Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese 07.13.17


Summer Camp for High School Boys

PROVIDENCE — All Catholic boys of high school age are invited to attend a Quo Vadis Days Camp to spend time with other young men discovering their purpose in life while having fun. The camp will be held from July 30 – August 2 at the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence. Quo Vadis Days Camp is led by priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Providence and is supported by the Office of Vocations. The camp will include reflections from priests and laymen, Mass with our bishop, an outdoor challenge course and other fun activities. For more information, please contact Father Christopher Murphy at (401) 331-1316 or email To register online, please visit

Mother of Life Center to host Summer Gala in support of ministry

CRANSTON — The Mother of Life Center will be hosting its first annual Summer Gala, Thursday, July 20, at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, with the theme “Be Our Guest.” Enjoy hors d’oeuvres from 6-7 p.m. with light jazz and dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature dancing, a silent auction, photo booth and more. There will also be live entertainment from “Take it to the Bridge,” performing music for all ages. Tickets are $75 for adults and $50 for students with valid college or high school ID upon check in. To purchase tickets, visit The Mother of Life Center is dedicated to helping women make healthy decisions for themselves and their unborn children.

St. Xavier Academy seeks classmates for 50th reunion

WARWICK — St. Xavier Academy is seeking classmates to celebrate their 50th year anniversary of the class of 1967 at the annual Homecoming and Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 22. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, Warwick. Luncheon will follow at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown. Graduates from classes ending in 2 and 7 will also be honored, and all SXA graduates are invited. For information call Carol at 401-263-1823; visit;

Carmelite Monastery to celebrate Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

BARRINGTON — The Carmelite Monastery, 25 Watson Ave., will continue to prayerfully celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16 at 7 p.m. Father Martin Donnelly of Ireland, will celebrate the Liturgy of the Word and the Eucharist. He was ordained a priest in 1993 in the Benedictine community at Belmont Abbey in Cardiff, Wales. He will focus on titles of Mary culminating on the solemnity with her title, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For directions call 401- 245-3421, Ext. 1.

Novena in Honor of St. Ann Church Patroness

PROVIDENCE — A Novena in Honor of St. Ann will be held on Tuesday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at 280 Hawkins St. Each evening’s devotions will include a short presentation on The Seven Sorrows of Mary and praying of the Rosary. A Healing Mass with anointing of the sick will be celebrated on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m. For more information call 861-5111.

50th Jubilee Catholic Charismatic Celebration

PITTSBURGH — The 50th Jubilee Catholic Charismatic Celebration will take place July 20-23 at the Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, P.A. Keynote speakers include Patti Mansfield, Damian Stayne, Marilyn Kramer, Bishop Sam Jacobs, Dr. Ralph Martin, Father Mario Castanada, Vinson Synan and many more leaders to share over the weekend. The theme of the conference is Rivers of Living Water. The conference will have general sessions on Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday. There will be NSC English, Haitian, Hispanic, Filipino and Youth Tracks (ages 13-25) Friday and Saturday morning and afternoon. For more information, contact St. Lucy Church rectory at 401-847-6153, ext. 212 or visit

RPM Voices Annual Summer Concert

PROVIDENCE — Based in Providence, RPM Voices of Rhode Island (Reaching People through Music) preserves and serves as a national resource of African American choral music through experiential education and performance. RPM Voices Annual Summer Concert will be held at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Sunday, July 23 beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets and more at

Lobster Bake and Tent Revival at St. James Chapel

MATUNUCK — St. James Chapel will host a Lobster Bake on Sunday, July 23, from 12 – 2 p.m. at 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road. Purchase tickets in advance only, by July 16, by phoning Greg at 322-1576. St. James Chapel will also host a Tent Revival on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24, 25 and 26 at 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, featuring a concert and musical accompaniment by Ryan Tremblay, a presentation by Father Bob Perron, and Holy Mass and confessions. For more information, phone the rectory at 364-7214. In the event of rain the revival will be held in the chapel.

