ST. ANTHONY NOVENA
Springfield: Novena for 13 Tuesdays beginning March 14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St. , at 7 p.m. and concluding with a feast day celebration on June 13 with the blessing of St. Anthony bread.
Monday — 22
Westfield: St. Peter and Casimir Church, will hold a Bible study in the parish hall, 34 State at 7 p.m. tonight or on Fri. 26 at 10 a.m. and continuing for four weeks. For information call Alicia Belanger at 413-568-0123.
Saturday — 27
Turners Falls: Deacon Joe Bucci will celebrate his 20th anniversary of ordination to the diaconate at Our Lady of Peace, 90 Seventh St., on May 27-28 at each weekend Mass. A reception will follow.
Sunday — 28
Chicopee: A Healing Mass at Mary’s House of Prayer, St. George’s Church, 202 East Main St. Father Michael Twohig will celebrate the Mass at 2 p.m. following the Rosary at 1:15. For information call 413-452-0886 or 413-283-3293.
Monday — 29
MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY MASSES
Chicopee: A Memorial Day Mass will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fuller Rd. Bring a lawn chair.
Chicopee: A Memorial Day Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Hampden St. Bring a lawn chair.
Indian Orchard: A Memorial Day Mass will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, `172 Berkshire Ave., at 9 a.m. with Father Stanislaus Sokol.
Northampton: A Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Cemetery, 235 North Elm St., at 8:30 a.m. Bring a lawn chair.
Pittsfield: A special Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Cemetery, 222 Pecks Rd., at 11 a.m. near the mausoleum. Bring a lawn chair. Rain location will be at St. Joseph Church, 414 North St.
South Hadley: A Memorial Day Mass will take place at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Pittroff Ave., at 9 a.m. Please bring a lawn chair. There will not be the regular 8:30 Mass.
South Hadley: A Memorial Day Mass will be held at 9 a.m. with Father Adrien Benoit at Notre Dame Cemetery, Routes 33 and 202.
South Hadley: A Memorial Day Mass will be held at 9 a.m. with Father James Nolte at St. Rose Cemetery, 63 Lyman St. Mass will be held rain or shine.
Springfield: A Memorial Day Mass will be at St. Michael Cemetery, 1601 State St., at 9 a.m. with Monsignor Christopher Connelly as celebrant.
Springfield: A Memorial Day Mass will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd., at 9 a.m. with Father Mark Glover.
West Springfield: A special Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Cemetery, Kings Highway, at 8 a.m. (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair.
Westfield: A Memorial Day Mass will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, 203 Southampton Rd., at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair as there is limited seating available.
Tuesday — 31
DEMENTIA AND CAREGIVER PRESENTATION
Pittsfield: A presentation by registered nurse Bobbie Orsi will take place at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 97 Newell St at 7 p.m. There is no fee and it is open to the public.
Friday — 2
MASS AND ANOINTING
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St., will have a Mass and Anointing of the Sick at 11 a.m. followed by a light lunch. RSVP to Judy Lloyd 413-783-8619 by May 26.
MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
Petersham: The Benedictine Monks, 271 North Main St., will offer a Monastic Experience Weekend for young Catholic men aged 18-40 from June 2-4. For more information, contact Father Gregory at 978-724-3340 or email [email protected].
Westfield: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, will hold a tag sale in the parish hall, 127 Holyoke Rd., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday — 3
GIANT TAG SALE
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St., will hold a giant tag sale in the parish center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Carol to reserve a table at 413-777-8611.
KEEP THE EASTER SPIRIT ALIVE
North Adams: A one-day retreat will be held at the parish center of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 70 Marshall St. from 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. For more information or to register, call Mary McConnell at 413-663-7715 or Kathryn Remillard 413-663-8190.
Sunday — 4
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Adams: The Knights of Columbus will have a pancake breakfast after all the masses today from 8:30- 11:30 a.m. at St. John Paul II, 21 Maple St.
Monday — 5
BUILDING A VIBRANT PARISH
South Hadley: St. Theresa of Lisieux Church, 8 E. Parkview Dr., will hold a seminar in the parish center from 6-9 p.m. To register or for more information email http://www.4lpi.com/events-live-seminars/
Tuesday — 6
PRO-LIFE SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Chicopee: The Knights of Columbus #69, 460 Granby Rd., are having a spaghetti supper from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and children 5 and under eat free.
Wednesday — 7
RECONCILIATION HEALING SERVICE
Feeding Hills: Sacred Heart Church, 1065 Springfield St., will have a visiting priest from Benin Republic, West Africa for a reconciliation, counseling and healing Mass from 6-9:30 p.m. Father Kisito Dagbevi Comlan Vodounon will also have The True Relic of the Holy Cross for veneration.
Friday — 9
HOLY HOUR FOR PRIESTLY VACATIONS
Springfield: There will be a Holy Hour for Priestly Vocations on the eve of the ordination of Rev. Mr. Barrent Pease at St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St. at 7 p.m.
PARISH MEN’S RETREAT
West Hartford, Conn.: Men’s retreat June 9-11 at the Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, Conn. For additional information call 860-760-9705 or email www.holyfamilyretreat.org.
