St. Patrick, 118 S. Broadway, Lawrence: Mass in honor of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic, is Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. “Life and Faith” adult faith formation series exploring part II of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church will be held Feb. 21, March 14 and April 11, from 7-8:30, through April. Bible study for people in their 20s and 30s meets weekly to discuss the Passion and Resurrection narratives of Jesus, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.
St. Patrick, 12 Main St., Plaistow: Centennial Mass for emergency medical technicians and members of the police and fire departments is celebrated Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Reception follows hosted by the teen ministry. Members of the parish’s Men’s Club meet Jan. 12 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship.
St. Paul Episcopal, Main St., North Andover: The women’s book group discusses “The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff, Jan. 17.
South Church, 41 Central St., Andover: Adult education course on spiritual innovation, Jan. 8 and 15, 7-9 p.m. The course explores innovation, neuroscience and the gospel message. Rabbi Robert Goldstein, spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel preaches Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Temple Emanuel and South Church Pulpit Exchange. The Temple Emanuel Junior Choir participates.
Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover: Rabbi Miriam Philips leads the Jewish book group, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Cantor Idan Irelander leads a bar and bat mitzvah class for adults beginning Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Participants will learn to read Hebrew, the history of music and chant the Torah trope or the musical phrase cantillation applied to sacred text during public readings.
Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill: Bible study class meets Jan. 12 at noon to discuss issues concerning Israel and the Middle East. The temple hosts a service Feb. 3 at 1 p.m., honoring the four American chaplains who in 1943 gave their life preservers when their ship, the USS Dorchester was struck. Reception follows at the Haverhill American Legion Post 4, Main Street. Haverhill native and best-selling author Larry Tye speaks on his latest book, “Superman: Who Knew he was Jewish” Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m. The book club discusses “Cain” by Jose Saramago, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.