Submit items for the calendar to Rebecca Drake, Editor, at [email protected] or mail to Catholic Communications, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01102-1730.
ANNUAL MEAT PIE PROJECT
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish will hold its Annual Meat Pie Project from Oct. 11-Oct. 31. Orders may be placed Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. by calling the rectory at 413-583-3467. After Oct. 11, orders also can be made by calling the pastoral center at 413-547-0239 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The last day to order pies is Oct. 31 and the last day to pick up pies is Nov. 2. Pies can be picked up at the pastoral center, 201 Hubbard St. between noon and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Friday — 20
CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Springfield/West Springfield: Cathedral High School Class of 1967 will be Oct. 20 -21. Casual drop-in at Samuel’s, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Ave., between 7-11 p.m. on the Oct. 20. The main reunion will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4-10 p.m. at Storrowtown Tavern and Carriage House, 1305 Memorial Ave. The tickets are $50 per person with a deadline date of Oct. 10. Email Marcia Burzynski Lukon at [email protected] or go online to Cathedral High School Alumni Facebook Page or the Pope Francis High School website’s Alumni Page.
Saturday — 21
Haydenville: Our Lady of the Hills, 173 Main St., will hold its annual Turkey Dinner from 5-6 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 children 3-12 and free for children under 3. Call 413-268-7212 for tickets.
Holyoke: The Mater Dolorosa School will hold its Fall Festival Oct. 21 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Oct. 22 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information call 413-532-5661.
Contoocook, N.H.: The next two World Wide Marriage Encounter weekends will be Oct. 21-22 in Contoocook N.H. and Dec. 2-3 in Brewster, Mass. For more information call Stephen and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-9963 or on the web at https://mema.org/.
West Springfield: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 47 Pine St., will have a church supper at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available after Mass Sept. 30-Oct. 16 in the club room for $15 adults, $5 for children 4-12, and free for children under 4. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish, 23 Sycamore St., will hold a Fall Festival Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 413- 532-5661 for more information.
Springfield: Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd. will have its annual bazaar from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Sunday — 22
Chicopee: The Committe for the Civil Rights of Unborn Children are having a Breakfast at the Castle of Knights, 1597 Memorial Dr., at 10 a.m. The cost is $20. For tickets call Dorothy Moreau at 413-536-1015 or Judy Guertin at 413-636-4145.
DAN KANE CONCERT
Ludlow: Dan Kane and Friends will have a benefit concert from 2-4 p.m. at the Gremio Luisitano Club, 385 Winsor St. The proceeds will benefit the Harmony House that provides 24 hour support for terminally ill individuals. For tickets call 413-331-5252.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Wilbraham: The Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi will take place at noon in the parking lot behind St. Cecilia’s Church, 42 Main St.
BLESSING OF ATHLETES
Pittsfield: St. Charles Church, 89 Briggs Ave., will have a blessing of athletes for young people at the 9:15 a.m. Mass. Please wear your uniforms to the Mass.
Springfield: Holy Cross Parish, 221 Plumtree Rd., will hold its Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call Jean Bussolari at 413-788-7929 or Marie Lavallee at 413-783-0341.
Tuesday — 24
INSURANCE INFORMATION TALK
Dalton: St. Agnes Parish Nurse Ministry will hold an educational meeting regarding Medicare Benefits, Prescription Plans and Supplemental Policies. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the St. Agnes Academy Library, 30 Carson Ave.
ST. MARY’S OPEN HOUSE
Westfield: St. Mary’s High School, 27 Bartlett St., will have an open house at 6 p.m. Through a lottery, ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one student per school represented. In order to be considered for the lottery you must be present. For additional information call Kim Jaszek at 413-568-5692 ext. 207 or visit www.stmsaints.org.
Wednesday — 25
St. Patrick’s Church, 30 Main St., is having a presentation on Wed., Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.in the chapel regarding the upcoming trip to Iceland from Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2018. For more information call Marion Callahan at 413-536-2185.
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St., will have a 6 p.m. Mass in Italian celebrated by Father Paolo Baggatini. Refreshments will follow in the Marian Hall.
