Special Event Listing 05.10.18


New support group for divorced and separated Catholics
CAROLINA — The Office of Life and Family is offering a new support group for divorced and separated Catholics at St. Mary Church, rectory (downstairs, side entrance), 437 Carolina Back Road. The group is ongoing and will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There are no costs to attend. This support group embraces our Catholic faith and God’s grace, and provides a peaceful place for sharing, healing and for topics/discussions related to separation/divorce. Preregistration is required. For registration and further information, please contact: Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.

Spring Rosary Novena
PROVIDENCE — Please join Servants of Christ for Life on Saturday mornings for the Spring Rosary Novena. Mass will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul followed by praying the Rosary at Planned Parenthood at 8:30 a.m. The last week of the Novena is on June 9. Planned Parenthood is located at 175 Broad St. in Providence and is a short walk or drive from the Cathedral. Call Tyler Rowley with any questions 401-290-7201.

Interested in World Youth Day 2019?
PROVIDENCE — The diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama is January 21-28, 2019. For more information, see our flyer, brochure and registration form online at For more information please contact Michael Aoyama at

Daughters of Isabella to host monthly meeting
WARWICK — The St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella will hold their next meeting on May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Father Lawless Hall. Anyone wishing to join the Daughters of Isabella please contact Shirley Mello, Regent at 401-821-8461.

Knights of Columbus host May breakfast
NARRAGANSETT — The Knights of Columbus will hold the Annual May Breakfast at St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Rd., on Sunday, May 20. Continuous seating starts 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is $6 per person. Tickets will be available at the door and for sale at St. Thomas More Church and St. Veronica Chapel before and after all Masses on May 12 and 13.

Catholic Underground at St. Patrick Church
PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will take place at St. Patrick Church on May 12, beginning with holy hour and vespers at 8 p.m., followed by a performance by Revive! This is the last event of the season. Catholic Underground will resume September 8.

Discernment Retreat for Middle School Boys
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Vocations is hosting a discernment retreat on Saturday, May 12, at the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for boys to celebrate their faith and reflect on God’s plan for their life. The day will include Mass, recreation, food and an opportunity to meet diocesan seminarians and learn more about the seminary. Registration is available online at (Events>Middle School Retreat), or feel free to contact Father Christopher Murphy at (401) 331-1316.

St. Kateri Parish to host Evangelization Day
EXETER — St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Exeter’s only Catholic Church, 84 Exeter Road, will hold an Evangelization Day on Saturday, May 12, to invite neighbors to share the faith. From 10 a.m. to noon members of St. Kateri Parish and the Legion of Mary will visit the surrounding area of the church to invite neighbors to a Weekend of Welcome to be held Saturday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. and May 20, at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. If you’d like to participate in the day, please contact Kathleen Kerin at or 401-741-3585. If you are searching for a place to worship, come join us at the little church with the big heart.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at St. Theresa’s Shrine
HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa’s Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, invites the community to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13, with a Holy Hour at 3 p.m. and an outdoor procession at 4 p.m. to honor the Blessed Mother. Refreshments will follow. Also, on Monday, May 14, there will be An Evening with Mary at St. Theresa’s Shrine, Rosary and Benediction, beginning at 7 p.m.

World Famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to visit Diocese of Providence

PROVIDENCE — Office of Life and Family Ministry will welcome the World Famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from May 15 - May 26. Veneration host parishes are as follows: Tuesday, May 15: St. James Chapel, Charlestown – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 16: St. Mary of the Bay, Warren – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, May 17: Our Lady of the Rosary, Providence – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, May 18: St. Leo the Great (St. JP II), Pawtucket – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 19: Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, Providence – 4 to 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 20: St. Barnabas, Portsmouth – 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday, May 21: St. Augustine, Providence – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, May 22: SS. John & Paul, Coventry – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23: St. Joseph, Pascoag – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, May 24: St. Patrick, Harrisville – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, May 25: Our Lady of Fatima, Cumberland – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 26: Our Lady of Loreto, East Providence – 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please refer calls and questions to 401-421-7833, ext. 218. 

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola Retreat in Everyday Life

WARWICK — Called By Name Ministry will offer an information night about The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola Retreat in Everyday Life, on May 17, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 3252 Post Road. 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. For more information and to register contact: or call Deborah Notarianni 401-742-7637 or Rita Pratt 401-323-6719.

Woodlawn Catholic to hold Outdoor Yard Sale
PAWTUCKET — On Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will host an Outdoor Yard Sale at 61 Hope St. The sale will include books, music, jewelry, toys, material, crafts, religious and household items, Avon products and much more, with some items priced as low as 25 cents.Vendor space is still available at $30 a table. Anyone interested should call 965-4312.

