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Sunday, Nov. 19
Presentation, Boston -- The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, is hosting a presentation "Fear: The Enemy of Christian Discipleship" at 7:15 p.m. with Father Dan Horan, OFM, Franciscan friar and assistant professor of Systematic Theology at Catholic Theological Union. Call 617-742-4460 or go to www.Paulistcenter.org for more info.

Sunday, Nov. 19
Healing Service, Walpole -- At 2:00 p.m., there will be a Mass and healing service conducted by Father Joseph P. McDermott at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street. If you have any questions or for further information please call Margaret at 781-762-2029.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Christmas Fair, Holliston -- Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Rte. 126, will hold its annual Christmas Fair today from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Featured this year will be a yard sale, a large bake sale plus unique, hand-fashioned Christmas "silk" wreaths, centerpieces, and fully decorated mini-trees will also be available. Face-painting, Henna tattoos, and children's crafts will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. For over 55 years, the Fatima Shrine has observed the Christmas Season with the "Festival of Lights," this year beginning on Dec. 2 and ending on Dec. 28.

Sunday, Nov. 26
Prayer Gathering, Medway -- Betania II Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, 154 Summer Street, invites all to gather with us from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for prayer and social gathering. The Betania Family Choir from Venezuela will be joining us. We invite all to join us as we worship Jesus in prayer, song, and in sharing our faith. We follow with coffee, dessert and a time in conversation. Call 508-533-5377 or go to www.betania2.org for more info.

Sunday, Nov. 26
Evensong, Chestnut Hill -- The Congregation of Saint Athanasius will offer solemn Evensong and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. on the Solemnity of Christ the King, in Saint Lawrence Church, Chestnut Hill.

Monday, Nov. 27
Retreat, Lowell -- The San Damiano House of Prayer, 333 Pawtucket Street, is offering the 19th Annotation Retreat, a guided prayer experience based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Monday evenings starting today and running through the Easter Season, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Participants meet weekly and pray daily with suggested scripture texts. Offering is $10 per session, or what you can afford. For more information visit our website sandamiano-houseofprayer.org/services. Or call Sister Linda Greenwood, OSF at 978-441-0988.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Prayer Presentation, Boston -- The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, is hosting Father Tom Ryan for "Your Body and Your Spiritual Life: Friends or Foes" from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Do exercise and rest, feasting and fasting have a place in your spiritual life? Why are the "corporal works of mercy" given such an honored status in our faith? The evening will include a presentation and time for discussion. Go to www.paulistcenter.org for more info.