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Saturday, Oct. 13
Public Rosary, Malden -- The Filipino Apostolate of the archdiocese and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are sponsoring a public recitation of the rosary in the parking lot of Saint Joseph Church, 790 Salem Street, at 11:45 a.m.. For more info, contact Priscilla Cruz at 781-475-2569.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Rosary Rally, West Roxbury -- All are invited to join in a public square rosary rally at 12:00 noon in the parking lot at Saint John Chrysostom Parish, 4750 Washington Street. This public square rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 23,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please bring your rosary beads and arrive at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Men's Meeting, Tyngsborough -- The Men of Saint Joseph in the greater Lowell area meet on the second Saturday of every month. Each monthly meeting includes prayer, food, and faith-building fellowship. Our next meeting is today from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 95 Lakeview Avenue, for speaker Richard P. Howe Jr. on ''Churches in Lowell History.

Saturday, Oct. 13
" Fall Bazaar, Somerville -- Saint Ann Parish, 50 Thurston Street, is hosting its senior center fall bazaar today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There will be raffles, baked goods and Grandma's Attic.

Sunday, Oct. 14
Open House, Tyngsborough -- Discover what makes the Academy of Notre Dame different at our Open House event today from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We welcome families and their prospective students of all grade levels from Pre-K to grade 12. To RSVP, visit www.ndatyngsboro.org/admissions/open-house-registration.

Sunday, Oct. 14
Annual Concert, Medford -- The Saint Joseph Parish music ministry invites you to join us at 2:00 p.m. in the upper church, for our Saint Joseph Parish annual concert. Both our adult and youth choirs and The Messengers (our young adult music group) will perform, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to join with us in singing. There will be a luncheon in the social center following the concert, catered by Carroll's Restaurant in Medford. Please note: when you arrive for the concert, you will receive a voucher which will enable you to attend the luncheon. For more information, please email Betsy Pesce, music and liturgy director, at stjosephmusic@msn.com or call 781-396-0423 ext 125.

Sunday, Oct. 14
Palliative Care Presentation, Carlisle -- Palliative care is often misunderstood. It is a way for people to live better with serious illness that is entirely consistent with Catholic teaching. Come hear a presentation and join in a discussion at 12 noon at Saint Irene Church, 181 East Street. Presented by the Archdiocese of Boston's Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Palliative Care Workshop, Braintree -- The Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, will host the fourth annual workshop ''Training the Trainer: Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning'' from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for parish/collaborative staff and volunteers who are interested in helping promote palliative care in their faith community. Please RSVP to Suzanne Graul at 617-746-5738 or graul_sz@rcab.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Healing Service, Holliston -- The Vision of Peace Charismatic Prayer Community will host a healing service at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, Rt. 126, Holliston, starting at 6:45 p.m. with the rosary. Father Richard MacAlear, OMI, will offer the Mass and lead the healing prayer. All are invited to come and experience the healing power of God's intercession. For further information, call Ron Whinnem at 508-655-1463.

Saturday, Oct. 20
Men's Prayer Gathering, Milton -- Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary's Road (off Brook Road), will host the Early Bird Special from 7:00-8:30 a.m. This month's topic will be ''Humanae Vitae: 50 Years of Disposable People.'' There will be prayer, a presentation and discussion, followed by coffee and refreshments. All family members and friends are welcome, especially women. For more information, call 774-501-4911.