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Special Event Listings 06.07.18

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Take part in the World Day of Prayer for Priests
PROVIDENCE — Each year the World Day of Prayer for Priests is celebrated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The annual Serra Club Holy Hour will be Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Saint Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. The hour will include Adoration, a special rosary for priests, quiet prayer time and a homily by recently ordained Deacon Brendan Rowley. Please join us to pray for our priests.

Sacred Heart Church to host Patronal Feast
EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., will hold their Patronal Feast on June 8, 9, & 10. Schedule of events: Friday: Food and Bazaar Booths open at 6 p.m.; all other booths open 6 – 10 p.m.; music by DJ. Saturday: Regular Vigil Mass 5 p.m.; all booths open 6 - 10 p.m.; auction 7:30 p.m.; music by DJ. Sunday: Coffee and malassadas available after all Masses; procession with Blessed Sacrament and the statue of the Sacred Heart following 11:30 a.m. Mass; all Booths open 12:30 - 8 p.m.; grand raffle drawing 8 p.m.

Quarterly Mass with Anointing scheduled
JOHNSTON — Church nurses of St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., will host the quarterly Mass with Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, June 9 at 11a.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.

Mass for Healing at SS. Peter and Paul Church
WEST WARWICK — There will be a Mass for Healing at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 48 Highland St., with the Sacraments of Penance and Anointing of the Sick on June 9 at 11 a.m. in church, followed by a light lunch of soup and sandwiches after Mass in the handicapped accessible church hall. Please call Ginny Bunn at 828-1713 or Mary Burke at 821-1611 to register.

Holy Rosary Sodality to sponsor Clam Boil fundraiser
BRISTOL — The Holy Rosary Sodality at St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St., will host a Clam Boil on Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. in the parish auditorium. The price of $35.00 will include sweet corn, sweet and regular potatoes, chourico, sausage, hot dogs and of course, clams served with butter and/or broth. Cake and coffee will also be offered. A cash bar will be available. In addition to the clam boil, there will be a beef stew with vegetables dinner for $20.00. This event is open to the public. All proceeds will go to St. Elizabeth Church. Please call Amy at 556-1388 or Natalie at 253-5149 for tickets/reservations or more information.

Giant Flea Market and Penny Social scheduled
PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Ladies Guild of Saint Bartholomew Church will sponsor a Giant Flea Market and Penny Social, in the church hall, 311 Laurel Hill Ave. There will be many items for the bargain shopper. A variety of food and drinks will be available in the snack bar. Please call the rectory at 944-4466 for any further information.

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 www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.

Sunday Breakfast at Holy Angels
BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Parish welcomes all to its traditional Sunday Breakfast, to take place on June 10 in the fully-accessible church hall at 341 Maple Ave. The breakfast buffet, served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., will offer pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, home fries, toast, mini muffins, fruit salad, coffee, tea and juice. Admission is $8.00 for adults and teens, $4.00 for children 12 and younger. Advanced ticket sales are appreciated. For more information, please visit www.holyangelsevent.com.

Prayer Celebration for Families
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — A Prayer Celebration for Families will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 1 p.m., at The Father Peyton Center, 518 Washington St., N. Easton, Mass. Doors open at noon. This joyous celebration will consist of a Eucharistic procession, Rosary and Mass. Each guest will receive a custom Venerable Patrick Peyton Rosary. Refreshments follow the Mass. Find the event on www.Facebook.com/FamilyRosary. For more information, call 508-238-4095.

Knights to celebrate annual awards night
WOONSOCKET — The Knights of Columbus Council 113 will celebrate their annual awards night on June 11 at 7 p.m., in All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.

Catholic Mom’s Group meeting scheduled
PROVIDENCE— Catholic Mom’s Group will meet on Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Holy Ghost. The group is intended to provide support, friendship and the affirmation of the role as Catholic mothers. Attendance is free, but those interested in joining the group meeting must register in advance to attend. Children must also be registered online in advance. Registration can be done online at catholicmomrijune18.eventbrite.com.

St. Lucy’s Church to hold Healing Service
Middletown – St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road (Route 114), will hold a healing service, June 13, 6:30 p.m., in the church. The service will be conducted by LaSalette Father Andre Patenaude, known for his gift of inspirational music that lifts the spirit and touches the soul..  He will celebrate Mass in conjunction with the healing service. For more information, call 847-6253.

