email protected] or 413-777-4701. 

SATURDAY -- 28

TAG SALE
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish, 221 Plumtree Rd., will hold a Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holy Cross Gym. There will be hundreds of items for sale. Free admission and free parking.

PASTA AND MEATBALL FUNDRAISER
Westfield: The West of the River Pro-Life Group will hold a Pasta and Meatball Fundriaser Dinner from 5-7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St. Adults $7; seniors and students $6; children under 5 free. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the group, contact Bill Schneeloch at 413-568-4906, 860-604-5264 or [email protected].

DANIEL P. CURRAN IRISH NIGHT
Holyoke: The Ancient Order of Hibernians-James A. Curran Division One and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the 10th Annual Daniel P. Curran Irish Night on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Wherehouse?, 109 Lyman St. $25 per person. For reservations, call the restaurant at 413-534-3039 by Feb. 23

UPCOMING

CHAPEL CONCERT SERIES
Holyoke: The Chapel Concert Series at Providence Place, Five Gamelin St., will continue on Sunday, March 1 with a performance by violinist Samantha Gillogly at 2:30 p.m. She will perform selections from Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas. For more information, call 413-534-9700.

IRELAND INFORMATION NIGHT
Springfield: An Information Night on Catholic Communications Aug. 7-18 Trip to Ireland will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel at St. Michael's Cathedral. For more information and to register for the Information Night, call Stacy Dibbern at 413-452-0670.

LENTEN QUIET DAY: CANTERBURY AND ROME
Lenox: Lenten meditations on the Episcopal and Roman Catholic traditions will be led by Rev. Michael Tuck, rector of the Episcopal church, and Father C.J. Waitekus, pastor of St. Ann Parish, on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity Church Parish Center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, call St. Ann's at 413-637-0157.

CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE
Chicopee: The Springfield Diocese's Annual Catholic Men's Conference will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Bellamy School, Pendleton Avenue. Speakers include Ray McKenna of Catholic Athletes for Christ; Greg Wasinski of Let Me Be Me Ministries; Father Robert Reed of CatholicTV; and Bishop William Callahan of LaCrosse, Wis. For more information call 413-549-0300 Ext. 12; to register online go to www.spfldmensconference.org.

SILENT AUCTION
Chicopee: St. Stanislaus School will hold its annual Silent Auction on Saturday, March 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the school and parish center, 534 Front St. Tickets are $5 each and include tea cup raffle tickets. Poish, Irish, French and American food will be available. Items to be auctioned include a "Fozen" package, GoPro camera, handmade afghans and many other items. For more information, call the school at 414-592-5135 or visit the webstie at www.st.stanislaus.mec.edu.

SCHOLA NOVA
Springfield: Schola Nova will perform sacred choral music on Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., followed by a reception inthe social center. Tickets (to cover refreshments) are $2. Call the parish at 413-733-5823.

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH DAY
Westfield: A Junior High Day will be held on Sunday, March 8 from 2-6 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 30 Bartlett St. Featured speaker will be Kevin M. Dowd, a doctoral  student in theology and education at Boston College. Cost is $5 and deadline for registraiton is March 1. Register by contacting the Office of Faith Formation, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01102 or your parish religious education director. 

POLISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Chciopee: The Polish Genealogy Society of Massachusetts will sponsor "Locating Vital Records in Poland Using Online Resources," a presentation by Julie Roberts Szcepankiewicz, on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St. Free admission. For more information, visit www.PGSMA.org.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends in New England will be March 13-15 and May 29-31. For more information, Call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.

SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: Upcoming trips include Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular, March 14; Goodspeed Opera House, April 15; Newport Flower Show, June 20; Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, June 29; Trip to Hampton Beach, Aug. 15; Boston Christmas Festival, Nov. 7; and Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Nov. 21. For details and registration, call Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.; or email [email protected].

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER
Granby: The Men's Club of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will hold An Old Fashioned Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $14 for takeout dinners.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER
Palmer: The Knights of Columbus Palmer Council 376 will hold its Anual St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the St. Thomas Parish Center. Donation is $10. For tickets, call Norm at 413-283-7527 or Mary at 413-283-5651 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

PRE-CANA CLASS
Springfield: Sacred Heart Parish, 395 Chestnut St., will hold its Annual Pre-Cana Class on Sunday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the church. Pre-registration is required; call the rectory at 413-732-3721. There is a $10 registration fee for couples not getting married at Sacred Heart.

DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
North Adams: Author and Speaker Vinny Flynn will present a Day of Paryer and Reflection on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. To include lunch, a talk on the sacraments of mercy, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, Reconciliation, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the parish at 413-663-5316.

LENTEN REFLECTION EVENING
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will hold an Evening of Lenten Reflection on Monday, March 23 in the church, with reconciliation at 6 p.m., and Mass at 7 p.m., followed by refreshments. Celebrant and homilist will be Father Warren Savage. Free will offering. For more information, call Concetta at 413-737-3852.

TRIP TO STOCKBRIDGE
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a March 27 Trip to Ioka Farms and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. For more information, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

PASSION PLAY BUS TRIP
Chicopee: St. Rose de Lima Parish will sponsor a Bus Trip to see the Passion Play of St. Thomas Parish in Southington, Conn., on Wednesday, April 1. Call Cathy Desorcy at 413-538-8074 by March 1.

PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
Westfield: Father Brian McGrath, pastor of St. Mary Parish, Westfield, will lead an April 15-26, 2015 Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, call St. Mary Rectory at 413-562-5477.

ST. ELIZABETH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor "France Magnifique," an April 17-30, 2015 trip to France, including Paris, Normandy, the Loire Valley, Provence, the Riviera, Nice, Monaco and more; 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]

SAN ANTONIO GETAWAY
South Hadley: St. Patrick Parish will sponsor a San Antonio Getaway from April 19-23, 2015. For more information, call Marion Callahan at 413-536-2185.

RETREAT
Chicopee: Father William Rousseau will lead a four-day, three-night retreat at the Marie Jospeh Spiritual Center in Biddeford, Maine, leaving St. Anne Church on Tuesday, April 21 at 9 a.m. For more information, call 413-519-1492.

CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Chicopee: The Springfield Diocese's Annual Catholic Women's Conference will be held on Saturday, April 25 at Bellamy School. Speakers include Mike Leonard, veteran correspopndent for NBC's "Today" program; Alice Camille, an author and religious educator; and Allison Gingras, founder of Reconciled to You Ministries. To register, call 413-452-0812 or register online at www.iobserve.org.

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.

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.

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].

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].

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. GEORGE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 REUNION
Chicopee: The Class of 1965 of the former St. George School is planning a reunion on Sept. 15, 2015 and would like to locate classmates Annemarie Bouchard, Linda Gibson, Shirley Valliere and Dorothy Veith. Contact person is Earl Bradford, [email protected] or 860-617-5792.

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

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: For Upcoming trips, 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].  

PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS
Ludlow: The Prayer Helpers of the Precious Blood will pray the Rosary for Priests and Bishops at 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at Christ the King Parish, 41 Warsaw Ave.

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.