ROAST PORK DINNER
Feeding Hills: The Italian Cultural Center will host a spaghetti dinner at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1061 Springfield St., at 6 p.m. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. For information or to order tickets, call Nancy at 413-827-9350 after 3:30 p.m.
OVER 60 COMMUNION BREAKFAST
Springfield: Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., will have a Mass at 9 a.m. followed by breakfast at the Collegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park St., Chicopee. For tickets call Philomena O”Connor at 413-786-2695 or Sister Maureen at 413-539-1641. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday June 2.
Saturday — 10
Springfield: Deacon Barrent Pease will be ordained to the priesthood, at 11 a.m. in St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St. A reception will follow in the Marshall Center.
‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN’
Pittsfield: The Alumni of St. Joseph Central High School, 22 Maplewood Ave., will host a “Stairway to Heaven” gathering from 7 to 11 p.m., for anyone ever affiliated with St Joseph High School. The admission is $1 and it is open to the public.
STRAWBERRY OR PEACH SOCIAL
Springfield: The International Catholic Deaf Association will hold a strawberry/peach social in the hall at Mary, Mother of Hope, 840 Page Blvd., beginning at 7 p.m. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 8. Tickets are $5 for ICDA members, $6 for non-members and children under 14 or college students are $3. Contact John O’Neill at 413-315-5350 for more information.
Sunday — 11
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR FATHER AKSAMIT
Turners Falls: Father Stan Aksamit will celebrate his 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at a 2 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh St. The main celebrant will be Bishop Mitchell Rozanski. A dinner reception will follow in the Father Casey Hall.
EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION
Northampton: The 15th Annual Diocesan Wide Eucharistic Rosary Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will take place rain or shine at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 99 King St. The guest speaker will be Marian Father Anthony Gramlich, rector of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge. For additional information call George or Brenda at 413-221-4372 or email eucharisticprocessionnorthampton.com.
HOLY NAME PARISH PICNIC
Springfield: Holy Name Church will hold their annual parish picnic at King Philip Stockade, Route 5 on the Springfield/Longmeadow line. Tickets are $6 for ages 13 and over or $20 for families. Tickets available after masses from May 20-June 4.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR FATHER HONAN
South Hadley: St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, 9 East Parkview St., will honor Father Gene Honan for his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. The Mass is at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR JERICHO HOUSE
Holyoke: A benefit concert will be held at Jericho House, 537 Northampton St., at 1 p.m. featuring Sophie Lawry with Dan Kane and friends. Tickets are $15 or $40 per family, up to 4 members. Call 413-538-7450 or email [email protected]
Monday — 12
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA MASS
Chicopee: A Mass in honor of St. Anthony of Padua will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 56 St. Anthony St., at 6 p.m.
CARDINAL CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
West Springfield: The first Pope Francis High School Cardinal Classic golf tournament will be held at the Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm St., West Springfield. The funds raised will allow for additional tuition assistance. For sponsorship information or to register a foursome, email [email protected].
Tuesday — 13
FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY
Springfield: St. Anthony Church, 375 Island Pond Road, will have a celebration for the Feast of St. Anthony starting at 9 a.m. with the exposition of the relic, 12 p.m. with celebrant Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, There will be a 6 p.m. procession and 6:30 p.m. Healing Mass with holy oil and the St. Anthony relic.
Friday — 16
Westfield: St. Mary Parish School/St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish is holding its annual golf tournament at Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. Westfield. To be a sponsor or for additional information call Susan Viamari, tournament coordinator at 312-493-3857 or email [email protected]
Springfield: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 407 Boston Rd., is having a concert from 7-9:30 p.m. Athenas Venica, Argentinian singer/missionary will perform. Suggested donation is $10.
Webster: The 44th Annual Polish Festival will be held the weekend of June 16-18 at the St. Joseph School grounds, 47 Whitcomb St. For more information contact St. Joseph Basilica Rectory at 508-943-0467.
RELAY FOR LIFE
Florence: The Relay for Life will take place at Look Park, 300 N. Main St., Sat. 24 and Sun. 25 at 3 p.m. To sign up email Relayforlift.org/hampshirecountyma or for additional information call 1-800-227-2345.
Saturday — 17
APOSTOLATE OF THE SUFFERING DAY RETREAT
Palmer: The retreat is from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mary Farm, 1915 Ware St. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski is the guest speaker. Call Mary Brodeur at 413-544-2278 or Stasia Bronner at 413-324-6708 for additional information. Suggested donation is $25.
Northfield: St. Patrick Church, 82 Main St., will have a healing Mass at 4 p.m. including an anointing of the sick. For information call 413-498-2728 or email [email protected].
Sunday — 18
FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
Pittsfield: The Knights of Columbus #103 will hold a Father’s Day Breakfast at the Parish hall of St. Joseph’s Church, 414 North St., from 8-11 a.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 5-12. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. You can pick up tickets at St. Joseph’s Rectory or call Jack Laviolette at 413-464-6009.
