Calendar listings can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730. THANKSGIVING BASKET DRIVE NOVEMBER SATURDAY -- 21 ST. CECILIA CRAFT FAIR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB ORGAN DEDICATION CONCERTS SATURDAY -- 28 LA SALETTE SHRINE SUNDAY -- 29 FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS UPCOMING MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER PENN DUTCH COUNTRY WOMEN'S DAY OF REFLECTION ST. NICHOLAS DAY BAZAAR LESSONS AND CAROLS ADVENT PILGRIMAGE YEAR OF MERCY PROGRAMS ADVENT VESPERS ADVENT CAROLING HAITI PLUNGE MISSION TEAM BIBLE STUDY MARCH FOR LIFE TRIP ATLANTIC CITY TRIP DIACONATE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS TOUR TO IRELAND PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE ONGOING 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 FOURTH FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY SERIES LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING LECTIO DIVINA BINGO SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS GATHERING GRANDPARENTS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS MEN'S BIBLE STUDY BIBLE STUDY MONTHLY BREAKFAST MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER TODDLER PLAYGROUP ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SACRAMENT OF THE SICK WEEKLY CONFESSIONS ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION ORATORY OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION EUCHARISTIC ADORATION EXPOSITION HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE KNITTING MINISTRY INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES BIBLE STUDY SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT PRAYER GROUPS DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET TORNADO SURVIVOR GROUP SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, PARTNERS ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN ROSARY AFTERNOONS VIGIL FOR THE UNBORN LITTLE AUDREY ST. MONICA HOLY HOUR FOR SICK AND DYING 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
Nov 17, 2015
Springfield: The Catholic Charities Agency of the Springfield Diocese ia accepting Thanksgiving baskets for its Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Donations of baskets with non-perishable food items and/or monetary contributions can be dropped off at Catholic Charities, 65 Elliot St., Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Nov. 18. For more information, contact Laura Saponare, social service coordinator, at 413-452-0605.
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Women's Club will sponsor its Annual Craft Fair today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thirty crafters, baked goods, coffee, doughnuts andlunch for sale. For more information, contact Patti Diotalevi at 413-596-6038.
Adams: St. Stanislaus Kostka School will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafts, auctions, raffles. For more information, contact Cindy Bird at 413-743-5094 or Judy Roy at 413-743-3544.
Brimfield: The Catholic Women's Club of St. Christopher Parish, Rte. 20, will hold its Annual Christmas Craft Fair today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Includes Seventh Annual Cookie Walk.
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Parish will sponsor a Bus Trip to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, Nov. 21. For reservations, call Betty at 413-896-8801.
Springfield: Upcoming trips include Nov. 21, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular; May 16-29, 2016 Alaska Trip. For information on all trips, contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or email them at [email protected].
Brighton, Mass.: Music director Janet Hunt, assisted by the seminary schola and flutist Jennifer Hunt, will present Organ Dedication Concerts, to celebrate the recently renovated chapel organ, today at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in St. John's Seminary Main Chapel, 127 Lake St. A short dedication and prayer will take place prior to the Saturday evening concert.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a Nov. 28 Trip to the Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass. Lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Chicopee: St. Anne Parish, 30 College St., will sponsor a Dec. 5 Trip to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass. Lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm. For more information and to register, call Natalie Villani after 5 p.m. at 413-593-3529.
Holyoke: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 435 Maple St., will hold its annual Fall Into The Holidays craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the gymnasium building, Chestnut Street entrance. Breakfast, lunch and desserts available for purchase. A Cultural Meat Pie Contest will be held; bring two pies to gym by 10 a.m. For more information, contact Jennie McGiverin, 413-536-6557.
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Dec. 4-6. For more information, call Steve and Michelle O'Leary at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will sponsor a Dec. 4-5 Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country to see "The Miracle of Christmas" at the Sight and Sound Theater, The National Chirstmas Center, Kitchen Kettle Village, Shady Maple Gift Shop and more. For reservations, contact Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382; or Gert at 413-322-3225.
Westfield: "We Believe: A Day with the Trinity," A Women's Day of Reflection, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Mary High School Gym, 27 Bartlett St. Cost is $25 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information and to register, contact Joanne at 413-568-1127 or [email protected]. Deadline for registration is Nov. 14.
