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Wednesday, April 24
Healing Service, Holliston -- A Healing Service, sponsored by the Vision of Peace Charismatic Prayer Community, will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street. The service begins at 6:45 p.m. with the rosary, followed by Mass and healing prayer. Father Joseph McDermott from Blessed Sacrament Parish in Walpole will offer the Mass and lead the healing prayer. Confession is recommended in preparation for the Healing Service. Other healing service dates: May 8, June 12, Sep. 11, Oct. 16, and Nov. 13. All are invited to come and experience the healing power of God's intercession. For further information, call Ron Whinnem at 508-655-1463.

Wednesday, April 24
WINGS, Holliston -- In the next WINGS meeting, Kathy and Abe Schickel will share the story of their beautiful daughter Elizabeth, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 14. Her deep faith kept her strong and peaceful until the moment God called her home. Women of all ages are welcome to join us from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Parish Hall, 8 Church Street. For more information, please call Linda Calabrese at 508-868-2593. Nurturing childcare is provided onsite.

Wednesday, April 24
Novena to Saint Jude, Waltham -- Saint Jude Parish, 147 Main Street, invites the faithful to its weekly novena to Saint Jude, the patron saint of difficult cases. The novena, celebrated every Wednesday, takes place after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome. For more information, visit our website at www.saintjudewaltham.org.

Saturday, April 27
Lecture, Sharon -- Join us for the fourteenth annual lecture in memory of our late beloved pastor, Father Robert W. Bullock, also happily remembered for his deep involvement in interfaith dialogue in the Greater Boston area, including the organization Facing History and Ourselves. Our speaker will be Father Francis X. Clooney, SJ, who teaches at Harvard Divinity School and who has introduced and developed the field of Comparative Theology. His topic will be: "Being Catholic Interreligiously: A Personal Insight into the Coming Church." The lecture will be in O'Connell Hall on the campus of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 59 Cottage Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a small repast.

Sunday, April 28
Divine Mercy Sunday, Norwood -- A solemn celebration for Divine Mercy will be held at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the chapel and the school gym. The recitation of the rosary will begin at 2:10 p.m., followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the church. Celebration of Holy Mass in honor of the solemnity will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. and will include veneration of the Divine Mercy image. Mass offered by Father John Gavin, SJ.

Saturday, May 4
Gathering of Lay People, Worcester -- Join us for a gathering of lay people as we explore our diverse roles, share best practices, and develop effective tools in making a vocation culture real amidst our work. Sister Debbie Borneman, SSCM, will engage us through interactive conversations to help us re-discover and re-imagine our understanding of vocation ministry in the Church. Our gathering, hosted by the New England Region of the National Religious Vocation Conference, will take place at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude with Liturgy at 4:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Monday, April 22, to Sandra Piwko at DirectorAssumption@gmail.com.