FATHER’S DAY STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SOCIAL
Great Barrington: The Women’s Guild is having a social after the 10:30 Mass at St. Peter Parish, 213 Main St. The event will be held on the side lawn of the church.
Holyoke: The United Congregational Church, 300 Appleton St., will hold a pipe organ concert performed by Joey Fala at 2 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For information or to order tickets call 413-532-1483 or email uccholyoke.org.
Saturday — 24
CHILDREN’S ENCOUNTER DAY
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena, 1023 Parker St. will have a Children’s Encounter Day for children ages 5-15. Bishop Rozanski will join the children for a concluding performance at 2 p.m. For additional information, call Lucy at 413-452-0631.
HIBERNIAN STYLE PICNIC
Holyoke: The Ninth Annual Ladies Order of Hibernians Style picnic will take place at The Werehouse, 109 Lyman St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., serving at 5 p.m. and music from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. For reservations call Paul Hogan at 413-533-0436 or Fran Hennessey at 413-785-5687.
Chicopee: The Ladies Order of Hibernians 1st Chip and Putt Tournament will take place at Annie’s Driving Range, 284 Chicopee St. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Email Mary-Laura Hohol at [email protected] for information or to register.
Sunday — 25
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley, 33 Adams St., will hold its festival beginning with Mass under the pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Festival tag sale is Sat. 24 and Sun 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
RED SOX GAME
Great Barrington: St. Peter Parish is sponsoring a bus trip to the Boston Red Sox game at 1:35 p.m. The tickets are $99 and the bus leaves the K-Mart, 354 Stockbridge Rd. parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive by 9:15. For additional information call Polly Salenovich at 413-528-1881 or Maureeen Avery at 413-528-4803.
OPEN HOUSE FOR FATHER GREGORY
Pittsfield: St. Charles Parish, 89 Briggs Ave., will hold an open house for Father Peter Gregory to celebrate his retirement. The celebration will be in the church hall from 2-6 p.m.
South Hadley: St. Theresa Lisieux Church will hold their picnic at the Parish Hall, 9 East Parkview Dr, Seating is at 12:15 with food served from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for children 6-10 and 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets by June 21.
Saturday — 8
32ND WORLD YOUTH DAY
Ludlow: The Diocesan Celebration of World Youth Day will be at Our Lady of Fatima, 438 Winsor St., from noon to 5 p.m. Bishop Rozanski will celebrate a 4 p.m. outdoor Mass. For questions or to register call Gina Czerwinski at 413-452-0677 or email www.diospringfield.org/YOUTHMINISTRY. This event is open to all high school youth and young adults.
Monday — 10
BIBLE SUMMER CAMP
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena, 1023 Parker St., will hold its summer camp for children ages 5-12 from July 10-14. The cost is $80 per child. Registration forms are available in the Parish Office week days from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
Feeding Hills: Sacred Heart Church, 1065 Springfield St., is hosting a Bible Camp from July 10-14 for grades 1-6. For information or to register call Lisa Raffia at 413-786-8200.
Friday — 14
Lenox: The Summer Festival will be held from July 14-16 at St. Ann’s Church, 134 Main St. Contact Valarie Lanfair at 413-822-4149 or email [email protected] for additional information.
Friday — 28
BOSTON RED SOX GAME
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is having its annual bus trip to see the Boston Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals on July 28. The cost is $142. To reserve your ticket or for information call the parish office at 413-584-7310.
Sunday — 30
Adams: St. John Paul II Parish is having a Polka Picnic at Polanka Pavilion, Mill St., from 1-5 p.m. Gates will open at noon.
POLKA MASS, DINNER & DANCE
Hadley: Most Holy Redeemer Church is having a polka Mass, chicken dinner and dance at the Young Men’s Club Pavilion, 138 East St. Tickets are $12 for adults, children under 12 are $6 and for the dance only. Call Bernice Baranowski at 413-210-7856 or the parish office at 413-584-1326 for additional information.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
Holyoke: Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1945 Northampton St., will have two camp sessions: July 10-14 and July 17-21. The cost is $50 and space is limited. For information or to register your child call Kathy Gauthier at 413-532-0713 or email [email protected]
Monday — 31
VACATION SUMMER FUN DAYS
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 99 King St., will have a vacation camp from July 31 – Aug. 4 for children ages 4-11. Sign up forms are available at the entrance to the church or email saintelizabethannseton.net.
SUMMER BIBLE CAMP
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross, 23 Sycamore St., will have a bible camp from July 31 – Aug. 4.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Hadley: Most Holy Redeemer Church, 120 Russell St., will hold a children’s bible school from July 31 – Aug. 4. The cost is $50 for 1 child and $20 for additional family members. Applications are available in the vestibule or at the church office.
Friday — 11
Adams: St. John Paul II Parish, 21 Maple St., will be holding their tag sale Aug. 11-12.
Thursday — 17
FAITH ON FIRE RALLY
Feeding Hills: The Faith on Fire Catholic Rally will take place at Sacred Heart Church, 1065 Springfield St., Aug. 17-18. Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski and Father Anthony Gramlich will be joined by several other presenters. For more information call the Pastoral Minister Deb Briancesco at 413-786-8200 ext. 3 or email [email protected].
