Calendar listings can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730. AUGUST SENSATIONAL SIBS PROGRAM TUESDAY -- 19 TRIP TO NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA MOTOR COACH TOURS THURSDAY -- 21 FAITH ON FIRE CATHOLIC RALLY ALPHA SERIES SATURDAY -- 23 NEWMAN CENTER FUNDRAISER SACCO/VANZETTI MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY -- 24 MACHAYDN THEATER TRIP ASL MASS IN THE BERKSHIRES POLKA PARTY NEWMAN CENTER CLAMBAKE MONDAY -- 25 ANNUAL SSJ GOLF CLASSIC UPCOMING TRIP TO SHRINE OF ST. ANTHONY SISTER MARY McCUE ANNIVERSARY FOUR-DAY 'MOSES' TRIP BIBLE STUDY PENNSYLVANIA SHRINES TRIP TO 9-11 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM FRANCE, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL FALL FESTIVAL DIACONATE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS TRIP TO PENN DUTCH COUNTRY TRIP TO SWITZERLAND AND ITALY SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE MATTHEW KELLY RETREAT AMISH COUNTRY TRIP HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR 'SOUTH PACIFIC' MCFL FUNDRAISING BANQUET HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE TRIP TO SEE 'SHEAR MADNESS' SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB HOLIDAY WISHES AT THE AQUA TURF CLUB FRANCE TRIP SHRINES OF FRANCE ONGOING FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE SCHOENSTATT SHRINE PRAYER BINGO SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS GATHERING GRANDPARENTS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP JERICHO GAME NIGHT TEEN NIGHT FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB ICON EXHIBIT MEN'S BIBLE STUDY BIBLE STUDY MONTHLY BREAKFAST MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER TODDLER PLAYGROUP ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SACRAMENT OF THE SICK WEEKLY CONFESSIONS EXPOSITION HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE KNITTING MINISTRY INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES BIBLE STUDY SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT PRAYER GROUPS DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET TORNADO SURVIVOR GROUP SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, PARTNERS ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN ROSARY AFTERNOONS VIGIL FOR THE UNBORN LITTLE AUDREY ST. MONICA HOLY HOUR FOR SICK AND DYING CINDERELLI'S CLOSET CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP THRIFT SHOP
Aug 18, 2014
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 mor einformation or to register, contact Linda LaPointe at 413-739-4715; Laura Fitzell at 413-538-7450; or Maggie Wurm at 413-586-7525.
Pittsfield: The Family Community Life Committee of Sacred Heart Parish, 191 Elm. St., will sponsor an Aug. 19 Trip to the Newport (R.I.) Playhouse to see "Murder at the Howard Johnson's." For reservations, call Sacred Heart Parish at 413-443-6960. The bus will leave the church at 7:15 a.m.
Springfield: Upcomig St. Catherine of Siena Motor Coach Tours include Aug. 19, Cape Cod Canal Centennial Cruise; Sept. 24, North Shore Theater; and Oct. 4, Rail & Sail day trip to New York State. For more information and reservations, call Betty at 413-896-8801.
Feeding Hills: A Faith on Fire Catholic Rally will be held on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21 and 22, from 6-9 p.m. on the grounds of Sacred Heart Parish, 1065 Springfield St. To include Praise and Worship Music by Joseph Reed and Synergy; guest speakers; a eucharistic procession; reconciliation; and prayers for healing with the laying on of hands. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There is no charge for the event; participants are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, call Jean Raczkowski, pastoral minister, at 413-786-8200, Ext. 16.
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.
Shoppers can purchase a $5 shopping pass, for exclusive savings in every Macy's Department Store on Aug. 23, during the Shop For a Cause fundraiser for the Newman Catholic Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Newman Center will receive the $5 and shoppers can also enter to win a $500 Macy's Gift Card. Passes can be purchased online at http://newmanumass.org/community-calendar/shop-for-a-cause/; or by calling Virginia Webb at 413-549-0300, Ext. 13.
Springfield: The Hampden County Chapter of the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, in association with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, will sponsor the annual Sacco/Vanzetti Memorial Service from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St. The main speaker will be Lois Ahrens, founder and director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project, a Northampton-based national organization. Attorneys John and Linda Thompson will receive the Ken Childs Award and Attorney David Hoose will receive the Clarence Darrow Award. Free parking and admission. Refreshments will be served.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor an Aug. 24 Trip to the MacHaydn Theater to see "The Full Monty." For more information, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Pittsfield: The monthly ASL (American Sign Language) Mass in the Berkshires will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Church, 400 West St.
