Mass in ASL for Deaf, Hard of Hearing parishioners
PROVIDENCE — ASL interpreted Masses will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church on Sundays from now until September 30, at the 9 a.m. English Mass. Updated schedules will be posted on the Diocesan website and in St. Patrick Church’s bulletin and website. St. Patrick Sunday Masses are live streamed and available to watch at https://saintpatrickchurch.net/multimedia. For more information contact Irma I. Rodríguez at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Office of the Apostolate for the Deaf at 401-278-4578 or visit saintpatrickchurch.net/parish-life and dioceseofprovidence.org/ministry-for-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing. ASL interpreted Masses will also be celebrated every Sunday at St. Mary of the Bay, Warren, at 8 a.m. For more information, call 401-278-4578.
St. Joseph and St. Patrick Churches announce updated Mass schedule
PASCOAG — The new Mass schedule is now in effect for St. Joseph Church, 183 Sayles Ave., Pascoag and St. Patrick Church, 45 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville, and is as follows: Saturdays: 4 p.m. at St. Patrick; 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph; Sundays: 8 a.m. at St. Joseph; 10 a.m. at St. Patrick. All are welcome.
SS. Peter and Paul Parish to Host Deanery Holy Hour
WEST WARWICK — SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 48 Highland St., West Warwick, will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The evening will feature Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, scripture readings, homily, silent adoration, Litany of Loreto and benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Father John V. Doyle School to host fourth annual car show
COVENTRY — Father John V. Doyle School, 343 South Main St., will hold the fourth annual car show on September 15, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the school parking lot. The event will feature a variety of classic to modern cars, prizes, raffles, bake sale, gently used book sale, local authors, a variety of vendors and more. Car registration is only $15 and admission is free.
Women’s prayer apostolate to offer prayers for priests, seminarians and vocations
PROVIDENCE — The Mary Mother of Priests Apostolate (MMOP) is a women’s prayer apostolate offering prayers for priests, seminarians and vocations. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m., followed by adoration, prayer and fellowship. MMOP sponsors the Adopt-a-Priest project with the Serra Club and will meet again Saturday, Oct. 6. All women are welcome to join.
St. Patrick Church to host Penny Social
PROVIDENCE — St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., will host a Penny Social on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 6 p.m. Drawings will begin at 8:30 p.m., but you do not need to be present to win. A $5 donation will give you 26 chances to win. Refreshments are included. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Holy Family Women’s Shelter. Handicap entrance in the rear of the large church parking lot.
Clam Cake and Chowder Dinner at Our Lady of Good Counsel
WEST WARWICK — Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 62 Pleasant St., will host their last clam cakes and chowder and chicken tender with fries event for the summer on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5-7 p.m. on the church grounds. Food is provided by Mickey G’s Clam Shack. Adults: $10.00 and children 5 – 12: $5.00. For more information, please call 822-1869.
Family Healing Mass scheduled
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — A prayerful afternoon for families will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., at the St. Joseph Chapel near The Father Peyton Center, 500 Washington Street, North Easton, Mass. The afternoon will include Adoration, Reconciliation, Rosary, ending with Mass and an Anointing will unify your family. This event is free, family-friendly, handicap accessible and open to the public. For more information, call Family Rosary at 508-238-4095.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre speaks on Racism
PROVIDENCE — The Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre, Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and Chair of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad-Hoc Committee Against Racism, Chair of the USCCB Subcommittee on African American Affairs, and member of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, will speak at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. He will discuss and report on the US Catholic Bishop’s work against racism in the United States. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved tickets required. For more information, email email@example.com, visit www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or call the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588. This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence, Archdiocese of Boston, Archdiocese of Hartford, Diocese of Bridgeport, Diocese of Worcester and Providence College.
Office of Life and Family to offer “To Love and To Cherish” program for Catholic marriages
WARWICK — Office of Life and Family for the Diocese of Providence will offer the “To Love and To Cherish” program for Catholic marriages. The program embraces the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and provides topics and discussions designed to enrich and strengthen the sacramental journey of marriage in a sharing group environment. It will be held on Tuesday evenings, September 18 - October 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Saint Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Ln., Warwick, school side entrance of the church. Please note, this program is not for marriage counseling. The program and all materials are free. For information and registration, please contact: Peter Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.
