Calendar listings can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield MA 01102-1730. AUGUST THURSDAY -- 25 CANDLELIGHT ROSARY SATURDAY -- 27 ST. FRANCIS GIANT TAG SALE ST. JOSEPH CHURCH TAG SALE SUNDAY -- 28 OLV'S 4TH ANNUAL POLKA PARTY TRIP TO 'WEDDING SINGER' HEALING MASS ST. THERESA'S PARISH PICNIC MONDAY -- 29 SSJs GOLF CLASSIC TUESDAY -- 30 MEMORY CAFE SEPTEMBER TUESDAY -- 6 CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS FRIDAY -- 9 SEPT. 9-11 CAPE COD WEEKEND AWAY SATURDAY -- 10 IRISH CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND - BUS TRIP DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE DAY TO MARK JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY COMMUNITY SHRED 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW SUNDAY -- 11 9/11 MEMORIAL MASS CHICKEN BBQ 2016 14TH ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH FESTIVAL OF SHARING ROOTS MONDAY -- 12 SLICE OF HEAVEN GOLF CLASSIC THURSDAY -- 15 SPRINGFIELD AREA ALPHA PROGRAM FRIDAY -- 16 2016 ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT SATURDAY -- 17 WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER EVERY STEP MATTERS FUNDRAISER SUNDAY -- 18 FAITH FORMATION OPEN HOUSE HOLY TRINITY FALL FESTIVAL MONDAY -- 19 YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI THURSDAY -- 22 BIBLE STUDY SATURDAY - 24 RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE ST. MARY'S MEALS MINISTRY JEWELRY SALE ROBERT SLATTERY MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 'MARY, MOTHER, MODEL OF MERCY' SUNDAY -- 25 YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY GOLF TOURNAMENT MONDAY -- 26 PILGRIMAGE TO CANADIAN SHRINES OCTOBER SUNDAY - 2 CELEBRATION OF CATECHETICAL MINISTRY MONDAY -- 3 JAMBO TANZANIA GOLF TOURNAMENT SOUTHWEST IRELAND TOUR WEDNESDAY - 5 'MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH' CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCEMENT DINNER SATURDAY -- 8 ST. MICHAEL HIGH SCHOOL 50TH REUNION SATURDAY -- 20 CSI MEETS ROOTS: MEET A FORENSIC GENEALOGIST FRIDAY -- 21 CRUISE TO BERMUDA UPCOMING RETREAT FOR WOMEN CHS CLASS OF 1966 REUNION STIGMATINES 200TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP TO ITALY 'A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE' SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY ONGOING 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 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
Aug 25, 2016
South Hadley: St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish will host an evening of prayer, reflection and song celebrating Luminous Mysteries. 7 p.m. at 9 East Parkview Drive. Sponsored by the Spiritual Life Team of St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish. Fellowship and refreshments to follow in the Holy Spirit Atrium.
Belchertown: St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its annual Giant Tag Sale rain or shine on the Belchertown Common and inside the Parish Social Center on Park street from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jewelry, toys, small appliances, furniture, sports items, knick-knacks, kitchen ware, crafts, linens, hardware and more. Clothing items for all ages will be available inside the social center. Hot beverages and doughnuts on sale for early shoppers. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages for lunch.
Shelburne Falls: 12th annual two day tag sale Aug 27th from 9am to 2 pm and 28th from 9am to 12pm at St. Joseph Church, 34 Monroe Ave. Featuring tag sale, bake sale, multi-raffles, teacup auction anad food concession. Contact Nancy at 625-8148 if you would like to donate items. Items sold on the 28th will be at a reduced rate.
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley Parish is hosting a Polka Party on its Franklin Street campus from 12-6pm. Featuring the Eddie Forman Orchestra. Donations accepted large or small, checks made out to K of C 1116 (can be mailed to: OLV Rectory, 33 Adams St., Easthampton, MA 01027, c/o K of C Polka Party). Food and beverages available for purchase - no coolers allowed. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the music! More info: Jean Duquette at 527-2383, Frank Furman at 527-7400, or the rectory at 527-9778.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor a trip to See "The Wedding Singer" at the Theater Barn in New York. For reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Chicopee: A Healing Mass at Mary's House of Prayer, St. George's Church, 202 East Main St., will be held today at 2 p.m. Father William McCarthy, co-founder of My Father's House in Moodus, Conn., will be the celebrant. Call 413-452-0886 for more information.