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley Parish will host the Second Annual Polka Party, featuring the Eddie Forman Orchestra, from noon-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Campus, 34 Franklin St. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1116. Bring a lawn chair. Donations will be accepted and can be mailed to OLV Rectory, 33 Adams St., Easthampton, MA 01027, c/o K of C Polka Party.
Amherst: The Annual Newman Center Clambake will be held at 4 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Center, 472 North Pleasant St. For tickets, contact Ginny Webb at 413-549-0300, Ext. 13 or email@example.com; or visit www.newmanumass.org/events.
West Springfield: The 18th Annual Sisters of St. Joseph Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Aug. 25 at the Springfield Country Club. For more information, contact Julia Parent at 413-538-6050, Ext. 705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicopee: St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Basilica Parish will sponsor a Sept. 6-10 Bus Trip to the Shrine of St. Anthony and Provincial Office in Ellicott City, Md; Inner Harbor and Ocean City in Maryland; and Cape May in New Jersey. For more information, call Agnes Olbrys at 413-5944415 or Emily Czelusniak at 413-592-3047. Final payment due on Aug. 8.
Wilbraham: Sister of Notre Dame Mary McCue's 60th anniversary of religious profession will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Cecilia Church and a noon-2 p.m. reception in the parish center.
Chicopee: St. Anne Parish will sponsor a Sept. 8-11 Trip to Lancaster, Pa. To include a performance of "Moses" at the Millennium Theatre, Sands Casino, Amish Country sightseeing and other activities. For more information, call Father Bill Rousseau at 413-532-7503.
Springfield: A Bible Study of the Book of Revelation will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St., on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, beginning on Sept. 8, thorugh June 2015. There is no charge. For more information, contact Michael Guertin at 413-782-9623 or email@example.com.
Easthampton: The Our Lady of the Valley Holy Rosary Society will sponsor a Sept. 12-14 Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa and the Padre Pio Shrine in Pennsylvania. Final payment due on Aug. 12. Call Helen Gratkowski at 413-527-2894 or George Zoltowski at 413-539-8872.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Deacon Leo Coughlin at 413-452-0674 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com or 413-773-8890; or visit www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.
For times and locations of Masses throughout the U.S., visit www.Masstimes.org or call 1-800-627-7846.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holyoke: A Game Night for individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers is held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Alleluia House at Jericho, 537 Northampton St. For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or email@example.com.
Holyoke: A Teen Night for teens, ages 13-19, with disabilities, and their friends and/or family members, is held the third Friday of every month from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Pastoral Center at Jericho, 537 Northampton St. For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calendar listings can be emailed to email@example.com or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730.
SENSATIONAL SIBS PROGRAM
TUESDAY -- 19
TRIP TO NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA MOTOR COACH TOURS
THURSDAY -- 21
FAITH ON FIRE CATHOLIC RALLY
SATURDAY -- 23
NEWMAN CENTER FUNDRAISER
SACCO/VANZETTI MEMORIAL SERVICE
SUNDAY -- 24
MACHAYDN THEATER TRIP
ASL MASS IN THE BERKSHIRES
NEWMAN CENTER CLAMBAKE
MONDAY -- 25
ANNUAL SSJ GOLF CLASSIC
TRIP TO SHRINE OF ST. ANTHONY
SISTER MARY McCUE ANNIVERSARY
FOUR-DAY 'MOSES' TRIP
TRIP TO 9-11 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM
FRANCE, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
DIACONATE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS
TRIP TO PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
TRIP TO SWITZERLAND AND ITALY
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE
MATTHEW KELLY RETREAT
AMISH COUNTRY TRIP
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
MCFL FUNDRAISING BANQUET
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
TRIP TO SEE 'SHEAR MADNESS'
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
HOLIDAY WISHES AT THE AQUA TURF CLUB
SHRINES OF FRANCE
FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM
CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS
NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE
SCHOENSTATT SHRINE PRAYER
SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
JERICHO GAME NIGHT
FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE
INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES
SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
TORNADO SURVIVOR GROUP
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, PARTNERS
ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN
VIGIL FOR THE UNBORN
HOLY HOUR FOR SICK AND DYING
CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE
VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP