Calendar listings can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730. SEPTEMBER TALKS ON ST. FRANCIS AND ST. THOMAS AQUINAS FRIDAY -- 26 FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND SATURDAY -- 27 PAX CHRISTI LITURGY FALL FESTIVAL SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB PINK MASS MEATLOAF DINNER NIFTY FIFTIES FUNDRAISER ST. MARY'S AUTUMN AUCTION SUNDAY -- 28 MERCY FOR SOULS CONFERENCE ASL MASS IN THE BERKSHIRES MONDAY -- 29 NEWMAN CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT TUESDAY -- 30 BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE OCTOBER WEDNESDAY -- 1 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCEMENT DINNER THURSDAY -- 2 ZITI SUPPER BIBLE STUDY FRIDAY -- 3 FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST LIVING ROSARY CELTIC ROCK GROUP SATURDAY -- 4 'DEATH WITH REAL DIGNITY' FORUM AGAPE COMMUNITY ST. FRANCIS DAY BLESSING OF PETS SPAGHETTI SUPPER PASTA SUPPER SENSATIONAL SIBS PROGRAM MATTHEW KELLY RETREAT SUNDAY -- 5 BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ROSARY AND BENEDICTION SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING IRELAND TOUR INFO SESSION MASS OF ANOINTING TUESDAY -- 7 SPAGHETTI SUPPER WEDNESDAY -- 8 'TASTE OF VERMONT' TRIP BIBLE STUDY THURSDAY -- 9 ST. LUKE'S TAG SALE FRIDAY -- 10 BENEFIT FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN SATURDAY -- 11 BOTTLE DRIVE PUBLIC ROSARY SPAGHETTI DINNER SUNDAY -- 12 FALL FEST BAZAAR COLLEGE OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN OPEN HOUSE MONDAY -- 13 POLISH HERITAGE DAY FALL FESTIVAL ADULT ENRICHMENT SERIES AMISH COUNTRY TRIP TUESDAY -- 14 CANDLELIGHT LIVING ROSARY FRIDAY -- 17 WINE AND BEER TASTING SATURDAY -- 18 BUS TRIP TO COOPERSTOWN HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR 'SPIRITUAL WARFARE' SEMINAR HAM AND BEAN SUPPER ITALIAN NIGHT AUTUMNFEAST CHURCH SUPPER SUNDAY -- 19 'SOUTH PACIFIC' FALL FASHION SHOW ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR MARRIED COUPLES MONDAY -- 20 JAMBO TANZANIA GOLF TOURNAMENT THURSDAY -- 23 FASHION SHOW BENEFIT FOR SSJs MCFL FUNDRAISING BANQUET SATURDAY -- 25 BLUE MASS SUNDAY -- 26 PERPETUAL ADORATION ANNIVERSARY MEDJUGORJE CONCERT THURSDAY -- 30 HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE UPCOMING TRIP TO SEE 'SHEAR MADNESS' CHRISTMAS BAZAAR CREED PRESENTATION SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB HOLIDAY WISHES AT THE AQUA TURF CLUB PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY ST. ELIZABETH TRIPS SAN ANTONIO GETAWAY ST. GEORGE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 REUNION SHRINES OF FRANCE ONGOING FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT SCHOENSTATT SHRINE PRAYER LECTIO DIVINA ALPHA SERIES BINGO SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS GATHERING GRANDPARENTS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS 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
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Northampton: Father James Nolte, parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, will present "Finding God with Both Your Heart and Your Head: St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas Seen Through the Eyes of G.K. Chesterton" on Sept. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the parish hall, 10 Hawley St.
Turners Falls: Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 84 K St., beginning with Mass today at 8:30 a.m. and vespers and Mass at 5:30 p.m.; continuing on Saturday, Sept. 27 wi th 8 a.m. Mass and Benediction and Mass at 4 p.m.; and concluding on Sunday, Sept. 28 with 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses and closing services at 3 p.m.
Litchfield, Conn.: A Beginning Experience Weekend, for all who are divorced, widowed or separated, will be held Sept. 26-28 at Lourdes of Litchfield. For more information, call 860-741-3050.
Florence: The 20th Annual Pax Christi Liturgy, honoring the martyrs of Central America and the opening week of Campaign Nonviolence, will be held at 11 a.m. at Tir Na NOg Retreat, 423 Florence Rd. The Mass will be concelebrated by Fathers David Joyce and John Connors.
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will host a Fall Festival today from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, 67 Kolbe Drive. To feature Polish and American foods, games, entertainment and a raffle. For more information, call 413-532-5661.
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 email@example.com.