AMERICA’S MUSIC CITIES
Springfield: Mary, Mother of Hope, 840 Page Blvd., will have a presentation about an upcoming trip to Graceland, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans scheduled for May 27-June 3, 2018. For additional information call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
SSJ SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Chicopee: The Knights of Columbus Council 4044 will have a Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph. The dinner will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by contacting Marty Kearney at 413-552-0569 or Sister Eleanor Harrington at 413-536-0853, Ext. 223 or [email protected].
Thursday — 26
ROME AND TUSCANY
Springfield: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will sponsor a trip to Rome and Tuscany from Oct. 26-Nov. 5. For more information call Paula at 413-739-6635 or Yvonne at 413-734-3442.
SAFETY PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
Springfield: Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd., will hold a safety program for women with representatives from the Springfield Police Department. It is a one-hour class starting at 7 p.m. in the meeting room. For reservations call Margy at 413-782-9747 or email her at [email protected] by Oct. 23.
HARMONY HOUSE DINNER
Chicopee: The Harmony House of WMA is having a benefit Spaghetti dinner at the Chicopee Portuguese American Club, 149 Exchange St., from 5;30-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $7 children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Check the website at www.harmonyhousewma.org.
Friday — 27
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL RETREAT
West Hartford, Conn.: The 42nd Annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Retreat will be held from Oct. 27-29 at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. The presenter will be Marion Father Anthony Gramlich, For additional information call Lorraine Bernier at the retreat hotline at 413-547-0118.
TRUNK OR TREAT PARTY
Springfield: The C3 Forest Park Police Unit will have a Trunk or Treat Party from 5-7 p.m. at the Holy Name Social Center, 53 Alderman St. Contact Kim Rivera at [email protected] or call 413-504-8618. There will be a costume contest.
Saturday — 28
‘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. The event will 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.
MEAT PIE SUPPER
South Hadley: St. Patrick’s Church, 30 Main St., will hold a Meat Pie supper in the social center from 5-6:30 p.m. Please call the rectory at 413-532-2850 by Oct. 24. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Easthampton: Our Lady of the Valley, 33 Adams St., will have a craft fair in the church hall from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Longmeadow: Pro-Life of Pioneer Valley will sponsor a Life Chain event from 11 a.m.-noon at St. Mary Parish, Route 5, Longmeadow Street. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. For more information contact Tony Moran at [email protected].
POLISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Chicopee: The Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts will sponsor “Crossing the Ocean: Researching Family History in the Polish Archives,” a presentation by Professor Jonathan Shea, on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St.
Sunday — 29
DIVINE MERCY PARISH MISSION
Longmeadow: St. Mary’s Church, 519 Longmeadow St., will have a 3 day mission on Oct. 29-30 starting at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 starting at 11 a.m. Father Chris Alar, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers will be the presenter. All are welcome to this free mission.
Springfield: St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St., is the setting for a joint prayer service commemorating the Reformation. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski and Pastor Lauren Holm from Bethesda Lutheran Church, Springfield will officiate the 2 p.m. service. Participants will be invited to the Bishop Marshall Center immediately following to help prepare food packages for the homeless.
Longmeadow: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Women’s Guild, Springfield is having a fashion show at the Twin Hills Country Club, 70 Wolf Swamp Rd., Longmeadow. Brunch is at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling Linda Niquette at 413-388-2660.
LITTLE BLACK DRESS FASHION SHOW
Chicopee: The Polish Junior League of Massachusetts will hold a fashion show at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive, at 12 p.m. Tickets are $32 and the reservation deadline is Oct. 13. For information or tickets contact Kathy at 413-658-5218. Proceeds will go to college students of Polish heritage.
FAMILY SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Feeding Hills: The St. Martha’s Guild at Sacred Heart Church, 1061 Springfield St., will have a Scarecrow Festival from 12-3 p.m. to be held outside. For additional information call the parish office at 413-786-8200 or Joanne at 413-786-7919. Please bring a shirt, hat etc. to make your scarecrow.
