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December 7, 2012

Hanukkah starts at sundown tonight

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St. Francis of Assisi, 9 St. Francis Way, Litchfield: Advent carols, a journey to Christmas in word and songs is performed tonight at 7 p.m.

St. John the Baptist, 120 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill: Members of the Marian Society devoted to Our Lady of Fatima pray the Rosary Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

St. Lucy, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen: The parish hosts an Advent mission Dec. 11 with holy hour and benediction; Dec. 12 with penance service and Dec. 13 Mass in honor of the feast of St. Lucy all at 6:30 p.m.

Sts. Mary and Joseph Parish, 40 Main St., Salem: The program, “Exploring the Catholic Faith” where participants reflect on the Sunday gospel and discuss it, will be offered Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. through Easter.

St. Matthew, 2 Searles Road, Windham: The church’s Celebration Choir performs a lessons and carols concert tomorrow at 2 p.m.

St. Michael, 196 Main St., North Andover: Afternoon of reflection for seniors is Dec. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. in the parish hall.

St. Patrick, 118 S. Broadway, Lawrence: Service of blessing of children in the womb takes place tomorrow at the 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mass. The Vatican approved the new rite this year. During the Masses tomorrow, expecting parents will come forward after the Creed to receive prayers from the community and the priest’s blessing. “Life and Faith” adult faith formation series focusing on the sacraments will be held Thursdays 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: Members of the Junior Youth Ministry take the roles of Mary, Joseph, angel, shepherds and kings at the live nativity, which also includes live animals, The nativity story will be read every hour on the hour and the Folk Group lead in Christmas caroling. Dec. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. Advent cluster penance service is held Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

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