Monday — 28
West Springfield: The Sisters of St. Joseph will be holding their Golf Classic Aug. 28 at the Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm St., West Springfield. For more information email Sister Eleanor Harrington at [email protected] or call 413-536-0853.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW
Westfield: Father Frank Lawler at St. Mary Parish, 30 Bartlett St., is offering, on a first come, first served basis, eight raised gardens (one per family) located on the left side of the rectory. There is no charge, but a request to give some of the bounty to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for its clients. For information call Sue at 413-564-5477.
Westfield: St. Mary Church, 30 Bartlett St., will have a Bible study from April 26-June 28 from 9:30-11 a.m. The class is free. The cost of the book is $25. Call the Office of Religious Education at 413-562-5484 to register or for additional information.
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: The Travel Club of Sacred Heart Parish, 387 Chestnut St. is sponsoring the upcoming trips. For additional information call Jim and Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or email [email protected] All trips depart from Sacred Heart parking lot unless otherwise noted. The trips include; May 22-25 Boothbay Harbor; June 24 Newport Flower Show; July 22 Bronx Zoo; July 29 Taste of Providence; Aug. 15 Hampton Beach.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Medway: The next two dates for the marriage encounter weekends are June 10-11 and Sept. 16-17. For more information call Stephen and Michelle O’Leary at 800-710-9963 or email WWMEMA.org.
MARY, MOTHER OF HOPE TRIPS
Springfield: Mary, Mother of Hope, 840 Page Blvd., is sponsoring the upcoming trips. For additional information call Sylvia at 413-594-2757. The trips include; Newport Playhouse to see Baggage July 9, Saturday Night Fever at the MacHayden Theater July 16, Statue of Liberty Aug. 6, Rock of Ages Aug. 21.
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor Trips to Colorado Rockies, May 18-27; Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, July 16-22; Italian Vistas, Aug. 27-Sept. 8; and Spain’s Classics with Portugal, Oct. 18-31. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583-6339 or [email protected]
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
Westfield: Father Brian McGrath will lead a June 19-30 Pilgrimage to Italy. For itinerary and registration, call St. Mary Parish at 413-562-5477.
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is sponsoring a day trip to Tanglewood, 291 West St., Lenox on July 8. Tickets are $89 per person. Reservations are due one month in advance. Call Nancy at 413-586-0681 or Andie at 413-586-4815 for more information
TALL SHIPS IN BOSTON
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton day trip to the Tall Ships on June 19. Reservations are due by May 10. Tickets are $109 per person. Call Nancy at 413-586-0681 or Andie at 413-586-4815 for more information.
CAMP HOLY CROSS
Goshen: Camp Holy Cross, 108 Cape St., is now accepting registrations for overnight camp the weeks of July 9 and July 16 for children 8 to 15. Register by email campholycross.org or call 413-684-0125. The overnight camp is $340 per week. Day camp options are also available. Call 413-443-6960 for information regarding sponsorship.
WOMEN’S VOCATION DISCERNMENT
Hawthorne, N.Y.: The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, N.Y., are hosting a weekend for young women discerning a religious vocation July 14-16. Contact Sister Alma Marie at 845-745-1319 for information or to make reservations.
CANADIAN SHRINES PILGRIMAGE
Greenfield: A pilgrimage to the Canadian Shrines is from July 22-26. Motor coach pick up is from West Haven, Enfield, Conn. and Greenfield, Mass. For more information contact Roger Papp at 860-399-8137 or [email protected].
CELTIC ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
Chicopee: The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England will hold a week long program for children grades 1-9, July 24-28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Elm College campus at 291 Springfield St. For information call ICC 413-333-4951.
PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND POLAND
Holyoke: Under the spiritual direction of Father James McCurry, a trip in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Militia Immaculata is being organized to depart on Aug. 7-18. The trip includes three days in Rome and seven days in Poland, visiting several cities. For more information contact the tour operator at Pat Tours 1-800-388-0988.
CATHOLIC YOUTH & FAMILY DAY
Agawam: The youth and family day will be held on Aug. 8th at Six Flags New England, 1623 Main St. starting with Bishop Mitchell Rozanski celebrating Mass at 9:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased on line using the promo code catholicday17 or through the mail order form on the flyer found in the front vestibule of the parishes.
Northampton: Cruise aboard the Celebrity Summit from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27. For more information call Barbara Kaczenski at 413-586-1498.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
South Deerfield: Two Pilgrimages to the World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin, Ireland from Aug. 21-26, 2018. Contact Grand View Tours at 610-361-7979, visit catholicsindublin.com or contact Father Jonathan Reardon at Holy Family Parish 413-665-3254.
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton day trip to see “Oklahoma” Aug. 23 at the Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Hadam, Conn. Tickets are $129 per person. Reservations are due by July 23. For reservations call Andie at 413-586-4815 or Nancy at 413-586-0681.
