Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer

Ongoing Events


Sep 10, 2014

Calendar listings can be emailed to r.drake@diospringfield.org or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730.

 

SENSATIONAL SIBS PROGRAM
Holyoke: The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho will offer Sensational Sibs, a program for children and teens who have siblings with disabilities. Jericho is now accepting sign-ups for Fall 2014 in two age groups, 8-12 and 13-16. Teens age 16 and up are welcome to serve as mentors. For more information or to register, contact Linda LaPointe at 413-739-4715; Laura Fitzell at 413-538-7450; or Maggie Wurm at 413-586-7525.

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY -- 11

9/11 MEMORIAL MASS
Ludlow: The Eighth Annual Deanery-wide 9/11 Memorial Mass, honoring those who perished during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, will be offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at St. Elizabeth Church, 191 Hubbard St. The annual service is sponsored by the Combined Catholic Parishes of Chicopee and Ludlow. A free will donation will be accepted for the benfit of the Community Survival Center in Ludlow.

SATURDAY -- 13

TRIP TO 9-11 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM
Springfield: The Holy Name Men's Club will sponsor a Sept. 13 Trip to the 9-11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Includes guided tour of Midtown and Lower Manhattan and lunch in Little Italy. PIck-ups will be in Greenfield, West Springfield and at Holy Name in Springfield. For more information and to register, contact Ed and AnnMarie Gosselin at 413-733-7524.

FRANCE, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
Chicopee: Father Anthony of Proximo Travel, in conjunction with St. Anne Parish, will lead a Sept. 13-25, 2014 Trip to France, Spain and Portugal. For more information, contact Proximo Travel at 508-340-9370 or 855-842-8001.

SUNDAY -- 14

FALL FESTIVAL
Westfield: Holy Trinity Parish will hold its annual Fall Festival, rain or shine, on Sept. 14 from noon-6 p.m. at Pilsudski Park, 200 Old Country Rd., Holyoke. Mass will be celebrated at the park at 10:30 a.m. The festival will feature Polish and American kitchens, a bake sale, Bingo, a straw booth, games, raffles, and children's games and acvities, including a Bounce House. A band will play Polish and American music in the ballroom from 1-6 p.m. Free admission and parking. For more informaiton, call the parish office Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 413-568-1506.

DIACONATE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
Springfield, Pittsfield and Amherst: Informational Meetings about the Springfield Diocese's Diaconate Formation Program will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Michael's Academy, Wheeler Ave., Springfield; St. Joseph Church, North Chapel, 414 North St., Pittsfield; and the Newman Catholic Center, 472 North Pleasant St., Amherst. Those interested in the diaconate program, and their wives, are welcome to attend. For more information or to register, contact Deacon John Leary at 413-498-5065 or deaconjohnleary@gmail.com; or Deacon Leo Coughlin at 413-452-0674 or diaconate@diospringfield.org.

FRIDAY -- 19

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Sept. 19-21 and Oct. 17-19. For more information, call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.

TRIP TO PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a Sept. 19-21, 2014 Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and beyond. For more information and reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382 or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment is due by Aug. 1.

SATURDAY -- 20

TAG SALE
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish, 221 Plumtree Rd., will hold a Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Holy Cross Gym. Tables can be rented for $25. Call Gail at 413-782-5193 for more information.

SUNDAY -- 21

TRIP TO SWITZERLAND AND ITALY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor a Sept. 21-Oct. 1 trip to Switzerland and Italy. For more information, call Mary at 413-789-7318.

FRIDAY -- 26

DIOCESAN SCOUT RETREAT
Goshen: The 60th Annual Diocesan Scout Retreat Camporee will be held Sept. 26-28 at Camp Holy Cross. To include programs and activities for Boy/Venture Scouts, Girl Scouts, adult leaders and parents. Retreat master will be Redemptorist Father Richard Bennett of the Bronx, New York. For more information, call Father Eugene Plasse at 413.283.5091.

SATURDAY -- 27

SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: Upcoming trips include Sept. 27, Providence Waterfire and Legal Seafoods Restaurant; Oct. 10-13, Columbus Day Weekend in Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada; Oct. 25, The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Hudson River Valley, N.Y.; Nov. 8, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Snow's Chocolate Tour, Hart's Turkey Restaurant and Kellerhaus Gift Emporium; Dec. 6, New York Botanical Garden Gingerbread Adventure and Holiday Train Show; Jan. 10-17, Southern Caribbean Cruise. For more information, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; or mcaleer2006@verizon.net.  

