Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer

Ongoing Events


Apr 23, 2014

Calendar listings can be emailed to r.drake@diospringfield.org or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730.

                          
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WEDNESDAY -- 23

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COMMEMORATION OF JPII CANONIZATION
Chicopee:To mark the April 27 canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II, The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 30 School St., will host screenings of the film, “The Man Who Became Pope” on April 23, 24 and 25 from 2-4 p.m. Concurrent with the showing of the film will be an exhibit on Poland’s Solidarity Movement and a display of a plaster cast of Pope John Paul II’s hand. For more information, call the center at 413.592.0001.

FRIDAY -- 25

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
Litchfield, Conn.: A Beginning Experience Weekend for those who are divorced, widowed or separated will be held from April 25-27 at the Montfort House in Litchfield. For more information, call Ray at 860-741-3050 or Marie at 203-879-3407; or visit the website at www.beginningexperience.org/connecticut.

SATURDAY -- 26

CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Chicopee: The Seventh Annual Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, April 26 at Bellamy School. Speakers will include Sister of St. Joseph Eleanor Spring and Catholic editor and author Kerry Weber. For more information or to register, call 413-452-0812 or click on the conference link on www.iobserve.org.

DIVINE MERCY WEEKEND
Stockbridge: The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy will host festivities on April 26 and 27 in celebration of the feast of Divine Mercy. For more information, visit the website at www.thedivinemercy.org/shrine.

TAG SALE/CRAFT FAIR/BAKE SALE
Easthampton: The Our Lady of the Valley Mission Committee will hold a Giant Tag Sale/Craft Fair/Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Valley Church Hall, 33 Adams St. Proceeds will benefit the Nuestro Ahora project. Beverages and a light lunch menu will be available for sale.  

'LITTLE BLACK DRESS' FUNDRAISER
Chicopee: Our Lady of the Cross Parish in Holyoke will present "The Little Black Dress Affair," a fundraiser for the parish, on Saturday, April 26 from noon-3 p.m. at the Castle of Knights on Memorial Drive. Tickets are $30 and include a presentation on wardrobe ideas by designer Bill Graham, various raffles and a hot buffet. For tickets, contact the parish office at 413-532-5661 or Barbara Gagnon at 413-527-5597.

MEATLOAF DINNER
Springfield: The Knights of Columbus Home City Council 63 will sponsor a Meatloaf Dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Deacon Joe Garde West Wing of the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and children 12 and under. All are welcome. 

TRIVIA NIGHT
Brimfield: A Trivia Night will be held this evening at St. Christopher Parish. Admission is $10 per person and includes pizza and beverages. For more information, contact Bob at 413-245-3035 or mitchellbrs@charter.net.

EASTER MUSIC AND PRAYER
West Hartford, Conn.: Music and Prayer for the Easter Season will be presented at the Holy Family Retreat Center at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature choir, chamber choir, instrumentalists, a handbell choir, soloists and a children's choir. A reception will follow the concert. Cost is $35. For more information, call 860-760-9705 or visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org.

SUNDAY -- 27

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DIVINE MERCY SERVICES
Springfield: The Divine Mercy Sunday Service at St. Catherine of Siena Church will include confessions from 1-1:45 p.m.; rosary at 1:15 p.m.; a 2 p.m. Mass and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction, followed by blessings with a St. Faustina relic.
Westfield: A Divine Mercy Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 335 Elm St., beginning with confessions at 1 p.m., followed by Mass at 2 p.m. and the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.
Greenfield: A Deanery-Wide Divine Mercy celebration will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, Federal St., beginning with confessions at 1:45 p.m. Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell will be the presider and homilist of the 3 p.m. service., which will include Benediction, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and novena prayer.
Holyoke: Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Cross Parish, beginning with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 2 p.m., followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, devotions and Benediction at 3 p.m.
Easthampton: A Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 33 Adams St., at 2:30 p.m. and will include singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, readings from St. Faustina's diary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 

D-DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Chicopee: The French Heritage Center will sponsor a D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration Event on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Assumption Church hall, 94 Springfield St. The program will feature a D-Day PowerPoint presentation by James Woolsey, superintendent of the Springfield Armory, Normandy veteran Wilfred Delude and World War II-era music provided by the Premier Swing Band. There will be a D-Day display; attendees are welcome to bring World War II-related items to "show and share." An entrance fee of $10 will be collected at the door (no charge for World War II veterans). Complimentary refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the French Heritage Center at frenchconnection104@gmail.com or 413-594-9332.

MONDAY -- 28

PARISH TRIP TO FRANCE AND ITALY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor an April 28-May 8 Trip to France and Italy. For more information, contact Giuseppe Polimeni at 413-739-6635, Terry Regina at 413-785-5169 or Donna Rueli at 860-668-6017.