SUMMER FEST 2017
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary, 256 State St., will hold their Summer Fest celebration on Aug. 27 from 12-6 p.m. Adults $12 and children under 12 $6. For more information or to purchase tickets call the rectory at 413-467-9821, Jeff at 413-552-7515 or Don or Carol Zebrowski at 413-467-7693.
TRIP TO NORTHERN NATIONAL PARKS
South Hadley: St. Patrick Parish, South Hadley, will sponsor an Aug. 31-Sept. 7 Trip to the Northern National Parks. For more information, call Marion at 413-536-2185.
TRIP TO IRELAND
Chicopee: Irish Cultural Center at Elms College, Sept. 2-12. For further information, call Rose Baker at 413-519-2135 or Pat Baker at 413-348-3263.
TRIP TO SOUTHERN POLAND
Granby: Depart from New York, Chicago or Toronto for a 10 day trip to Southern Poland. Contact Mitch Biskup at 617-899-5895 or email m.biskup&comcast.net or Lenny Gomulka at 413-374-7096 or email [email protected].
THE BIBLE TIMELINE
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 47 Pine St., will begin the Bible Timeline at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register call the rectory at 413-739-4779.
BLOCK ISLAND TRIP
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is sponsoring a day trip to Block Island Sept. 13. Tickets are $107 per person and must be reserved by Aug. 13. For additional information call Andie at 413-586-4815 or Nancy at 413-586-0681.
2017 ANNUAL SCOUT RETREAT
Goshen: The 2017 Annual Scout Retreat at Camp Holy Cross, Goshen will be held from Sept. 22-24 for registered Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venture Crew or American Heritage in sixth grade and up. Early Bird fee is $35 if received by Sept. 1 and $40 after Sept. 1. Call Pam Kosnicki at 413-283-3242 or email [email protected].
PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Portugal: 100th Anniversary 10-day Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima over three dates in October. For more information call James Adair at 1-855-564-1008 or email [email protected].
CRANBERRY’S AND FOLIAGE
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is sponsoring a day trip to Cranberry’s and Foliage Oct. 12. Tickets are $79 per person and must be reserved by Sept. 12. For additional information call Andie at 413-586-4815 or Nancy at 413-586-0681.
NORTHEAST PILGRIMAGE TOUR
Springfield: Father Matthew Alcombright will travel with the Mary, Mother of Hope, 840 Page Blvd., Northeast Pilgrimage from Oct. 3-6., with several stops throughout the Northeast including a cruise aboard the Spirit of Philly and a stop at the newly renovated St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The cost is $625 per person and includes some meals. For additional information or to register call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
NEW YORK CITY
Springfield: A one day trip to New York City is planned for Oct. 14. The bus will leave Holy Name parking lot, 323 Dickinson St. at 7:30 a.m. and will arrive back between 9:30-10 p.m. Contact Tom Burke at 413-330-3275.
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
Greenfield: Msgr. Ronald Yargeau and Father Timothy Campoli will lead an Oct. 15-26 Pilgrimage to Italy. For more information, contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-773-8890 or [email protected].
‘HONORING OUR HERITAGE’ EVENT
Springfield: St. Michael’s Academy, 153 Eddywood St., will host “Honoring our Heritage, Celebrating the Present, Shaping Our Future,” an event celebrating the 14 original Catholic elementary schools in Springfield, on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the school. To include memorabilia from all schools, live and silent auction items, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Those with memorabilia that can be displayed should contact Phyllis Lund at 413-782-5246, Ext. 1202.
ROME AND TUSCANY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is sponsoring a trip to Rome and Tuscany from Oct. 26 – Nov. 5. For more information call Paula at 413-739-6635 or Connie at 413-757-3852.
TRIP TO SARDINIA
Springfield: A trip is being planned to Sardinia, Italy from Nov. 6-16. For additional information, call Paula at 413-739-6635, Yvonne, 413-734-3442 or Connie, 413-757-3852.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CHRISTMAS SHOW
Lee: Mary, Mother of the Church is planning a bus trip to the “Miracle of Christmas Show in Lancaster, Pa., including a guided tour of the Amish Country. The trip is from Nov. 28-30. Call Father Brian McGrath at 413-243-0275 for more information.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Lee: Father Brian McGrath and Msgr. Michael Shershanovich will lead a nine-day trip to the Holy Land from Jan. 23-31, 2018. For details and to make reservations call John Paul Tours at 928-255-0955 or email [email protected] or call Msgr. Mike at 413- 445-5789. Brochures and registration forms are also available at the rectory of the parish of Mary, Mother of the Church, 140 Main St.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAMINE EXHIBITION
New Haven, Conn.: “Fleeing Famine” recounts the saga of the ocean crossing for the Irish emigrants on view at the Knights of Columbus Museum until Sept. 17, 2017.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WORLD WAR I EXHIBITION
New Haven, Conn: Public lectures are planned for the exhibition on World War I and Beyond at the museum at 1 State St. The museum is open 10-5 daily.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEVING PARENTS
Pittsfield: The sessions are open to parents whose children died before the age of 25. The meetings are on Monday Feb. 27 through April 3 from 6-7:30 p. m. at HospiceCare’s main office, 877 South St. For more information call 413-443-2994.