Turners Falls: Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will hold its annual St. Nicholas Day Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. Arts and crafts, Polish food sale, Chinese auctions and more. To rent a table and for more information, call Shirley Webb at 413-773-7202.
Brighton, Mass.: St. John Seminary will present its annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Main Chapel. Directed by Janet Hunt, featuring the St. John Seminary schola.
Feeding Hills: The St. Martha's Guild of Sacred Heart Parish, 1061 Springfield St., will sponsor an Advent Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleborough, Mass., on Sunday, Dec. 6, leaving at 10 a.m. and returning at 7 p.m. Includes lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm. For more information, contact Joanne Cappucelli at 413-786-7919 or [email protected]. Reservations due by Nov. 18.
Wesfield: St. Mary Parish will host a series of five programs on mercy on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. from December 2015 to April 2016. The first program will be held on Dec. 8 following the 6:15 Immaculate Conception Mass and will feature Frank Runyeon, Hollywood actor and performer of biblical texts. All programs are free of charge, but free will donations will be accepted to defray the cost of the programs and to assist the parish's St. Vincent de Paul Society. For more information, call the parish at 413-562-5477.
Adams: Advent Vespers (evening prayer) will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
Brighton, Mass.: "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful: An Evening of Advent Caroling" will be held on Monday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. at St. John Seminary in Our Lady of Presentation Lecture Hall, 680 Washington St., Oak Square.
North Adams: Haiti Plunge, Inc. which sends mission teams from the Springfield Diocese eight times a year, has available spots for the the Dec. 28-Jan. 6 college team. For more information, visit www.thehaitiplunge.org or contact Sister of St. Joseph Eunice Tassone at 413-346-3241 or [email protected].
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will host The Great Adventure Bible course, "The Prophets," beginning on Jan. 14, 2016 with morning and evening classes on 10 Thursdays. Cost for workbook materials is $20. For more information, contact course leaders Bill and Theresa D'Amato at 413-203-5296 or [email protected].
South Hadley: The Knights of Colubus Council 1721 will sponsor a Bus Trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., leaving at midnight on Thursday, Jan. 21 and arriving in D.C. at approximatley 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, and returning to South Hadley at approximately 1-2 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. For more information, contact Howard Redfern at 413-627-1205.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a Feb. 24-26, 2016 Bus Trip to Atlantic City. Deposit due Nov. 30. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Men, ages 31 and up, from the four western Massachusetts counties, who are interested in the diocesan diaconate program, should attend one of the Diaconate Informational Meetings that will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. in three locations: the Bishop Marshall Center, Elliot Street, Springfield; St. Mary School Library, 115 Orchard St., Lee; and the Newman Catholic Center, 472 North Pleasant St., Amherst. To register, email name, address, telephone number and parish to [email protected] or call 413.452.0674.
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center will sponsor a May 1-19, 2016 Tour to Ireland. For more information, contact Rose Baker at 413-519-2135 or Pat Baker at 413-348-3263 or visit www.elmsirishcenter.org.
Pittsfield: St. Joseph Parish will sponsor a May 11-19, 2016 Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, contact Msgr. Michael Shershanovich at 413.445.5789 or email [email protected]. Register online at www.johnpaultours.com/mmitaly.
Springfield: Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will lead a pilgrimage of diocesan young people to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland July 22-Aug. 2, 2016. Pilgrims must be at least 18 years old by July 2016. For more information and to register, contact Stacy Dibbern at 413-452-0670 or [email protected]; or visit www.johnpaultours.com/WYD.
South Hadley: The St. Patrick's Travel Club will sponsor a Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2016 Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. For more information, call Marion at 413-536-2185.
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor a Sept. 25-Oct. 8, 2016 Trip to Central and Eastern Europe, including Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected].
For times and locations of Masses throughout the U.S., visit www.Masstimes.org or call 1-800-627-7846.
Springfield: The Catholic Woman's Club of the Springfield Diocese is always welcoming new members. The organization is dedicated to Catholic action, service and education. Father Francis Manning serves as chaplain. Monthly meetings are held at St. Michael's Cathedral and include a speaker and a light supper. For more information on membership, call Melinda Mandeville at 413-526-9911 or Kathryn Seward at 413-736-1649.
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].
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: Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2015; and Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, 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 at after the 7 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St.
Springfield: A Perpetual Novena to Matt Talbot, patron of the addicted and those who love them, is held on Wednesdays during the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St.
