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Saturday, Oct. 12
Rosary Rally, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 153 Summer Street, invites all to a Rosary Rally at noon. We will be praying the rosary to honor our Blessed Mother and encourage all to come and join us for this annual special occasion.

Sunday, Oct. 13
Fatima Rosary Candlelight Vigil, Hanover -- Saint Mary of the Portiuncula Order of Franciscan Seculars (OFS) will host a Fatima Rosary Candlelight Vigil Procession in the Portiuncula Chapel at the Cardinal Cushing Centers, 405 Washington Street, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Included will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a rosary procession, and a brief talk on the monthly apparition by Father Mark Storey. Fatima Rosary Devotions are held on the 13th of every month, from May through October. The prayer intention for October is for the salvation of souls. All are welcome to come and pray together for your needs and intentions. For questions, please contact Clare Urbanowicz at cturbanowicz@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Oct. 13
Concert, Medford -- The Saint Joseph Parish Music Ministry will be presenting their annual Parish Concert here at Saint Joseph's, 118 High Street, at 2:00 p.m. Our adult and youth choirs and "The Messengers" (our young-adult music group) will be performing, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to join with us in singing! In conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, this year's program is dedicated to all those who serve and to service in all of its forms, and will, once again, consist of a varied program of sacred, classical, and popular selections. A portion of the proceeds from our concert ad book will be donated to "Disabled and Limbless Veterans," a local non-profit organization that provides meals, clothing, and shelter to America's most needy veterans and their families. There will be a luncheon in the parish social center following the concert. For more information, please contact Betsy Pesce at 617-335-8155.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Healing Service, Holliston -- A Healing Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street. Rosary and Mass will be followed by Healing Prayer led by Father Michael Adebote from the TriParish Collaborative of Boston. The evening is sponsored by the Vision of Peace Prayer Group. Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is handicapped accessible. Come early and stroll around the shrine, enjoying the quiet beauty of this holy ground. A free-will offering will be taken. For questions, call Mary and Ron at 508-655-1463.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
WINGS, Holliston -- WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, 708 Washington Street. The next speaker will be Susan Abbott, retired director of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Boston. Ms. Abbott will be speaking on how prayer can lead us closer to God and how to trust him more deeply. All women welcome. For more information or to sign up, call Jennifer at 617-852-9632 or email betty.febo@gmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 17
Presentation, Newton -- If you are in your 20s or 30s, you are invited every Thursday, starting October 17, to hear a speaker and socialize with other young adults. Presentations will take place from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christian Church (lower church), 573 Washington Street. The first topic discussed will be, "Do Catholics Still Believe in Exorcism?" Following the presentation, the group will walk to a nearby pub for time to discuss and socialize.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Padre Pio Prayer Group, Brockton -- The Padre Pio Prayer Group of the Chapel of Our Savior, 475 Westgate Drive, will hold its regularly scheduled meeting following the 12:05 p.m. Mass. Confessions will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For questions, please call Brother Thomas at the chapel gift shop: 508-583-8357 ext. 4. The meeting will start promptly after the conclusion of the Mass.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Parish Witness to Life, Scituate -- Join Saint Mary of the Nativity in praying for an end to abortion and the success of the 40 Days for Life Campaign. There will be a Day of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for the sanctity and protection of life from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the chapel at Saint Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street. Come for a moment or stay all day.

Saturday, Oct. 19
French Mass, North Billerica -- A Mass in French honoring North America's French Jesuit Martyrs will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Andrew Church, 45 Talbot Avenue. Father Kenneth Healey, SM, will preside; Deacon Michael Charchaflian will deliver the homily; Music Director John Donovan will direct a combined choir of Saint Andrew Parish and Franco-American singers from Lowell in singing French and Latin hymns and liturgical music. The church is handicap accessible. Extensive on-street parking is available. For more details, contact Mr. Kevin Roy at kcroy67@comcast.net.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Walking with Purpose, Concord -- Do you have a heart for other women and a desire to draw them closer to Christ? Attend an information session about Walking with Purpose, a women's Catholic Bible study offered at over 340 parishes throughout the U.S. Join other interested women from throughout the archdiocese to learn from ministry volunteers and Walking with Purpose staff how this swiftly growing women's Catholic Bible study is so effectively bringing women closer to the love of Christ and to their parish communities. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish -- Monument Hall, 62 Monument Square. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Register at wwp.today/MA19.