Monday — 30
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Houston, Texas: Oblate Father Richard McAlear will lead a nine-day pilgrimage to Mexico from Oct. 30-Nov. 7. For more information contact Pentecost Tours at 800-713-9800 or email [email protected].
Tuesday — 31
BAVARIAN TRIP INFORMATION MEETING
Southwick: The upcoming trip to Germany with Father Henry Dorsch will be held at 7:30 p.m., following the Vigil Mass of the Feast of All Saints, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Marion Hall, 224 Sheep Pasture Rd. For more information about the trip scheduled for Aug. 21-29, 2018 call Father Dorsch at 413-569-0161 or email [email protected]
Friday — 3
Springfield: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, will have a retreat at the Holy Family Retreat Center from Nov. 3-5. For more information call Vinson Scicolone at 413-783-7967 or email www.holyfamilyretreat.org.
Hatfield: Our Lady of Grace Parish is offering a retreat for the women of the parish at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center,Farmington, Conn., from Nov. 3-5. For more information call Barbara Kopqacz at 413-247-9079 or Linda Vinelli at 413-247-9206.
RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT
Stockbridge: The next retreat will be held the weekend of Nov.3-5. For more information or to register, call 413-452-0661 or call Suzanne at 203-417-0504. All calls are confidential.
OUR LADY OF CALVARY RETREAT
Farmington, Conn.: A retreat for women will be Nov. 3-5 at the Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington, Conn. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Fri. and concluding with Mass at 11 a.m. followed by brunch on Sunday, Nov 5. The offering is $250. For information or to register call 860-677-8519, email [email protected] or visit www.ourladyofcalvary.net.
Great Barrington: St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Housatonic will hold its annual bazaar Nov. 3-4 at St. Peter Parish Center, 16 Russell St.
Saturday — 4
Wilbraham: St. Cecilia Church, 7 Maple St., will have a Rummage Sale on Friday from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For additional information call Ann Mango at 413-596-3628.
PARISH CHRISTMAS FAIR
Belchertown: St. Francis of Assisi will hold its Christmas Craft Fair from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Parish Social Center, 12 Park St. For additional information call 413-323-6272.
Springfield: The Our Lady of Grace Society at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William St., will hold a Pasta supper after the 4 p.m. Mass in the Marion Room.The charge is $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Music will be by Joe Panetta.
Springfield: The annual Purple Mass for the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s disease will be held St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St., at 4 p.m. All are welcome, including those with dementia and their caretakers.
Granby: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Route 202, will hold a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Springfield: The Women’s Guild at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St., will hold a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9-4 p.m. in the Parish Center. Holiday and decorative crafts from dozens of area crafters will be featured along with a Chinese raffle, game room, baked goods, hot lunch and more. Admission is free.
Ludlow: St. Elizabeth Parish, 191 Hubbard St., will hold a St. Nick’s Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Turners Falls: Our Lady of Peace, 90 Seventh St., will hold its Dove of Peace holiday bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
SACRED HEART UPCOMING TRIPS
Springfield: Sacred Heart Church, 387 Chestnut St., is sponsoring the following trips: Wrentham Shopping Trip Nov. 4; Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular; Salem Cross Inn Christmas Memories Celebration Dec. 2; For additional information or for reservations call Caroline McLeer at 413-734-3676 or email [email protected]
Sunday — 5
POPE FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Springfield: Pope Francis High School will have an open house from 12-4 p.m. for prospective students. Call Ann Rivers at 413-331-2480, ext.1132 to register or go on line at popefrancishigh.org/open-house to schedule. There will also be a presentation at St. Michael’s Academy.
ANNUAL SCOUTING MASS
Springfield: The Annual Catholic Scouting Mass will take place at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski will celebrate the Mass.
Monday — 6
Pittsfield: St. Joseph’s Church, 414 North St., will have a bus trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino leaving the parking lot at 8 a.m. and returning home at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by calling the rectory at 413-445-5789.
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.