Holyoke: The Fourth Friday "Everyday Courage" Documentary Series is held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Holyoke: The Lower Valley Beginner Irish Session, emphaszing learning traditonal tunes by playing slowly by ear, meets every other Wednesday in DeCice Hall at the Marion Center, 1365 Northampton St. A small donation is requested. To sign up, visit LVBeginnerIrishSession at WordPress.
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.
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. 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.
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].
Agawam: A Men's Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lower Parish Center at St. John the Evangelist Parish. For more information, call John Lemke at 413-262-4195.
Brimfield: Bible study sessions are held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Christopher Parish Center. For more information, contact the rectory at 413-245-7274.
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month from Sept.-June from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Spaghetti Supper on the third Wednesday of the month from 4-6:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Includes spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, rolls, cake, coffee, tea or non-carbonated beverage. Take-Out dinners available. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.
Holyoke: The Mater Dolorosa School PTO will host a Spaghetti Supper from 4-7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, St. Kolbe Drive. Cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; and free for children 4 and under.
South Hadley: Children ages newborn to 5 are welcome to come and play, while caregivers enjoy conversation, on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Social Center. Snacks and beverages are provided.
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Mothers' Group meets every Friday of the school year in the Parish House from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All women are welcome to come for prayer, Bible study and discussion of Catholic topics. Free babysitting is provided by parish volunteers. For more information, contact Kristina Magill, 413-596-9984 or Diane Testa, 413-599-0997.
South Hadley: Eucharistic adoration is held on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.
Springfield: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held Tuesdays from 9 a.m-5 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St.
Springfield: Adoration with Benediction, led by Deacon Bob Farrell, is held on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St.
South Hadley: The Sacrament of the Sick is held at noon on the third Sunday of each month at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.
West Springfield: Confessions are held in the chapel confessional at the Monastery of the Mother of God, 1430 Riverdale St., on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the monastery office at 413-736-3639.
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.
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.
Chicopee: Holy Name of Jesus Parish at the Assumption Church offers Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. Come for an hour of quiet prayer. All are welcome.
Holyoke: A Holy Hour for Life is held every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 169 Hampden St.
Chicopee: The Piecemakers Knitting Ministry meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus parish hall at Assumption Church. For more information, call Yvette at 413-592-1573.
Springfield: An ASL Interpreted Mass is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. An ASL Mass and social is held every third Sunday.
Agawam: A Bible Study/Faith Sharing Group meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:45 in the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center. Contact Mikie Cook at 413-786-3773 for more information.
Pittsfield: A Suicide Loss Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Brien Center, 10 Wendell Ave. Contact Peg Morse at 413-441-6316 to register or for more information.
Greenfield: The Roses for Mary Prayer Group meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary Prayer Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the church sacristy. Includes rosary, Chaplet of The Divine Mercy and Scripture reading. All are welcome.
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will host a recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the first Sunday of every month after the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximately 11:15 a.m.). The service will be held at Holy Cross Church, 23 Sycamore St.
Springfield: A Tornado Survivor Group, facilitated by Dr. Martin Markey, meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 in the Holy Cross Rectory, 219 Plumtree Rd. Contact Beth or Sister Cindy at the rectory, 413-783-4111.
Springfield: Mercy Hospice offers Support Groups for Widows, Widowers and Partners on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except for the month of August. Pre-registration is required by calling 413-827-4218.
Springfield: A support group and ministry for parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons will meet in the Community Room of the convent behind Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 736-6803.
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.
THANKSGIVING BASKET DRIVE
SATURDAY -- 21
ST. CECILIA CRAFT FAIR
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
ORGAN DEDICATION CONCERTS
SATURDAY -- 28
LA SALETTE SHRINE
SUNDAY -- 29
FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS
PENN DUTCH COUNTRY
WOMEN'S DAY OF REFLECTION
ST. NICHOLAS DAY BAZAAR
LESSONS AND CAROLS
YEAR OF MERCY PROGRAMS
HAITI PLUNGE MISSION TEAM
MARCH FOR LIFE TRIP
ATLANTIC CITY TRIP
DIACONATE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
TOUR TO IRELAND
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
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
FOURTH FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY SERIES
LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING
SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
ST. CECILIA MOTHERS' GROUP
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION
ORATORY OF EUCHARISTIC 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