MOTHER OF GOD LAY CARMELITE COMMUNITY
The Mother of God Lay Carmelite Community meets the first Sunday of each month at Jericho Pastoral Center in Holyoke. For more information, call Mary Bart, community director at 413.268.7201.
SACRED HEART TALKS
Tyringham: The Visitation Sisters’ ongoing talks on the Sacred Heart of Jesus will continue on the following Sundays at 4 p.m.: Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, August 6, and Oct. 1, 2017. For more information, call the monastery at 413-243-3995.
THE HAITI PLUNGE
North Adams: The Haiti Plunge is a mission program for high school and college age youths who live without running water and electricity for 10 days and work on projects helping children and adults in a remote mountainous region of this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Upcoming 2017 mission dates are April 14-23, June 23-July 3 and Aug. 6-15. For more information, visit www.thehaitiplunge.org.
FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST
Springfield: The First Friday Prayer Breakfast is held at the Bishop Marshall Center adjacent to St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St., beginning with Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel, followed by a free continental breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Father Huller Meeting Room and a speaker at 8:15.
BLESSED ELIZABETH OF THE TRINITY COMMUNITY OF DISCALCED CARMELITES
Holyoke: The Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Community of Discalced Carmelites, Secular meets monthly at the Marian Center in Holyoke. For more information, call Pat Niesyn, community president, at 1-860-667-2400.
ASL INTERPRETED MASS
Springfield: An ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreted Mass is held every Sunday at 10 a.m., except on the third Sunday of the month, when the Mass is offered entirely in sign language at Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd.
ST. PADRE PIO OF PIETRELCINA PRAYER GROUP
Chicopee: The St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Prayer Group meets the first Saturday of each month at St. Stanislaus Basilica, 556 Front St., beginning with confessions from 9-10 a.m. The rosary is prayed at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11. Light refreshments are served after the Mass, followed by the regular monthly meeting. All are welcome. For more information, contact Patrick DeCrosta, [email protected] or Joseph Cavanaugh, [email protected].
RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREATS
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats are held in the Springfield Diocese for any woman, man, couple, grandparent or sibling struggling with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. For more information or to register for a weekend, call 413-452-0661.
Chicopee: Tours of St. Joan of Arc School, 587 Grattan St., will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for prospective families. No appointment necessary. Check in at main office.
FREE MINISTRY TO TRAVELING CATHOLICS
For times and locations of Masses throughout the U.S., visit www.Masstimes.org or call 1-800-627-7846.
CATHOLIC WOMAN’S CLUB
Springfield: The Catholic Woman’s Club of the Springfield Diocese is always welcoming new members. The organization is dedicated to Catholic action, service and education. Monthly meetings are held at St. Michael’s Cathedral and include a speaker and a light supper. For more information on membership, call Melinda Mandeville at 413-526-9911 or Kathryn Seward at 413-736-1649.
NEW WOMEN’S GROUP
Westfield: A new group, the St. Mary’s Women’s Group, will have a monthly meeting based on God’s Word on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. from September through May. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions may be directed to Joanne at 413-568-1127.
ANSWERING COMMON OBJECTIONS CLASSES
Westfield: Tim O’Keefe, of The Fullness of Truth Apostolate, will present classes from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month, from October through May at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 331 Elm St. There is no fee but donations to the apostolate are welcomed. The Fullness of Truth Apostolate can be reached at 413-568-4429.
CATHOLIC SINGLES EVENTS
Springfield: A Catholic Singles Event for ages 18 to 45 will be held every second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 346 Franklin St. For more information, contact Mary at [email protected].
West Stockbridge: Italian classes are held on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. followed by a social in the St. Patrick Parish Center. Cost is $2 per class. For more information, call Dianne Romeo at 413-637-2684.
DISCALCED CARMELITES SECULAR COMMUNITY
Holyoke: The Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Community of Discalced Carmelites, Secular meets monthly at the Marian Center in Holyoke. For more information, call Pat Niesyn, community president, at 1.860.667.2400.
MONTHLY ST. JUDE MASS
Lee: The monthly Mass in honor of St. Jude will be moved to the second Thursday of each month beginning in October 2015. The Mass is held at 7 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church. Upcoming dates include: May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, and Nov. 10, 2016.
NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE
Springfield: The Novena to St. Peregrine, patron of those with cancer and other serious diseases, is held every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Mary Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd.
Monson: The Novena to St. Peregrine is held every Friday after the 7 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church, 22 Green St.
PERPETUAL NOVENA TO MATT TALBOT
Springfield: A Perpetual Novena to Matt Talbot, patron of the addicted and those who love them, is held on Wednesdays during the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St.
MERCY MONDAY FILM SERIES
Holyoke: The last Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: https://business.facebook.com/DeCiceHallAtTheMarianCenter
LEARNING IRISH MUSIC BY PLAYING
Holyoke: Every other Wednesday, 6:30-9 pm. at DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St. Seehttp://www.decicehall.org. For beginning to intermediate Irish musicians who want to get up to speed. Contact Mark athttps://lvirishslowsession.wordpress.com.