Anti-Racism: An Essential Christian Virtue
PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday June 13, 7 p.m., St. Sebastian's Church in Providence will be hosting Dana Dillon to speak on the Church's moral and ethical teaching on racism, and how our magisterial heritage is to be actively applied in an American context.  Dana Dillon is an associate professor at Providence College where she teaches students on the fertile ground where theology and social change intersect. Join us at 67 Cole Avenue on Providence's East Side for talk which is not to be missed. Refreshments will be offered.

SS. John and Paul Parish to host Deanery IV Holy Hour
COVENTRY — SS. John and Paul Parish, 341 South Main St., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. The evening will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, a reflection by Father Stephen Dandeneau, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, silent adoration, Litany of Loreto and Benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Annual Polish Festival scheduled
WEBSTER, Mass. — St. Joseph School community, 47 Whitcomb St., Webster Mass., will hold their 45th Annual Polish Festival on June 15, 16, 17. The event will feature Polish and American foods, live entertainment, raffles and much more. For more information, see the ad on page 9.

Yard Sale scheduled at St. Patrick Church Harrisville
HARRISVILLE — St. Patrick Church, 45 Harrisville Main St., will host a yard sale on Saturday, June 16, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call 568-5600.

Our Lady of Czenstochowa to host Polish Festival
COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa will host a Polish Festival that will be held on Friday, June 22, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 5-10 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, noon - 4 p.m., on school grounds, 222 MacArthur Blvd. & Rt. 117. The festival will include games, crafts, raffles, Cow Chip Bingo and more! Polish and American food will be served including, Golombki, Pierogi, Kapusta Soup, Kielbasa sandwiches, chowder and clam cakes, hot dogs, Torpedoes, French fries, Caçoila, doughboys, sausage and peppers, Strawberry Shortcake and other desserts. Frozen Golombki and Pierogi will also be available for sale. Dance to the music of Dennis Polisky and The Maestro’s Men on Friday, 6 - 10 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.; and the Eddie Forman Orchestra on Saturday from 6 - 10 p.m. Free admission and parking. For more information, call 821-7991.

Holy Spirit Feast to take place at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 500 Metacom Ave., will celebrate its annual Holy Spirit Feast on Saturday, June 23, from 6 p.m. - midnight and Sunday, June 24 from 1-10 p.m. Both days will feature Portuguese dancers from Rancho Folclórico. Saturday will have music by Pro-Mix at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s show will be at 6 p.m. by José Manuel. Throughout the feast there will be a great selection of Portuguese and American cuisine, auctions and games, all on the spacious church grounds. All are invited to come and enjoy.

Mother of Life Center Annual Summer Gala
MAPLEVILLE — Mother of Life Center will host the second annual Summer Gala on Wednesday, July 18, at Crystal Lake Golf Club, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets or for more information visit motheroflife.org or call 401-421-0820.

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.

Celebrate Father John W. Hunt’s 50th Jubilee of Ordination
CUMBERLAND — Father John W. Hunt, former pastor of St. Joseph Church, Cumberland, will celebrate his 50th Jubilee of ordination with a concelebrated Mass on June 24, at noon, at St. Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, followed by a reception to be held in the parish hall. Parishioners and friends of Father Hunt are cordially invited to this celebration of 50 years of dedicated service to the Church and community. If you are planning on attending the reception, please call Harriet Champi at (401) 474-6780 or email her at harrietchampi@aol.com by June 15, 2018.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest coming to McVinney
PROVIDENCE — “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” is a new live theater production based on the life of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest. Experience Tolton: persevering in his deep desire to become a Catholic priest, overcoming slavery, hardships and persecution, including the rejection of every seminary in the United States. This live, one-man multimedia drama is currently on a national tour, and McVinney Auditorium is the only Rhode Island performance. Sunday, September 9 at 3 p.m. in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or the McVinney Box Office 401.278.4588. This family-friendly production is recommended for ages 10+. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry.

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 www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.

Martinu String Quartet in Concert
PROVIDENCE — The brilliant Martinu Quartet was founded in 1967 by four students at the Prague Conservatory, since then the group has become internationally acclaimed for their benchmark performances. Presented by Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts, this performance will feature pieces by Mozart, Schulhoff, Weinberg and Dvorak. At McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Thursday Oct. 4 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.

Walden Chamber Players in Concert
PROVIDENCE — The Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Presented by Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts, this performance will feature nonets for strings and winds by Martinu, Spohr and Nielsen. At McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.

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 www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.

Interested in going to World Youth Day 2019?
PROVIDENCE — The diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama is January 21-28, 2019. For more information, see the flyer, brochure and registration form online at www.discovercatholicfaith.org/world-youth-day-2019. For more information please contact Michael Aoyama at mjpaoyama@dioceseofprovidence.org.

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.