Calendar listings can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730. OCTOBER ANNUAL MEAT PIE PROJECT EXHIBIT: 'WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? A MAN CALLED JESUS' SATURDAY -- 20 ENDERS ISLAND RETREAT RETREAT CSI MEETS ROOTS: MEET A FORENSIC GENEALOGIST ST. JUDE NOVENA FRIDAY -- 21 CRUISE TO BERMUDA SATURDAY -- 22 HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRS FALL FESTIVAL HEALING MASS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HARVEST SUPPER AUTUMNFEAST CHURCH SUPPER WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER SUNDAY -- 23 RCIA BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER BLOOD DRIVE PRESENTATION ON NATIONAL PARKS TRIP HEALING MASS EVANGELIZATION SHARING MEETINGS THURSDAY -- 27 GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS FRIDAY -- 28 RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREAT SATURDAY -- 29 IRISH TOUR INFORMATION SESSION PASTA SUPPER SOCK HOP MONDAY -- 31 ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY NOVEMBER (CNS file photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier) FRIDAY -- 4 PATRIOTIC CANDLELIGHT ROSARY FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND SATURDAY -- 5 CHRISTMAS FAIR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR HOLIDAY BAZAAR HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR CURSILLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL MASS MEAT PIE SUPPER GREAT PRETENDERS BENEFIT PERFORMANCE CHS CLASS OF 1966 REUNION SUNDAY -- 6 STIGMATINES 200TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP FASHION SHOW OPEN HOUSE CATHOLIC SCOUTING AWARDS MASS 'SILENT PRESENCE -- THE FRENCH IN NEW ENGLAND' CLUB CINQUANTE SATURDAY --12 ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 'THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES' VIDEO SERIES SUNDAY -- 13 FRANK RUNYEON PERFORMANCE SATURDAY -- 19 CRAFT FAIR SUNDAY -- 20 ST. MARY SCHOOL BAZAAR FRIDAY -- 25 'A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE' UPCOMING OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SHRINE HOLIDAY POPS LESSONS AND CAROLS SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY 2017 TRIPS ONGOING THE HAITI PLUNGE COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM 'MISSION OF FAITH' EXHIBIT TUESDAY TOURS FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB NEW WOMEN'S GROUP ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS ITALIAN CLASSES DISCALCED CARMELITES SECULAR COMMUNITY MONTHLY ST. JUDE MASS NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT MERCY MONDAY FILM SERIES LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING LECTIO DIVINA BINGO SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS GATHERING GRANDPARENTS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS ANXIOUS PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY BREAKFAST MONTHLY PASTA SUPPER MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER TODDLER PLAYGROUP ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SACRAMENT OF THE SICK WEEKLY CONFESSIONS ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION ORATORY OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION PRAYER AND ADORATION EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION ADORATION EXPOSITION HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE KNITTING MINISTRY INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES BIBLE STUDY MINI RETREAT 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 GOD'S GRACE INTERFAITH LIBRARY AND BOOK AND GIFT STORE CINDERELLI'S CLOSET CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP THRIFT SHOP
Oct 20, 2016
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish has begun its Annual Meat Pie Project, scheduled to run Oct. 12-14, 17-21 and 24-28, and Oct. 21-Nov. 4. To order pies, call St. Elizabeth Rectory at 413-547-0239 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday. Cost is $3.50 for each pie. Orders can be picked up at St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center, 201 Center St., between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the above dates.
Chicopee: The exhibit, "Who Do You Say I Am? A Man Called Jesus" will be on display in the Borgia Gallery at Elms College through Nov. 9. The gallery is free and open daily from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Pittsfield: A bus will leave the St. Joseph Church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. for a Day of Retreat on Enders Island in Mystic, Conn. Day includes coffee reception, talk, lunch, free time and Mass. Cost is $85. For reservations, call St. Joseph Rectory at 413-445-5789.
Pittsfield: The Seton Family, a chapter of the Sisters of Charity of Seton HIll, will sponsor a retreat from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Joseph Parish Center. Sister Colette Hanson will speak on "Touching the Holy Spirit through the Ordinary." Suggested donation is $5. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP to Carolyn Rousseau at 413-443-5401.
