Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer

Ongoing Events


Mar 27, 2015

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

 

MARCH

OPERATION HOPE TOTE
Springfield: The Springfield Rescue Mission, 19 Bliss St., will hold its 12th Annual Operation Hope Tote from February 1-March 31. Hope Tote bags, to be filled with perosnal items for the homeless, will be available by calling 413-732-0808, Ext. 114 or emailing [email protected]. Filled bags should be returned to the mission by March 31.

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. Take out will be available until 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Connie Clancy at 413-533-1614 or [email protected].
Springfield: Lenten Lunches will be held on Fridays, Feb. 20-March 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, 1023 Parker St. Menu is a la carte or $6 for a combo meal. Nonperishable food donations for the Survival Center would be appreciated.
Springfield: Lenten Lunches will be held on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Asbury Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. Call ahead for take out orders: 413-221-5399.

LENTEN VESPERS
Pittsfield: Lenten Vespers will be held on Sunday evenings at 6 in the South Chapel of St. Joseph Church. Following vespers, a video presentation will be held in the North Chapel with a discussion period held by Father Geoffrey Decker. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

PARISH LENTEN SERIES
Westfield: The Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Parish Lenten Series, presented by Father Gary Caster, will be held on Wednesdays with a 7 p.m. Mass and Lenten talk during the homily. The church is located at 127 Holyoke Rd. Parking is free and all are welcome to attend the series.

LENTEN SERIES FOR THE DEAF
Springfield: Father Matthew Alcombright, director of the Springfield Diocese's Ministry With the Deaf, will be conducting a Lenten Series for the Deaf on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. at the Mary Mother of Hope Social Center, 840 Page Blvd. Contacts for the Deaf Ministry office are VP, 413-241-3193; TTY, 413-391-7340; and Voice, 413-739-0456, Ext. 113. 

GENESIS SPIRITUAL LIFE AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Westfield: For a list of Lenten programs at Genesis, call 413-562-3627 or visit www.GenesisSpiritualCenter.org.

ST. FRANCIS NOVENA OF GRACE
Springfield: The Annual St. Francis Novena of Grace will be held March 16-24 at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St. All novenas are at 5:15 p.m., except for Saturday, March 22, when it will be at noon. A Lenten Penance Service offered by the Springfield Deanery will follow the Novena Mass on Thursday, March 19. Confessions will be heard in various languages.

FRIDAY -- 27

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.

FISH FRY
Springfield: The Second Annual Fish Fry at St. Catherine of Siena Parish will be held from 2-7 p.m. in the parish center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and will be available at the rectory from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Take out will be available. For more information, call the rectory at 413-783-8619 or Maria at 413-374-5358.

FOURTH FRIDAY FILM SERIES
Holyoke: The Fourth Friday "Everyday Courage" Documentary Series will begin today with "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" at 6:30 p.m. in DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is $5. Seating is limited to 50 on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. On-site parking and handicapped accessibility. Upcoming dates for the series are April 24, May 22, June 26 and July 24.

NIGHT OF THE ARTS
Chicopee: Holyoke Catholic High School, 134 Springfield St., will host its annual Night of the Arts at 7 p.m. With the theme, "Celebrating the Visual and Vocal Journey of Holyoke Catholic," the night will feature the Holyoke Catholic A Capella Singers and multi-media artwork created by the school's art students. Parking and admission are free.

SATURDAY -- 28

ACE AUCTION
West Springfield: St. Mary Academy, Longmeadow, will host its 11th Annual Ace Auction at the Storrowton Carriage House. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained at the school or by calling 413-567-0907. Proceeds will directly benefit student education at St. Mary's.

SUNDAY -- 29

BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Springfield: A Pancake Brunch with the Easter Bunny will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the Holy Cross gym at Holy Cross Parish, 221 Plumtree Rd. $5 for adults; $3 for children; $10 max for families. Tickets will be available at the door. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be $5.

COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE
Lee: Area Catholic churches will join together for a Communal Penance Service at 3 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church, 140 Main St.

