Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese 08.10.17


Polish Festival Polkabration to be held in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Harris Ave. will hold its annual Polish Festival Polkabration on Saturday, August 26 from 3 – 10 p.m. The kitchen will open at noon. The festival will include delicious Polish and American food, games of chance, children’s entertainment and live music. Admission is free and all are welcome.

St. Eugene Parish to host annual Yard Sale

CHEPATCHET — St. Eugene will host its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, August 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (no early birds please) at the church, located at 1247 Putnam Pike. The event will also feature raffles, including one for a 16GB Apple iPad and a $250 gift certificate at Dino’s Market in Chepatchet, as well as for 12 themed baskets. Refreshments will include hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods, root beer floats, coffee, soda and more. In the event of inclement weather the rain date is Saturday, August 26. For more information, please call the parish at 568-5102.

SS. Rose and Clement Parish to offer ‘Spirit and Life’ prayer meeting, adoration

WARWICK — Sts .Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., in Warwick, will hold its “Spirit and Life” prayer meeting each second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The evening will begin with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by scripture study and healing prayer at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The parish will also conduct first Friday adoration and devotions including the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction on August 4 at 7 p.m. in the church. Please join us for prayer.

St. Bartholomew Church to hold annual feast and festival

PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Church will hold their annual feast and festival August 11 from 5-10 p.m. and August 12-13 from 3 – 10 p.m. on the church grounds, 297 Laurel Hill Ave. The feast will feature a variety of Italian, American and Spanish foods as well as nightly musical entertainment with Gemini Band playing on Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m. Rockwell Amusements will provide amusement rides and games. A prayer service in preparation of the feast will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m. A tri-lingual Mass in honor of St. Bartholomew will be celebrated on Sunday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. with solemn religious procession following. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 401-944-4466 or visit

Gregorian Concert Choir seeks singers for the upcoming season

PROVIDENCE — The Gregorian Concert Choir, the resident choir at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, is seeking singers for the 2017-2018 season. For further information, please contact Monsignor Anthony Mancini at 331-2434.

Woodlawn Catholic Regional to host Open Houses

PAWTUCKET — Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will host an Open House on two Sundays, August 20 and August 27, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 61 Hope St. in Pawtucket. Learn about the school’s strong academic program supported by technology and the arts. There are still a few openings in the pre-K through 8th grade classrooms.

Healing Mass and Anointing Service

WEST WARWICK— The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at SS John and James Parish located at 20 Washington St. invites all to celebrate a Healing Mass and Anointing Service on Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served in the school cafeteria following the Mass. Transportation is available by calling Dillia at 828-6790.

Mass for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing

PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Mass: First Sunday of every month, 9 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Woonsocket; Every Sunday, 9 a.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren; Second Sunday of every month, 11 a.m. (after Labor Day 11:35 a.m.) at Christ the King Church in South Kingston; Third Sunday of every month, 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Providence, lower hall. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578.

Annual Feast Day to be celebrated at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, Shrine

HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church and Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, is celebrating its annual Church and Shrine Feast Day Sunday, August 20, beginning at 10 a.m. with prayers at Holy Stairs, followed by the Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. Please enjoy chowder and clam cakes, hamburgers, and hot dogs, offered at a minimal fee at noon, while the parish musicians present a concert. Procession with St. Theresa will take place at 1 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. prayers at the outdoor Living Rosary. The Solemn Feast Mass will be at 3 p.m. with the Main Celebrant and Homilist, and Father Albert Marcello, chaplain at the Rhode Island Hospital and judge on the Diocesan Tribunal. The day will conclude with a blessing with St. Theresa’s Relic. More Information call 401-568-0575 or 401-568-8280 or email:

You’re Invited to the EWTN Family Celebration

WORCESTER, Mass. — EWTN Global Catholic Network invites you to its Family Celebration at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, Mass. on September 9 - 10 for an inspiring weekend for the entire family. The theme will be “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.” Be renewed in your faith with inspirational talks by your favorite EWTN hosts, Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J, Marcus Grodi, Susan Conroy, Father Maurice Emelu and Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle. Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester will serve as the celebrant and homilist at Sunday’s Holy Mass. Admission is free, no tickets required. Visit for more information.

Holy Angels Parish to celebrate Italian Food Festival

BARRINGTON — On Saturday, August 12, Holy Angels Parish will celebrate its Italian Food Festival. Homemade Italian-American foods will be offered for dine-in or take-out. “Big Money Jackpots” and many other exciting prizes, including Sting concert tickets, golf foursomes, a Dooney & Bourke satchel, and an Amazon Fire HD Tablet will be raffled. The public is cordially welcomed. For full details, please visit

Yard sale to benefit Sacred Heart School

PROVIDENCE — The Our Lady of Lourdes (Providence) chapter of Catholic Financial Life will hold a yard sale on Saturday, August 12 for the benefit of Sacred Heart School in East Providence. The funds that are raised will be matched by a grant from Catholic Financial Life, based in Milwaukee. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 129 Hillside Ave. on the East Side of Providence. Donations of items for the sale are welcome. The contact persons are Richard and Rose Marie Dujardin at 401-331-6996.

Annual Motorcycle Run to benefit Youth Ministry

CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Church Youth Ministry, One Fatima Drive, will have it’s annual Motorcycle Run on Saturday, September 2. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the ride following at 10:30 a.m. The escorted ride will last about 1.5 hours and returning to church for food. Riders are $25 and passengers are $15. Drinks available for purchase.

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

‘American A Capella Concert,’ with special guest Maureen McGovern

PROVIDENCE — The Coastline Show Chorus and Narragansett Bay Chorus are in concert together on Saturday, September 9 at 3 p.m., in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. The entire second half of this a capella concert will feature special guest Maureen McGovern, a multi-Grammy nominee, Broadway and recording artist, in the area for the first time. Tickets and more at or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.

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.

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;

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.

Save the Date for the annual SPRED Mass and picnic

EXETER — All are invited to attend the 28th annual SPRED Mass and picnic on Saturday, August 12, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community, 84 Exeter Road. Please arrive at 10 a.m. Celebration of Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Following Mass, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. The event will be held rain or shine. Contact Irma at 401-278-4578 or to RSVP.

St. Mary Church to celebrate Marian Holy Hour

WEST WARWICK—St. Mary Church, 68 Church St., will observe a Marian Holy Hour on Tuesday, August 22, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, at 7 p.m. The Holy Hour will include Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the praying of the rosary, scriptural readings, a reflection, an audio visual Marian presentation, the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Solemn Benediction. All are invited to attend this evening of prayer. Bring a friend!

Saint Rocco Church to host annual feast and festival

JOHNSTON — Saint Rocco Church will host its annual feast and festival on August 17 – 20 (Thursday-Saturday from 6 – 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 10 p.m.) The traditional religious procession with the statue of St. Rocco will take place following the 11 a.m. Mass. The festival will feature a variety of foods including doughboys, pasta and meatballs, homemade pastries, beer garden, rides, games and live entertainment each evening. There will also be fireworks on Saturday evening. For more information, call the rectory at 401-942-5203.

Catholic Women’s League of Holy Ghost Church to hold annual luncheon

PROVIDENCE - The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Ghost Church will hold their annual luncheon on Saturday, August 19, at Via Roma, 308 Atwells Ave., Providence at noon. Tickets are $35, which includes

valet parking. For more information, call 421-3551.