Thursday — 9
Springfield: Mary, Mother of Hope Travel Club, 840 Page Blvd., is sponsoring a trip to Westchester Broadway Dinner Theater to see “Annie Get Your Gun”. The tickets are $105 including the show and a packed lunch. For more information or to purchase tickets call Sylvia at 413-594-2757.
CLIMATE CHANGE MOVIE
Springfield: Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd., will be showing Al Gore’s new movie on climate change at 7 p.m. in the meeting room. Call Deacon Bill at 413-372-6237 if you plan to attend.
Friday — 10
SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS
West Springfield: The St. John’s Travel Club is having an appreciation luncheon to honor veterans at the Storrowton Carriage House, 1305 Memorial Ave. The cost is $47 for this self-drive event starting at 11:30 a.m. Make checks payable to St. John’s Travelers and mail to Emile Cote, 1 Meadowbrook Manor, Agawam, MA 01001 or call 413-335-9440.
South Hadley: Saint Theresa of Lisieux Parish, 9 East Parkview Drive will hold a Patriotic Rosary 7 p.m.
Saturday — 11
Willbraham: St. Cecilia Church, 42 Main St, is having a Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donation drop-off closes Nov.2. For additional information call Pat Serra at 413-279-1945.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
South Hadley: St. Theresa’s Parish, 9 East Parkview Dr., will have a craft fair Sat. from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be over 60 craft makers.
Three Rivers: The Saints Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish, 2267 Main St., is having a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish center.
ST. JOSEPH’S COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FAIR
Shelborn Falls: St. Joseph Parish will hold a bazaar on Sat. Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun. Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St., Shelburne Falls. Crafts, many-hand made items, baked goods and big raffle items will be available. For information call 413-625-6405
Feeding Hills: The St. Martha’s Guild will hold “The Sacred Heart Christmas Fair” on Sat. from 9-3 p.m. To reserve a display table email Joanne at j[email protected] or call 413-786-7919.
PORK LOIN DINNER
Granby: A salute to the Veterans by the Men and Women’s club at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 256 State St., with a pork dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a show. Dinner tickets are $12. For reservations call the rectory at 413-467-9821, Don at 413-467-7693 or Bob at 413-467-3568.
‘SHOP TILL YOU DROP’
Springfield: The Knights of Columbus at Holy Cross Parish, 221 Plumtree Rd., is sponsoring a bus trip to the outlets at Kittery, Maine on Nov. 11. Call Bob Bys at 413-796-5522 for information on this all-inclusive day trip. The bus will leave the parking lot at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m.
Sunday — 12
‘FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS’
Holyoke: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 435 Maple St., will hold its annual “Fall into the Holidays” fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the gymnasium building (enter from Franklin Street). Breakfast, lunch and desserts available for purchase. To feature a variety of vendors and crafters, a 50/50 raffle, cultural meat pie contest and more. For more information, contact Jennie McGiverin at 413-536-6557.
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Turners Falls: ” The Great San Francisco Earthquake” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Fr. Casey Hall of Our Lady of Peace Church, 80 Seventh St.
Thursday — 16
NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE
Indianapolis, IN: The National Catholic Youth Conference will be held Nov. 16 – 18. The Office of Youth Ministry is currently making plans for a delegation from the Springfield Diocese to attend. The estimated cost is $1,000 (including airfare). A promotional video can be found at http://diospringfield.org/youth-ministry-events. For additional information contact Gina Czerwinski at 413-452-0677 or email [email protected]
Saturday — 18
Wilbraham: St. Cecilia Parish, 42 Main St. will have its craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For additional information call Pat Serra at 413-279-1945.
Springfield: Holy Name Church, will hold its Christmas Bazaar Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Social Center, 51 Alderman St. For additional information call Peg Pellerin at 413-231-4721.
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
South Hadley: St. Patrick’s Travel Club, Main St., will sponsor a trip to Radio City Music Hall in New York City to see the Christmas Show. The cost is $149 for the 5 p.m. show. Departure is at 8 a.m. with the return home at 10:30 p.m. For additional information or reserve your tickets call Linda or Greg at 413-536-2580.
