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May 26, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief


A liturgical celebration for Father Gerard L. Dorgan's retirement is set for Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers, followed by a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at CoCo Key Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers. Dorgan is retiring after 21 years of service to St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish. Registration is required for the reception and costs $20 per person. Register by Saturday, May 26, with Norma or Mary at, or 978-774-0340.

Chris Warner will teach a six-week series titled "Being Well, Here & Now," a stress-reduction program of meditations, gentle movements and mindfulness activities developed by the UMass Medical School for busy parents, caretakers, business executives, those suffering from a chronic illness and anyone who craves a relaxing break in their week. The program meets on Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. through June 15 at A Different Christian Voice, 189 N. Main St., Middleton. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. The free program is sponsored by A Different Christian Voice. For more information, call 617-759-2288 or email

Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Center presents "The Book of Revelation: Decoding its Message of Joyful Hope," a three-part scripture study series on the book of Revelation, set for Monday, June 4, 11 and 18 at 7 p.m. at 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. In the series of talks, professor Stephen Fahrig will offer a Catholic perspective on what Revelation meant to its original first-century audience and what it means for today's audience. For more information, call 781-631-0086.

The Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers, provides reusable grocery bags with the church's name written on them for anyone who would like to fill one at the grocery store for the Danvers People to People Food Pantry. Bags can be returned to the church any Sunday of the month, and a new one obtained. For more information, call the church office at 978-777-7408.

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