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Special Event Listings 09.07.17


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.

Masses 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, 11:35 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.

‘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-award nominee, Broadway and recording artist, who is appearing in this area for the first time. Tickets and more at or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.

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. Joseph Church to host parish’s annual Polish Festival

CENTRAL FALLS — St. Joseph Church, 391 High St., will hold its annual Polish Festival on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon – 6 p.m. The festival will include delicious Polish and American food, games of chance, children’s entertainment and music by DJ Michael on Friday, Stop Band on Saturday and DJ Zaba on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Called By Name Ministry to offer retreat

WARWICK — Called By Name Ministry will offer The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in an Everyday Life Retreat. This is a lived experience of praying, meditating and reflecting on Scripture in order to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. The retreat will be offered each Thursday evening September 21, 2017 - May 10, 2018 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 3252 Post Road. For more information, contact or call Deborah Notarianni at 401-742-7637 or Rita Pratt at 401-323-6719.

Heal Together: Family Healing Mass

NORTH EASTON, Mass. — All are invited on Sunday, September 17 at St. Joseph Chapel near The Father Peyton Center, 500 Washington St., to come pray as a family, seeking strength and healing regarding struggles in family life. The day will begin at 1 p.m. with Adoration, Reconciliation, Rosary and Mass ending at 3 p.m. The event is free, family-friendly, handicap accessible and open to the public. For more info call Family Rosary at 508-238-4095.

Holy Cross Church to host Harvest Market

PROVIDENCE — Holy Cross Church, 645 Hartford Ave., will host an outdoor open harvest market on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the parish. The event will feature homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies, chocolates, apples from local orchards, assorted sized pumpkins from local farms, colorful mums, knitted handmade items, Fall favorites recipe books, decorative keepsakes and much more.

St. Brigid to host Italian Festival

JOHNSTON — The Social Ministry of St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., will sponsor their Italian Festival on Sunday September 24 at noon in the church hall. Ticket prices are as follows: $25 per person, children 6 - 10 are $10 and children 5 and under are free. A full course Italian dinner is being donated by the popular Marchetti’s Restaurant in Cranston along with a wine toast and home-made desserts prepared by the ministry. For more information please contact Millie at 949-0617.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish to celebrate apparition of Fatima

WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle parish, 500 Metacom Ave., will celebrate the centennial of the sixth apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima on Wednesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Rosary followed by a reflection, a candlelight procession and concluding with benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. All are invited to participate.

St. Alexander Church to host 67th Annual Macaroni Dinner

WARREN — St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will be serving the local community dinner on Sunday, September 24 from noon to 6 p.m. The menu includes antipasto, soup, macaroni (all you can eat) meatballs, bread and butter and coffee. Wonderful homemade pastries will also be sold. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Msgr. Clarke School Kicks off 50th Year Celebration with ‘A Tasteful Evening’

WAKEFIELD — All are invited to join the Msgr. Clarke community on the back lawn, under the stars as the school kicks off their 50 year celebration on Saturday, September 16 from 6-10 p.m. The event will feature a beautiful rustic vineyard setting courtesy of Exquisite Events with a great variety of beer & wine to taste for those 21+, catered food by Chef Ginger and Belmont Market, with live music featuring the Jesse Liam Band. Games & Silent Auction all to benefit Msgr. Clarke School. This event is open to anyone 21+. Tickets may be purchased online Door prize for the first 100 registrants.

Parish of Saint Mark in Attleboro Falls to celebrate annual fair

ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass. — Come celebrate the Parish of St. Mark’s 50th anniversary at their annual fair on Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at 105 Stanley St. The day will include a wide variety of activities, music and foods. DJ Nate Adams will provide lively music throughout the day. The fair will feature all kinds of foods including hot dogs and hamburgers, doughboys, chowder & clam cakes, meatball grinders, pizza, pastries and ice cream sundaes. For kids of all ages, there are outdoor game booths, a train ride and a photo booth. There will also be arts and crafts, toy and game room, book room, baked goods, religious items for sale and cash raffle prizes totaling $1,750 along with a raffle table with various items donated by local restaurants and businesses, including an Apple iPad Pro and an Apple Watch.

Mass for Health and Healing

WARREN — A Mass for health and healing will be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 324 Main St. This Mass takes place on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month. All who are experiencing emotional, physical or spiritual challenges are encouraged to receive the Church’s Sacrament of the Sick and be prayed with. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be also be available following the Mass.

Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry to host Theology on Tap

JOHNSTON — Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry will host Theology on Tap on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Young Adults, single or married, in their 20s and 30s are welcome to meet at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, 46 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44), to listen to a talk entitled “American Idols.” Come join in conversation about what can distract us from our most important relationships and how to have a better relationship with God and the people we love. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P., Assistant Chaplain of Providence College. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Participants are welcome to purchase food and beverages and must be 21 to order alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit

62nd Annual Pilgrimage & Family Day at La Salette Shrine

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Rte. 118, is sponsoring the 62nd Annual Pilgrimage & Family Day on Sunday, September 10. Admission is free and open to everyone. The schedule is as follows: 11:45 a.m.- Rosary (in church); noon Mass celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Louis E. Gelineau. Following Mass, there will be activities for children, food available for purchase and entertainment offered by recording artist Lucie Therrien.