Christ the King Church to host May Breakfast
WEST WARWICK — Christ the King Church will host a May Breakfast on Sunday, May 20, from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m., in Christ the King church hall, 124 Legris Ave. Tickets: Adults $8; Children (6-12) $4; Children 5 and under are free. Menu includes fruit cup, Texas French toast, scrambled eggs, ham, pork sausage, corned beef hash, beans, home fries, dessert, coffee, tea and juice. For more information, call 401-821-9228.

Father Rocco Puopolo to speak on Nonviolence at LaSalette
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — On Tuesday, May 22, at 7:15 p.m. Father Rocco Puopolo, s.x. will give a presentation entitled “The Challenge of Nonviolence: Promoting Peace in a Violent World.” This event is sponsored by the LaSalette chapter of Pax Christi Massachusetts and will be held in the Welcome Center at the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, 947 Park St. in Attleboro. Father Puopolo, s.x. is a Xaverian Missionary priest who served the people of Sierra Leone, West Africa during this country’s many years of civil war. More recently, Father Rocco was the Executive Director of the African Faith and Justice Network in Washington, D.C., an advocacy and education agency focused on Africa. He is a current board member for Pax Christi Massachusetts, a Catholic peace movement which witnesses to the peace of Christ through prayer, study and action. The presentation is free of charge and open to all. No registration is required.

Parish Mission scheduled at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
PROVIDENCE — The annual parish mission will be held Monday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 23 at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, 99 Camp St. For more information, call 272-4515.

34th Annual Lakeside Family Festival
EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church invites all to their 34th Annual Lakeside Family Festival during Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 ‒ 28, from 6 - 11 p.m. on Friday; Saturday and Sunday noon - 11 p.m.; and Monday noon - 5 p.m., with a huge Barn Sale all weekend, plus amusement rides and entertainment. There will be a great selection of home baked goods, assorted food booths, games of skill and grand raffle, with a Car Show on Sunday (if rain: Monday). For more information visit

St. Mary Church is having a ‘Ham and Bean Hoedown’
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church will host a ham and bean supper on Saturday, June 2, in Father Gibson Hall, 68 Church St., hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Menu includes, baked ham, baked beans, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $10.00, children under 5 eat free. Tickets are available at the rectory. Please call the church at 401-821-5555 to reserve tickets or for more information.

St. Pius X Church to host Women’s Morning of Reflection
WESTERLY — On Saturday, June 2, St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., will host a Women’s Morning of Reflection with Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle, an award-winning and best-selling author. She is a journalist, speaker, pilgrimage host, and the EWTN television host and creator of “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms” and “Catholic Mom’s Cafe.” Donna-Marie was blessed to know St. Teresa of Calcutta and she received a special blessing from St. John Paul II for her work on this great saint. The day begins with 8 a.m. Mass. The cost for the morning session is $10.00, which includes coffee and refreshments. For more information, contact Jane Rathbun at 401-596-9422 or

Little Sisters to host indoor yard sale
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., will host their annual Indoor Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the Little Sisters. For more information please call 401-723-4314.

Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra in Concert
PROVIDENCE — Come to McVinney to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music from the Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, featuring Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no. 1 (Katherine Winterstein, violin) and Schumann: Symphony no. 2 on Sunday, June 10 beginning at 1 p.m., 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets are available at

‘Bazaar at the Star’ is looking for crafters
NARRAGANSETT — St. Mary Star of the Sea Church will hold its annual bazaar this year during the summer on Saturday, July 21. This popular event, usually held in November, draws more than 500 people. The massive additional South County summer population, along with the many visitors, will certainly increase our attendance substantially in July. We are looking for some additional crafters to join us and add to the diversity of the bazaar. If you are interested in being a part of the day, please call our office at 401-783-4449.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Immaculate Conception Parish
CRANSTON — Immaculate Conception Parish, 237 Garden Hills Drive, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the church on Sunday, June 24 with an Anniversary Mass, 10:30 a.m. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant. Following Mass, a brunch reception will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the parish office 942-1854.

Audrey Assad in Concert: Instruments of Peace
PROVIDENCE — Just announced! ‘Instruments of Peace’ is a night of praise and worship with Audrey Assad, an American singer-songwriter and contemporary Christian music artist. This intimate evening will feature spiritually-nourishing songs from Audrey’s’ new album, ‘Evergreen,’ on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, sponsored by St. Patrick’s Academy, Providence. Tickets are available at

Get your tickets early for Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration
PROVIDENCE — The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols live at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at