UPCOMING

LENTEN HEALING MASS
Westfield: Father Bill McCarthy, co-founder of My Father's House retreat center in Moodus, Conn., will celebrate a Mass of Healing on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Rd. For more information, call the parish at 413-562-3450.

GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNITY FISH DINNER
Chicopee: A Good Friday Community Fish Dinner will be held on Friday, April 3 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Elms College Dining Hall. $20 for adults; $10 for children. For more information, contact the Office of Constituent Relations at [email protected] or call 413-265-2454.

RESCUE MISSION EASTER MEALS
Springfield: The Springfield Rescue Mission, 19 Bliss St., will serve Easter meals on Saturday, April 4, serving breakfast at 7 a.m. and dinner at 4 p.m. Meal delivery to elderly and shut-ins will be at 2 p.m. Call 413-732-0808, Ext. 102 to schedule meal delivery. Volunteers are needed to prepare, serve and deliver meals and may register at www.hope4springfield.org/volunteer. Food donations are welcomed and can be delivered to the mission Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

PAX CHRISTI RETREAT
Chicopee: Pax Christi Massachusetts will sponsor "Seizing Nonviolent Moments: The Spirituality of Transformation," a retreat, on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Elms College, 291 Springfield St. Retreat leader is Nancy Small, a hospice chaplain and spiritual director, who is a former national coordinator and current ambassador of Pax Christi USA. Suggested donation is $40. For more information, contact Mike Moran at [email protected].

KNITTING, QUILTING, CRAFT SUPPLIES
Turners Falls: Our Lady of Peace Parish, 90 Seventh St., will hold a "Stash Bash" on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Quilters, knitters and crafters can buy, sell and swap fabric, yarn, beads, notions, thread, paints, buttons, paper, needlework kits, patterns, rubber stamps, craft supplies and tools, cake decorating items and woodworking materials (no finished crafts). For information about donating items or renting a table, call Chris at 413-367-3052 or Bev at 413-863-7783.

YOUTH MINISTRY WORKSHOP
Ludlow: A Youth Ministry Workshop with Steve Angrisano will be held on Monday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center at St. Elizabeth Parish, 201 Hubbard St. Designed for catechists, youth ministers and music ministers. $45 per person, includes lunch. For more information, contact Lisa Saloio at 413-583-4204 or [email protected].

YOUTH MINISTRY CONCERT
Ludlow: Youth ministry leader Steve Angrisano will present a Youth Ministry Concert on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Parish, 201 Hubbard St. Free will offering. For more information, contact Lisa Saloio at 413-583-4204 or [email protected].

PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
Westfield: Father Brian McGrath, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Agawam, 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.

A TASTE OF MAPLE
Chicopee: The French Heritage Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary with "A Taste of Maple" on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at Assumption Church Hall, 94 Springfield St. To include fiddle music, maple delicacies, a patisserie, raffle and door prizes. For more information, call 413-594-9332 or email [email protected]

RETREAT
Chicopee: Father William Rousseau will lead a four-day, three-night retreat at the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center in Biddeford, Maine, leaving St. Anne Church on Tuesday, April 21 at 9 a.m. For more information, call 413-519-1492.

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.

K OF C GOLF TOURNAMENT
Greenfield: The Knights of Columbus Second Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 4 at noon at the Greenfield Country Club. For more information, call Jason Semaski at 413-626-3378 or Lou Grader at 413-774-2848.

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. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT
Pittsfield: The Fifth Annual St. Joseph Central High School Evening With the Stars Benefit will be held on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For reservations or more information, call 413-443-9686.

SINGING PRIESTS CONCERT
Pittsfield: The Singing Priests of the Springfield Diocese will present a concert to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Barrington Stage, 30 Union St. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 413-236-8888, in person at the box office or online atwww.barringtonstageco.org/rentals/singingpriests.