Chicopee: The Polish Genealogy Society of Massachusetts is offering two programs by noted author, Colleen Fitzpatrick, about the exciting field of Forensic Genealogy at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St. There will be two sessions: the first at 2 p.m. explores the many channels of social media that we can use to add substance to our family trees; the second at 6:30 p.m. will delve into the genetic mysteries of Abraham Lincoln. Admission is free, but advance registration is appreciated. For more information and to register, please visit www.PGSMA.org.
Springfield: Holy Name Parish will host its annual Parish Novena to St. Jude at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20-28. Several area priests will be present each night of the novena.
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor an Oct. 21-28 "Reunion" Cruise to Bermuda. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call Mary Mastroianni at 413-789-7318.
Easthampton: The Mission Committee of Our Lady of the Valley Parish will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church hall.
Palmer: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch will be available.
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish and Mater Dolorosa School will sponsor a Fall Festival today from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Pope John Paul II SOcial Center, 67 St. Kolbe Drive. To feature Polish-American kitchen, raffles, booths, Holyoke High Madrigal Choir, Halloween Costume Contest and Trunk-r-Treat (Saturday at 2:30). For more information, call the parish office at 413-532-5661.
Northfield: A Healing Mass with Anointing of the Sick for anyone suffering from physical, emotional or spiritual ailments,will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 82 Main St. For more information, contact the parish office at [email protected] or 413-498-2728.
Greenfield: The Knights of Columbus will host a Harvest Supper at 5:30 p.m. in the Father Casey Hall at Holy Trinity Parish. Tickets are $10 per person, free for children 5 years old and under. Contact Lou Grader at 413-774-2848 or Jay Dillon at 413-773-3678.
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will hold its annual Autumnfeast Church Supper at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 4; they are on sale after Masses and at the parish office Monday thorugh Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 19.
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends will be Oct. 22-23, Dec. 2-4 and Jan. 20-22. For more information, call Steve and Michelle O'Leary at 1-800-710WWME; or visit www.wwme.org.
Pittsfield: The Knights of Columbus Bishop Conaty Assembly 395 will sponsor a breakfast from 8-11 a.m. in the St. Joseph Parish Center. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds will go toward purchasing media equipment for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program. For tickets, go to the St. Joseph Rectory (413-445-5789) or call Gabe at 413-394-0123 or Jack at 413-464-6009.
Longmeadow: The Knights of Columbus St. Mary's Council 5406 and the Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Mary Academy gymnasium, 56 Hopkins Place. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Grand Knight Leon Macias at 931-980-6041 or Johnny Blanton of the Red Cross at 339-225-2058.
South Hadley: A Presentation on the Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017 Northern National Parks Trip will be held at 1 p.m. today in St. Patrick's Chapel. For more information, call Marion Callahan at 413-536-2185.
Chicopee: Mary's House of Prayer Healing and Deliverance Ministry will host a Healing Mass at 2 p.m. at St. George Church, 202 East Main St. Celebrant will be Father Matthew Alcombright, who will offer prayer and anointing for those wishing to receive this sacrament after Mass.
Evangleization Sharing Meetings, to discuss what ideas have worked or not worked to invite non-practicing Cahtolics back to the faith, will be held today from 2-4 p.m. at the Bishop Marshall Center, adjacent to St. Michael's Cathedral; and on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Mary Parish, 30 Bartlett St., Westfield.
Chicopee: The Polish Center for Discovery and Learning and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts will present "Genealogy for Beginners," a four-part class on Thursdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the Polish Center for Discovery and Learning, 33 South St. Admission is free but registration is required. Visit www.PGSMA for more details and to register.
Springfield: The next Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Weekend, for any woman or man struggling with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion, will be held Oct. 28-30. For more informaiton, call 413-452-0661 or visit www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Chicopee: An Information Session on the Irish Cultural Center's May 8-18, 2017 Spring Tour to Ireland will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Dooley Campus Center, Room 207, at Elms College, 291 Springfield St. For more information, contact Rose Baker at 413-519-2135 or PAt Baker at 413-348-3263; or visit www.irishcenterwne.org.
Springfield: The Our Lady of Grace Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will hold a Pasta Supper in Marian Hall, following 4 p.m. Mass. $10 for adults; $6 for children age 12 and under.
