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Merrimack Valley

October 20, 2012

Methuen students seek donations for mission trip

Group will help disabled children, Haitan refugees


St. Anne, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead: Holy Hour dedicated to the youth celebrated Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. with evening prayer, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, communal prayer, reflection, scripture reading and benediction.

St. Augustine, 43 Essex St., Andover: Memorial Mass for Augustinian Brother John DelCasale is Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. DelCasale died Sept. 20 after a 13-month battle with brain cancer. His funeral Mass and burial was in Villanova, Pa. Contributions in Brother John’s memory can be made to the Augustinian Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 340, Villanova, PA 19085. An eight-week guided prayer experience based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius is Wednesdays 7-8:15 p.m., through Nov. 7. Catholic series based on the Rev. Robert Barron’s DVD series runs Oct. 24; Nov. 14 and 28; Jan. 23 and 30; March 6 and 20; April 10 and 24 and May 15. The series explores what Catholics believe and why, the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition. Cost is $30 for the entire series or $10 or one day, To register email dmorris@staugustineparish.org or srmadonna@staugustineparish.org.

San Damiano House of Prayer, 333 Pawtucket St., Lowell: Spiritual retreat for parents who have the death of a child of any age and by any cause is Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. David Episcopal, 231 Main St., Salem: Bishop Gene Robinson celebrates services and preaches, Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. Parishioners who wish to be received into the church or confirmed will have an opportunity during the bishop’s visit. Robinson will be retiring at the end of the year.

St. James, Winter Street, Haverhill: A new course on “My Life with the Saints” by the Rev. James Martin is held Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. The parish’s third annual 5 kilometer fun run and Rosary walk is Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. James School Pancake breakfast follows. Proceeds benefit Emmaus House, the Pregnancy Care Center and parish programs.

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