WEDNESDAY -- 30

BIBLE STUDY
Westfield: A new Bible study, entitled "Pilgrim People," will be held on Wednesdays, April 30 through May 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, 86 Mechanic St. For more information, call Joanne at 413-562-5484.

UPCOMING

LAY MINISTRY FORMATION COURSES
Granby: Classes for new extraordinary ministers of holy Communion will be held on Thursdays, May 1 and 8, from 6-8 p.m.; for new extraordinary ministers of holy Communion to the sick and homebound on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m.; and for new readers on Thursdays, May 15 and 22, all at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 256 State St. For more information and to register, call 413-452-0686 or 452-0812.

MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Westfield: St. Mary Parish School will host a Middle School Open House for parents only on Thursday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. To include an interactive lesson with middle school teachers and meetings with specials teachers and athletic director and coaches.

FREE PRAYER SERIES
Chicopee: The Elms College Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies will sponsor "Praying for the First Time," a series presented by Virginia Collins-English on Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Elms College, Berchmans Hall, Room 206. The series is free and open to the public. For reservations, contact Ann Schwein at 413-265-2575 or schweina@elms.edu.

ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield: The Fourth Annual St. Joseph Central High School Hall of Fame Induction and Benefit Gala, "Evening with the Stars," will be held on Friday, May 2 at the Crowne Plaza. Author Kevin O'Hara will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, contact the school's business office at 413-443-9686.  

MINDFUL EATING FOR WELLNESS
Springfield: The Holy Cross Parish Nurses will sponsor a three-part series on nutrition and "mindful eating," to be presented by Paula Serafino-Cross on Fridays, May 2, 9 and 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the St. Michael's Academy gymnasium. Cost is $5 per session. To register, call Sister Cindy Matthews at 413-796-7675, Ext. 117 by April 28.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IMAGE
Southwick: The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and of the unborn, will be on display on Saturday, May 3 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 224 Sheep Pasture Rd.

IRISH LANGUAGE DAY
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College will sponsor its 14th annual La na Gaeilge (Irish Language Day) from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. The cost is $40 for Irish Cultural Center members, $50 for non-members and $15 for students. For more information, contact Ellen Dziura at 413-265-2537 or irishcenter@elms.edu.

MEN'S DAY RETREAT
Derry, N.H.: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish will host "Rise Up, O Men of God," a Men's Day Retreat on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. To include talks by Father Bill Casey, of the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy, and Franciscan Father Rick Martignetti; adoration; confessions; rosary; and Mass. For more information, call Franciscan Father Chris Gaffrey at 603-432-5000.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children, with a maximum of $16 for a family. For tickets, call the parish office at 413-584-7310.

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Southwick: The Rev. Thomas A. Shea Knights of Columbus Council will hold a Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 4, beginning with registration at noon at the Edgewood Golf Course, 161 Sheep Pasture Rd. The cost is $400 per foursome and proceeds will benefit the Our Lady of the Lake Parish Scholarship Fund and the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus. For more information, contact John at 413-569-6687 or golftee@kofc11178.org.

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Greenfield: The Knights of Columbus of Blessed Sacrament Parish will hold its First Golf Tournament on Monday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Greenfield Country club. event includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and a large raffle. For more information, call Jason Semaski at 413-626-3378 or Lou Grader at 413-774-2848.

LIVING ROSARY
Chicopee: The St. Anne Spiritual Life Commission will sponsor a Living Rosary on Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 30 College St.
Chicopee: The Fairview Knights of Columbus Council 4044, 1599 Memorial Drive will hold its Semi-Annual Candlelight Living Rosary Service on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m., led by council chaplain, Father Matthew Guidi. The ceremony features live music and will be followed by light refreshments.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND
Pittsfield: Msgr. Michael Shershanovich will lead a May 5-13, 2014 Pilgrimage to Poland, including Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow, Wadowice, Lagiewniki and Zakopane. For more information, contact Msgr. Shershanovich at 413-445-5789 or Connie at Olivewood Tours at 877-595-6027 or Connie@Olivewoodtravel.com.

PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE AND SPAIN
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor a May 8-21, 2014 Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of France and Spain. For more information, call Father Matt Alcombright at 413-739-0456.

 

MCFL MOTHER'S DAY DINNER
Agawam: The 40th Annual Massachusetts Citizens for Life Mother's Day Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 8 at Chez Joseph. The keynote speaker will be former Planned Parenthood worker Catherine Adair. The dinner chairman is Mark Dupont, public affairs officer for the Springfield Diocese. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for students and may be reserved by calling Monica Butler at 413-746-0655.

PASTA DINNER/BOOK SIGNING
Springfield: A Pasta Dinner and a book signing by Craig A. Miller, author of This is How it Feels: Attempting suicide and finding life...,will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the John Boyle O'Reilly club, 33 Progress Ave. Donation is $10 per person; proceeds to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For tickets or further information, contact Kathleen Duquette at 413-949-0887 or kduquette5140@charter.net.