BLESSING OF MOTORCYLES AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Springfield: Holy Name Parish, Dickinson Street, will hold its 19th Annual Blessing of the Motorcyles and Pancake Breakfast, and its Fourth Annual BMC Blood Mobile on Sunday, May 17, with the blessing at 8:30 a.m., the Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. ($3 for adults, $1.50 for children) and the blood drive from 8-11 a.m.

'GUYS AND DOLLS'
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will sponsor a May 27 bus trip to the Goodpseed Opera House in Connecticut to see "Guys and Dolls." To sign up, call Nancy at 413-586-0681 or Andie at 413-586-4815. Deposit due March 25; final payment due April 24.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in New England will be May 29-31. For more information, Call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.

'WEST SIDE STORY'
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a May 31 trip to the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y. to see "West Side Story." For reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment due April 15.

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].

MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKENDS
Petersham, Mass.: St. Scholastica Priory, 271 North Main St., a house of Benedictine nuns, will host Monastic Experience Weekends for single women ages 18-40 on June 19-21 and Oct. 9-11. For more information, contact Sister Mary Frances at [email protected] or call 978-724-3213.

PILGRIMAGE TO PRAGUE AND POLAND
Wilbraham: Father Daniel Cymer, parochial vicar of St. Cecilia Parish, will lead a June 22-July 4 Pilgrimage to Prague and Poland. For more information, contact Pat Tours at 413-747-7702 or [email protected].

PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
Granby:  Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a June 25-26 trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. For reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment due May 20.

LOBSTER CRUISE
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a July 18 Beauport Princess Lobster Cruise from Gloucester, Mass. For reservations, call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225. Final payment due June 15.

TRIP TO MONTREAL/QUEBEC SHRINES
Pittsfield: The St. Anne Society Ladies Group of St. Joseph Parish will sponsor a July 25-27 bus trip to the Shrines of Montreal and Quebec. For more information, call Bonnie at 413-447-7784; Barbara at 413-443-3217; or Carolyn at 413-443-5401.

A DAY AT COOPERSTOWN
Springfield: The Holy Name Men's Club will sponsor "A Day at Cooperstown," to include the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 26. For reservations, call Ann Marie or Ed Gosselin at 413-733-7524. Final payment due July 1

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA BUS TRIPS
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor a May 12 trip to Boston to see the "In The Mood" musical review; a June 26 trip to the Isle of Shoals and Mike's Clam Shack in Maine; and a July 29 Red Sox Catholic Night Trip. For more information and reservations, call Betty at 413-896-8801.

'WEST SIDE STORY'
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor an Aug. 2 trip to the MacHaydn Theater in New York  to see "West Side Story." For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

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 50-year reunion of St. George School Class of 1965 will be hekl Sept. 19, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Chicopee Moose Lodge, Fuller Rd., Chicopee. Tickets are $30 per person. Invitations will be sent out to known class members by March 30, 2015. The class is still looking for members Annemarie Bouchard and Linda Gibson. For more information, please contact Earl Bradford at 860-617-5792 or [email protected].

ADIRONDACK BALLOON FESTIVAL
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish will sponsor a Sept. 18-20 trip to the Adirondack Balloon Festival at Lake George, N.Y. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.

BUS TRIP TO PAPAL MASS
Springfield: The Diocesan Office of Pastoral Ministries will sponsor a Bus Trip to the Papal Mass in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 27. Individuals and parish groups are urged to contact Sister Cathy Homrok, SSJ, as soon as possible at 413-452-0686 or [email protected].

IRELAND TOUR
Springfield: The John Boyle O'Reilly Club will sponsor an Oct. 3-13 West Coast of Ireland Tour. For more information, call Joyce Bosworth at 413-330-6363. Visit www.jbo-club.com for full itinerary.

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.   

TRIP TO PANAMA
South Hadley: The St. Patrick's Travel Club will sponsor a Nov. 12-20 Trip to Panama, the land between the seas. For more information, contact Linda or Greg at 413-536-2580.

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].  

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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Westfield: Holy Trinity Parish, 333 Elm St., holds a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration each Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

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.