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January 19, 2013

Methuen, Haverhill men studying for priesthood


St. Joseph of St. Mary and Joseph Parish, 33 Main St., Salem: Pro Life Mass to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe versus Wade on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Program includes Rosary, music and guest speaker. This month’s prayer breakfast on Jan. 26 is open to both men and women. Coffee is at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast, prayer and talk by Deacon Bernie MacDonald and his wife Suzanne. The Rev. John Michalowski leads a workshop on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius now 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. Mary of the Assumption, 300 Haverhill St., Lawrence: Mass in honor of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m.

St. Michael, 196 Main St., North Andover: The Tuesday Bible study group explores the book of Revelation 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 meets 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.

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.

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