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION
Feeding Hills: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Springfield will hold its 19th Annual St. Thomas Golf Tournament and Auction on Friday, May 9 at the Oak Ridge Country Club, with a shot gun start at 12:30 p.m. Donation is $125 per golfer; non-golfer tickets are $35. Payment is due by April 30. For more information, call Kevin White at 413-572-1758 or Serena Lichwan at 413-348-0804 or email stthomasptogolftourney@gmail.com.

PITCH TOURNAMENT
Monson: The Eighth Annual Knights of Columbus Pitch Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. at Columbia Hall (across from St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St.). To register a team, call Jack Vadnais at 413-267-5279. Entry fee due on May 3. Proceeds will benefit Knights of Columbus charities.

VESPERS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Springfield: The Cathedral Choir of Boys and Adults will present "Vespers of the Good Shepherd" on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral. To feature two English settings of the 23rd Psalm, by Gordon Jacob and Edward Bairstow, and the Magnificat of the Bermudian composer, Leslie Betteridge. The event is free and open to the public. Free will donations will  be accepted. For more information, contact the music office at 413-452-0845 or ljep@diospringfield.org.

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND CONCERT
Brighton, Mass.: A special "Mother's Day Weekend Concert: Baroque Chamber Music" will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Presentation Lecture Hall & Library at St. John Seminary, 680 Washington St., Brighton.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Chicopee: A Mother's Day Brunch Buffet will be held at Elms College on Sunday, May 11, with seatings at 10 a.m. and noon. $20 for adults; $12 for children age 4-10; and free for children 3 and under. Reservations are required; call 413-592-1201.

OPEN HOUSE/SPAGHETTI DINNER
Pittsfield: St. Mark School will hold an Open House and Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m.

SMA 5K RUN/WALK
Springfield: St. Michael's Academy will hold a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 17 beginning with check-in at 8:30 a.m. at Forest Park. Registration fee is $25 if postmarked by April 12 and $30 if postmarked by April 26. Proceeds will benefit the school's Tuition Assistance Program. Registration forms can be found on the website, www.smaspringfield.org.

TAG SALE
Three Rivers: The Sts. Peter and Paul Rosary Sodality will sponsor a Tag Sale on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m-3 p.m. at the Divine Mercy Parish Center on Main Street. Will include a bake sale and light lunch for sale, as well as free coffee all day.

BLESSING OF MOTORCYCLES
Springfield: Holy Name Parish, 323 Dickinson St., will hold its 18th Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles and Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 18, beginning with the Mass and blessing at 8 a.m. The pancake breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. and is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Also, the Baystate Medical Center Bloodmobile will accept donations from 8-11 a.m.

FATHER BONDI ANNIVERSARY
South Hadley: Parishioners, family and friends of Father Richard Bondi, pastor of St. Theresa Parish, 9 East Parkview Dr.,are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his priesthood ordination on Sunday, May 18, at the 11 a.m. Mass, followed by a reception from noon-2 p.m. in the parish hall. Reply by May 4 to 413-532-3228, Ext. 110, with the number of persons attending the reception.

AMISH COUNTRY TRIP
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor a May 20-22 Trip to Amish Country and "Moses" at the Sight & Sound Theater. For reservaitons, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

ASL MASS
Pittsfield: An ASL (American Sign Language) Mass will be held on SUnday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Church.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
Greenfield: Deacon John Leary of Blessed Sacrament Parish will be the spiritual director for a May 27-June 4, 2014 Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. For more information, contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-773-8890 or HelenSheaMurphy@verizon.net or visit www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

TRIP TO NYC
Springfield: The Holy Name Men's Club will sponsor a May 31 Bus Trip to New York City. Includes a visit to the U.S.S. Intrepid, dinner at Buca du Beppos Italian Restaurant and a narrated Harbor Lights Cruise up the East River. Pick-ups will be at Quality Inn in West Springfield and Holy Name Church parking lot in Springfield. For more information, contact Ed and Ann Gosselin at 413-733-7524.

WOMEN'S RETREAT
Westfield: A Women's Retreat, with the theme, "So, What about Mary?" will be held on Saturday May 31 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Mary High School Gym, 27 Bartlett St. Cost is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is May 17. Call Joanne at 413-568-1127. 

NEW YORK CITY TRIP
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a June 8 Trip to New York City. Travelers will spend the day on their own. Cost is $40 per person. Call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Westfield: The 24th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit St. Mary Parish School will be held on Friday, June 13 at Tekoa Country Club beginning at 11 a.m. For more information and to register, contact Kristin Hagan at 413-568-1160, Ext. 46 or khagan@stmsaints.org.

