Special Event Listings 03.14.19


Lenten Chowder and Clam Cakes
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will offer chowder and clam cakes in the Church hall every Friday from 5-7 p.m. during the Lenten season. Take-out orders are also available. For more information, including the cost, call the rectory at 861-7265.

St. James Church to host Lenten fish fry
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 33 Division St., will host a Lenten fish fry on Friday, March 15, in the Father Brindamour Church Hall from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Fish and chips will be served with bread, rolls, coleslaw, tartar sauce, dessert and beverages. Tickets are available at the door. Take-out is also available. All proceeds will benefit the parish’s social ministry programs. Call the parish office at 401-766-1558 for more information.

Night of Reflection and Lenten Supper
BRISTOL — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 141 State St., will hold its annual Night of Reflection on Friday, March 15, beginning at 5 p.m., in the Monsignor Lolio Parish Center. A Lenten supper of clam chowder, tuna and seafood sandwiches, chips, dessert and coffee will be served. From 6-6:30 p.m. Rev. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Boston will speak at this time. Stations of the Cross will take place in the church at 7 p.m. For more information or for tickets, call Madeline at 253-8337.

Chowder and Clam Cake dinner
PAWTUCKET — The St. John Paul II Knights of Columbus Council #12613 of St. Cecilia Church, 750 Central Ave., Pawtucket, will host a chowder and clam cake dinner on Friday, March 15, beginning with Mass at 5:15 p.m., at St. Cecilia Church; 5:45 p.m. Stations of the Cross; 6:30 p.m. dinner featuring Mickey G’s Clam Shack Red and White Chowder and Clam Cakes. For tickets or more information please call Al Nunes 401-723-2307 or Bruce Guindon 401-474-0371. Tickets also available at the Rectory 401-722-1220. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Knowing and Loving: The Life of Grace at St Dominic Chapel
PROVIDENCE — The Providence College Knights of Columbus to host a workshop entitled “Knowing and Loving: The Life of Grace at St Dominic Chapel” at the Day of Recollection at Providence College, March 16. This schedule is as follows, 8:30-9:30 Coffee and donuts; 9:30–10 Opening Prayer; 10–10:40 The Doctrine of Grace; St Paul and the Angelic Doctor, St Thomas Aquinas; 10:40-11:10 small group discussion; 11:10–11:30 break; 11:30-12:30 lunch; 12:30-1:30 Holy Hour Exposition and Benediction; 1:30-2:15 The Practice of Grace; Our Lady and the Seraphic Doctor, St Bonaventure; 2:15-2:30 closing prayer; 2-45-4 tours of PC by Knights; 4:30pm Vigil mass at St Pius.

Mass for healing offered
PROVIDENCE — Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass will be offered at St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m., by Father Joseph Pranzo, Parochial Vicar of St. Bartholomew Parish. This Mass will be offered every third Saturday every other month. Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass. For more information, call 401-944-4466. Prayer Shawls will be available free of charge. Donations are appreciated. All are welcome.

Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, March 17 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the chapel meeting room, under the chapel, at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E Main Road. If you know someone who is supporting a loved one or friend in need of recovery or currently in recovery yourself, then this group is for you. This program is free. No registration is required. A wonderful focus on Catholic Spirituality to support recovery. For more information, send an email to Deacon John Silvia at

St. Pius V School to present The Wizard of Oz
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V School will present The Wizard of Oz at McVinney Auditorium on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday March 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets visit

Knights to host Irish Dinner
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold an Irish Dinner at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Saturday, March, 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish bread, coffee and tea will be served. Please call 295-0507 for reservations or for ticket information. Walk-ins welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration to benefit poor
CRANSTON — St. Michael Church, Providence will host its 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17 to benefit the parish’s social ministries for the poor. The event will take place at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. Entertainment will be provided by: John Connors & the Irish Express, Deirdre Goulding School of Irish Dance, The Garda Band and Those Guys. Children under 12 are free and food will be sold by Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. Call 440-9747 for ticket cost or for more information.

