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Prayer Vigils & Services

Prayer Vigils & Services

Andover:

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation

What: Meditation and prayer vigil

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Arlington:

Where: Ed Burns Arena

When: Noon Wednesday, April 17

What: A 2.9-mile run/walk to honor the victims of Monday's bombings

Attleboro: 

Where: All Saints' Episcopal Church

When: 12:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Tuesday

What: Prayer service

Belmont:

Where: First Baptist Church of Belmont

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 

What: Will be open for quiet prayer and candle lighting

Where: The Common in Billerica Center

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: The churches and faith communities of Billerica will gather for a time of prayer for peace and healing

Boston:

Where: The First Church of Christ, Scientist

When: Noon and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

What: Church services with a healing response to the events. The church is also open for tours; during tour hours, people are also invited to come in for quiet prayer and contemplation.

Where: Cathedral of Holy Cross in the South End

When: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18

What: Interfaith service vigil; President Obama will participate

Where: Arlington Street Church

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

What: Vigil

Where: Old West Church United Methodist

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Vigil

Where: The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, across from the Boston Common

When: 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. Tuesday

What: Interfaith prayer vigils

Burlington:

Where: Temple Shalom Emeth

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19

What: Shabbat service conducted by Rabbi Abramson and Cantorial Soloist Ben Silver will contain prayers and reflections on this tragedy

Chestnut Hill:

Where: St. Ignatius Church, located on the edge of the Boston College campus at 28 Commonwealth Ave.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

What: A "Mass of Healing and Hope;" all members of the BC communtiy are invited. University President William P. Leahy will celebrate the mass and a sacramental anointing for healing will follow the service.

Charlestown:

Where: Eden Street Park

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

What: Vigil. Candles will be provided by the Mishawum Park Tenants Association. For more information, call Sean at 617-784-4519.

Concord:

Where: First Parish

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Vespers service

Danvers:

Where: United Methodist Church

When: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What: The church will be open for those who would seek a place of peace and prayer. 

Where: Maple Street Congregational Church

When: All day Tuesday until 6 p.m.

What: Chapel will remain open to the public today to provide a quiet place for reflection

Where: Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Special prayer service is open to the public for a time of prayer and reflection

Easton:

Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

What: Prayer vigil for Boston Marathon runners, participants and police

Framingham:

Where: On the steps of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord St.

When: 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18

What: Town-wide vigil to honor and remember the deceased and injured spectators and runners of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.  Also to recognize and honor all the police/fire/EMS and civilians who ran into the chaos to help render immediate medical attention and help save lives. All are invited to come together as a community and show support for the victims of Monday’s tragic events.

Hingham:

Where: South Shore Baptist Church

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: “Prayer for Boston;” anyone is welcome to attend to pay tribute to Monday's victims and their families.

Where: St. Paul Parish

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Special Mass; all are welcome to come and pray together

Hopedale:

Where: Hopedale Unitarian Parish

When: 6pm - 7:30 p.m. tonight

What: Sanctuary will be open for an informal gathering of meditation, prayer, candle lighting and sharing

Jamaica Plain:

Where: Hope Central Church

When: 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Singing for and with us, songs of peace

Where: First Baptist Church 

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

What: Vigil on the front lawn, sponsored by the JP Clergy Association

Lexington:

Where: Grace Chapel

When: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday

What: All are invited to stop by and join us in prayer for the victims, their families, and loved ones affected by the bombings, as well as the caregivers and medical staff still hard at work treating the victims.

Lynnfield:

Where: Messiah Lutheran Church

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

What: The church will be open for prayer; a brief service of spoken prayer will take place at 7 p.m.

Marlborough:

Where: New Hope Community Church of the Assemblies of God & Mirav Church (both at the same location, 204 Main Street)

When: 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

What: Prayer vigils

Where: First Church in Marlborough Congregational UCC 

When: 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17

What: The church will be available for individual prayers and silent reflection from. The pastor will be there too in case folks want someone to pray with.

