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Saturday, June 22
Nurturing Your Body and Spirit, Norwood -- Join us for an uplifting session of prayerful, spiritual, and physical fitness for adults of all ages. It will incorporate readings from "Every Day Is a Gift" and "Minute Meditations for Every Day," taken from the Bible and the writings of the saints. Upbeat music and prayer will surround your gentle exercises while increasing balance, strength, and flexibility. The class will take place at Saint Catherine of Siena School cafeteria, 547 Washington Street, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. It will be led by Eileen Smith, a parishioner of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, who is a certified fitness instructor and consultant. Coffee, water, and light refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to Eileen at 508-405-5307.

Sunday, June 23
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Newton -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, 270 Elliot Street, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the lower rectory conference room, following the 10:30 a.m. Latin Mass. Confessions are heard before and after the Mass. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 23
French Mass, Dracut -- Lowell's Franco-American Festival Week kicks off with an 11:00 a.m. Mass in French at Saint Marguerite d'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Avenue. The Mass will be followed by a free pancake brunch downstairs, in the church hall. Music for the Mass will be provided by a choir under the direction of Normand Ayotte. Announcement of the 2019 Greater-Lowell Franco-American of the Year will take place at the brunch. The church and hall are handicap-accessible. For a detailed schedule of all the week's events via email, contact cmprovencher@gmail.com. For other information or questions, contact Lucien Dalpe at 978-957-1710.

Sunday, June 23
Eucharistic Procession, Plymouth -- Please join us for a Eucharistic procession for the feast of Corpus Christi. It will begin after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Saint Mary Church in Plymouth (313 Court Street), processing to Saint Joseph Church in Kingston (272 Main Street). There will be three adoration stops along the route and transportation available for those who cannot walk the entire procession. A barbecue will follow at Saint Joseph Parish. For more information, please contact Deacon Kevin Winn at kjw-amdg@comcast.net.

Monday, June 24
French Vespers Honoring Saint John the Baptist, Dracut -- A 6:30 p.m. evening prayer service in French, honoring Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of Quebec, will be held at Saint Marguerite d'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Avenue, on the feast of his nativity. The service will be followed by a free wine and cheese social downstairs in the church hall. This event is part of Lowell's 2019 Franco-American Festival week. For a detailed schedule of all the week's events via e-mail, contact cmprovencher@gmail.com. For other information or questions, contact Lucien Dalpe at 978-957-1710.

Tuesday, June 25
Mass and Healing Service, Hanover -- The Holy Mothers Collaborative will hold a Mass and Healing Service at 7:15 p.m. at Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street, with Father Michael McNamara as celebrant. The Mass will be followed by individual prayers and the laying on of hands. For more information, call Barbara at 781-826-4955.

Wednesday, June 26
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.

Thursday, June 27
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Revere -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Revere Street, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the parish chapel, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13
Emmaus Retreat for Grieving Parents, Carver -- Our Lady of Lourdes, 130 Main Street, will host a one-day spiritual retreat for parents who are grieving the loss of a child of any age, where they are invited to find compassion, rest, and peace. Registration is required. For more information or to register for the Emmaus Retreat for Grieving Parents, please call Betty at 508-747-8917 or visit online at www.emfgp.org.