Holy Trinity Parish to hold a forum ‘Care for our Environment’
WOONSOCKET — Holy Trinity Parish will hold a forum, “Care for our Environment,” on Sunday, March 17 from 9 – 10:15 a.m. in the Hospitality Room of the parish, Park Avenue. The guest speaker will be Bill Patenaude, a writer and speaker to discuss current issues affecting the environment and Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “Laudato Si.” The forum is sponsored by the Holy Trinity Social Justice Committee.

Author to speak at St. Patrick Church on journey to Catholic faith
PROVIDENCE — St. Patrick Parish, 244 Smith St., will host a talk and book signing with Albert Nasib Badre, author of “Looking West”, the journey of a Lebanese-American immigrant. Please join us on Sunday, March 17, at 10 a.m., as he discusses his immigration, assimilation into American society and his conversion to the Catholic faith. No reservations are required. Handicap parking is available at the rear of the large parking lot.

Chef Frank Terranova to speak at Regina Coeli Society
CRANSTON — The Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary’s Church, Cranston, will host their monthly meeting on March 20, 7 p.m., in the parish center. Chef Frank Terranova will be the guest speaker.

Indoor yard sale scheduled at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish
WOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 174 Harris Ave., will have a two-day indoor flea market on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Items for sale include brand name clothing, household items, bedding, curtains, books, jewelry, lamps and more. Polish food and pastries will be available for eat in or take out. For more information, call Mary at 401-769-2766 or Isabelle at 401-762-1476.

St. Lucy Parish Mission
MIDDLETOWN — St. Lucy Church to offer Lenten Mission at all weekend Masses on March 23-24, and March 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. in the church, 909 W. Main Road. The topic of the mission is “The Impression We Make.”  Join Father Peter Andrews, pastor of Saint Barnabas Parish, to learn how to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all you meet.

Lenten Mission at St. John Paul II Parish
PAWTUCKET — A Lenten Mission will take place at St. John Paul II Parish, in St. Cecilia Church, 750 Central Ave., on March 24, 25, and 26, beginning at 6 p.m. Deacon Brendan Rowley will speak on St. Peter and the spiritual life. The focus of this Lenten Mission will be on how to move forward in the spiritual life. The mission will reflect on the three stages of spiritual life (purgative, illuminative, and unitive) and how one moves through these stages towards the ultimate goal of our existence, union with God.

‘Soup’s On’ Dinner at St. Alexander Church
WARREN — On Saturday, March 23 from 5 – 7 p.m., St. Alexander Church in the parish hall, 221 Main St., will serve five kinds of homemade soup along with various breads and crackers. Soda, water, coffee, tea and pastries are included. Tickets must be purchased before the event as seating is limited. They will be available before and after Masses or by calling the parish office at 245-6369.

Consider the ‘Pasta-bilities’in Ignatian Volunteer Corps
PROVIDENCE — The Ignatian Volunteer Corps will host a “Friend-Raiser” on Sunday, March 24 from 3-5 p.m. at the Genesis Center, 620 Potters Ave. Enjoy a free pasta-making demonstration while learning about opportunities for service and spiritual enrichment for retired persons. For more information, please contact Abina Hansen at 932-1569.

Saint Margaret Parish to offer Lenten Mission
RUMFORD — Father Timothy Reilly, chancellor of the Diocese of Providence, will preach the St. Margaret Lenten Mission, on Sunday, March 24 - Tuesday, March 26, beginning each night at 7 p.m. The theme will be “Offer It Up: Our Parents Were Right After All.” Father Reilly will present the age-old “problem” of human suffering, and why the key to our sanity (and sanctity!) is to connect faithful to the suffering of Jesus. We will also look at how some of the saints handled suffering in their own lives. Everyone is welcome.

