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Monday, April 23
Mass for the Sick, Newton -- The next monthly Mass for the sick will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street. There will be Mass and anointing of the sick. Following refreshments Deacon Koffel will talk about "Examples of Loving Service: Jesus Teaches Us to Wash Feet." Both Mass and program will be held downstairs at Our Lady's Church. For questions, please contact Pat Enright at 617-467-4482 or email at pme1130@aol.com, or Lorraine Higgins at 617-244-0267. All are welcome.

Monday, April 23
Palliative Care Presentation, Hopkinton -- 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 Saint John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street, 508-435-3313. Presentation begins at 7 p.m.. Presented by the Archdiocese of Boston's Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning.

Wednesday, April 25
Catholic Speaker, Bedford -- The staff of Saint Michael Parish, 90 Concord Road, are delighted to announce that Chris Stefanick, founder of "Real Life Catholic," author of such books as ''Joy To The World: 24 Meditations on the Best News Ever And How To Live It Every Day," and incredible Catholic speaker will be making his only area stop for the "Reboot: Live!'' tour in Bedford. This event is open to the public, and we cordially invite you and your parishioners to join us for this powerful and inspirational talk. Tickets may be purchased online at bit.ly/2x6Uvpa. Please contact the Saint Michael Parish Religious Ed office 781-275-6324 with any questions or visit www.bedfordcatholic.org for more information.

Wednesday, April 25
Spiritual Seminar, Holliston -- Are you looking for a closer walk with God? Do you feel something is missing in your spiritual life? Do you want to know the power of the Holy Spirit alive in you? Come to the Life in the Spirit Seminar! You'll never be the same. Seminar takes place at Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, on Wednesdays from today until May 16. Event goes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A free will offering will be taken each evening to cover the seminar expenses. Fatima Shrine is a handicapped accessible facility. To register, please call Karen or Nick at 508-450-7013/774-571-9895.

Friday, April 27
Woman's Retreat, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, presents "Seek God and Live" A Woman's Retreat presented by Frank Kelly. Retreat begins with Mass at 7 p.m. today and concludes Sunday afternoon. The retreat is free to attend, but if meals or lodging are needed call the office for details and costs. To register for the retreat please call 508-533-5377 or you could register online at www.betania2.org. There will be an opportunity for a good will offering. All are welcome!

Sunday, April 29
Bullock Memorial Lecture, Sharon -- Join us for the 13th Annual Father Robert W. Bullock Memorial Lecture. Held at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, O'Connell Hall, 59 Cottage Street, at 1 p.m., doors open at 12:15 p.m. This year's speaker is Margot Stern Strom, founder and president emerita of Facing History and Ourselves, of Brookline. All are welcome. For more information visit www.olossharon.org or call 781-784-2265.

Friday, May 4
Santo Christo Feast, Cambridge -- Saint Anthony Parish, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Way, will host its annual feast weekend May 4-6. Festivities begin with Mass at 6:30 p.m. on Friday followed by food and music in the parish hall. On Saturday, the procession begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by Mass. A concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with food and dancing. On Sunday, Mass will be celebrated at noon followed by a procession at 2 p.m. with more food and music at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. For more information, visit www.saintanthonyparish.com.