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Oct 6, 2015
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish's annual French Meat Pie sale began on Sept. 28. Orders can be placed by calling the rectory at 413-583-3467 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and after Oct. 13 by calling 413-547-0239. Pick-up dates at the St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center are Oct. 14-16, 19-23, 26-30 and Nov. 2-6.
Springfield: The Catholic Charities Agency of the Springfield Diocese ia accepting Thanksgiving baskets for its Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Donations of baskets with non-perishable food items and/or monetary contributions can be dropped off at Catholic Charities, 65 Elliot St., Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Nov. 18. For more information, contact Laura Saponare, social service coordinator at 413-452-0605.
Longmeadow: Father Gary Caster, Catholic chaplain at Williams College, will present "Christ Lives in Me," a Parish Mission, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5, 6 and 7 at St. Mary Parish, 519 Longmeadow St. All are welcome to attend.
Chicopee: The Fairview Knights of Columbus Council 4044, 1599 Memorial Drive, will present its Semi-Annual Candlelight Living Rosary Service on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the banquet facility. The ceremony features live music and will be followed by light refreshments.
Springfield: St. Luke's Home, 85 Spring St., will hold a Giant Tag Sale on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds go to the residents of St. Luke's. For more information, call 413-736-5494.
Billerica, Mass.: The Daughters of St. Paul will sponsor "Clay Pots: Finding the Treasure, Communicating the Glory," a retreat for communications professionals, from Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11 at St. Thecla's Retreat House. For more information or to register, visit www.pauline.org/retreat.
Today, Oct. 9, is the deadline for reserving tickets to the Jan. 22 March for Life Youth Rally and Mass in Washington, D.C. Diocesan youth ministry director Gina Czerwinski will lead a group of youth and adult chaperones from the Springfield Diocese. The tickets are free but must be requested thorugh the diocese at 413-452-0677.
Chicopee: The Polish Genealogy Society of Massachusetts will hold a full-day Genealogy Workshop, presented by Steve Morse, on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Elms College. For more information and to register, visit www.pgsma.org.
West Springfield: The 2015 Italian Knight Dinner, honoring Italian Knight of the Year Robert Mancini, will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle School gymnasium. $20 for adults, $5 for children under age 5. For tickets, call 413-896-8707.
Springfield: Women who graduated from the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in 1966 are invited to a gathering today. For more information, contact Roseanne (Faloretti) Stirlacci at 413-519-2686.
Adams: St. John Paul II Parish will hold a Fall Fest from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Notre Dame School, 21 Maple St. Includes auctions, handmade and knitted goods, fall and Christmas decor, country store, baked goods, French meat pies, raffles and more.
Chicopee: Holy Name of Jesus Parish will hold its 38th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Fatima with a 7 p.m. Mass, followed by a candlelight procession and living rosary around the church grounds. For more information, call the parish office at 413-594-8700.
Holyoke: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1945 Northampton St., will hold its Annual Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.on the church grounds. For more information, call CHerie Hager at 413.532.0713 or visit www.blessedsacramentholyoke.org.
Northampton: The Polish Heritage Committee of Northampton will sponsor the 29th Annual Casimir Pulaski Celebration with a Memorial Mass on Monday, Oct. 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 99 King St., followed by a parade of more than 50 local community organizations and musical groups that will conclude with a memorial service honoring General Pulaski and Polish-American heritage. For further details, visit the Polish Genealogy Society website at www.pgsma.org.
Springfield: The Men's Club of Mary Mother of Hope Parish will hold its first Golf Tournament beginning with lunch at 11 a.m. at the Tekoa Country Club, Route 20, Westfield. All proceeds will go to k-12 parochial education and other activities. To sign up or for more information, call Chris Asselin at 413-244-7691.
Litchfield, Conn.: The Connecticut chapter of Beginning Experience, peer ministry for widowed, divorced and separated men and women, will hold a Self-Encounter Weeked Oct. 16-18 at Lourdes of Litchfield. Reservations are required; call Ray at 860-741-3050 or Beth at 845-373-8202 or email [email protected] or [email protected]; or visit the website at www.beginningexperience.org/connecticut.
Worcester, Mass.: A seminar entitled "Death With Real Dignity" will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Assumption College. For more information, visit www.masscitizensforlife.org/death-with-real-dignity-event-october-17th/.
North Adams: A screening of the short film "Sing a Little Louder" will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish Center, 70 Marshall St. The film, which chronicles the actions of a small parish in Nazi Germany, was written and produced in collaboration with Catholic Witnesses by KingdomWorks Studios.Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Debbie Pickering at 413-346-4626 or [email protected].
Westfield: The Springfield Diocese's Office of Ministry With the Deaf will sponsor, "Praised Be," A Retreat Day for the Deaf, on Sunday, Oct. 18 from noon-5 p.m. at Genesis Spiritual Life and Retreat Center. The day will include the ASL Mass for Sunday, as well as prayer, a guest speaker, group reflection and personal time. For more information, contact Ministry With the Deaf at VP: 413-241-3193; TTY: 413-391-7340; voice: 413-739-0456, Ext. 113; or [email protected].