Saturday — 25
South Hadley: St. Patrick’s Ladies Guild, 30 Main St., will hold a Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone interested in an application call Connie Clancy at 413-533-1614.
Sunday — 26
Longmeadow: St. Mary’s Academy celebrates their 50th year with an Alumni Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 509 Longmeadow St. at 9:30 a.m. Following the Mass there will be a reception in the Parish Center. RSVP not necessary.
Tuesday — 28
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CHRISTMAS TRIP
North Adams: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 70 Marshall St., is sponsoring a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas trip Nov. 28-30. The cost is $439 double occupancy. For more information call the church at 413-243-0275 or Nancy Wilcox at 413-298-4603.
Thursday — 30
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CHRISTMAS SHOW
Lee: Mary Mother of the Church Parish is planning a bus trip to the “Miracle of Christmas Show” in Lancaster, Pa., including a guided tour of Amish Country. The trip is from Nov. 28-30. Call Father Brian McGrath at 413-243-0275 for more information.
Saturday — 2
DAY TRIP TO LA SALETTE
Westfield: St. Mary’s Church, 30 Bartlett St., is sponsoring a day trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, MA. The tickets are $25 due when registering. The bus will leave St. Mary’s High School parking lot at 2 p.m. and return approximately 10 p.m. There will be a stop around 3:30 p.m. for a meal at Wrights Farm (not included in the ticket price). For information call Marie-Anne at 413-562-5477 or email [email protected]
Turners Falls: Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 84 K St., will have its craft fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For additional information call Shirley Webb at 413-773-7202.
Sunday — 3
Pittsfield: The Singing Priests will be performing their Christmas Concert this year at the Barrington Stage on Dec. 3. The show will begin at 2 p.m. and feature Christian and holiday favorite music. Tickets will be available through the Barrington Stage Box Office or call Father Matt Alcombright at 413-652-1348 or email [email protected].
Sunday — 10
CHRISTMAS CAROL FESTIVAL
Springfield: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 123 William St., will have a Christmas Carol Festival from 2-4 p.m. in the Church. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome.
Wednesday — 13
Pittsfield: St. Joseph’s Church, 414 North St., is having a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall. The bus will leave the parking lot at 7 a.m. for a 2 p.m. show and return home at 7 p.m. allowing free time before and after the show. For reservations call 413-445-5789. The tickets are $105.
Thursday — 14
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Holyoke: Our Lady of the Cross Parish will sponsor a day trip to the Radio City Christmas Show in New York City on Thursday, Dec. 14. The bus will leave the parking lot at Mater Dolorosa School, 25 Maple St., at 8:30 a. m. Tickets are $135 including bus fare. Call Charlotte Martin at 413-636-6872 for information or to reserve tickets.
Sunday — 17
Springfield: St. Patrick Parish, 1900 Allen St., will present a Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. to benefit the church. A good will offering is appreciated. For additional information call 413-783-6201.
Sunday — 31
TROPICAL CATHOLIC CRUISE
Lauderdale, Fla: A tropical Caribbean cruise with Father John Harper will depart for the Caribbean for the week of Dec. 31, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018 and includes a daily Mass being offered. The cost starts at $3,168 for two people. For information or to register contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or [email protected].
Saturday — 13
TOPICS OF FAITH PRESENTATION
Longmeadow: Joan Kelly, Professor of Catholic studies at Sacred Heart University, Fairdield, Conn., will present “Engagement With God: Christian Spirituality is Engagement with God as God has revealed Himself to us in Jesus Christ,” at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch and fellowship will follow. A $10 donation will be appreciated. RSVP to the parish office at 413-567-3124.
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 in the rectory at Mary, Mother of the Church, 140 Main St.
WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED
Springfield: The Women’s Guild from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William St., is sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land from March 12-20, 2018. The trip is $3,295 with a $500 deposit due by Oct.15, 2017. For more information call Carolyn Choos at 305-281-6303.
SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER
Lancaster, Pa.: There is an upcoming three day trip to see “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, PA., from May 9-22, 2018. For additional information or to make reservations call Marilyn 413-467-9821 or 413-467-3382. The trip is $449 with a $75 deposit is due at sign up.