Longmeadow: St. Mary Academy will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration with a Sock Hop for adults 21 and over from 7-11 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $20 and include appetizers, beer and wine cash bar, DJ/dancing, cash raffle and photo booth. Tickets are available on the school website at www.stmaryslongmeadow.org or in the school office.
Chicopee: St. Stanislaus School will host the 27th annual All Saints Day Party from 6:30-8 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Children are asked to dress as Bible characters, saints, animals or nature subjects only. Games and treats will be provided. Cost is $2 per family plus one or more bags of candy depending on the number of children attending. To volunteer or for more information, call Joe Strain at 413-788-4342 or Mike McManus at 413-533-5204.
South Hadley: A Patriotic Candlelight Rosary will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa of Lisieux Church, 9 East Parkview Drive. A reception will follow in the Holy Spirit Atrium adjacent to the church.
South Hadley: A Father-Daughter Dance will be held from 7-9 p.m. at St. Patrick's Social Center, 30 Main St. $10 per couple.
Petersham, Mass.: Single men 18-40 years old are invited to a Monastic Experience Weekend Nov. 4-6 at St. Mary's Monastery. For more information, contact Father Gregory at [email protected] or 978-724-3350.
Belchertown: St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its Annual Christmas Fair from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free gift wrapping; lunch and bakery cafe will be available.
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will hold its annual St. Nick's Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5. Cost to rent a table is $40; contact Pat Flaherty at 413-589-9203 to request an application.
Granby: The Men's and Women's Clubs of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor the annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Springfield: The St. Catherine of SIena Women's Guild will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, 1023 Parker St. Admission is free. For more information, contact Donna Delaney at 413-782-7774.
Chicopee: A Memorial Mass for deceased Cursillo members will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Basilica. To add a deceased member to the prayer list, send the person's name and year of Cursillo to [email protected].
South Hadley: The St. Patrick's Parish Meat Pie Supper will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. in St. Patrick's Social Center, 30 Main St. $10 per person.
Agawam: The "Great Pretenders" will present a musical performance to benefit Mercy Medical Center's Sister Caritas Cancer Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6. VIP tickets are $75; general admission tickets are $65. All seats reserved. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 413-977-3019 or visit www.diamondcollectionrocks.com.
Springfield: The Cathedral High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Springfield Marriott. For more information email [email protected].
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sacred Stigmata of Priests and Brothers (Stigmatines) at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 6. Guest Stigmatine priests and associates will be present. The story of founder Gaspar Bertoni will be enacted in a scripted reading during the Mass.
CHicopee: The Polish Junior League of Massachusetts will sponsor its Annual Scholarship Fashion Show on Sunday, Nov. 6 at noon at the Castle of Knights Banquet House, 1599 Memorial Drive. Tickets are $32. Proceeds support scholarship awards for college students of Polish heritage. For tickets, call Kathy at 413-658-5218. Deadline is Oct. 21.
Chicopee: Pope Francis High School, 134 Springfield St., will host an Open House at 1 p.m. for prospective students and parents. To register for the Open House, visit popefrancishigh.org/admissions/open-house. For more information, contact Ann Rivers, director of admissions at (413) 331-2480, ext. 1132 or email [email protected].
Springfield: The Springfield Diocese will hold its annual Catholic Scouting Awards Mass on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral.
Chicopee: The French Heritage Center's "Rendez-vous" Lecture Series will continue with "Silent Presence -- The French in New England," a Power Point presentation by Jeanne Douillard at 2 p.m. in the Elms College Library Theatre. The lecture is free of charge and will be followed by a double book signing, featuring The Republican's and Douillard's recently published books. Refreshments will be served.
Ludlow: The St. John the Baptist School Alumni Committee will host the 12th Annual "Club Cinquante" Celebration, for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, on Sunday, Nov. 6. For more information, contact Gary Bourbeau at 413-636-6732.
Three Rivers: The Sts. Peter and Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish will sponsor its Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Parish Center on Main St. Free parking and free admission.
Springfield: Holy Name Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parish social center on Alderman Street. For information on renting space, call Peggy Pellerin at 413-231-4721 or 413-739-1072.