Springfield: Lectio Divina, a Bible study led by Deacon Bob Farrell, meets from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays from September through May in the Bertoni Room in the lower part of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St. No registration necessary. Light refreshments will be served.
Holyoke: Holyoke Catholic High School has reopened its weekly bingo on Sundays at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, 67 St. Kolbe Drive. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. Sandwiches and desserts will be offered for sale.
Ware: St. Mary Parish, South Street, offers Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and offers free coffee and tea.
SMA WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
Springfield: Prospective students and families may drop in to visit the preschool and kindergarten classrooms at St. Michael’s Academy, 153 Eddywood St., from 9-10:30 a.m. on any Wednesdays that the school is open. For more information, contact Melissa Lambert, director of admissions, at 413-782-5246 or [email protected].
Westfield: The Gathering Grandparents group meets at 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month during eucharistic adoration at St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish, 22 State St., to pray to St. Anne and St. Joachim for the protection of children and grandchildren. For more information, call Alicia at 413-568-0123.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Holyoke: A Parent Support Group for families of individuals with disabilities is held the second Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon or 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Alleluia House at the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults at Jericho, 537 Northampton St. For more information, contact Laura at 413-538-7450 or[email protected].
FAITH AND LIGHT GATHERINGS
Holyoke: Faith and Light, a gathering of people with disabilities, their families, friends and caregivers, meets the first Sunday of the month after the noon Mass at the Celebration Center at Jericho to pray, share, and celebrate together as a community. For more information, contact Sister Joan at 413-538-7450 or[email protected].
ANXIOUS PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SUPPORT GROUP
Springfield: The Anxious Parents and Family Members Support Group, for those who are living with drugs in the family, meets every second and fourth Monday from 7-8 p.m. in the Community Room at Sacred Heart Parish on Chestnut Street. All participants must commit to keeping confidential whatever is shared in the group, which is spiritual and educational in nature. The leader will be Jim Greer, who is a substance abuse educator and pastoral counselor. RSVP to [email protected] with your first name if you would like to attend.
Holyoke: The Knights of Columbus, 250 Westfield Road, holds a Monthly Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month from 8:30-11:00 a. m.
CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE SANDWICHES
Holyoke: The Knights of Columbus 250 Westfield Road holds weekly lunches of corn beef and cabbage sandwiches on Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 p. m.
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Breakfast on the first Sunday of the month from Sept.-June from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, muffins, orange juice, coffee and tea. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.
MONTHLY PASTA DINNER
Springfield: St. Anthony Catholic Church, 375 Island Pond Rd. hosts a pasta supper the first Wednesday of the month except Jan. and July from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for $7.00.
MONTHLY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council 1721 holds its Monthly Spaghetti Supper on the third Wednesday of the month from 4-6:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Social Center. Includes spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, rolls, cake, coffee, tea or non-carbonated beverage. Take-Out dinners available. For more information, call the parish at 413-532-2850.
Holyoke: The Mater Dolorosa School PTO will host a Spaghetti Supper from 4-7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Pope John Paul II Social Center, St. Kolbe Drive. Cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; and free for children 4 and under.
South Hadley: Children ages newborn to 5 are welcome to come and play, while caregivers enjoy conversation, on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Social Center, 30 Main St.
ST. CECILIA MOTHERS’ GROUP
Wilbraham: The St. Cecilia Mothers’ Group meets every Friday of the school year in the Parish House from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All women are welcome to come for prayer, Bible study and discussion of Catholic topics. Free babysitting is provided by parish volunteers. For more information, contact Kristina Magill, 413-596-9984 or Diane Testa, 413-599-0997.
South Hadley: Eucharistic adoration is held on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.
Springfield: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held Tuesdays from 9 a.m-5 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St.
Springfield: Adoration with Benediction, led by Deacon Bob Farrell, is held on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
South Hadley: The Sacrament of the Sick is held at noon on the third Sunday of each month at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street.
West Springfield: Confessions are held in the chapel confessional at the Monastery of the Mother of God, 1430 Riverdale St., on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the monastery office at 413-736-3639.
ROSARY FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION
Florence: A rosary for those suffering from addiction will be prayed at Annunciation Chapel every first Friday at 6:30 p.m., prior to Adoration. For more information, contact Marie Mew at 413-584-4994 or [email protected].
ORATORY OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Lee: The St. Mary Mother of the Church Oratory of Eucharistic Adoration (left), corner of Academy and Main streets, is open from 6 a.m.-midnight, seven days a week. For more information or to register for an hour, call Malcolm Chisholm at 413-243-0551.
PRAYER AND ADORATION
Springfield: Prayer and Adoration are offered each Tuesday at Holy Name Church. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed after 8:15 a.m. Mass. Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited at 3 p.m., rosary and Benediction is held during the 5 p.m. Mass and the St. Jude Novena is prayed at 5:30. All are welcome.