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

Bilingual Ultreya Mass to be offered at St. Patrick

PROVIDENCE — All are invited to celebrate a bilingual Ultreya Mass offered by members of the Cursillo movement from the Dioceses of Providence and Worcester at St. Patrick’s Church, 244 Smith St., on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. In medieval Spain, “ultreya” was the shout of encouragement pilgrims gave each other while on the road to Santiago de Compostela to visit the relics of St. James. At an Ultreya Mass, expect a beautiful liturgy and a meeting afterward featuring witness talks and testimonies to the power of the spirit as Cursillistas evangelize their families, workplaces and communities. For more information, contact Bob Short at

Open Registration for American Heritage Girls

SEEKONK, Mass. — Parents and daughters are welcome to come and learn about American Heritage Girls and enjoy some faith, service and fun on September 21, from 3:45- 5:15 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave. (Rte. 44) Seekonk, Mass. For more information, contact Troop Coordinator Liz Day at (774) 991-0729.

Crafters and vendors needed for upcoming fair

WOONSOCKET — The Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System is seeking crafters and vendors for a fair on October 21, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., held at Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School Gymnasium, 1210 Mendon Road. Table rental fees are $25 for an 8-foot table and $40 for two. Proceeds from the fair will be used to purchase Chromebooks for the students at Msgr. Gadoury and Good Shepherd Catholic Regional Schools. Contact Janice Cabana at 762-1095 or 996-6576 or Tammy Rae Kennedy at 749-8790 for more information or an application.

St. Margaret Church to host Mass for healing with anointing

RUMFORD — All are welcome, especially the frail, aged, those in poor health or preparing for major surgery, the terminally ill, those awaiting test results and all seeking the Lord’s healing and protection, to a Healing Mass for healing with anointing at St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., on Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible. Greeters and ushers will be available if assistance is needed. A light collation will follow the Mass.

Door-to-Door Evangelization day scheduled

WEST WARWICK— St. Anthony parish, along with Our Lady of Good Counsel and SS. Peter and Paul parishes, will host a Day of Evangelization on Saturday, September 23, facilitated by the Legion of Mary, at St. Anthony Church. One way to spread the Gospel message is by bringing Christ to the people through efforts such as door-to-door evangelization. It is essential that as disciples of Jesus that we evangelize. Pairs of volunteers will go door-to-door to bring Christ to our neighbors, share the Catholic faith, invite them to a weekend Mass on behalf of their pastors and, whether they are Catholic or not, ask them if they have any prayer requests. The day will begin at 7:40 a.m. with the rosary and 8 a.m. Mass followed by a complimentary breakfast and a short training session. People who are unable to go door-to-door are invited to pray in the church before the Blessed Sacrament for the success of the day which will conclude with a complimentary lunch and sharing of experiences by the volunteers. For further information or to volunteer, call 401-821-8342 or email the parish at

Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Brigid’s Church to sponsor Mass and sacrament of the sick

JOHNSTON — The Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., will be sponsoring their quarterly Mass offering the sacrament of the sick on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. Anyone preparing for surgery, suffering from a chronic illness, elderly or experiencing spiritual and emotional pain is invited to come and pray for healing. Prayer Shawls made by the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the Parish and blessed by Rev. Father Robert Rochon will be distributed, upon requests, free of charge.

Prayer Vigil for life

COVENTRY — Celebrate life at a special Prayer Vigil to be held at Saints John & Paul Parish on Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. through Friday, September 8, 6:30 a.m., at Saints John and Paul Daily Mass Chapel (in the Rectory), 341 South Main St. Keep vigil with Jesus and our Blessed Mother Mary in celebration of her birthday and the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. The schedule is as follows: Eucharistic Adoration from 6:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.; Passio Domini from Midnight – 3:00 a.m. Sponsored by the SSJP Respect Life Committee. For more information, call the rectory office at 401-821-5764.

Alpha Course to be held at Christ the King Church

KINGSTON — Alpha will meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 12 in the parish hall at Christ the King. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith and is for anyone, including those who may be searching, curious, or just desire a “faith tune-up.” It is based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer. Each session includes a meal, a talk and small group discussion, where no question is too simple and no answer is pre-packaged. Topics include “Is there More to Life than This,” “Who Is Jesus,” and “How Does God Guide Us?” For more information or to register, please visit, email, or call Laureen at 401-932-1943.

Traditional Ham and Bean Dinner

BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Church in Barrington will host a traditional Ham and Bean Dinner on the evening of Thursday, September 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. The meal consists of baked ham and beans, coleslaw, mac ‘n’ cheese, cornbread, coffee and dessert. Dine-in seating and dinners-to-go will be offered. Advance tickets are needed. All are welcome. For full details, please visit

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

WARWICK — SS. 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 offer an evening of rosary prayer and benediction for the Bishop’s monthly intention on Tuesday, Sept. 19.