Medford:

Where: The Congregational Church of West Medford

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Prayers, candles, songs of peace and love - all welcome

Where: Grace Episcopal Church

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

What: Prayer service

Melrose:

Where: Clarence DeMar Memorial at Ell Pond Park

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27

What: Ceremony, wreath laying

Milford:

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Interfaith prayer service

Milton:

Where: Gazebo on the Town Green 

When: 7 p.m. tonight

What: The Milton Interfaith community will hold a vigil. All Milton residents are invited to attend

Natick:

Where: Natick Common

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

What: Candlelight vigil

Newton: 

Where: Newton City Hall War Memorial -- outside on the steps

When: 6:30m p.m. Wednesday

What: All residents are welcome to attend tomorrow night's vigil to "come together as a community and show support for the victims of Monday’s tragic events"

Where: Storyheights Church, 400 Heath St.

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21

What: Regular service we will be honoring those lost and hurt

Where: Andover-Newton Theological School

What: 20-minute prayer service to be held on the quad

When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newton Highlands

What:  Taize Eucharist Peace Vigil

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Temple Shalom, Rothman Chapel

When: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday

What: Clergy members will be available for anyone who wishes to come talk, pray or even just sit silently in the midst of community. The Sanctuary will also be open and available for quiet meditation

North Andover

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

What: Personal time for prayer

When: Wednesday, all day, starting at 9 a.m.

North Reading:

Where: Trinity Evangelical Church, 105 Haverhill St. 

When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 

What: Prayer vigil

Norwood:

Where:  Charles River Running; meet in front of the store

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16

What: Three-mile run to remember the victims

Osterville:

Where: United Methodist Church, 57 Pond St.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

What: Interfaith prayer service and our door will be OPEN TO ALL

Peabody:

Where: South Congregational Church 

When: 4-8 p.m.; 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday

What: The church will be open from 4-8 p.m. to anyone looking for a quiet place to pray and reflect on the tragedy. A prayer service will be held from 6:30-7 p.m.

Reading:

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading

When: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday

What: The doors to the Sanctuary located will be open; comfort and tea will be available.

Sharon:

Where: Our Lady of Sorrows Parish

When: 24/7

What: A place for a time of quiet and prayer

For more: http://patch.com/A-3Fb5

Where: First Baptist Church of Sharon

When: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

What: Quiet prayer

For more: http://patch.com/A-3Fb5

Stoneham:

Where: Stoneham Town Common

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday 

What: Vigil in support of Stoneham's Boston Marathon terror attack victims

Stoughton:

Where: First Congregational Church of Stoughton

When: Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Sanctuary will be open to light a votive candle and offer a prayer for all those affected by this tragedy

Swampscott:

Where: First Church in Swampscott, Congregational

What: Interfaith prayer vigil

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Tewksbury:

Where: Tewksbury Congregational Church sanctuary

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

What: Prayer and conveastion 6-8, gathered time of prayer from 7:30-8 p.m. All are welcome. 

Waltham

Where: Our Lady Comforter of The Afflicted Parish

What: Community prayer service

When: 5 p.m. tonight

Where: Saint Mary Parish

What: Mass service

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesday

Watertown:

Where: Redeemer Fellowship Church

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

What: We'll sing together and spend time praying for one another and our city. All are welcome.

Wayland:

Where: First Parish Wayland

When: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday

What: "Come for the quiet, for the communion with others, light a candle if you wish," the announcement reads. "Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by yesterday’s events."

Where: Trinitarian Congregational Church

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

What: Prayer vigil: "This service is open to our entire community as we gather for prayers, readings, and songs," the announcement from TCC reads. "Feel free to invite friends and family as we process these significant events in the life of our community together."

Westborough:

Where: Congregational Church of Westborough

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday

What: A service of mediation and remembrance

Where: Chapel of the Cross

When: Regular Sunday service

What: Service will be re-formatted to address this tragedy


 

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