“Ladies Night 3: The Play” to be staged at McVinney for one night only

PROVIDENCE — “Ladies Night 3” is the latest stage play by local artistic director, Helen Baskerville-Dukes. In this episode, we find the lifelong friends doing their best to recover from a tragedy. The fate of the ladies night monthly meetings hangs in the balance as the ladies each struggle to cope with loss, betrayal, and uncertainty. One night only at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, Saturday, July 22 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets and more at

Bus trip to National Shrine of Divine Mercy

STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. — St. Martha’s Divine Mercy Prayer Group is offering a bus trip to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., on Sunday, August 20. The bus will arrive at St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., in East Providence at 7:30 a.m. and leave at 8 a.m. The bus will depart the shrine at 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per person (brown bag lunch). For reservations or more information call Beverly at 401-438-5398.

Mass in the Extraordinary Form offered at two nearby Connecticut churches

CROMWELL/GALES FERRY, Conn. — The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered each Sunday at noon at Holy Apostles Seminary, 33 Prospect Hill, Cromwell, and at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1650 CT-Route 12, Gales Ferry. For more information visit

Columban Fathers to hold festival, bazaar

BRISTOL — The Columban Fathers, 65 Ferry Road, will hold their annual festival and bazaar on Sunday, July 30, noon - 6 p.m. The event will feature an outdoor chicken barbecue, a variety of foods and beverages, a large yard sale, bingo, games of chance, children’s activities, party bouncer and more. Free admission and parking. For more information call 253-6909.

St. Martha parish to host monthly BINGO

EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Martha parish is now offering a night of BINGO on the first Thursday of each month. The next scheduled night is Thursday, August 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Cash and mystery prizes can be won. Food and beverages will be available. You must be 18+ to play.

School Sisters of Notre Dame New England to host fundraiser

Malden, MASS. — The School Sisters of Notre Dame New England will host a gathering on Sunday, September 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St., Malden, Mass., for former administrators, faculty, staff, students, family and friends of Msgr. Clarke Regional School, Narragansett and Holy Name of Jesus Grammar School, Providence. All are invited to come reminisce, renew friendships with the sisters and hear what SSND is doing today. Tickets are $75 per person, available online at For more information please contact, Joy Nazzaro, or call 1-800-993-7763. Proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit SSND ministries and the elderly sisters.

St. Agnes Church to host a Painting Party

PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., Providence will host a Painting Party on Sunday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and include two glasses of wine for those 21+ and all the materials needed to paint wine glasses. Tickets are on sale after all Masses.

Forget Me Not: A stage play about Alzheimer’s Disease to be held at McVinney

PROVIDENCE — The Forget Me Not Project raises the awareness of Alzheimer’s by meeting people where they are and sharing their stories with the world in hope of letting other caregivers know they are not alone. Experience the national tour of “Forget Me Not,” a stage play about Alzheimer’s Disease, Saturday, August 26 at 1 p.m. at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. This event is free and includes the stage play as well as an open Q & A for attendees with a panel of experts in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and research. Register for your free tickets, inquire about group seating and more at

Free Lunch & Learn Presentation at the Villa

NORTH SMITHFIELD — On Tuesday, July 18 at noon, Isabel Pestana will facilitate a free lunch presentation at the Villa at Saint Antoine located at 400 Mendon Road. Come and learn simple healthy tips and activities that lead to a healthier and happier life. Please call 401-767-2574 to register. Seating is limited.

An Evening of Divine Mercy

TIVERTON — On August 4, at 6:30 p.m., Father David Gunter, MIC, will offer a presentation to inspire greater understanding, faith and hope in the message of the Divine Mercy by unlocking the mysteries of the Divine Mercy image, at Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St. See how the Divine Mercy image reveals something special about the coming triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. For more information, visit

Knights to host Steak Dinner

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a steak dinner at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on July 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Steak, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad, rolls and butter, coffee and tea will be served. The cost is: $12 per person. Please call 295-0507 for reservations as soon as possible.