Around the Neighborhood

Around the Diocese

Transformed in Love Marriage Prep – Transformed in Love for engaged couples is the Archdiocesan program for marriage preparation. For upcoming dates, locations, and registration information, visit or contact Liz Cotrupi at

The Franklin Veterans Council hosts a Veterans Coffee Social on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Franklin Senior Center Cafe. All veterans are invited. Contact the Veterans Service Office with any questions: 508-613-1315.

The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. Join other grieving parents for a One-Hour Retreat the first Sunday of every month after the 10:00am Mass in the Auditorium Classroom at St. Anthony Shrine. Look for Reserved seating at the Mass in the back. No registration is necessary. For more information, call Diane, mother of Paul, at 617-542-8057.

Blessed Sacrament School (Preschool to Grade 8) in Walpole, MA partners with our families to develop 21st-century scholars into people of faith, character, and integrity. Featuring small class sizes, individualized learning, foreign language, STEM, various athletic and extra-curricular programs. Visit us online at Walk-in tours offered every Tuesday at 10:00am or schedule a tour by phone: 508-668-2336

Monsignor Haddad Middle School in Needham still has a few openings for the 2019-2020 school year. Academic rigor, faith and character development, dedicated Faculty, sports, speech, drama, art. High acceptance rates to the area's top high schools , financial aid. Email or call 781-449-0133 schedule your personal tour!

I Thirst: The Healing Initiative. Free two-day training on how to be an effective I THIRST Spiritual Companion (ITSC) for those suffering from addictions and their families. The training is open to all parishioners, clergy and parish/school employees who are 21+ in the Archdiocese of Boston. No prior addiction recovery experience is needed. For more information, contact: Deacon James Greer, MAPT, CT 617-746-5842 or

Forming Disciples in Mission, a workshop on evangelization, is offering workshops in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. To register, visit

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Happy Father’s Day! Wives, give your husbands the greatest gift of all, the gift of your love, by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Sep 14-15, 2019 in Medway, MA and Oct 18-20, 2019 in LACONIA, NH. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at

The Project Rachel ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston extends a special invitation to women suffering from the pain of a past abortion to attend a one-day (9:00am-5:00pm) “Come to the Waters of Healing” retreat. Fall dates are Sep 28, Oct 19, and Nov 16. Locations are confidential. Limited to ten participants per retreat. For more information, contact Project Rachel at 508-651-3100 or

If you are celebrating your 25th or 50th wedding anniversary this year, please join Cardinal Seán O'Malley on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3pm for the annual Anniversary Mass with renewal of vows at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Couples can register for the event at For more information, contact Emily Elliott at

Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner. Save the date for the annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner on Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at Lombardo’s. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and dinner will begin at 7 pm. More details to come! For more information, contact or call 617-746-5810.

Moving from Perfection to Wholeness—Sun, Aug 11—Fri, Aug 16 ٠ Affirming and accepting our sacred callings requires no halos—just simple, yet intense, love, honesty and courage. Make a move toward wholeness, with God taking the lead! ٠ Facilitated by Barbara Fiand, SND