St. Raymond Church to host Financial Peace University
PROVIDENCE — St. Raymond Church will offer Financial Peace University on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting September 19. This 9-week class teaches God’s ways of handling money and focuses on budgeting, paying off debt, living within your means and being generous with the gifts God has given you. Single, married, old or young - it’s never too late to take control of your finances. Makes an excellent gift for engaged or newly married couples. For more information, contact the parish office at 401-351-4224.
Calling all Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Alumni
PAWTUCKET — Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Alumni are invited to a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St. Refreshments to be served. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Angels Parish to host ham and bean dinner
BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Parish welcomes the public to a traditional ham and bean dinner, on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the church hall at 341 Maple Ave. The menu consists of hand-carved ham, baked beans, sautéed broccoli, coleslaw, mac and cheese, cornbread, dessert and coffee. Seating will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-ordered meals-to-go, ready for pickup at 4 p.m., will be offered. Dinner admission tickets, on sale through Monday, Sept. 17. Adults/teens: $12, children 6 to 12: $8, ages 5 and younger: free.
St. Mark Church to host Fall Harvest Fest
JAMESTOWN — On Saturday, September 22, St. Mark Church will host a Fall Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. with live entertainment, food, a farmer’s market, beer garden, games for all ages and lots of raffles including gift baskets, large prizes and Cow Chip Bingo. There will also be a cornhole contest and square dancing. Please visit www.stmarkjtn.org/fallfest for more information.
Yard sale to be held at St. Joseph Church
PASCOAG — Indoor and outdoor yard sale will be held at St. Joseph Church, 183 Sayles Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will include, furniture, clothing, toys, household items, curtains, drapes, sheets, books, Christmas décor, mums and more. The event is rain or shine.
Shrine to host Italian Cultural Festival honoring Padre Pio
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, 947 Park Street, Attleboro, will host an Italian Cultural Festival honoring Padre Pio, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon – 7 p.m. The festival will feature tours, food, music, speakers and the day will end with a Rosary procession and Solemn Mass in honor of Padre Pio. To register for a ticket, make a donation, volunteer, become a sponsor and for more information, please visit www.italianculturalfestival.org. Sponsorships and donations to support Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children.
Fall Money Bingo Fundraiser hosted by Daughters of Isabella
WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella will sponsor the Fall Money Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 am) at St. Benedict Church in Father Lawless Hall, 135 Beach Ave. Admission is $10.00 and includes 15 bingos; package of 3 “Special Bingos for $5.00. Free punch, coffee and refreshments. The event will also include raffles, penny social and special raffles with gift cards and baskets for prizes. Proceeds are used to support various charities throughout the year. For more information, contact Shirley A. Mello, Regent or Co-Chairpersons, Sandra and Elizabeth Mello 401-821-8461.
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 Academy, Providence. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.
Narragansett Bay Chorus presents American A Cappella
PROVIDENCE — “The Interstate Rivals,” the 1987 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champions, are the special guests at the American A Cappella annual concert on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.
Flame of Love Movement coordinator to speak in Westerly
WESTERLY — Patti Schwartz, the New York State coordinator for the Flame Of Love Movement, will be at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St. on September 30 from 12 – 2 p.m. Come to learn about this church approved devotion. Light refreshments to follow. Contact Roberta Vacca for more information 401-596-9408 or visit www.flameoflove.us.
St. Alexander to host 68th annual Macaroni Dinner
WARREN — St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will serve the local community a tasty dinner on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 6 p.m. The menu includes antipasto, soup, macaroni (all you can eat) meatballs, bread and butter and coffee. Wonderful homemade pastries will also be sold along with soft drinks, beer and wine. The cost for adults is $10 and children $7 (12 and under). Take out is available; bring your own containers.
Little Sisters of the Poor to host beer tasting fundraiser
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will host a beer tasting happy hour at the Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main St., on Wednesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This fundraising event supports the Little Sisters’ mission of serving the elderly poor while also showcasing the craft beers made by local Rhode Island brewers at The Guild. Music, light snacks, raffles and food trucks will be on site. Tickets are $25 and include five 5-oz. samples, with wine and soft drinks available for purchase. Tickets are limited and will not be available at the door, so please purchase ahead by visiting www.littlesistersofthepoorpawtucket.org. Please note, this is a 21 and older event.
