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.
Wednesday — 26
Westfield: St. Mary Parish, 30 Bartlett St., will have a Bible Study entitled “The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy” from April 26-June 28 from 9:30-11 a.m. The sessions are free and the book for the study is $25. To register call the Office of Religious Education at 413-562-5484.
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle School, 75 Pine St., is having an open house for pre-K and kindergarten from 5-6 p.m. For more information call the school at 413-739-4131 or visit the website at www.stthomasapostleschool.org.
Thursday — 27
HOLY SPIRIT SEMINAR
Holyoke: The 2nd talk on salvation will take place at Our Lady of the Cross at 7 p.m. in the St. John Paul II Social Center, 76 St. Kolbe Rd. For questions or to register call Mary at 413-533-7660.
TRIP TO ITALY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor an April 27-May 7 Trip to Sicily and Calabria. Call Giuseppe at 413-739-6635 or Joe at 413-525-6030.
Friday — 28
AUDREY SANTO MEMORIAL MASSES
Worcester, Mass.: Masses commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Audrey Santo will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral and on April 29 at 10 a.m. at Audrey’s home at 64 Flagg St. Worcester Bishop Robert McManus will celebrate the April 28 Mass. For more information, call 508-755-8712.
Springfield: St. Catherine of Siena, 1023 Parker St., is holding an auction sponsored by the Sturbridge Flea Market with the preview beginning at 3 p.m.
Saturday — 29
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle, 47 Pine St., will hold their second annual Spring Fling. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children and 4 and under are free. Tickets are available in the club room after masses starting April 1 or at the Parish Office Mon-Fri., 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The last day to purchase tickets is Monday, April 24.
MEAT PIE DINNER
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish, 201 Hubbard St., will hold a French Meat Pie dinner in the parish center from 5-7 p.m. There will be a Chinese and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 8 and under. Tickets are available at the rectory Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. or after weekend Masses. Seating if limited.
BEER AND WINE TASTING
Lee: St. Mary’s School, 115 Orchard St., is having a beer and wine tasting from 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $55 per couple and limited tickets will be available at the door for $35. Call 413-243-1079 for reservations.
LITTLE BLACK DRESS FASHION SHOW
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary Men’s and Women’s Club will have a fashion show in the Parish Center, 256 State St., at 11 a. m. Tickets are $6 available, after all the Masses. For information call Gail Roy at 413-467-7175 , Carol Zebrowski at 413-467-7693 or the office at 413-467-9821 .
Lenox: St. Ann Church, 134 Main St., will hold a clothing sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All items will be $1 or less. Drop off is before April 28.
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 3 Elm St., and Father Ryan Sliwa invite you to a movie night sponsored by The Children of Mary. The name of the movie is “The 13th Day” and will be followed by a talk from Father Sliwa. For additional information call Brenda at 413-221-4372.
ADULT SPELLING BEE & PASTA DINNER
Longmeadow: The first Longmeadow Adult Spelling Bee is at St. Mary’s Academy, 56 Hopkins Place at 6:30 p.m. including a pasta dinner. The entry fee is $25 for an individual and $250 for a team of three. Ray Hershel, from Western Mass. television will be the pronouncer. To register, purchase tickets or get a copy of the rules, call Sara at the Parish Office 413-567-3124 or email [email protected].
Sunday — 30
Pittsfield: A Blue Mass to honor police, fire fighters and first responders will take place at St. Joseph Church, 414 North St. at 11:30 a. m. A reception will follow the Mass at St. Joseph Parish Center. All faiths are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by April 20 to Jack Laviolette 413-464-6009 or email [email protected]. Class A Uniform, (Class B on Duty) or Business attire please.
Great Barrington: The St. Peter Ladies Guild will host an afternoon tea at 2 p.m. at St Peter’s Parish, 213 Main St. The suggested donation is $5. Please RSVP by April 24 to Barb 413-528-4483 or Bobbi 413-528-4961.
Adams: St. John Paul II, 21 Maple St., will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Notre Dame Hall. Tickets are $6 for adults, Sr. Citizens are $5 and children 4 and under are free.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE
Springfield: An informational meeting will be in the Bertoni Room at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William St., at 9 a.m. Melissa Hurst will be there to explain the weekend. The conference is Nov. 16-19.
Turners Falls: Our Lady of Peace, 80 Seventh St., will have a healing mass at 10 a.m. followed by sacramental Anointing of Sick.
BAND CONCERT AT ST. FRANCIS
Belchertown: Jeff Holmes Big Band will be playing hits from the 60s at 3 p.m. at St. Francis, 24 Jabish St. The proceeds to benefit NCYC. The tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.To reserve tickets call 413-323-6272 ext 1.
CELTIC CONCERT WITH SEARSON
Holyoke: The Irish Cultural Center is having a concert featuring the Canadian Celtic Group Searson at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave., at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for ICC patrons, $23 for the general public, $28 at the door. To purchase tickets online go to IrishCenterwne.org or call 413-333-4951.
