Special Event Listings 01.10.19


Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

PROVIDENCE — The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be visiting several parishes in the Diocese of Providence from now until February 4, 2019. All are invited to attend the various Masses, Holy Hours, presentations and veneration opportunities at the parishes that are participating in the special and prayerful events. A schedule with all of the parishes and dates, times and veneration plans is available by calling the diocesan Office of Life and Family at 401-278-2518, or by emailing Carol Owens at

Annual Human Life Guild Respect for Life Mass

PROVIDENCE — The annual Human Life Guild Respect for Life Mass, an invitation to prayer for all human life, will be celebrated at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul on Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant, with Father Nicholas Fleming, Human Life Guild chaplain, as the homilist. There will be a reception following the Mass in the Cathedral hall. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact the Office of Life and Family at 401-278-2518, or email

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: ‘Where Do We Go From Here’

PROVIDENCE – On Sunday, January 13, 7 p.m., the Office of Black Catholic Ministry and the St. Patrick Church community will host a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration entitled ‘Where Do We Go From Here,’ at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, contact the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, 401-278-4552.

Knights of Columbus to hold Blood Drive

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Knights of Columbus, East Providence Council 1528, working in conjunction with the RI Blood Center, will hold a Blood Drive at the Columbus Club Hall at 3200 Pawtucket Ave., on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are greatly appreciated. To make an appointment, please contact Joe Giammarco at or 781-910-7415.

Knights of Columbus to offer breakfast

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, January 13, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. 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 Rd., on Sunday, Jan. 13 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 2019. For more information, call 401-364-7214 or visit

Monthly Bible Study at St. Agnes Church

PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold their next monthly Bible Study on Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. All are welcome to attend.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass to be celebrated at St. Bartholomew Church

PROVIDENCE — The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass will be offered at St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., on Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m. by Father Joseph Pranzo, Parochial Vicar of St. Bartholomew Parish. Anyone whose health is seriously threatened by sickness or old age may receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This Mass will be offered every third Saturday every other month. For more information, call 401-944-4466. Prayer Shawls will be available free of charge. Donations are appreciated. All are welcome.

Woodlawn Catholic Regional School to host Open House

PAWTUCKET — Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will be holding its Open House on Sunday, January 27, from 1-3 p.m. After the student-led tour, talk with parents and alumni about their experiences and register for the 2019-2020 school year. To register for Open House call the Woodlawn Catholic Regional School at 401-723-3759.

Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program to begin

COVENTRY — The Diocese of Providence, Office of Life and Family, will offer a special Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program for the loss of a spouse at Saints John and Paul Church (rectory building, lower level), 341 South Main St., on Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 p.m., February 7 - March 28, 2019. This support group provides a peaceful environment for people to heal and to share their thoughts and feelings about their loss with the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. There will also be a variety of discussion topics about grief. The group is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend. For registration and information, contact: Peter A Magnotta, LICSW at 421-7833, ext. 217.

On the Calendar at McVinney Auditorium

PROVIDENCE — Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7 p.m.: Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour; Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3 p.m.: Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra Concert, featuring a world premier piece; Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.: St. Pius V School Drama Club Presents “The Wizard of Oz;” Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.: The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra in Concert featuring the 11th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition Winners; Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.: The Italian Saxophone Quartet; Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.: The Horszowski Trio with Masumi Rostad; Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 p.m.: Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra Concert. Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.: Athenas en Concierto - Todo es Tuyo Tour. For more information or to purchase tickets to any of these events, visit or the call McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.

Women of Grace study program

EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Martha Church in East Providence is considering hosting the Women of Grace study program, “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life” after the holidays. Discover the gift of authentic femininity, holiness of life and God’s awesome purpose and mission for women today. If you would like to see this program offered at St. Martha’s Church, please contact Roberta Morency at 401-245-6623 or email her For general information on the study visit

Amos House volunteer tax preparers needed

PROVIDENCE — Amos House is a leading social services agency in South Providence founded by Sister Eileen Murphy in 1976. It prepares free tax returns for income-qualified individuals and families from the beginning of February through mid-April. Please consider donating five hours of your time each week to serve as a tax preparer or greeter. Participants receive IRS training and certification. If you believe you’d enjoy using your skills to help the less fortunate in this way and would like more information, please call Mike Speidel at 617-645-1584.

Mental illness support group offered at Holy Family Parish

PAWTUCKET — National Alliance on Mental Illness Rhode Island support group at Holy Family Parish will be offered the second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.; at St. Joseph’s church hall, 195 Walcott St. This is a confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental illness.