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley Parish will hold a Paint Sip Fun event to raise money for its Beautification Fund on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m. Advanced reservations are required and can be made at www.paintsipfun.com or by calling the rectory at 413-527-9778.
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center will sponsor a May 10-19, 2016 Tour to Ireland. An Information Session will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Dooley Campus Center, Room 207, Elms College, 291 Springfield St. For more information: www.ElmsIrishCenter.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 protected] or 413-773-8890; or visit www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.
Longmeadow: Jambo Tanzania, Inc., which provides medical care in Africa, will hold its Eighth Annual Building Blocks of Hope Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 19 at Twin Hills Country Club. For more information: [email protected] or [email protected].
Haydenville: Our Lady of the Hills Parish, Haydenville, will sponsor an Oct. 21-31 Pilgrimage to Italy. Includes Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Perugia, Siena and Assisi. For more information, contact Mary Lou Bouley at 413.586.7966 or [email protected]; or visit Collette Tours at http://www.gocollette.com/tours/europe/italy/reflections-of-italy.
North Adams: Haiti Plunge, Inc. which sends mission teams from the Springfield Diocese eight times a year, has available spots for the Oct. 23-Nov. 1 adult team and the Dec. 28-Jan. 6 college team. For more information, visit www.thehaitiplunge.org or contact Sister of St. Joseph Eunice Tassone at 413-346-3241 or [email protected].
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Oct. 23-25 and Dec. 4-6. For more information, call Steve and Michelle O'Leary at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley Mission Committee will sponsor a Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Church Hall, 33 Adams St. More than 25 crafters, artisans and vendors, including, Avon, Pampered Chef, Dean's Beans, knitted items, homemade jams and jellies, holiday decorations and more. For more information, contact Jeanne Allen at [email protected].
Amherst: St. Brigid Parish, 122 North Pleasant St., will hold a Parish Mission from Oct. 24-28. Featuring a speaker from the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, the times are 4 p.m. on Saturday; 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday; 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, contact Father John Smegal at 413-256-6181 or Joe Lake at 413-549-5726.
Springfield: Upcoming trips include Oct. 24, Broadway/NYC; Nov. 7, Boston Christmas Festival with Ken's Steakhouse; Nov. 21, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular; May 16-29, 2016 Alaska Trip. For information on all trips, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or email them at [email protected].
Sheffield: To kick off the celebration of its 150th anniversary, Immaculate Conception Mission Church will hold a Wine Tasting from 2-5 p.m. For more information, call the rectory at Our Lady of the Valley Parish at 413-229-3028 or Joyce Scala at 413-229-2175.
Chicopee: The Knights of Columbus Council 4044 will hold a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. Donation at the door is $10, with all proceeds going to the sisters' Retirement Fund.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a Nov. 1 trip to see "Shear Madness" at the Charles Theater, Boston. Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. For more information and to register, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Holyoke: The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho will host a Transition Summit on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Jericho Celebraiton Center, 537 Northampton St., for parents and professionals working with teens who are approaching or in the transition process with IEP or 504 Supports. Register online at www.jerichobeca.org. For more information, call 413-538-7450, Ext. 107.
Springfield: The Cathedral High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Marriott in Springfield. For more information, ontact Nancy Phaneuf Reese at [email protected] or 203-255-6208.
Springfield: The Holy Name Parish Men's Club will sponsor a Bus Trip to see the Broadway musical "Sister Act" on Saturday, Nov. 7, departing from Holy Name Church in Springfield and the Quality Inn in West Springfield. For reservations, contact Ed or Ann at 413-733-7524.
Granby: The Women's Club of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will hold a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor A Nov. 9-18 Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. For more information, call Cathie or Mike Milano at 1-800-773-2660.
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.
Longmeadow: Joan Kelly, faculty member of Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., and adjunct professor in the theology department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., will present “A History of the Anointing of the Sick and Christian Death and Burial Rites” on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center. For more information and reservations, call the parish office at 413.567.3124.
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish, 221 Plumtree Rd., will host its Annual Holiday Craft and Food Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Holy Cross Gym. Cost for renting a space for two days is $50, for one day, $30. For more information, call Frank Ryan at 413-782-5730.
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor a Bus Trip to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, Nov. 21. For reservations, call Betty at 413-896-8801.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a Nov. 28 Trip to the Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass. Lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Chicopee: St. Anne Parish, 30 College St., will sponsor a Dec. 5 Trip to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass. Lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm. For more information and to register, call Natalie Villani after 5 p.m. at 413-593-3529.
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a Dec. 4-5 Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country to see "The Miracle of Christmas" at the Sight and Sound Theater, The National Chirstmas Center, Kitchen Kettle Village, Shady Maple Gift Shop and more. For reservations, contact Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225.
Westfield: "We Believe: A Day with the Trinity," A Women's Day of Reflection, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Mary High School Gym, 27 Bartlett St. Cost is $25 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information and to register, contact Joanne at 413-568-1127 or [email protected]. Deadline for registration is Nov. 14.