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will offer "The 5 love languages," an evening video series by Gary Chapman, for married and engaged couples on Saturdays, Nov. 12, 19 and 26 at the St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center. Cost per couple for all three evenings is $20. Includes video presentations, private husband/wife discussion time and light refreshments. To register, contact Dick and DuAnne Pasquini at 413-610-0509.
Springfield: Emmy nominee Frank Runyeon will perform "Luke: Stories of Mercy" on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 1900 Allen St. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (age 60 and over); and $5 for students and children age 17 and under. Suitable for children 7 and older. For tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, list of tickets, phone number and check payable to St. Patrick's for the full amount to St. Patrick Church, 1900 Allen St., Springfield, MA 01118; or go to the administration office behind the church between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish will hold its annual Parish Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Jean Heinold at 413-599-1959 or [email protected].
Lee: St. Mary School, 115 Orchard St., will hold its Bazaar today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Eileen Ward at 646-298-5439 or [email protected].
Holyoke: "A Stroll Down Memory Lane" for alumni of the Catholic schools of Holyoke will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 from 7-11 p.m. at the Log Cabin. Music by Union Jack and Off the Record, food, cash bar. For tickets and more information, contact Nancy Delson at 413-271-7577 or [email protected].
A Dec. 8-13 Catholic Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico will include daily Mass. For more information, contact Cathie or Mike at 1-800-773-2660.
Pittsfield: St. Joseph Parish will sponsor a trip to the Boston Pops holiday presentation on Saturday, Dec. 11. Bus leaves St. Joseph's at 11:30 a.m., returns at approximatley 10 p.m. For reservations, call St. Joseph Rectory at 413-445-5789.
South Hadley: The combined choirs of St. Theresa and St. Patrick parishes in South Hadley and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Granby will present Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 9 East Parkview Drive.
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish will sponsor a tour, "Spotlight on Tuscany," from May 11-19, 2017. For more information, call Denise at 413-218-8681.
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor 2017 Trips to Colorado Rockies, May 18-27; Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, July 16-22; Italian Vistas, Aug. 27-Sept. 8; and Spain’s Classics with Portugal, Oct. 18-31. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413.583.6339 or [email protected].
North Adams: The Haiti Plunge is a mission program for high school and college youths, who live without running water and electricity for 10 days and work on projects helping children and adults in a remote region of this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Upcoming 2017 mission dates are April 14-23, June 23-July 3 and August 6-15. For more information and applications, visit www.thehaitiplunge.org or email [email protected].
Greenfield: Hospice of Franklin County will offer group meetings from Sept. through Oct., 2016. For people who have lost a spouse or partner, meetings will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 17. A general grief support group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 20. No charge for the groups. Membership is limited and registration is required. Recommended that the death be at least three months before the start of the group. More info and to register: Hospice of Franklin County at 413-774-2400.
Springfield: The First Friday Prayer Breakfast is held at the Bishop Marshall Center adjacent to St. Michael's Cathedral, 254 State St., beginning with Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel, followed by a free continental breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Father Huller Meeting Room and a speaker at 8:15.
New Haven, Conn.: "Mission of Faith: The Coming of the Gospel to America" is the current exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St. It includes artifacts that detail missionary activity, including walk-through replicas of Spanish and French missions. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission and parking are free. Groups are welcome.
Chicopee: Tours of St. Joan of Arc School, 587 Grattan St., will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for prospective families. No appointment necessary. Check in at main office.
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. 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].
West Stockbridge: Italian classes are held in Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. followed by a social in the St. Patrick Parish Center. Cost is $2 per class. For more information, call Dianne Romeo at 413-637-2684.
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: 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 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 last Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: https://business.facebook.com/DeCiceHallAtTheMarianCenter
Holyoke: Every other Wednesday, 6:30-9 pm. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. See http://www.decicehall.org. For beginning to intermediate Irish musicians who want to get up to speed. Contact Mark at https://lvirishslowsession.wordpress.com.
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.
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish holds Bingo on Friday evenings at 6:15 at the parish hall on Hawley Street. Doors open at 4 p.m. For more information, call Angie at 413-530-0145.
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. 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].