Tuesday — 2
CANDLELIGHT LIVING ROSARY
Chicopee: The Fairview Knights of Columbus, 1599 Memorial Dr., will hold their semi-annual Living Rosary Service at 7 p.m. in the banquet facility led by Council Chaplain Rev. Joseph Benicewicz.
Thursday — 4
JUBILEE YEAR OF FATIMA
Ludlow: Our Lady of Fatima Church, 438 Winsor St. will have a Novena in preparation of the Centennial from May 4-11 at 7 p.m.
TRIP TO ICELAND
Pittsfield: St. Joseph Parish is sponsoring a trip to Iceland with Msgr. Mike May 4-10. Informational meeting Thursday, Jan. 8 in the North Chapel, 414 North St.
Dalton: St. Agnes Parish, 489 Main St., will hold an International Living Rosary in English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Croatian and Spanish at 7 p.m.
SECOND ANNUAL HEART TO HEART RAFFLE
Greenfield: The Montague Catholic Social Ministries is having a reverse raffle at the Terrazza Ristorante at the Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Road from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $50. For information call Susan at 413-863-4804 x 1001 or email [email protected] or www.mcsmcommunity.org.
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
Bloomfield, Conn: The weekend is for divorced, widowed, or separated men and women of all ages who wish to resolve the pain and grief of losing the marriage relationship. The weekend is at the Archdiocesan Conference Center at St. Thomas Seminary from May 5-7. Tickets are $235/person. For more information call Victoria at 860-993-2384 or email beginningexperience.org/connecticut.
Saturday — 6
Springfield: 50th Anniversary Gala is at St. Catherine of Siena, 1023 Parker St. For more information call Judy Lloyd at 413-657-4756.
Sunday — 7
GLEE CLUB CONCERT
Wilbraham — The Wilbraham Men’s Glee Club is having their annual concert at St. Cecilia’s Church, 42 Main St., at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Monday — 8
OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRESENTATION
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish, 191 Hubbard St., invites everyone to a special presentation of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima at 7 p.m. The well known guest speaker is Father James McCurry, Conventional Franciscan, the provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province.
Thursday — 11
CITIZENS FOR LIFE DINNER
Agawam: The Massachusetts Citizens for Life is having their annual Mothers Day Dinner at Chez Josef, 176 Shoemaker Lane starting with a social hour at 5:45. Tickets are $50 for adults and reservations must be made by May 4. The speaker will be Joel Brind, professor of human bioogy and endocrinology at Baruch College, who will speak on The Correlation between Abortion and Breast Cancer. Call 413-583-5034 for details. Checks should be made out to PV-MCFL, P. O. Box 96, Ludlow, MA. 01056.
SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish will sponsor a tour, “Spotlight on Tuscany,” from May 11-19, 2017. For more information, call Denise at 413-218-8681.
JUBILEE YEAR OF FATIMA
Ludlow: Our Lady of Fatima, 438 Winsor St. continues the celebration of the Jubilee Year on May 12 with a Candle Light Procession and Mass at 7 p.m.May 13 there will be the Rosary at 5 p.m., Blessing of the Sick at 5:30, Prelude at 6 and Mass at 7 p.m., with a Candle Light Procession.
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD DINNER
Chicopee: Pope Francis High School will hold the Spirit of Community Award Dinner at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive, at 6 p.m. Pope Francis High School Spirit of Community Award will be presenting the first award to those Sisters of St. Joseph who served Holyoke Catholic and Cathedral High School. For ticket information or to RSVP, call Anne Pellan-Shea at 413-331-2480 or email [email protected]
ANNUAL YOUTH RETREAT
Goshen: The I ACT (I’m a Christian Teen) Youth Ministry Group will sponsor it’s annual weekend retreat at Camp Holy Cross, 108 Cape St., for students in grades 8-12. It will be held May 12-14. The cost for the weekend is $45, including accommodations for the weekend, all meals, retreat materials and use of the facility. For registration forms, and more information please visit:www.olveasthampton.org (see I ACT on the homepage) or call Justin Brown at 413-362-5064.
GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle School will hold a golf tournament and auction at the Crestview Country Club, 281 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam. Further details will follow in the bulletin.
PRO-LIFE BABY SHOWER
South Hadley: St. Theresa of Lisieux, 9 East Parkview Dr., is collecting baby items and gently used maternity clothes to benefit the Bethlehem House of Easthampton May 13-14 after all the Masses. For information call Judy Willson at 413-533-8710.
Sunday — 14
TRIP TO IRELAND
Springfield: Sacred Heart is sponsoring a trip to Ireland May 14-26, 2017. For more information call Jim or Caroline McAleer at 413-734-3676 or email [email protected].
Wednesday — 17
ST. ANNE SHRINE DAY TRIP
Hampden: St. Mary Parish, 27 Somers Rd., will sponsor a day trip to St. Anne Shrine in Fiskdale, Mass.,where Mass will be celebrated at 2 p. m. Also included will be a stop at the Public House for lunch. The cost is $65 including tax and gratuity. Contact Pat Broer 413-749-0697 for reservations.