Springfield: Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will celebrate the Fourth Annual Pink Mass, for those battling cancer and those who have passed away, at 4 p.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral. The Mass will be broadcast the following morning on "Chalice of Salvation." The Celebration of Hope Dinner, to support local cancer charities, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Lodge of Elks on Tiffany Street. For more information, contact Joyce Stavros at 413-783-9810 or Terence Hegarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springfield: The Knights of Columbus Home City Council 63 will sponsor a Meatloaf Dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the West Wing of the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and children under 12. All are welcome.
Chicopee: The Mercy Medical Center Gift of Light Campaign Fundraiser, to benefit its cancer support group, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 431 Granby Rd. Bring your own munchies; coffee, tea and dessert will be served at 10 p.m. Those dressed in 50s attire can enter a contest. Tickets are $20; call Ruth at 413-531-3506.
Ware: St. Mary School will host its Autumn Auction from 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the church hall. To feature more than $7,000 in silent auction and basket raffle items; appetizers, champagne, dessert table, cash bar and music. Tickets are $25 per person and may be obtained by contacting Kathleen Soltys at 413-531-1113 or email@example.com. Proceeds will benefit classroom upgrades.
Stockbridge: The Fourth Annual Mercy for Souls Conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. General admission is $10. Register by calling 1-800-671-2020 or online at prayforsouls.org/conference.
Pittsfield: The monthly ASL (American Sign Language) Mass and Social will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Church, 400 West. St.
South Hadley: The Newman Catholic Center of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will hold its Second Annual Golf Tournament at the Ledges Golf Club. For more information, contact Virginia Webb at 413-549-0300.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicopee: The 15th Annual Catholic Schools Advancement Dinner will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Castle of Knights, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, contact Stacy Dibbern at 413-452-0670 or email@example.com.
North Adams: The Annual Ziti Supper will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish Center. Tickets are $8 ($7 for seniors and children 12 and under).
Lenox: Deacon John Zick will lead a Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke on Thursdays from Oct. 2 to Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m. in the St. Ann Family Center.
Holyoke: A seven-week program on the Gospel of St. Matthew will begin on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Pope John Paul II Social Center. To register or for more information, call Paula Brunault at 413-5341596 or Mary Riel at 413-533-7660.
Springfield: The First Friday Prayer Breakfast will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Bishop Marshall Center at St. Michael's Cathedral, 254 State St., beginning with Mass at 7:30 a.m., followed by a free continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and a speaker at 8:15. The speaker this month will be Ann Dougal, principal of St. Michael's Academy in Springfield.
South Hadley: To honor the feast day of St. Theresa of Lisieux, a Living Rosary will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in St. Theresa Church.
Holyoke: The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College will sponsor a concert by the American Celtic folk rock group, The Elders, on Friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $20 for ICC members and $25 at the door, and can be purchased by visiting www.ElmsIrishCenter.org or calling the ICC at 413-265-2537.
Worcester, Mass.: A free forum, "Death with Real Dignity: Protect the Vulnerable, Comfort the Suffering," will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Hagan Campus Center Hall at Assumption College. Speakers will include John B. Kelly, a Boston-based disability rights activist and writer; Deacon Peter J. Gummere of the Diocese of Burlington, Vt.; and Marie Romagnano, founder of Health Care Professionals for Divine Mercy.
Ware, Mass.: The Agape Community, 2062 Greenwich Rd., will hold its annual St. Francis Day, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-967-9369; or log on to www.agapecommunity.org.
Turners Falls: Our Lady of Peace Parish will hold a Blessing of Pets on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Peace Garden. Refreshments will follow the prayer service.
Easthampton: The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of the Valley Parish will sponsor a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 4:45-7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $7 for adults and children over 10; $4 for children age 4-9; and free for children 3 and under.
Southwick: The Knights of Columbus Father Thomas A. Shea Council will sponsor a Pasta Supper on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. in Father Shea Hall at Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Cost is $8 for ages 13 and over; $5 for ages 5-15, and free for children under age 5.
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. The first session will be held on Oct. 4 in the early evening. 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.
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.
Wilbraham: A Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 in the back parking lot of St. Cecilia Church following the 11 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.
South Hadley: St. Theresa Parish will hold its Annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the front portico of the church. All are welcome.
Turners Falls: A special Rosary and Benediction Service of Thanksgiving, commemorating the 800th anniversary of the rosary, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. All are welcome.
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College will host an Informational Session on its May 5-14 Tour to Ireland on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Dooley Campus Center (Room 207) at Elms College, 291 Springfield St. For more information, visit www.ElmsIrishCenter.org. The tour is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Lenox: St. Ann Parish will hold a Mass of Anointing on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the church. The Mass is open to everyone. All are welcome. A light reception will follow in the parish center.