NEWMAN CENTER FUNDRAISER
South Hadley: The Newman Catholic Center at the University of Massachusetts will hold its Annual Cigar Dinner and Fundraiser, "The Herf and Turf," on Friday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ledges Golf Club. To include hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, three complimentary cigars, free beer, music, raffles and more. Cost is $100 and all proceeds benefit the Newman Center's front lobby redesign project. For more information or to register, contact Virginia Webb, director of development, at 413-549-0300, Ext. 13 or v.webb@diospringfield.org.

SUMMER SOLSTICE 5K RUN
Holyoke: Providence Ministries, Inc. will host a Summer Solstice 5K Run on Saturday, June 21 at 9 a.m. at Ashley Reservoir. Proceeds will benefit Kate's Kitchen and The Holyoke Career Closet. For more information or to register, contact Virginia Constant or Joanne Castillo at 413-552-2564 or holyokecareercloset@gmail.com.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends in New England will be June 20-22, Sept. 19-21 and Oct. 17-19. For more information, call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800710WWME or visit www.wwme.org.

SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: Upcoming trips planned by the Sacred Heart Travel Club include June 28, Newport Flower Show; July 19, Maine Lobster and Lighthouse; and Aug. 15, Hampton Beach. For more information, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; or mcaleer2006@verizon.net.  

CANADA, EUROPE TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish is offering a nine-day coach trip to the Canadian Maritime Provinces from July 3-11, 2014, and a nine-day Rhine River cruise featuring Holland, Germany and France from Sept. 16-24, 2014. For more information, please contact Jim Martin at 413.583.6339 or jamesmartin47@verizon.net.

CAMP HOLY CROSS
Goshen: Camp Holy Cross will hold two sessions of traditional overnight or day summer camp, July 6-11 and 13-18. The camps are for boys and girls ages 8-15. Featuring faith, recreation, arts and water fun. The camp is located on the Upper Highland Reservoir. Cost is $310 per week. For more information and to register, visit www.campholycross.org or call 413-684-0125.

RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREATS
The Rachel's Vineyard abortion healing ministry 2014 retreat weekends will be July 11-13 and November 7-9. For more information or to register for a weekend, call 413-452-0661.  

TANGLEWOOD TRIP
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor a July 13 Trip to Tanglewood to see the Boston Pops and Broadway and TV performer Jason Alexander. For reservations, call Betty at 413-896-8801. FInal balance is due on June 1.

'42ND STREET'
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor a July 20 trip to the MacHaydn Theater to see a matinee performance of "42nd Street," preceded by lunch at Jackson's. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

'BEAUTIFUL'
Springfield: The Sacred Heart Travel Club will sponsor a July 23 trip to New York City to see "Beautful," the story of the life and music of Carole King. For more information, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; or mcaleer2006@verizon.net.  

BOSTON HARBOR CRUISE
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor an Aug. 5 Odyssey Luncheon Cruise on Boston Harbor, with free time at Quincy Market. For more information, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

FOUR-DAY 'MOSES' TRIP
Chicopee: St. Anne Parish will sponsor a Sept. 8-11 Trip to Lancaster, Pa. To include a performance of "Moses" at the Millennium Theatre, Sands Casino, Amish Country sightseeing and other activities. For more information, call Father Bill Rousseau at 413-532-7503.

TRIP TO PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a Sept. 19-21, 2014 Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and beyond. For more information and reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382 or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment is due by Aug. 1.

TRIP TO SWITZERLAND AND ITALY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor a Sept. 21-Oct. 1 trip to Switzerland and Italy. For more information, call Mary at 413-789-7318.

'SOUTH PACIFIC'
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.

ONGOING

HOLYOKE CATHOLIC 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.

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 m.lambert@smaspringfield.org.  

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. 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.

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 laura@jerichobeca.org

JERICHO GAME NIGHT 
Holyoke: A Game Night for individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers is held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Alleluia House at Jericho, 537 Northampton St.  For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or laura@jerichobeca.org.  

TEEN NIGHT
Holyoke: A Teen Night for teens ages 13-19 years with disabilities, and their friends and/or family members, is held the third Friday of every month from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Pastoral Center at Jericho, 537 Northampton St. For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or orlaura@jerichobeca.org.

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 srjoan@jerichobeca.org.

 

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.

ICON EXHIBIT
New Haven, Conn.: "Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons & Treasures," the newest exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St., will run until April 27, 2014. The exhibit contains more than 225 Russian icons, along with liturgical and devotional items. Admission and museum parking are free. For more information, call the museum at 203-752-4630 or visit the website, www.kofcmuseum.org.

'COMMON OBJECTIONS' TALKS
Westfield: WACE AM 70 radio host Tim O'Keefe will present talks based on the topic, "Answering Common Objections," on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Center. There is no fee but donations are appreciated.

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.

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.

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.

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 saint@littleaudreysanto.org.

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.

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 phine 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.