Springfield: The Anxious Parents and Family Members Support Group, for those who are living with drugs in the family, meets every second and fourth Monday from 7-8 p.m. in the Community Room at Sacred Heart Parish on Chestnut Street. All participants must commit to keeping confidential whatever is shared in the group, which is spiritual and educational in nature. The leader will be Jim Greer, who is a substance abuse educator and pastoral counselor. RSVP to [email protected] with your first name if you would like to attend.
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.
Springfield: St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church hosts a Pasta Supper from 5-6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. $7 per person. Cash bar is available and a 50/50 raffle is held at 6:15.
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].
Lee: The St. Mary Mother of the Church Oratory of Eucharistic Adoration (left), corner of Academy and Main streets, is open from 6 a.m.-midnight, seven days a week. For more information or to register for an hour, call Malcolm Chisholm at 413-243-0551.
Springfield: Prayer and Adoration are offered each Tuesday at Holy Name Church. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed after 8:15 a.m. Mass. Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited at 3 p.m., rosary and Benediction is held during the 5 p.m. Mass and the St. Jude Novena is prayed at 5:30. All are welcome.
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.
Westfield: A Holy Hour of Adoration is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 333 Elm St. Prayers are led by Deacon Charles Wainwright and include the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Holyoke: Eucharistic Adoration is held every Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 54 North Summer St..
Housatonic and Great Barrington: Adoration is held every Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter Chapel in Great Barrington and every second Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Teresa Corpus Christi Chapel in Housatonic.
Wilbraham: Expostion of the Blessed Sacrament is held on Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m. at St. Cecilia Church, 42 Main St., closing with night prayer and Benediction.
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.
Springfield: A Bible Study Group meets every second and fourth Mondays of the month at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in the West Wing of the parish center. Formore information, contact Michael Guertin at 413-782-9623 or Rick Kramer at 413-262-1748 or [email protected].
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.
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.
Holyoke: A "Rediscover God's Mercy Catholic Bible Study" will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 427 Maple St. All are welcome.
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.
Holyoke: A Mini Retreat will be held on the last Sunday of every month at Immaculate Conception Church, 54 N. Summer St. Father Sean O'Mannion, national director of the Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, will lead the retreat, which will begin with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by a talk on Sacred Heart spirituality, expositon of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary and Benediction.
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.
ANNUAL MEAT PIE PROJECT
EXHIBIT: 'WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? A MAN CALLED JESUS'
SATURDAY -- 20
ENDERS ISLAND RETREAT
CSI MEETS ROOTS: MEET A FORENSIC GENEALOGIST
ST. JUDE NOVENA
FRIDAY -- 21
CRUISE TO BERMUDA
SATURDAY -- 22
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRS
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HARVEST SUPPER
AUTUMNFEAST CHURCH SUPPER
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
SUNDAY -- 23
RCIA BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
PRESENTATION ON NATIONAL PARKS TRIP
EVANGELIZATION SHARING MEETINGS
THURSDAY -- 27
GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS
FRIDAY -- 28
RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREAT
SATURDAY -- 29
IRISH TOUR INFORMATION SESSION
MONDAY -- 31
ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY
(CNS file photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)
FRIDAY -- 4
PATRIOTIC CANDLELIGHT ROSARY
MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
SATURDAY -- 5
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
CURSILLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL MASS
MEAT PIE SUPPER
GREAT PRETENDERS BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
CHS CLASS OF 1966 REUNION
SUNDAY -- 6
STIGMATINES 200TH ANNIVERSARY
SCHOLARSHIP FASHION SHOW
CATHOLIC SCOUTING AWARDS MASS
'SILENT PRESENCE -- THE FRENCH IN NEW ENGLAND'
ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
'THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES' VIDEO SERIES
SUNDAY -- 13
FRANK RUNYEON PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY -- 19
SUNDAY -- 20
ST. MARY SCHOOL BAZAAR
FRIDAY -- 25
'A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE'
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SHRINE
LESSONS AND CAROLS
SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY
THE HAITI PLUNGE
COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM 'MISSION OF FAITH' EXHIBIT
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
MERCY MONDAY FILM SERIES
LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING
SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
ANXIOUS PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SUPPORT GROUP
MONTHLY PASTA SUPPER
MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION
ORATORY OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
PRAYER AND ADORATION
HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION
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