TRIP TO ITALY
Springfield: From May 17-26 to many points of interest. For more information, call Connie at 413-737-3852 or Yvonne 413-734-3442.
Westfield: The annual Rosarian Unity Luncheon will be held at St. Mary Parish, 30 Bartlett St., beginning with recitation of the rosary at 1:15 p.m. Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a luncheon to follow in the high school gym. Rosarians from St. Peter and St. Casimir’s, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s parishes are invited to attend.
South Hadley: St. Theresa of Lisieux Church, 9 East Park Drive is having a Candlelight Rosary tonight at 7 p.m. Refreshments to follow in the Holy Spirit Atrium.
Saturday — 20
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross will hold a tag sale on the front lawn at the parish center 23 Sycamore St., on Saturday from 9 am. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the office at 413-532-5661 for information.
BOSTON RED SOX GAME
Pittsfield: St. Mark’s Church, 400 West St., trip to the Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Bus departs the parking lot at 2:30 p.m. For information or to order tickets call 413-447-7510.
CHARITY GOLF TOURAMENT
Bernardston: The Knights of Columbus Council #133 is holding the 4th annual charity golf tournament at the Crumpin-Fox Golf Course, Bernardston. The entry fee is $110, dinner only $30. For more information call Jason at 413-626-3378, Bob 413-774-2465 or Lou 413-774-2848.
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.
Friday — 9
PARISH MEN”S RETREAT
West Hartford, Ct: 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.
Saturday — 10
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN:
Pittsfield: The Alumni of St. Joseph High School, 22 Maplewood Ave., is having a gathering from 7 to 11 p.m. for anyone ever affiliated with St Joseph’s High School. The admission is $1 and is open to the public.
EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION
Northampton: The Fifteenth 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 Father Anthony Gramlich, MIC, Rector of The Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA. For additional information call George or Brenda at 413-221-4372 or email eucharisticprocessionnorthampton.com.
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].
Friday — 16
Westfield: St. Mary’s Parish School is holding their 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]
Sunday — 25
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley, 33 Adams St. will hold their festival begins with Mass under the pavillion at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday — 30
POLKA MASS, DINNER & DANCE
Hadley: Most Holy Redeemer Church is having a polka mass, chicken dinner and dance at the Young Men’s Club Pavillion, 138 East St., Hadley. Tickets are $12 for adults, children under 12 are $6 and for the dance only $6. Call Bernice Baranowski at 413-210-7856 or the parish office at 413-584-1326 for additional information.
A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS
Springfield: St. Cahterine of Siena Parish, 1023 Parker St., is having a 5 week bible study with evening classes starting April 26 from 6-8 p.m., and morning classes starting April 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20 for study materials. Reserve your spot by calling Judy Lloyd at 413-657-4756 or the parish office at 413-783-8619 or email [email protected]. Please register by April 19th.
LAY MINISTRY FORMATION COURSES
Granby: All classes are at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 256 State St., Granby
May 4 and May 11, from 6-8 p.m. for New & Renewal Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the sick and home-bound
May 17, from 6-8 p.m. Pre-requisite: Participant must have completed courses for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
May 18 and 24, from 6-8 p.m. for New and Renewal Readers. For information contact the office at 413-532-5661.
Westfield: St. Mary Church, 30 Bartlett St., will have a bible study from April 26 – June 28 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. The study is free. The cost of the book for the study is $25. Call the Office of Religious Education at 413-562-5484 to register or for additional information.
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Springfield: Sacred Heart Parish, 387 Chestnut St. travel club is sponsoring the upcoming trips. For additional information call Jim & 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 6 Mohegan Sun Casino, May 22-25 Boothbay Harbor, June 24 Newport Flower Show, July 22 Bronx Zoo, July 29 Taste of Providence, August 15 Hampton Beach.
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH TRIPS
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will sponsor 2017 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.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLY
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton day trip to the Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., E. Haddam, CT., on May 24. Tickets are $129 per person. Reservations are due by April 24. Call Nancy at 413-586-0681 or Andie at 413-586-4815 for more information.
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is sponsoring a day trip to Tanglewood, 291 West St., Lenox on July 8. Tickets are $89 per person. Reservationsare due 1 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.
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.
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.
BOSTON RED SOX GAME
Northampton: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is having their 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
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 August 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.
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 at the Good Speed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Hadam, CT . Tickets are $129 per person. on Aug. 23. 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 will hold their Summer Fest celebration on August 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].
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. Requirements: are 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 from Mary, Mother of Hope, 840 Page Blvd., has planned a 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.
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.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CCONFERENCE
Indianapolis, IN: Catholic High Schoolers will celebrate faith and friendship at the National Catholic Youth Conference from November 16-19. A information meeting will be April 30 in the Bertoni Room at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 Williams St. Springfield, MA.
ROME AND TUSCANY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mount 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.
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 child 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. Snacks and beverages are provided.
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.