Chicopee: The Knights of Columbus Elder Council 69 will host a Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 460 Granby Rd. Tickets are available at Mont Marie in Holyoke and will be sold at the door. Cost is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; and free for children under 5.
Pittsfield: Sacred Heart Church will sponsor an Oct. 8 "Taste of Vermont" trip to Ben & Jerry's, Cabot Cheese and Green Mountain Coffee in Vermont. For more information and reservations, call Sacred Heart Rectory at 413-443-6960.
Wilbraham: A Bible Study focusing on the Old Testament will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at St. Cecilia Parish and run through December. For more information, call Tom and Gail Finnegan at 413-596-9512.
Springfield: St. Luke's Home, 85 Spring St., will hold its Annual Tag Sale on Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday, Oct. 10. Those wishing to donate items can call Barbara Tadeo or Debra Belliveau at 413-736-5494.
Pittsfield: The Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., will host a Slient Auction to benefit homeless women and children in the Berkshires on Friday, Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds will go to a transitional housing facility for homeless women, children and teenagers. Tickets are $20. For reservations or more information, call 413-442-3172.
Wilbraham: Cub Scout Pack 359 will hold a Bottle Drive on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m.-noon in the St. Cecilia Parish parking lot. Proceeds help to fund educational programs and activities for the Scouts.
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish, 23 Sycamore St., will hold a Public Rosary at noon on Saturday, Oct. 11 to commemorate the Miracle of the Sun which took place in Fatima, Portugal on Oct. 13, 1917. For more information, contact Norma Raftery at 413-534-3949.
West Stockbridge: The Rosary Sodality of St. Patrick Parish will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the parish center. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children 4-10, and free for children under 4.
Adams: St. John Paul II Parish will host its Annual Fall Fest Bazaar and Kids' Fair on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Notre Dame School Hall on Maple Street. For more information, call 413-743-0577.
Warner, N.H.: The College of St. Mary Magdalen, 511 Kearsarge Mountain Rd., will hold an Open House on Oct. 12 and 13, for high school students and recent graduates. Contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com, 603-456-2656 or 877-498-1723.
Northampton: Monday, Oct. 13, beginning with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, King Street, followed by the Pulaski Parade at 11:15, from former Blyda parking lot to Pulaski Park.
Holyoke: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1945 Northampton St., will hold its Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the church grounds. To register for a table, visit www.blessedsacramentholyoke.org or call Sal Canata at 413-534-3124.
South Hadley: St. Theresa and St. Patrick parishes in South Hadley and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Granby will sponsor a Tri-Parish Adult Enrichment Series on Oct. 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3, 10 and 17 from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at St. Theresa Parish Hall, 9 East Parkview Dr. Cost is $10 per person and includes study materials. For more information, contact Kathryn Buckley-Brawner at 413-433-1007 or Michelle Scanlon at 413-532-5223.
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.
Chicopee: The Fairview Knights of Columbus Council 4044, 1599 Memorial Drive, will hold its Semi-Annual Candlelight Living Rosary Service on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the baquet facility. The service will be led by council chaplain Father Matthew Guidi and will feature live music. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
Chicopee: The Fairview Knights of Columbus Council 4044 will sponsor a Wine and Beer Tasting Night on Friday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds will support the Knights' 24th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast, benefiting hungry, needy or lonely people from the surrounding communities. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in the members' lounge on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. or at the door.
Pittsfield: St. Mark Parish will sponsor a Bus Trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Includes Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers Museum. For more information or reservations, call the St. Mark parish office at 413-447-7510.
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.
Belchertown: Father Peter Naranjo, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsfield, will present "Spiritual Warfare: Angels and Demons," a three-part seminar, on Oct. 18 and 25 and Nov. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Social Center, 10 Park St. The series is free; donations will be accepted. Lunch will be available for a nominal fee. For reservations, contact St. Francis Parish at 413-323-6272 or email@example.com.
Monson: The Fourth Annual Ham and Bean Supper will be hosted by the Martha/Mary Committee of St. Patrick Parish on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children 2-12. All proceeds will benefit the parish's Restoration Fund.
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Knights of Columbus will host an Italian Night on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the parish center. To include musical entertainment and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call Bob St. Martin at 413-596-5102.
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 47 Pine St., will hold its Autumnfeast Church Supper on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-4, and free for children under 4. Tickets can be purchased at the parish office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Deadline is Oct. 15.
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.
Agawam: The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Women's Guild will host a Fall Fashion Show on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Chez Josef, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $30 and includes brunch and door prizes. Fashions will be provided by Kohl's of Boston Road. For tickets, contact Linda at 413-388-2660. Deadline for tickets is Oct. 12.
Springfield: Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will be the celebrant of a special Anniversary Mass for Married Couples on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral.
Longmeadow: The Seventh Annual Building Blocks of Hope Golf Tournament, to benefit Jambo Tanzania, will be held on Monday, Oct. 20 at noon at Twin Hills Country Club. To register and for more information visit the jambotanzania.us website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Agawam: The Elms College Alumni Association will sponsor The Elms Vogue Fashion Show to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Chez Josef in Agawam. The event also will include food and entertainment. General seating and VIP tickets can be purchased through the Elms College website: www.elms.edu/fashionshow.
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: The Eighth Annual Blue Mass, honoring police officers, state troopers, firefighters, court officers and correctional officers, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at St. Michael's Cathedral. Officers and firefighters are asked to wear Class A uniforms and arrive by 5:30 for lineup. All are welcome to attend the Mass.
Greenfield: The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Perpetual Adoration in Franklin County will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 26 at a 2 p.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church. Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski will be the Mass celebrant; guest speaker will be Vinny Flynn, executive director of MercySong Ministries of Healing.
Springfield: Barry Kingston, of New Spirit Ministry, Inc., will present "Messages from Heaven: A Musical Journey through Medjugorje," a reflective concert and personal story, on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. All are welcome. Free will offering. Refreshments follow in Marian Hall. For more information, call Kathryn Seward at 413-736-1649 or Joyce Rosati at 413-734-5433.
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 and a Trip to La Salette Shrine's Festival of Lights on Nov. 29. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Springfield: Holy Name Parish, 323 Dickinson St., will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call Peggy Pellerin at 413-739-1072.
Longmeadow: Joan Kelly, a faculty member at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., will present “The Creed: Do You Believe What You Just Said?” on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary Parish Center, 519 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow. The presentation will be followed by a light lunch and fellowship. A donation of $10 is suggested.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-617-5792.
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.
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.: 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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TALKS ON ST. FRANCIS AND ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
FRIDAY -- 26
FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
SATURDAY -- 27
PAX CHRISTI LITURGY
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
NIFTY FIFTIES FUNDRAISER
ST. MARY'S AUTUMN AUCTION
SUNDAY -- 28
MERCY FOR SOULS CONFERENCE
ASL MASS IN THE BERKSHIRES
MONDAY -- 29
NEWMAN CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT
TUESDAY -- 30
BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE
WEDNESDAY -- 1
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCEMENT DINNER
THURSDAY -- 2
FRIDAY -- 3
FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST
CELTIC ROCK GROUP
SATURDAY -- 4
'DEATH WITH REAL DIGNITY' FORUM
AGAPE COMMUNITY ST. FRANCIS DAY
BLESSING OF PETS
SENSATIONAL SIBS PROGRAM
MATTHEW KELLY RETREAT
SUNDAY -- 5
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
ROSARY AND BENEDICTION SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
IRELAND TOUR INFO SESSION
MASS OF ANOINTING
TUESDAY -- 7
WEDNESDAY -- 8
'TASTE OF VERMONT' TRIP
THURSDAY -- 9
ST. LUKE'S TAG SALE
FRIDAY -- 10
BENEFIT FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN
SATURDAY -- 11
SUNDAY -- 12
FALL FEST BAZAAR
COLLEGE OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN OPEN HOUSE
MONDAY -- 13
POLISH HERITAGE DAY
ADULT ENRICHMENT SERIES
AMISH COUNTRY TRIP
TUESDAY -- 14
CANDLELIGHT LIVING ROSARY
FRIDAY -- 17
WINE AND BEER TASTING
SATURDAY -- 18
BUS TRIP TO COOPERSTOWN
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
'SPIRITUAL WARFARE' SEMINAR
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER
AUTUMNFEAST CHURCH SUPPER
SUNDAY -- 19
FALL FASHION SHOW
ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR MARRIED COUPLES
MONDAY -- 20
JAMBO TANZANIA GOLF TOURNAMENT
THURSDAY -- 23
FASHION SHOW BENEFIT FOR SSJs
MCFL FUNDRAISING BANQUET
SATURDAY -- 25
SUNDAY -- 26
PERPETUAL ADORATION ANNIVERSARY
THURSDAY -- 30
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
TRIP TO SEE 'SHEAR MADNESS'
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
HOLIDAY WISHES AT THE AQUA TURF CLUB
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
ST. ELIZABETH TRIPS
SAN ANTONIO GETAWAY
ST. GEORGE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 REUNION
SHRINES OF FRANCE
FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS
CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM
ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES
CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS
NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE
PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT
SCHOENSTATT SHRINE PRAYER
SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
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