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January 5, 2013

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St. Basil Salvatorian Center, East St., Methuen: The Rev. Ralph DiOrio leads an evening of prayer and healing, Jan. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. For advance seating, call 978-683-2959.

St. Joseph of St. Mary and Joseph Parish, 40 Main St., Salem: The Rev. John Michalowski leads a workshop on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius January through June. Participants will pray 45 to 60 minutes a day over the assigned scripture passages or meditations from Ignatius’ exercises, then write their experience in a journal. The program, “Exploring the Catholic Faith” where participants reflect on the Sunday gospel and discuss it, continues Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. through Easter.

St. Jude, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry: The book club discusses “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper” by Dr. Brant Pitre Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

St. Matthew, 2 Searles Road, Windham: Members of the Men of St. Joseph meet Jan. 12 beginning with rosary at 7:15 a.m. followed by Mass with the Rev. Paul Belhumeur. Deacon Bernie MacDonald is guest speaker.

St. Michael, 196 Main St., North Andover: The Tuesday Bible study group explores the book of Revelation beginning Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The parish celebrates Father Paul Keyes’ 50th anniversary as a priest, Feb. 3 at noon. Reception follows. “Why Catholic?” a faith sharing group begins Feb. 10 and meets for six-week to explore the key tenets of the apostle’s creed with emphasis on the trinity, the incarnation and the paschal mystery.

St. Monica, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen: Adult formation classes based on the Catholicism series by the Rev. Robert Barron starts in January on the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 for the workbooks. To register, call Jim Lundt at 978-683-1193 ext. 101 and leave your name and number. Padre Pio Prayer group meets Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and includes group prayer, recitation of the rosary with meditations written by Padre Pio and veneration of a relic. Mass in Latin is celebrated Jan. 9, 7-9 p.m. The Rev. Albert MacPherson celebrates Mass and healing session, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

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