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Friday, Feb. 16
Youth Gathering, Lawrence -- Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish is hosting the "JESUS aCROSS the Border" monthly young adult gathering for "A Multicultural Celebration!" from 8:00 p.m.. to 12:00 a.m. We begin at 8:00 p.m. with a bilingual, young adult Mass celebrated by Father Carlos Suarez. Eucharistic adoration and praise and worship will follow. Following adoration, please join us for our networking pizza social and an evening of Latin dance. Please email Billy Beauchesne at JESUSaCROSStheBorder@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/JESUSaCROSStheBorder for more information.

Friday, Feb. 16
Adoration, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, invites you to offer to spend 1 hour in Eucharistic adoration on Lenten Fridays beginning each Friday at 3:00 p.m. and concluding on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. If you are interested and would like information, please call Nancy at 508-533-5377.

Saturday, Feb. 17
Healing Service, Milton -- Saint Mary of the Hills Parish, 29 Saint Mary's Road, hosts the Early Bird Special men's gathering on the third Saturday of each month from 7:00-8:30 a.m. All are welcome, men and women, this month for a healing service with Frank Kelly. Call 617-696-3170 for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 17
40 Days For Life Spanish Vigil, Boston -- Event begins at 10:30 a.m. at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Avenue. Join us to pray the Stations of the Cross led by Father James Doran. This is the first of six Spanish Lenten Saturday vigils scheduled Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, and 24. For information call Rita Russo 781-762-4391 or visit www.40daysforlife.com/boston to sign up for vigil hours.

Sunday, Feb. 18
Prayer Gathering, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to gather with us from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. for prayer and a social gathering. We invite all to join us as we worship Jesus in prayer and song, pray Our Lady's rosary, and share our faith. We follow with coffee and dessert, and a time in conversation. For more information please call 508-533-5377 or visit www.betania2.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Informational Program, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, invites you to "Teaching and Sharing" held by Sister Mary Dolorey, OSF, on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. This month's focus is on spiritual growth through a deeper appreciation for Eucharistic adoration. All are welcome. For more information call 508-533-5377.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Contemplative Liturgy, Lowell -- Join us on Feb. 21 and 28 as we pray the liturgy contemplatively with fewer words, leaving more space for silence and stillness. Mass begins at 7 p.m. at San Damiano House of Prayer, 333 Pawtucket Street. Please contact Sister Linda Greenwood at 978-441-0988 or at lgosf@netzero.net if you plan on attending. For more information please visit www.sandamiano-houseofprayer.org.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Blood Drive, Amesbury -- The Knights of Columbus council 16437 of Amesbury/Salisbury Living Water Catholic Parish is sponsoring a blood drive with Boston Children's Hospital from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 9 Sparhawk Street. Positive ID is required. To make appointments log onto halfpints.childrenshospital.org. The sponsor code for this drive is "Holy". Please call Rick at 978-255-1954 or Blood Donor Center at 617-355-6677 for any other questions.

Sunday, Feb. 25
Guest Lecture, Billerica -- Come hear Andrew LaVallee, founder of Live the Fast and LaVallee's Bakery Distributors speak about ''Why Prayer and Fasting are a Team.'' Join us at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Theresa Church,, 466 Boston Road, to hear Andy's story of conversion and how we can incorporate prayer and fasting into our own lives. There will also be time for questions and answers. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the parish center.

Monday, Feb. 26
Lenten Series, Everett -- Immaculate Conception Parish, 489 Broadway, will host a Lenten Easter series: ''Receiving Baptism in the Holy Spirit.'' Come and find out the answers to: What is it? Who is it for? What is it for? The series runs for eight Mondays, Feb. 26 to April 16 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will follow presentations. For more information, call Vincent Cerasuolo at 781-632-1919.