Springfield: The Sacred Heart Travel Club is planning a trip to Ireland May 13-26, 2018. For information contact Caroline or Jim McAleer at 413-734-3676 or email [email protected].
ST. MARY’S 50TH CLASS REUNION
Westfield: If you are a member of the class of 1968 contact Eloise Martin at [email protected] to update your information or additional information.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
For Pilgrimages to the Aug. 21-26, 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, contact Grand View Tours at 610.361.7979, visit catholicsindublin.com or contact Father Jonathan Reardon at Holy Family Parish 413.665.3254.
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH TRIPS
St. Elizabeth Parish, Ludlow, will sponsor a late May 2018 Trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park; an early September 2018 Trip to Chicago, Michigan and Mackinac Island; and an Oct. 24-30, 2018 Trip to Iceland. For more information, contact Jim Martin at 413-583.6339 or [email protected].
ICELAND’S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS
South Hadley: St. Patrick’s Parish, 30 Main St., is having a trip to Iceland’s Northern Lights from October 27 to November 2, 2018. There will be presentation on October 25, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Patrick’s. For more information call Marion at 413-536-2185.
INTERNATIONAL WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019
Panama City: The next International World Youth Day Celebration will be in Panama City, Panama on January 22-27, 2019. Our diocese is planning a pilgrimage for those 18-35 years old and (16-17 years old with a parent).
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Springfield: The semi-annual 40 Days for Life campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion will be held from Sept. 27-Nov. 5. There will be peaceful vigils at Planned Parenthood, 3550 Main St., in the public right-of-way. For information call Tim Biggins at 413-342-0403 or email
WEEKLY MASS AT JERICHO
Holyoke: The Jericho Celebration Center, 537 Northampton St, Route 5, has weekly Masses on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 12 p.m. For additional information call 413-538-7450 or www.jerichobeca.org.
WEEKLY CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Feeding Hills: The Living Stones Prayer Group meets on Monday evenings at 6 p.m., beginning with the rosary at Sacred Heart Church Parish Center at 1061 Springfield St. For additional information call 413-786-8200. All are welcome.
Holyoke: Immaculate Conception Church, 54 North Summer St., will hold a mini retreat the last Sunday of every month in English and the first Sunday of every month in Spanish. Father Sean O’Mannion will lead the retreat. For information call the office at 413-532-5784.
South Hadley: The Knights of Columbus Council #1721 will hold a monthly breakfast at the Social Center of St Patrick’s Church, 15 School St. from September to June, 2018. The breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Holyoke: The Holyoke Knights of Columbus holds a breakfast on the first Sunday of the month at 250 Westfield Rd. Breakfast is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 10 and under. Breakfast is served from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Holyoke: The Knights of Columbus, 250 Westfield St., will serve corned beef and cabbage sandwiches from 12-3 p.m. The sandwiches are $7 or $8 for take out.
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
Holyoke: 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.
ST. ELIZABETH CARMELITES, SECULAR MEETINGS
Holyoke: The St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Community of Discalced Carmelites Secular (OCDS) meets monthly at the Marion Center, 1365 Northampton St. To learn more call Trish Regan , Community President at 413-567-6816.
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.: 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 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.
INTER-CHURCH BOWLING LEAGUE
Chicopee: Beginning Sept. 5 and ending sometime in April, 2018 there is an inter-church bowling league on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. For more information call Carol Sumler 413-732-1891 or email [email protected] or call First Central Bible Church at 413-592-5353.
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.
WOMEN OF GRACE
Belchertown: Come together to share faith and friendship on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Tovet Room at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 24 Jabish St. For more information call Rita Lee at 413-200-6464 or Kathy Kervick at 413-323-8592.
MEN OF ST. JOSEPH
Belchertown: The men’s group meets every Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, in the Parish Social Center, 12 Park St. For more information or to join the group, email John Rakouskas at [email protected] or Steve Corbin at [email protected].
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.
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.
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.
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 from September through June 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 p.m. 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.