South Hadley: Parish picnic in the parish's multi-purpose room. Seating at 12:15, food served from 12:30 to 2, catered buffet by Atkin's Country Store. Games of bingo and corn hole and mini golf will be available. Tickets: Adults $12, kids 6-10 $6, kids under 5 are free. Last day to buy tickets from the parish office is Aug. 22nd.
Springfield: The Sisters of St. Joseph 20th Annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Springfield Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the SSJs' retirement and ministry funds. For more information and to register, email [email protected].
Chicopee: Sunshine Village is hosting a Memory Cafe from 11:30am to 1pm at the Emily Partyka Central Library, 449 Front St. Lunch will be served. This month's theme will feature food and music from Poland. The Memory Cafe is a place for individuals with memory loss and their care partners to enjoy the company of others, have fun and find strength and support in others.
Westfield: The Catholic Grandparents Association will meet at 11 a.m. at St. Peter and St. Casimir Church to pray for the safety of grandchildren as they return to school.
Springfield: Bus leaves from Mary, Mother of Hope at 10:30 a.m. on Friday Sept. 9 stopping at O'Connor's for lunch. Saturday- tour Cape Cod and attend Mass at Pius Church. Sunday - Plainville casino stop and Delany House in Holyoke for dinner. Bus, lodging, meals and entertainment included in the price. $320 for single/ $280 for double. Call Mary Campbell for more info at 739-7563.
West Springfield: The Irish Cultural Center will sponsor a Bus Trip to Boston. A list of things to do in Boston will be provided, and there will be two stops: Prudential Center and Quincy Market. Bus departs at 8:30 a.m. from the Irish Cultural Center, 429 Morgan Rd., West Springfield; bus leaves Boston at 6 pm from Quincy Market. For reservations, call Ellen Gallivan at 413-333-4951 or Rose Baker at 413-519-2135. Cost of the trip is $40 for members and $43 for non-members.
Goshen: Special free event to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy. All are invited and welcome. Takes place at Camp Holy Cross, starting at 10 a.m. Featuring spiritual activities, talks, reconcilliation, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, celebratory Mass with Bishop Rozanski. Children and young adults are most welcome, and weather permitting, swimming and boating activities will be available on the lake. Bring a picnic lunch, or hotdogs and hamburgers will be available for a nominal charge. More info at diospringfield.org or call 413-452-0559 (leave name, number, and number attending).
Holyoke: The Friends of Holyoke Council on Aging is sponsoring a Community Shred to benefit the Holyoke Senior Center. 9 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at the Holyoke Council on Aging, located at 291 Pine St. $5 per box (size of a carton of copy paper).
Longmeadow: The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Parish will host its annual car show on the church grounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free to the public, all proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Highlights include a whole pig roast. More info: email Dan Kolbat at [email protected]
Chicopee: The memorial Mass to honor all of the victims and heroes who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks will be offered this year at 5 p.m. at St. Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan St. Father William Tourigny will be the principal celebrant.
Granby: Chicken BBQ at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 256 State Street from 11:30 AM to 4 PM at the Pavilion Grounds - rain or shine. Includes adult games, kid's games, 50/50 raffle, and bake sale. Raffle prizes: 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $250 cash, 3rd prize $100 cash. Hamburgers and hot dogs are also available. For raffle tickets call Don at 467-7693, or the recotry at 467-9821.
Pittsfield: The Annual St. Joseph Festival of Sharing Roots will be held from noon until 5 p.m. on the grounds of St. Joseph Parish at 414 North St. Free admission and Kiddy Land. Entertainment will begin at 12:30 p.m., featuring local musicians. Food booths will represent American, African, Brazilian, French, Irish, Italian, Lebanese and Polish. Food basket raffle, toy basket raffle and lottery ticket raffle and a 50/50 raffle. The craft area will be displaying goods for sale. Bring lawn chairs.
Pittsfield: The Annual Slice of Heaven Charity Golf Classic will be held today at Berkshire Hills Country Club. This year's honoree will be Father Christopher Malatesta. For more information, call the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge at 1-800-462-7426.
Springfield: ALPHA, a free program on Christianity, will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on 10 Thursdays, beginning on Sept. 15, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center on Parker Street. The evening consists of supper, conversation and a DVD talk by Rev. Nicky Gumbel. Books are provided. For more information or to sign up, contact the Springfield Diocese's Office of Faith Formation at 413-452-0812.
