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Monday, Jan. 16
MLK Prayer Breakfast, Dorchester -- Saint Katherine Drexel Church, 517 Blue Hill Avenue, is hosting the 32nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prayer breakfast from 9:00-11:00 a.m. The featured guest speaker will be Professor Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. For tickets, please call 857-249-7773 or 617-610-5579. Sponsored by Saint Katherine Drexel in collaboration with Black Catholic Ministries.

Monday, Jan. 16
Museum Family Activity, Weston -- To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College will open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A special exhibit featuring stamps both about Dr. King and other great African-Americans will be on display. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children (ages 5-16). For more information check www.spellmanmuseum.org, info@spellman.org or 617-784-5838.

Wednesday, Jan. 18
Presentation, Needham -- At 7:00 p.m., the Justice and Peace committee of Saint Joseph Parish is sponsoring a presentation by Sister Maureen Clark, CSJ about her ministry as a prison chaplain to the women prisoners in Framingham. The presentation will take place in the Linse Room of the lower church. Parking is available in a parking lot behind the church on Oakland Avenue.

Saturday, Jan. 21
Workshop, Brighton -- The Theological Institute at Saint John's Seminary is holding a Healthy Balance in Ministry workshop from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the institute campus, 149 Washington Street. The workshop, entitled "Finding Balance in Chaos: Three Legs to Stand On" examines how those working in ministry can regain their balance and achieve new stability amidst the demands of ministry, home, and the spiritual life. Dr. Nicki Verploegen, formation faculty member for the Master of Arts in Ministry program presents. Admission is free. To register, call 617-779-4014 ext. 1.

Saturday, Jan. 21
Rosary for Recovery, Marshfield -- Rosary4Recovery meets the 3rd Saturday of the month. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at St Ann's by the Sea. Come join us to pray the rosary, enjoy fellowship and hear a most powerful and moving testimony of Mr. Jim Browne. For more info go to Rosary4Recovery.com.

Sunday, Jan. 22
Respect Life Mass, Arlington -- There will be a special respect life Mass celebrated at Saint Agnes Church, 51 Medford Street, at 10:30 a.m. Please join us at the Mass as we pray for a greater respect for all human life from conception until natural death. A reception will follow the Mass in the Arlington Catholic High School Msgr. Linnehan Library adjacent to Saint Agnes Church.

Sunday, Jan. 22
Interfaith Assembly for Life, Boston -- Massachusetts Citizens for Life marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with its annual witness to life at Faneuil Hall from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Speakers include Cardinal O'Malley, Rev. Nicholas Granitsus, Sister Olga Yaqob, with emcee Cindy Dorsey of WNEB radio. Music by Patricia and Eric Anthony. Admission is free.

Sunday, Jan. 22
Ecumenical Service, Brockton -- An ecumenical service will be held at the Chapel of Our Savior, 475 Westgate Drive, at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Gregory Davidson, Lutheran Chaplain for Good Shepherd Hospital will speak on the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, "Reconciliation." Rev. Davidson will be joined by pastors from local churches. Light refreshments will be provided after the service. The Friars of the Atonement invite all to attend this significant prayer service.