Free red-carpet premier of the pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’
LINCOLN — There will be a free red-carpet premier of the pro-life movie “Unplanned” on Thursday, March 28 at Cinema World in Lincoln, at 7 p.m. Unplanned is the real-life story of Abby Johnson who was a Planned Parenthood executive in Texas before having a conversion to both the pro-life movement and Catholic Church. Come hear the amazing story of someone who lived inside the abortion industry and was transformed by grace and truth. The event is sponsored by four local pro-life groups: Mother of Life Center, Little Flower Home, Care Net, and Servants of Christ for Life. To reserve your spot for this free showing please email

Barn Sale at St. John Neumann Parish
EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Parish, 157 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, Mass. invites all to their “One Day Only Barn Sale” in their parish barn, on Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rain or shine. For more information, call 508-763-2569.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church to host Spring Dance
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church 500 Metacom Ave., will host a Spring Dance on March 30, from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the church hall. The music will be provided by Deja Vu / 4’s Country. The kitchen will serve sandwiches, pizza, soda, and water for the evening. Coffee and pastry will be free. You may bring your own food, snacks and drinks. Line dancing will be taught during breaks of the band for those that are interested. A silent auction will also be held as well as a 50/50 split-the-pot raffle and more.

‘King of Kings’ silent movie presentation
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 239 Regent Ave., will present the 1927 Cecil B. DeMille silent film, “The King of Kings,” with improvised organ accompaniment. It is one of the most well-known and significant films of the late silent film era, reflecting on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. James Morgan, organist, and a 2000 semi-finalist of the AGO National Improvisation Competition, will bring the sound to this enthralling motion picture. Parking is easily available and a free will offering will be taken. The church is not handicap accessible.

Theology on Tap: What is Faith?
JOHNSTON — On Thursday, April 4, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., young adults, single or married, in their 20s and 30s are invited to Theology on Tap, at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, 46 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44). The topic will be “What is Faith,” led by Father Scott Carpentier, Pastor St. Joseph, Pascoag and St. Patrick, Harrisville. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Participants are welcome to purchase food and drinks, but must be 21 to order alcoholic beverages. Theology on Tap is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry. For more information, visit

Immaculée Ilibagiza to offer retreat at St. Patrick Church
PROVIDENCE — New York Times best-selling author of “Left to Tell,” Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, will bring her message of forgiveness, healing and hope, to a retreat at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., on April 12 and 13. Tickets available online only at For more information contact Annette Micek at:; or Ana Sánchez 401-660-8025 or María José Carranza Da Silva 978-333-3311. Handicap parking is available at rear of large parking lot.

One-day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents
CUMBERLAND — St. John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road will offer a one-day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. The retreat is open to any parent whose child of any age has died by any cause, no matter how long ago. All are welcome, regardless of situation or religion. This retreat is offered in cooperation with the Emmaus Ministry for grieving parents, a unique, ongoing Catholic program serving the spiritual needs of grieving parents. To register, visit or contact Denise Carlucci, mother of Nicholas, at (401) 480-3330 or Pre-registration by April 20 is required.

Pastoral Care Fundraiser
PAWTUCKET — The Office of Life and Family Ministry will sponsor a fundraiser-dinner on Saturday, April 27 from 6-10 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church (St. Cecilia’s), 1253 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. The Italian buffet dinner is being held to support the diocesan pastoral care programs: St. Gabriel’s Call (pregnancy and beyond outreach and pre-natal diagnosis assistance and awareness), and Project Rachel/Rachel’s Vineyard (post-abortion ministry). The evening will begin with a social hour that includes a 50-50 raffle and a penny social. For more information and to purchase your tickets, call Carol Owens at 278-2518 or e-mail:

Matthew Kelly to present ‘Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose’
WARWICK — The Toppi Group & Dynamic Catholic present Matthew Kelly in his only Rhode Island appearance. “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” is scheduled for Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at Sts. Rose and Clement Parish. Tickets are available at Toppi Group in Greenville or online at

St. Theresa Parish to offer Fish and Chips dinner Fridays in Lent
HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish will offer fish and chips every Friday during Lent, from noon – 7 p.m., except Good Friday. Grapenut pudding is also available.