NIskayuna, N.Y.: Women's Retreat Weekend at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. Sept 16-18. Theme for the weekend will focus on the Bible verse "Do You Know That You Are God's Temple and That God's Spirit Dwells in You?" (1 Cor.3:16). Call Kathryn 663-8190, Donna 663-3555, or Ruth 663-5730 for mor information.
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends in New England will be Sept. 17-18 and Oct. 21-23. For more information, contact Steve and Michelle O'Leary at 1-800-710-WWME or visit www.wwme.org.
Westfield: ESM Ministry presents a Fundraiser Dinner, including live entertainment, raffles, and door prizes at St. Mary High School. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. No children under 13 years old. Ticket info, contact Jose Gonzalez 413-377-8205.
South Hadley: Come to Open House Day for St. Theresa Parish's Faith Formation Youth Ministry. Free family breakfast, large group and small group activities, and Mass with children's Liturgy of the Word. From 9:30-11:45 a.m. at 9 East Parkview Drive. For more information, or to regirster your child, visit sttfaithformation.weebly.com.
Holyoke: Holy Trinity Parish, Westfield, will hold its Fall Festival from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pilsudski Park, 200 Old County Rd., Holyoke. Mass at 10:30 am. Polish and American food (includes take-out), Polish and American music by The Mark VI in the ballroom from 1-5 p.m., games for adults and kids, bounce house, bingo, straw booth, chinese raffle, bake sale, and a Grand Raffle worth $2000 in cash prizes. Free admission and parking, held rain or shine. More info: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-4p.m., 413-568-1506.
Belchertown: Father Michael Pierz, parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, will lead a Sept. 19-Oct. 1 Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. For more information, contact Father Pierz at [email protected] or 413-323-6272, Ext. 4; or email [email protected]/frpierz.
Springfield: "Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother," an eight-week Scripture study, will begin on Sept. 22 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. There will be morning and evening classes on Thursdays. For more information, contact Bill and Theresa D'Amato at [email protected] or 413-203-5296.
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.
Westfield: St. Mary's Meals Minisry will be holding its fundraising jewelry sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the high school gym. Please consider donating unwanted jewelry items of all types. Donations of gift boxes would be greatly appreciated as well. Proceeds used to help feed elderly shut-ins in the community. More information or to arrange a jewelry pickup, contact Nancy at 413-562-4893. Please do not leave items at the rectory.
Belchertown: Annual golf tournament to fair funds for the Robert Scott Slattery Memorial Scholarship in memory of the teacher and coach of Ware. It will be held at Cold Spring Country Club. Looking for signups (foursomes get a discount rate) and sponsors. Donations of goods or services to be raffled off are appreciated. 100 percent of proceeds go to the scholarship fund. 11 am shotgun start, scramble format. Entry fee: $100 per individual or $360 per foursome; Price includes green fee, cart, dinner, drink ticket, gift bag, and buy 1 get 1 round coupon for each player. $25 for dinner and raffles only. Register by Aug. 1. Contact [email protected]
Adams: St. John Paul II Parish will hold five-day mission, "Mary, Mother, Model of Mercy," to be presented Sept. 24-28 by Father Gary Castyer, chaplain at Williams College. To include confessions, Masses and talks. For more information, contact [email protected].
Springfield: Father Matthew Alcombright, administrator of Mary Mother of Hope Parish, will lead a Sept. 25-Oct. 6 Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, contact Father Alcombright at 413-739-0456 or [email protected].
Amherst: Holy Family Parish in South Deerfield Knights of Columbus Council 15197 is hosting their first charity golf tournament and a deluxe BBQ dinner. Spaces for players and sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration and payments must be received by Aug. 15. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., start at 1 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. $125 per player, $450 per foursome, if registered and paid in full. Contact: John Reino at 413-218-1774 or Rich Giusto at 774-535-2938. More info: www.15197golf.org.
Father Charles DiMascola, pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Turners Falls, will lead a Sept. 26-30 Pilgrimage to Canadian Shrines. Pick-up at Dillant-Hopkins Airport, Keene, N.H. For more information and reservations, contact Susan Zimmerman at [email protected] or 603-352-2748 or Mark Zuchowski at [email protected] or 603-499-8775.
Westfield: Celebrate and give thanks to all those who share their faith as chatechists in the Diocese of Springfield. From 2-4 pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. The afternoon will include commissioning of chatechists by Bishop Rozanski and a special guest speaker Val Limar Jansen, story teller and musician. All catechists are invited.
Longmeadow: Jambo Tanzania, Inc., a nonprofit humanitarian organization that brings medical care to underserved people in the Gera region of Tanzania, Africa, will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 3 at Twin Hills Country Club. For more information, contact [email protected].
Springfield: The John Boyle O'Reilly Club will offer an Oct. 3-13 Southwest Ireland Tour. For more information and reservations, call Joyce Bosworth at 413-330-6363.
Springfield: Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., will sponsor an Oct. 5 trip to see the play, "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy" at the Foxwoods Casino. For more information and reservations, call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
Chicopee: The Annual Catholic Schools Advancement Dinner will take place at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee. The evening will include dinner and a raffle. For more information contact Stacy Dibbern at [email protected]
Northampton: The St. Michael High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th reunion at the Florentine Room of the Blue Bonnet, 324 King St. For more information, email [email protected].
Chicopee: The Polish Genealogy Society of Massachusetts is offering two programs by noted author, Collen 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: 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.
26th Annual Women's Retreat will be held at Marie-Joseph Spiritual Center in Maine from Sept 13-16. Priest director is Fr. Michael Twohig, Administrator of St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish. Cost is $320 for a single room and $300 for a double, includes travel and all meals except lunch on the way to the Spiritual Center. More info: Dianne Chagnon 222-3978, Mary Curran 563-9082, Mimi Doyle 536-3880, Caroline Lequin 219-4918.
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 a Mass on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor a Nov. 9-19 Trip to Italy. Deposit due June 30, balance July 30. Call Paula at 413-739-6635 or Yvonne at 413-734-3442.
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].
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.
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 5:30-7pm on Mondays, Sept 12 through Oct 17. A general grief support group will meet from 5:30-7pm 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 3 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.
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..
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.
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.
THURSDAY -- 25
SATURDAY -- 27
ST. FRANCIS GIANT TAG SALE
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH TAG SALE
SUNDAY -- 28
OLV'S 4TH ANNUAL POLKA PARTY
TRIP TO 'WEDDING SINGER'
ST. THERESA'S PARISH PICNIC
MONDAY -- 29
SSJs GOLF CLASSIC
TUESDAY -- 30
TUESDAY -- 6
FRIDAY -- 9
SEPT. 9-11 CAPE COD WEEKEND AWAY
SATURDAY -- 10
IRISH CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND - BUS TRIP
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE DAY TO MARK JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW
SUNDAY -- 11
9/11 MEMORIAL MASS
CHICKEN BBQ 2016
14TH ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH FESTIVAL OF SHARING ROOTS
MONDAY -- 12
SLICE OF HEAVEN GOLF CLASSIC
THURSDAY -- 15
SPRINGFIELD AREA ALPHA PROGRAM
FRIDAY -- 16
2016 ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT
SATURDAY -- 17
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
EVERY STEP MATTERS FUNDRAISER
SUNDAY -- 18
FAITH FORMATION OPEN HOUSE
HOLY TRINITY FALL FESTIVAL
MONDAY -- 19
YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI
THURSDAY -- 22
SATURDAY - 24
RHINE AND MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE
ST. MARY'S MEALS MINISTRY JEWELRY SALE
ROBERT SLATTERY MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
'MARY, MOTHER, MODEL OF MERCY'
SUNDAY -- 25
YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
MONDAY -- 26
PILGRIMAGE TO CANADIAN SHRINES
SUNDAY - 2
CELEBRATION OF CATECHETICAL MINISTRY
MONDAY -- 3
JAMBO TANZANIA GOLF TOURNAMENT
SOUTHWEST IRELAND TOUR
WEDNESDAY - 5
'MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH'
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCEMENT DINNER
SATURDAY -- 8
ST. MICHAEL HIGH SCHOOL 50TH REUNION
SATURDAY -- 20
CSI MEETS ROOTS: MEET A FORENSIC GENEALOGIST
FRIDAY -- 21
CRUISE TO BERMUDA
RETREAT FOR WOMEN
CHS CLASS OF 1966 REUNION
STIGMATINES 200TH ANNIVERSARY
TRIP TO ITALY
'A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE'
SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY
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