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.
Relevant Radio to offer one-day retreat to National Shrine of Divine Mercy
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Join Relevant Radio on a one-day retreat to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on the Feast of St. Maria Faustina, Friday, Oct. 5. The day includes a talk on St. Faustina, Eucharistic Adoration, confession, the Rosary for Life, Mass, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Veneration of a First Class Relic of St. Faustina. The day will conclude with a family style dinner at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Harrisville. Silver Fox Coach will pick up and drop off at McVinney Auditorium in Providence and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Woonsocket. For details and to register, visit relevantradio.com and select RI or call Lise Doyle 401-309-2561.
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 6, 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 www.emfgp.org
Catholic Women’s Conference scheduled
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin. The event will include dynamic and encouraging talks, vendors, swag bags, live music ministry, prayer, fellowship and evangelization. For more information, visit www.discovercatholicfaith.org.
St. Rita’s Women’s Club to host Autumn Bazaar
WARWICK — St. Rita’s Women’s Club will host the annual Autumn Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road. Vendors will feature custom crafts, penny social, 50/50 raffle, straw booth, baked goods and hundreds of homemade crafts. Kitchen will be open for snacks and lunch.
Knights of Columbus to sponsor Mass for Life
WEST WARWICK — The SS John and James Council, Knights of Columbus, will sponsor a Mass on Respect Life Sunday, October 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary Church, 68 Church St. Father Douglas J. Spina, Ph.D., chaplain to SS John and James Council, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All are invited to this Mass. For more information, call the rectory, 401-821-5555.
Rosary Coast to Coast
TIVERTON — Join Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., and thousands throughout the U.S. as they pray the Rosary together for the nation, on October 7, 3:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Exposition, readings, prayers, and homily, Rosary beginning at 4 p.m., followed by Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, visit HolyGhostCC.org or 401-624-8131.
Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program planned
NARRAGANSETT — The Office of Life and Family will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program at St. Thomas More Church (parking lot side entrance), 53 Rockland St., on Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8 p.m.; October 10, through December 12, 2018 (no meetings on Oct. 31 and Nov. 21). This support group provides discussion topics on grief and a peaceful place to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings with the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. It is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend! For registration/information, contact Peter A Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.
St. Xavier Academy Class of 1968 to celebrate reunion
WARWICK — St. Xavier Academy Class of 1968 will hold a 50th reunion luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Quidnessett Country Club, 950 N Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, preceded by 11 a.m. Mass at St. Timothy Church in 1799 Warwick Ave, Warwick. All alumnae are welcomed to attend, especially those classes ending in 8 and 3. For more information, call 401-232-9006.
HUMAN LIFE GUILD EVENTS
40 Days for Life Fall Campaign to begin
PROVIDENCE — The prayer vigils begin on Wednesday, Sept. 26 however, the actual kick-off will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. Participants will meditate on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary of Our Lady. Please share one hour of your time during the campaign to pray outside of Planned Parenthood. The diocesan Office of Life & Family Ministry is also asking those who are not able to join in the public prayer vigils to consider pledging a Rosary for 40 Days to end abortion.
14th Annual Human Life Guild Day
PROVIDENCE — This year’s Human Life Guild Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant and homilist for the 9 a.m. Mass. Following Mass, there will be a reception with the bishop in the cathedral hall with presentations covering “Humanae Vitae - 50 Years Later,” “The Modern Debate – Understanding Transgenderism from a Catholic Perspective,” “Hope for the Future,” and “Being a Pro-Life Feminist.” All are invited to attend the Mass, but pre-registration is required for the conference that will follow. The cost is $25.00 per person. Deadline to register is September 21.
Respect Life Month begins with Life Chain Sunday
PROVIDENCE — The first Sunday in October is traditionally the beginning of Respect Life Month. During October, faithful call to mind, through prayer and peaceful vigils, all the innocent lives that are lost each day because of abortion. Join or host a Life Chain on Sunday, October 7. Participation is encouraged between 2 – 3 p.m. in front of your parish or a visible area. Reserve one hour to pray to end abortion. For more information regarding any of these events, contact Carol Owens at 421-7833 ext. 218 or email: email@example.com.