Amherst: Eucharistic adoration is held every Thursday following the 8 a.m. Mass until 5 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, 122 North Pleasant St. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at 3 p.m. and repeated in Spanish, along with other prayers, from 4-5 p.m.
HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION
Westfield: A Holy Hour of Adoration is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 333 Elm St. Prayers are led by Deacon Charles Wainwright and include the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Holyoke: Eucharistic Adoration is held every Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 54 North Summer St..
Wilbraham: Expostion of the Blessed Sacrament is held on Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m. at St. Cecilia Church, 42 Main St., closing with night prayer and Benediction.
Chicopee: Holy Name of Jesus Parish at the Assumption Church offers Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. Come for an hour of quiet prayer. All are welcome.
HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE
Holyoke: A Holy Hour for Life is held every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 169 Hampden St.
Chicopee: The Piecemakers Knitting Ministry meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus parish hall at Assumption Church. For more information, call Yvette at 413-592-1573.
INTERPRETED MASS AND PRAYER SERVICES
Springfield: An ASL Interpreted Mass is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. An ASL Mass and social is held every third Sunday.
Agawam: A Bible Study/Faith Sharing Group meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:45 in the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center. Contact Mikie Cook at 413-786-3773 for more information.
Agawam: A Men’s Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lower Parish Center at St. John the Evangelist Parish. For more information, call John Lemke at 413-262-4195.
Holyoke: A “Rediscover God’s Mercy Catholic Bible Study” will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 427 Maple St. All are welcome.
Brimfield: Bible study sessions are held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Christopher Parish Center. For more information, contact the rectory at 413-245-7274.
Holyoke: A Mini Retreat will be held on the last Sunday of every month at Immaculate Conception Church, 54 N. Summer St. Father Sean O’Mannion, national director of the Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, will lead the retreat, which will begin with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by a talk on Sacred Heart spirituality, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary and Benediction.
SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT
Pittsfield: A Suicide Loss Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Brien Center, 10 Wendell Ave. Contact Peg Morse at 413-441-6316 to register or for more information.
Greenfield: The Roses for Mary Prayer Group meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary Prayer Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the church sacristy. Includes rosary, Chaplet of The Divine Mercy and Scripture reading. All are welcome.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will host a recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the first Sunday of every month after the 10:30 a.m. Mass (approximately 11:15 a.m.). The service will be held at Holy Cross Church, 23 Sycamore St.
TORNADO SURVIVOR GROUP
Springfield: A Tornado Survivor Group, facilitated by Dr. Martin Markey, meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 in the Holy Cross Rectory, 219 Plumtree Rd. Contact Beth or Sister Cindy at the rectory, 413-783-4111.
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS, PARTNERS
Springfield: Mercy Hospice offers Support Groups for Widows, Widowers and Partners on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except for the month of August. Pre-registration is required by calling 413-827-4218.
ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN
Springfield: A support group and ministry for parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons will meet in the Community Room of the convent behind Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 736-6803.
West Springfield: The rosary will be prayed every Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the parish center chapel of St. Thomas Parish, 63 Pine St. All three mysteries will be prayed. Come for one, two or three.
VIGIL FOR THE UNBORN
Springfield: The Vigil for the Unborn is held the second Thursday of each month at St. Michael’s Cathedral in downtown Springfield (in the Holy Spirit Chapel), beginning at 10 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the praying of three mysteries of the rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and 12:10 Mass. All are welcome. For more information call Marilyn at 413-567-6085.
Worcester: The Chapel for Little Audrey Santo will be open each Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It also is open the first Saturday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. It is located at 64 South Flagg St. Call 508-755-8712 or e-mail [email protected].
South Hadley: The St. Monica Sodality will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. to pray for loved ones who have left the faith. The group meets at St. Patrick Parish on Main Street. Call 532-2850.
HOLY HOUR FOR SICK AND DYING
Greenfield: A Holy Hour for the Sick and Dying is observed each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Church. Includes singing of hymns, recitation of the rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Sick and Dying and Benediction.
GOD’S GRACE INTERFAITH LIBRARY AND BOOK AND GIFT STORE
Williamstown: God’s Grace, an interfaith book and gift store and lending library, 1375 Cold Spring Rd., is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.. Closed on Monday. Also closed from December to April.
South Hadley: Cinderelli’s Consignment Boutique, 480 Newton St., a community supporter of Providence Ministries for the Needy in Holyoke, is open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The phone number is 413-530-0311.
CATHOLIC GIFT AND BOOK STORE
Ludlow: A new Catholic religious articles and book store, The Spirit Among Us, has opened at the site of the former SonRises, 200 Center St., Suite 14. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 413-583-4014.
VINE AND BRANCHES GIFT SHOP
Feeding Hills: The Vine and Branches Gift Shop, 1065 Springfield St., is open Wednesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Sundays 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The shop’s phone number is 413-789-6705.
Florence: A Thrift Shop at The Youth Center, 87 Beacon St., is open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To donate new and gently used household items, jewelry, pocketbooks, children’s books, etc., call Patte Shaughnessy at 413-584-6068 or Barbara Kaczenski at 413-586-1498.