Wesfield: St. Mary Parish will host a series of five programs on mercy on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. from December 2015 to April 2016. The first program will be held on Dec. 8 following the 6:15 Immaculate Conception Mass and will feature Frank Runyeon, Hollywood actor and performer of biblical texts. All programs are free of charge, but free will donations will be accepted to defray the cost of the programs and to assist the parish's St. Vincent de Paul Society. For more information, call the parish at 413-562-5477.
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center will sponsor a May 1-19, 2016 Tour to Ireland. For more information, contact Rose Baker at 413-519-2135 or Pat Baker at 413-348-3263 or visit www.elmsirishcenter.org.
Springfield: Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will lead a pilgrimage of diocesan young people to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland July 22-Aug. 2, 2016. Pilgrims must be at least 18 years old by July 2016. For more information and to register, contact Stacy Dibbern at 413-452-0670 or [email protected]; or visit www.johnpaultours.com/WYD.
South Hadley: The St. Patrick's Travel Club will sponsor a Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2016 Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. For more information, call Marion at 413-536-2185.
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor a Sept. 25-Oct. 8, 2016 Trip to Central and Eastern Europe, including Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected].
For times and locations of Masses throughout the U.S., visit www.Masstimes.org or call 1-800-627-7846.
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.
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.
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.
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].
Holyoke: The Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Community of Discalced Carmelites, Secular meets monthly at the Marian Center in Holyoke. For more information, call Pat Niesyn, community president, at 1.860.667.2400.
Lee: The monthly Mass in honor of St. Jude will be moved to the second Thursday of each month beginning in October 2015. The Mass is held at 7 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church. Upcoming dates include: Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2015; and Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, and Nov. 10, 2016.
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.
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.
Holyoke: The Fourth Friday "Everyday Courage" Documentary Series is held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Holyoke: The Lower Valley Beginner Irish Session, emphaszing learning traditonal tunes by playing slowly by ear, meets every other Wednesday in DeCice Hall at the Marion Center, 1365 Northampton St. A small donation is requested. To sign up, visit LVBeginnerIrishSession at WordPress.
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.
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 protected].
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.
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].
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Florence: A rosary for those suffering from addiction will be prayed at Annunciation Chapel every first Friday at 6:30 p.m., prior to Adoration. For more information, contact Marie Mew at 413-584-4994 or [email protected].
Amherst: Eucharistic adoration is held every Thursday following the 8 a.m. Mass until 5 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, 122 North Pleasant St. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at 3 p.m. and repeated in Spanish, along with other prayers, from 4-5 p.m.
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.
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 [email protected].
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.
Williamstown: God's Grace, an interfaith book and gift store and lending library, 1375 Cold Spring Rd., is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.. Closed on Monday. Also closed from December to April.
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 phone 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 protected] or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730.
FRENCH MEAT PIES
THANKSGIVING BASKET DRIVE
MONDAY -- 5
TUESDAY -- 6
CANDLELIGHT LIVING ROSARY SERVICE
THURSDAY -- 8
FRIDAY -- 9
RETREAT FOR COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS
MARCH FOR LIFE YOUTH RALLY AND MASS
SATURDAY -- 10
ITALIAN KNIGHT DINNER
SUNDAY -- 11
MT. CARMEL CLASS OF 1966 WOMEN
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
MONDAY -- 12
ANNUAL PULASKI CELEBRATION
FRIDAY -- 16
SATURDAY -- 17
'DEATH WITH REAL DIGNITY' SEMINAR
'SING A LITTLE LOUDER' FILM
SUNDAY -- 18
RETREAT DAY FOR THE DEAF
PAINT SIP FUNDRAISER
IRELAND INFORMATION SESSION
MONDAY -- 19
SHRINES OF FRANCE
JAMBO TANZANIA GOLF TOURNAMENT
WEDNESDAY -- 21
TRIP TO ITALY
FRIDAY -- 23
HAITI PLUNGE MISSION TEAMS
SATURDAY -- 24
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
SUNDAY -- 25
WEDNESDAY -- 28
SPAGHETTI DINNER TO BENEFIT THE SSJs
'SHEAR MADNESS' TRIP
CATHEDRAL HIGH CLASS OF 1965 REUNION
CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
TRIP TO PANAMA
HISTORY OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND CHRISTIAN DEATH AND BURIAL RITES
HOLIDAY CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
LA SALETTE SHRINE
PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
WOMEN'S DAY OF REFLECTION
YEAR OF MERCY PROGRAMS
TOUR TO IRELAND
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS
CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
NEW WOMEN'S GROUP
ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES
CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS
DISCALCED CARMELITES SECULAR COMMUNITY
MONTHLY ST. JUDE MASS
NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE
PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT
FOURTH FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY SERIES
LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING
SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION
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
GOD'S GRACE INTERFAITH LIBRARY AND BOOK AND GIFT STORE
CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE
VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP