Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer

Ongoing Events


Jan 28, 2015

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

 

 

CRECHES OF ITALY EXHIBIT
New Haven, Conn.: The Knights of Columbus Museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibit, "Creches of Italy," runs until Feb. 1 and features two dozen Italian-inspired Nativity scenes, including a 15-foot Baroque Neopolitan diorama. Free parking and admission. The museum is located at 1 State St., New Haven, and is open daily from 10-5. Visit the website at www.kofcmuseum.org.

JANUARY

THURSDAY -- 29

CARD AND GAME PARTY
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Women's Club will hold a Card and Game Party beginning with check-in at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Donation is $7 and includes lunch. For reservations, call Sue Agnew at 413-596-9480.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Chicopee: The Holyoke Catholic High School Class of 2017 will sponsor a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. To reserve a table for four or 10 players, contact Michelle grise at 413-331-2480, Ext. 2227 or [email protected].

SATURDAY -- 31

FREE CHILI TASTING
Wilbraham: The Friends of Wilbraham Public Access Television, Inc., will hold its annual Free Chili Tasting Event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the St. Cecilia Parish Center. Chili will be made by local restaurants and professional chefs. Event to include raffles, 50/50 drawing, live music and hot dogs for $1.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Easthampton: Our Lady's Child Care Center, 35 Pleasant St., will host a Community Health Fair from noon-4 p.m. To include free hearing and vision screening for children; children's entertainment, face painting, raffles and refreshments.

FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY -- 4

CHILI NIGHT
Monson: St. Patrick Parish, 22 Green St., will hold a Chili Night from 5-6:30 p.m. at the parish hall. Spaghetti will be available for children. Suggested donation is $5 and proceeds will be used for the parish's Lenten Soup Meals.

FRIDAY -- 6

ANNUAL FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE
Wilbraham: St. Cecilia Parish will hold its Annual Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. For more details or to volunteer, contact Joe holden at [email protected].

SATURDAY -- 7

HOLYOKE CATHOLIC ENTRANCE EXAM
Chicopee: Holyoke Catholic High School, 134 Springfield St., will administer its Placement test from 8 a.m.-noon. Snow date is Feb. 14. Test fee is $25. For more information: Ann Rivers, admissions director, 413-331-2480, Ext. 1132; or visit www.holyokecatholichigh.org.

JAMBO TANZANIA PROGRAM
Longmeadow: Dr. Mary Banda, founder of the nonprofit humanitarian program Jambo Tanzania, and Monica Kapinos will present "The Corporal Works of Mercy: Local Laity Respond to Needs in Tanzania" on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary Parish Center, 519 Longmeadow St.. A $10 donation is requested from those who can afford it. A light lunch and fellowship will follow the presentation. 

FAMILY VALENTINE PARTY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will hold a Family Valentine Party on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. in Marian Hall. For more information, contact Frank Grimaldi at 413-219-9279.

WINTER PICNIC
Southwick: The Father Thomas A. Shea Council of Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Winter Picnic at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 24 Sheep Pasture Rd., on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. $8 for age 13 and up; $5 for children ages 5-12; free for children under age 5. 

SUNDAY -- 8

OPEN HOUSE
Petersham, Mass.: The Benedictines of Petersham will hold an Opebn House on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Scholastica Priory and St. Mary's Monastery, 271 North Main St., Petersham. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-724-3213.

WEDNESDAY -- 11

WORLD YOUTH DAY INFORMATION SESSION
Springfield. An Information Session will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at the Bishop Marshall Center for those interested in joining Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski and Father Piotr Calik on a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland July 22-Aug. 3, 2016. For more information, contact Stacy Dibbern at 413-452-0670 or [email protected].

FRIDAY -- 20

LENTEN LUNCHES
South Hadley: Lenten Lunches will be held on the Fridays of Lent, from Feb. 20 through March 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Social Center at St. Patrick Parish. Takeout will be available until 10:30 a.m. For more informaiton, contact Connie clancy at 413-533-1614 or [email protected].

SUNDAY -- 22

IRISH GALA BENEFIT
Chicopee: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will host an Irish Gala on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2-6 p.m. at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. To include dancing, raffles, food, cash bar and music by the Andy Healy Band with Mary Ward. Proceeds will benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph. Tickets are $25 per person and will be available after Jan. 1 at the SSJs congregational offices at 577 Carew St., Springfield, during business hours. Call Sister Eleanor Harrington at 413-536-0853 or Mary Campbell at 413-739-7563 for more information.

SATURDAY -- 28

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

UPCOMING

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

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

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

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

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

ST. ELIZABETH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor "France Magnifique," an April 17-30, 2015 trip to France, including Paris, Normandy, the Loire Valley, Provence, the Riviera, Nice, Monaco and more; a Sept. 19-Oct. 1, 2015 Trip to Italy; and an Oct. 12-27, 2015 Trip to South America. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected]

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

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

IRELAND TRIP
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College will sponsor a May 5-14 Trip to Ireland, visiting Dingle and Galway. For more information, call Rose Baker at 413-519-2135 or visit www.elmsirishcenter.org.

ST. ELIZABETH PARISH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor a June 4-8 Trip to Thousands Islands, Toronto and Niagara Falls and an Oct. 12-17 Trip to South America. For more information, contact Jim MArtin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected].

PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
Fathers Piotr Pawlus and Tomasz Parzynski, both priests of the Springfield Diocese, will lead a Sept. 15-26 Pilgrimage to Portugal and Spain. For more information, call Pat Tours at 413-747-7702.

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

SHRINES OF FRANCE
Greenfield: Father Timothy Campoli, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, will be the spiritual directors for an Oct. 19-28, 2015 Pilgrimage to the Shrines of France. For more information, contact Helen Shea Murphy at [email protected] or 413-773-8890; or visit www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.   

ONGOING

SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: For Upcoming trips, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; or [email protected].  

FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS
For times and locations of Masses throughout the U.S., visit www.Masstimes.org or call 1-800-627-7846.

CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
Springfield: The Catholic Woman's Club of the Springfield Diocese is always welcoming new members. The organization is dedicated to Catholic action, service and education. Father Francis Manning serves as chaplain. Monthly meetings are held at St. Michael's Cathedral and include a speaker and a light supper. For more information on membership, call Melinda Mandeville at 413-526-9911 or Kathryn Seward at 413-736-1649.

NEW WOMEN'S GROUP
Westfield: A new group, the St. Mary's Women's Group, will have a monthly meeting based on God's Word on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. from September through May. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions may be directed to Joanne at 413-568-1127.

ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES
Westfield: Tim O'Keefe, of The Fullness of Truth Apostolate, will present classes from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month, from October through May at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 331 Elm St. There is no fee but donations to the apostolate are welcomed. The Fullness of Truth Apostolate can be reached at 413-568-4429.

CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS
Springfield: A Catholic Singles Event for ages 18 to 45 will be held every second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 346 Franklin St. For more information, contact Mary at [email protected].

NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE
Springfield: The Novena to St. Peregrine, patron of those with cancer and other serious diseases, is held every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd.
Monson: The Novena to St. Peregrine is held every Friday at after the 7 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St.

PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT
Springfield: A Perpetual Novena to Matt Talbot, patron of the addicted and those who love them, is held on Wednesdays during the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St.

LECTIO DIVINA
Springfield: Lectio Divina, a Bible study led by Deacon Bob Farrell meets from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from September through May in the Bertoni Room in the lower part of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St. No registration necessary. Light refresments will be served. 

ALPHA SERIES
Springfield: A multi-parish presentation of ALPHA, a program on Christianity, be held on 10 Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning on Aug. 21 at the Bishop Marshall Center adjacent to St. Michael's Cathedral. All are welcome; no church affiliation is necessary. The program begins with a light supper, followed by a DVD talk and discussions. There is no cost but registration is required. Call the diocesan Faith Formation Office at 413-452-0812.

BINGO
Holyoke: Holyoke Catholic High School has reopened its weekly bingo on Sundays at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, 67 St. Kolbe Drive. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. Sandwiches and desserts will be offered for sale.
Ware: St. Mary Parish, South Street, offers Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and offers free coffee and tea.

SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
Springfield: Prospective students and families may drop in to visit the preschool and kindergarten classrooms at St. Michael's Academy, 153 Eddywood St., from 9-10:30 a.m. on any Wednesdays that the school is open. For more information, contact Melissa Lambert, director of admissions, at 413-782-5246 or [email protected].  

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

GATHERING GRANDPARENTS
Westfield: The Gathering Grandparents group meets at 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month during eucharistic adoration at St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish, 22 State St., to pray to St. Anne and St. Joachim for the protection of children and grandchildren. 2015 dates are Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. For more information, call Alicia at 413-568-0123.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Holyoke: A Parent Support Group for families of individuals with disabilities is held the second Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon or 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Alleluia House at the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, 537 Northampton St. For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or [email protected]

FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
Holyoke: Faith and Light, a gathering of people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers, meets the first Sunday of the month after the noon Mass at the Celebration Center at Jericho to pray, share, and celebrate together as a community. For more information, contact Sister Joan at 413-538-7450 or [email protected].

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Agawam: A Men's Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lower Parish Center at St. John the Evangelist Parish. For more information, call John Lemke at 413-262-4195.

BIBLE STUDY
Brimfield: Bible study sessions are held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Christopher Parish Center. For more information, contact the rectory at 413-245-7274.

MONTHLY BREAKFAST
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month from Sept.-June from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.

MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Spaghetti Supper on the third Wednesday of the month from 4-6:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Includes spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, rolls, cake, coffee, tea or non-carbonated beverage. Take-Out dinners available. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.
Holyoke: The Mater Dolorosa School PTO will host a Spaghetti Supper from 4-7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, St. Kolbe Drive. Cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; and free for children 4 and under.

TODDLER PLAYGROUP
South Hadley: Children ages newborn to 5 are welcome to come and play, while caregivers enjoy conversation, on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Social Center. Snacks and beverages are provided.

ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Mothers' Group meets every Friday of the school year in the Parish House from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All women are welcome to come for prayer, Bible study and discussion of Catholic topics. Free babysitting is provided by parish volunteers. For more information, contact Kristina Magill, 413-596-9984 or Diane Testa, 413-599-0997.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
South Hadley: Eucharistic adoration is held on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.
Springfield: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held Tuesdays from 9 a.m-5 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St.
Springfield: Adoration with Benediction, led by Deacon Bob Farrell, is held on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
South Hadley: The Sacrament of the Sick is held at noon on the third Sunday of each month at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.

WEEKLY CONFESSIONS
West Springfield: Confessions are held in the chapel confessional at the Monastery of the Mother of God, 1430 Riverdale St., on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the monastery office at 413-736-3639.

EXPOSITION
Chicopee: Holy Name of Jesus Parish at the Assumption Church offers Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. Come for an hour of quiet prayer. All are welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE
Holyoke: A Holy Hour for Life is held every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 169 Hampden St.

KNITTING MINISTRY
Chicopee: The Piecemakers Knitting Ministry meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus parish hall at Assumption Church. For more information, call Yvette at 413-592-1573.

INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES
Springfield: An ASL Interpreted Mass is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. An ASL Mass and social is held every third Sunday.

BIBLE STUDY
Agawam: A Bible Study/Faith Sharing Group meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:45 in the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center. Contact Mikie Cook at 413-786-3773 for more information.

SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT
Pittsfield: A Suicide Loss Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Brien Center, 10 Wendell Ave. Contact Peg Morse at 413-441-6316 to register or for more information.

PRAYER GROUPS
Greenfield: The Roses for Mary Prayer Group meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary Prayer Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the church sacristy. Includes rosary, Chaplet of The Divine Mercy and Scripture reading. All are welcome.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will host a recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the first Sunday of every month after the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximately 11:15 a.m.). The service will be held at Holy Cross Church, 23 Sycamore St.

TORNADO SURVIVOR GROUP
Springfield: A Tornado Survivor Group, facilitated by Dr. Martin Markey, meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 in the Holy Cross Rectory, 219 Plumtree Rd. Contact Beth or Sister Cindy at the rectory, 413-783-4111.

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, PARTNERS
Springfield: Mercy Hospice offers Support Groups for Widows, Widowers and Partners on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except for the month of August. Pre-registration is required by calling 413-827-4218.

ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN
Springfield: A support group and ministry for parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons will meet in the Community Room of the convent behind Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 736-6803. Meetings begin again in September.

ROSARY AFTERNOONS
West Springfield: The rosary will be prayed every Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the parish center chapel of St. Thomas Parish, 63 Pine St. All three mysteries will be prayed. Come for one, two or three.

VIGIL FOR THE UNBORN
Springfield: The Vigil for the Unborn is held the second Thursday of each month at St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Springfield (in the Holy Spirit Chapel), beginning at 10 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the praying of three mysteries of the rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and 12:10 Mass. All are welcome.

LITTLE AUDREY
Worcester: The Chapel for Little Audrey Santo will be open each Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It also is open the first Saturday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. It is located at 64 South Flagg St. Call 508-755-8712 or e-mail [email protected].

ST. MONICA
South Hadley: The St. Monica Sodality will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. to pray for loved ones who have left the faith. The group meets at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street. Call 532-2850.

HOLY HOUR FOR SICK AND DYING
Greenfield: A Holy Hour for the Sick and Dying is observed each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Church. Includes singing of hymns, recitation of the rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Sick and Dying and Benediction.

CINDERELLI'S CLOSET
South Hadley: Cinderelli's Consignment Boutique, 480 Newton St., a community supporter of Providence Ministries for the Needy in Holyoke, is open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The phone number is 413-530-0311.

CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE
Ludlow: A new Catholic religious articles and book store, The Spirit Among Us, has opened at the site of the former SonRises, 200 Center St., Suite 14. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 413-583-4014.

VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP
Feeding Hills: The Vine and Branches Gift Shop, 1065 Springfield St., is open Wednesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Sundays 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The shop's phone number is 413-789-6705.

THRIFT SHOP
Florence: A Thrift Shop at The Youth Center, 87 Beacon St., is open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To donate new and gently used household items, jewelry, pocketbooks, children's books, etc., call Patte Shaughnessy at 413-584-6068 or Barbara Kaczenski at 413-586-1498.