The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to visit Diocese of Providence
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry for the Diocese of Providence has announced the itinerary for the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The visits will take place in parishes throughout Rhode Island from January 10- February 2. For a detailed list please visit dioceseofprovidence.org/life-amp-family-respect-life. For more information, call 278-2518 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missionary Image to visit St. Mark Church
CRANSTON — The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will visit St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3-5:30 p.m. The visit will begin with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by praying of the rosary at 4:15 p.m. At 4:40 p.m., there will be a presentation about the Guadalupe Miracles. Veneration of the image will begin at 5 p.m., followed by Benediction at 5:15 p.m. The Missionary Image is the actual color and size replica of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady which she left on Saint Juan Diego’s Tilma. This is one of four that travels the world. It was blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico by the rector, Msgr. Diego Monroy, to bring conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family and solidarity of the Church in America.
Food, Faith, and Fellowship in South County
WAKEFIELD — St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High St., will hold a 10-week ALPHA program starting Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The program will address questions such as: Who is Jesus? Why am I here? Is there more to life than this? Who is the Holy Spirit? Why pray? How can I resist evil? Am I good enough? The gatherings are free and open to all. For information, e-mail alpha@StFrancisWakefield.com or call Deacon John Dowd at 783-4411, ext. 14.
Catholic Underground featuring John Polce
PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will be held at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, beginning with Holy Hour with Vespers at 7:30 p.m., followed with a performance by singer and songwriter John Polce at 9 p.m.
Our Lady of Czenstochowa to host Polish dinner
COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church, 222 MacArthur Blvd., will host a Polish dinner on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. The menu will include golombki, pierogi, kielbasa, kapusta soup, a dessert table, soda, water and cash bar. Advance ticket sales only. Tickets are available the OLC Parish house. Call 401-821-7991 to place your order.
Knights of Columbus to serve up hearty breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. The menu will include eggs, bacon, Kahlua French toast, home fries, pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea. Children 6 and under are free.
Mass for healing offered at St. James Chapel
CHARLESTOWN — A Mass for healing will be offered at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. by Father Paul Desmarais, pastor of St. Mary/St. James Parish. Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass. This Mass will be offered the second Sunday of each month through June 2020, except in May, when it will be the third Sunday. For more information, call 401-364-7214 or visit stmjparish.org.
Bible Study at St. Agnes Church
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold their next monthly Bible study on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the rectory. The group will begin the study of the thinking and writings of St. Paul. All are welcome to attend.
St. Benedict Daughters of Isabella schedule monthly meeting
WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. (note time change) in Father Lawless Hall. Please remember to bring baby shower items and/or gift cards for the Mother of Life Center.
Women of Grace Study Program at St. Martha Church
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Martha Church will host a new Women of Grace Study Program, “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life” starting Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The program will offer a morning study following the 9 a.m. Mass, as well as an evening class at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Roberta Morency 401-245-6623 or email@example.com. For general information on the study visit www.womenofgrace.com.
Notice of Parish Finance Council Orientations
NORTH PROVIDENCE / NORTH KINGSTON — Newly appointed or reappointed Parish Finance Council members are invited to attend any one of two Orientation Sessions that will be held at area parish locations in January 2020: Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., at St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence; and Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., at Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road, Kingston. RSVP to the Diocese of Providence Office of Planning & Financial Services by calling 401-278-4540 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Gov. Carcieri to be honored at Immaculate Conception Respect Life Dinner
WESTERLY — Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., will host its Annual Respect Life Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 18, honoring former Governor Donald L. Carcieri with its Defender of Life award. The event will take place in the church hall, beginning at 5 p.m. with a social hour with light appetizers, followed by a pasta and meatball dinner and dessert at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Deborah K. Fallacaro Pregnancy Center of Westerly.
Parish Dinner scheduled at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish
PAWTUCKET — St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, 358 Newport Ave., will hold a parish dinner on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the parish hall, offering a pork roast dinner with all the fixings. Tickets are on sale after all Masses.
Knights of Columbus to host blood drive
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Knights of Columbus, Council 1528, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Blood Center, will host a blood drive on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Columbus Club Hall, 3200 Pawtucket Ave. Each donation can save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Visit the Rhode Island Blood Center website (www.ribc.org) or call (800) 283-8385 for more information. Light refreshments will be provided.
Mental Illness support group to take place at Holy Family Church
PAWTUCKET — Faith Based National Alliance on Mental Illness R.I. support group will begin meeting at Holy Family Church, 195 Walcott St. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., in St. Joseph’s Church Hall, and will continue on the second Wednesday of each month. This is a confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.