Around the Neighborhood

Around the Diocese

A Day with Mary: Mary Remembers at La Salette Retreat Center, Sat, May 4, 9:15am–4:00pm (registration begins at 8:30 am). Lunch included in the program. Suggested donation: $45 per person. Call 508-222-8530 to register.

Community VNA Hospice & Palliative Care provides bereavement support. These support programs include regular meetings for adults and periodic programs for children. The bereavement care coordinator also assists individuals with finding ongoing psychological support. All programs and services are provided to the public free of charge.

For more hospice and palliative care resources, please visit the agency website at

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28 - The Betania II Spiritual Center in Medway is hosting a Divine Mercy Celebration from 1:00-4:30pm. Rev. Joseph Medio will be celebrating Mass following the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00pm. Confessions are available from 1:00-3:00pm. Please note: there will be no Divine Mercy Holy hour at St. Mary's that day.

Domestic Violence Support Group Did you know… there is a confidential support group for anyone experiencing domestic violence. For support and group info call 617-653-4226 or the 24-hour hotline at 888-314-3683.

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, St. Anthony Shrine: Spiritual Retreats and Monthly Meetings. Call 800-919-9332 or 617-542-8057, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110 or visit or email

Fearless Discernment Forum: For Young Adults  (18-35, male/ female, single/married/in a relationship, "discerning", consecrated, 12:30-5:00pm) at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston, MA. The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for young people to deepen their understanding of what it really means to fearlessly discern God's will.

For more information and to register, visit (Use "LOCAL-PARISH-2018" for $5 off, scholarships available as needed, all students are free).

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

Friends of the Norfolk Public Library will hold its annual Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Apr 20, 9:00am-3:00pm at the Norfolk DPW, 33 Medway Branch road, Norfolk. The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses all of its funds to support the programs and services of the Norfolk Public Library.

Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) seeks Shared Living Providers to open their homes and care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Generous tax-free stipend included. Contact Christine Tobin AFC/Shared Living Recruiter at or 508-298-1178 for additional information.

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!

Montrose School Open House: Thu, May 2, 6:30pm, 29 North Street, Medfield. Montrose prepares girls to thrive in college and beyond. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church, Montrose is an independent day school for girls in grades 6-12. To preregister, email (Walk-ins also welcome!)

Mount St. Mary’s Abbey Gift Shop needs volunteers, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. Please call 508-528-1282 and leave a message for Sister Marilyn, if you are interested in helping out.

Project Bread 51st Walk for Hunger, Sun, May 5, 6am-6pm, beginning and ending on the Boston Common.
Call Kellie Vehlies for information: 617-239-2548.

St. Joseph Elementary (Preschool – Gr 5) and Monsignor Haddad Middle School (Gr 6- 8) in Needham are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

To learn more, visit our website, , or call 781-444-4459. Individual and group SJES tours available upon request. 

The Theological Institute Summer classes begin in Braintree on Tue, May 28th. From Healthcare Ethics and Bioethics to Ministry of Consolation. Where will this summer find you in the evening? Consider a transformative learning opportunity at The Theological Institute. Register at: Questions? Call 617-779-4104.

Transformed in Love Marriage Prep: Transformed in Love for engaged couples is the Archdiocesan program for marriage preparation. For upcoming 2018 dates, locations, and registration information, or contact Liz Cotrupi at

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Gift your relationship with a bright light by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Jun 8-9, 2019 in Medway, MA and Sep 14-15, 2019 in Medway, MA. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at

2019 Discipleship Week Jun 26-30 at Assumption College. Dig deep into your Catholic faith with other teens. Registration opens Mar 1. Track1: Open to all high schoolers. Track2: For those who have completed Track1

For more information, visit