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Saturday, Oct. 20
Permanent Diaconate, Stoughton -- The Archdiocese of Boston will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Permanent Diaconate with a Mass at 4 p.m. at Saint James Church, 560 Page Street, at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 20
40 Days for Life, Boston -- Boston 40 Days for Life Fall 2018 will hold a Spanish Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. Pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet led by Deacon Eduardo Mora and Father Christopher Bae. Witness for the lives sacrificed every day at Boston Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in New England. There will also be family vigils on Oct. 21 and 28. Tuesday rosary vigils are scheduled for Oct. 23 and 30. For further information call Rita Russo 781-762-4391 or visit www.40daysforlife.com/boston.

Sunday, Oct. 21
World Mission Sunday, Waltham -- The Propagation of the Faith will celebrate World Mission Sunday with a Mass at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish, 920 Trapelo Road, at 11:00 a.m. The main celebrant and homilist is Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. All are welcome.

Sunday, Oct. 21
Retreat, West Roxbury -- Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street, will host a 3-Night Mission/Retreat fon Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 21-23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. The theme is "Rekindle the Fire." Retreat director will be Passionist Father Jack Conley of Chicago. All are welcome. For more information, Contact: Holy Name Rectory, Father George Evans, pastor, 617-325-4865.

Monday, Oct. 22
Mass for Sick, Newton -- The next Monthly Mass for the Sick, sponsored by the Faith-Based Cancer Support Group of Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians Church, will be at Our Lady's Church, 573 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. Father Dennis Sheehan, senior priest in residence, will celebrate the Mass and Anointing of the Sick. Following refreshments, SHOL Pastoral Associate Kate Neal will speak on "Resiliency: A story of faith and hope in Haiti." The evening is designed to bring joy, hope, and peace to those who are affected by illness, including family and friends. For questions or more information, contact Pat Enright at 617-467-4482, pme1130@aol.com, or Lorraine Higgins at 617-244-0267 or higlor1@msn.coms. All are welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 25
WINGS, Lexington -- The Catholic Community of Lexington announces the beginning of its WINGS (Women IN God's Spirit) 5-week fall schedule with programs focused on "A Season of Hope." The first presentation called "From Worrier to Prayer Warrior" will be given by Alison Gingras. Subsequent meetings are on Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29. Presentations are Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at the Saint Brigid Parish Center, 1995 Mass. Avenue. Refreshments will be served and membership is not required to attend any session.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Healing Retreat -- The Archdiocese of Boston Project Rachel Ministry sponsors ''Come to the Waters of Healing: A Retreat for Hope and Healing After Abortion'' from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The location is confidential. Requested donation is $10 to cover lunch coSaint Pre-registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. For more information, contact Project Rachel at 508-651-3100 or e-mail: help@projectrachelboston.com.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Interfaith Dialogue, Holliston -- The Metrowest Interfaith Dialogue Project is holding its first gathering of metrowest Jews, Christians, and Muslims to a special conference entitled, ''Loving and Listening: Honoring our Diversity as Multifaith Neighbors.'' The first session will take place at Temple Beth Torah, 2162 Washington Street, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The second session will take place Sunday, Oct. 28, at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street, from 12:00-3:30 pm. A $15 donation is suggested.

Sunday, Oct. 28
RCIA, Foxborough -- The RCIA program is for those adults interested in participating in the Sacraments, and/or initiating into the Catholic Church. Meetings will beheld 1-2 times per month, on Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be at Saint Mary Church, 58 Carpenter Street, in the Murphy Room. This runs until the Easter Vigil/springtime for those who will be baptized into the Church or receiving their confirmation. Please call the rectory to register or for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 28
Organ Benefit Recital, Brighton -- The 29th Annual Cathedral Organ Benefit Recital will take place in the chapel of Saint John Seminary, 127 Lake Street, at 3:00 p.m., while the cathedral undergoes a restoration project. Enjoy the music of Bach, Sowerby, Franck, Handel, and Whitlock performed on the recently restored Hook and Hastings Organ. Mark Dwyer, organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Advent will be giving a performance to benefit the 1875 E. and G.G. Hook and Hastings organ at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.