Special Event Listings 08.08.19


St. Joseph and St. Patrick Churches announce summer Mass schedules
PASCOAG — The new summer Mass schedule for St. Joseph, Pascoag, and St. Patrick, Harrisville churches is as follows: Saturday, 4 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 45 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville; Sunday, 8 a.m., St. Joseph Church, 183 Sayles Ave., Pascoag; Sunday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. These times will run through the weekend of Labor Day, August 31 and September 1.
National Alliance on Mental Illness support group at Holy Family
PAWTUCKET — National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, will offer its local support group at Holy Family Parish on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s church hall, 195 Walcott St. NAMI is a confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental illness.
St. Bartholomew Church annual Feast and Festival
PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Church will hold its 51st annual feast and festival on August 9, 10 and 11 offering Italian, Spanish and American foods and pastries, raffles, family friendly rides and games and musical entertainment. The festival will be open nightly from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. On Sunday, August 11, a tri-lingual Mass in honor of St. Bartholomew will be held at 10:30 a.m. with traditional religious procession following. For more information please call 401-944-4466 or visit
St. Elizabeth’s Church to host Vacation Bible School
BRISTOL — St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., will offer Vacation Bible School the week of August 12 - 16 from 9 a.m. - noon. Vacation Bible School is for campers in Grades K- 5. Volunteers in sixth grade and older are welcome to help out. There is no cost for this camp. Please contact Kelly Botelho Caton,, for more information. Registration forms are available at the rectory during normal business hours.
Annual Altar Boy Camp
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church will offer an Altar Boy Camp from August 13 – 15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and will close on the final day with 5 p.m. Mass and a cookout for the boys and their families. The camp will include training in the Traditional Latin Mass, games, food and fun. Registration required. For more information, visit
First Annual Chant Camp for Girls
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church will offer the first annual Chant Camp for Girls from August 13 – 15. The camp will offer an opportunity to learn to read and sing Gregorian Chant, arts, crafts and games, food and fun. Girls will sing at the closing Mass on August 15, followed by a cookout for the girls and their families. Registration required. For more information, visit
St. Rocco Church to host Feast and Festival
JOHNSTON — St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Ave., will host a Feast and Festival on the church grounds August 15-18, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6-10:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 – 10 p.m. The traditional religious procession with the statue of St. Rocco will take place following the 11 a.m. Mass. The festival will feature a variety of foods, rides, games, beer garden, live entertainment each evening and fireworks on Saturday evening.
Family Prayer Night
WEST WARWICK — On the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, at 6:30 p.m., the Knights of Columbus will sponsor Family Prayer Night at SS. John and James Parish Church, 40 Washington St. Family Prayer Night is an opportunity for families to come together for prayer, food and fellowship. Starting before Mass with a bilingual rosary, and an offering of roses to Our Lady of the Assumption, faithful will assemble outside the front of the church for a children’s crowning of Our Lady’s statue, prayer and song. Attendees will then gather in the school cafeteria for fellowship and refreshments.
Catholic Family Night at the PawSox
PAWTUCKET — Catholic Family night will take place on Friday, August 16, 7:05 p.m. at McCoy Stadium. Ticket includes all-you-can-eat BBQ. For more information, including ticket price, contact Father Brian Morris at

Knights of Columbus to host steak dinner 
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a steak dinner at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on August 17, from 5:30 -7 p.m. Steak, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad, rolls and butter, coffee and tea will be served. Please call 295-0507 for ticket prices and reservations.

Holy Angels Parish Italian Food Festival
BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Parish will celebrate its Italian Food Festival on Saturday, August 17. The festivities, held downstairs in the air-conditioned, fully-accessible church hall, will be ongoing from 5 – 8 p.m. Admission is free. The menu will feature Italian dinner options including pizza, pasta, meatballs, eggplant, sausage and peppers, spinach calzones and doughboys. Guests may eat-in or carry-out. There will be money raffles and drawings for many other prizes, as well as a jewelry sale. For more information, visit
Mass with prayers for healing
WEST WARWICK — SS. John and James Parish will offer Mass with prayers for healing on August 17, 10:30 a.m., with Father Nicholas Fleming as celebrant. A collation following Mass will be served in our school cafeteria sponsored by SVDP Society. The church offers plenty of parking and is handicap accessible. Transportation available, Call Dillia 828-6790. All are welcome.
Mass for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing in ASL
PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: St. Patrick Church 244 Smith St., Providence, August 18 at 9 a.m.; and St. Mary of the Bay, Warren, every Sunday at 8 a.m. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578 or email
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish to Hold Deanery IV Holy Hour
WEST WARWICK — Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 60 Pleasant St., will hold a Holy Hour for Life on Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Knights of Columbus to host annual golf tournament
RICHMOND — The Knights of Columbus will host its 7th annual Golf Tournament on August 24 at the Richmond Country Club, 74 Sandy Pond Road. All proceeds directly benefit K of C charitable programs. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Texas style BBQ lunch at 1 p.m. For more information, call 932-3124 or email
Polkabration at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
WOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Harris Ave, will hold its annual Polish Festival Polkabration on Saturday, August 24, from 3-10 p.m. The kitchen will open at noon. The festival will include Polish and American food, games of chance, children’s entertainment and live music. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Two-Parish Blood Drive
CRANSTON — Immaculate Conception Church and St. Mark Church will host a Blood Drive on Monday August 26, in St. Joseph Hall, next to Immaculate Conception Church, at 237 Garden Hills Drive. Refreshments and coffee will be available for all presenting donors. The event is sponsored by the St. Joseph Men’s Guild of Immaculate Conception Church. For more information call Sal Soscia at 401-944-1058 or email
St. Joseph Church to host Polish Festival
CENTRAL FALLS — St. Joseph Church, 391 High St., will hold its annual Polish Festival, Friday, September 6, 6 p.m. – midnight; Saturday, September 7, 6 p.m. – midnight; and Sunday, September 8, noon - 6 p.m. The festival will include Polish and American food, games of chance, children’s entertainment and live music. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Diocesan Youth Day to be a day of music, Sacraments, fun and fellowship
CUMBERLAND — This year’s Diocesan Youth Day will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish. The event, which will be held rain or shine (much of it will be outdoors), is for high school, college-aged youth and young adults. The day will feature music, games, workshops, Mass, adoration, reconciliation, food, fun and much more. The theme “Anchored” seeks to rouse the hearts of our young people to passionately grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Please visit or the Facebook page: Diocesan Youth Day 2019 for more information. If you are interested or want more information, please contact your parish or the Office of Catholic Youth Ministry at 278-4626.
‘Taste & Sea’ to benefit Msgr. Clarke School
WAKEFIELD — A Taste and Sea event will be held on Saturday, September 14, 6 – 10 p.m., to benefit Msgr. Clarke School. Come taste a wide variety of beer, wine and spirits and enjoy food, live music and more. For more information, visit
Sacred Heart High School Reunion Scheduled
PAWTUCKET — A reunion for Sacred Heart High School, Park Street, Pawtucket, will be held on September 21, and organizers are in search of those classmates from the graduating class of 1959. For more information, please contact Catherine (Gill) Ryan at 401-725-5621.
Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents to offer one-day spiritual retreat
TIVERTON — The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents will sponsor a one-day retreat on October 12, from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., at St. Theresa Parish, 265 Stafford Road. Emmaus is a ministry for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause no matter how long ago. For more information, call Barbara, Mother of Melissa, 401-200-1314; or Denise, Mother of Nicholas, at 401-480-3330. For online registration, visit