TUESDAY -- 30

BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will present the Bible Timeline Course in three sessions of eight classes each on Tuesdays from 10 a.m-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Dates are Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 2014; Jan. 13-March 3, 2015; and April 7-May 26, 2015. $35 cost for course materials. For more information or to register, contact Bill and Theresa D'Amato at 413-203-5296 or micah68bt@gmail.com.


UPCOMING

AGAPE COMMUNITY ST. FRANCIS DAY
Ware, Mass.: The Agape Community, 2062 Greenwich Rd., will hold its annual St. Francis Day, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Yale professors and executive producers of the film, "Journey of the Universe," Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will be the main speakers. For more information, contact Agape at peace@agapecommunity.org or 413-967-9369; or log on to www.agapecommunity.org.

MATTHEW KELLY RETREAT
Belchertown: Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly will present a retreat, "Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose," on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 7-10:45 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church. For tickets, log on to www.DynamicCatholic.com or call 413-323-7594.

AMISH COUNTRY TRIP
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor an Oct. 13-15 trip to Pennsylvania to the Millennium Theater production of "Moses," the Amish Country and Philadelphia. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or jamesmartin47@verizon.net

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Easthampton: The Mission Committee of Our Lady of the Valley Parish will host a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 25 crafters and vendors; and coffee, donuts, pizza, soda and hot dogs will be for sale.

'SOUTH PACIFIC'
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a trip to the Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y., on Sunday Oct. 19 to see "South Pacific." To reserve seats, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225.

MCFL FUNDRAISING BANQUET
Norwood, Mass.: The Massachusetts Citizens for Life will host its Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 23, beginning with a 6 p.m. reception, in the Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton. The keynote speaker will be Ryan Bomberger, founder of The Radiance Foundation. Registration starts on Aug. 20. Contact Matt at 617-242-4199, Ext. 221.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Springfield: Father David Wathen will lead an Oct. 30-Nov. 9 Holy Land Pilgrimage, sponsored by Holy Name Parish in Springfield. For more information, call Jim or Elaine at 413-567-8328.

TRIP TO SEE 'SHEAR MADNESS'
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a trip to Boston to see "Shear Madness" on Sunday, Nov. 2. Includes luncheon at the Hard Rock Cafe. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: Upcoming trips include Saturday, Dec. 6, New York Botanical Garden Gingerbread Adventure and Holiday Train Show; Jan. 10-17, 2015, Caribbean Cruise. For more information, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; or mcaleer2006@verizon.net.  

HOLIDAY WISHES AT THE AQUA TURF CLUB
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will sponsor a Dec. 9 trip, Holiday Wishes at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville Conn. Leaves at 9:45 a.m. and returns at approximately 4 p.m. To register, call Nancy at 413-586-0681.

FRANCE TRIP
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. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or jamesmartin47@verizon.net

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 helensheamurphy@verizon.net or 413-773-8890; or visit www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.   

ONGOING

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM
New Haven, Conn.: The museum's current exhibit, "Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible," will run until Nov. 2, 2014. Admission and museum parking are free. For more information, call the museum at 203-752-4630. 

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 marymac.101213@gmail.com.

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 Noven to St. Peregrine is held every Friday at after the 7 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St.

SCHOENSTATT SHRINE PRAYER
Westfield: Throughout the Jubilee Year of Grace of Our Mother Thrice Admirable, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Rd., will be open Tuesday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon for those who would like to pray before the Shrine Altar of the Schoenstatt Movement of Massachusetts. The altar will be returned to the Movement House in the fall of 2014. For more information, call the Schoenstatt Movement House at 413-562-9147.

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 m.lambert@smaspringfield.org.  

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. 2014 dates are Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. For more information, call Alicia at 413-579-4739.

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 laura@jerichobeca.org

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 srjoan@jerichobeca.org.

 

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.

ICON EXHIBIT
New Haven, Conn.: "Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons & Treasures," the newest exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St., will run until April 27, 2014. The exhibit contains more than 225 Russian icons, along with liturgical and devotional items. Admission and museum parking are free. For more information, call the museum at 203-752-4630 or visit the website, www.kofcmuseum.org.

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.

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.

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.

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 saint@littleaudreysanto.org.

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 phine 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.