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Special Event Listings 10.12.17

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St. Joseph plans Fatima 100th Anniversary Candlelight Rosary

WOONSOCKET — St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, will hold an outdoor Candlelight Rosary ceremony on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the parish field, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. In the event of bad weather, the event will be held in the church. Candles will be provided. For more information, call 401-766-0626.

Chance to win Patriots tickets at Knights of Columbus Bingo

CENTRAL FALLS — The Sullivan Council 2700 Knights of Columbus, 20 Claremont St., will hold a family basket bingo on October 13, with doors at 4 p.m., and bingo at 6 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and chips will be available. There will be four special bingos, two of which will be two tickets to two Patriots games.

Saint Philomena School to host Fall Fair

PORTSMOUTH — Saint Philomena School, 324 Cory’s Lane, invites everyone to the 2017 Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will feature games, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, bounce houses and a variety of food options. The fair will offer fun for the entire family and all are welcome. For more information please visit www.saintphilomena.org.

St. Francis de Sales Parish Yard Sale

NORTH KINGSTOWN — St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., is holding its annual indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Items include jewelry, housewares, toys, games, electronics, CDs, furniture, books and baked goods. The kitchen will be open for refreshments.

Public Square Rosary scheduled at St. Mary Church

CAROLINA — A Public Square Rosary on Saturday, October 14, from noon until 1 p.m. on the grounds of St. Mary’s Church, 437 Carolina Back Road. The Rosary will be one of Thousands of Rallies taking place across our Nation. It was on May 13th 1917 that Our Lady first appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Please join us for 1 hour, offering up our prayers to Our Blessed Mother to turn our Nation and the World back to God. For further info/questions contact Mary Ann Pignataro at mmacp@verizon.net, H (401) 792-0310, C (401) 523-2262

Public Square Rosary Crusade at Mother of Life Center

PROVIDENCE — A Public Square Rosary Crusade will be held at Mother of Life Center, 400 Atwells Ave., on October 14, at noon. For more information, contact Bette Bisci at 401-353-2871 or Gail Faraj at 401-421-0820.

Public Square Rosary slated in honor of 100th Fatima Anniversary

WARWICK — All are invited to join St. Timothy and St. Rita Parishes for a Public Square Rosary on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon -1 p.m., on the front lawn of St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Ave., rain or shine. Bring a chair if needed. For more information, please contact Helen at 323-1923 (St. Timothy’s) or Terri (St. Rita’s) at 737-5090. This event is being facilitated by the Legion of Mary and is in conjunction with the America Needs Fatima organization americaneedsfatima.org.

Public Square Rosary to take place in Arctic

WEST WARWICK — All are invited to join in a Public Square Rosary on Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon at the Majestic Gazebo in Arctic. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by the America Needs Fatima organization in conjunction with the Legion of Mary of St. Anthony’s Parish, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States. For further information, please contact Nan Johnson at 821-0640 or Kathy Sawey at 330-6257.

Rosary Rally planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fatima apparitions

HOPE VALLEY — A Rosary Rally to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun,” will be held at St. Joseph Church, 1105 Main St., on October 14 at noon, on the front lawn of the church in front of the statue of the Blessed Mother Mary. In the event of rain, the rally will be held inside the church.

Rosary Rally for Fatima’s 100th Anniversary at St. Mark Church

CRANSTON — The 100th Anniversary of Fatima Rosary Rally will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon at St. Mark Church, at the statue of the Blessed Mother which is located in front of the Mother Cabrini Parish Center. Chairs will be provided. For information call Rene Boucher at 944-0868.

St. Brendan Church to host a dinner, auction to benefit Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen

RIVERSIDE — St. Brendan Church will host a dinner and auction to benefit Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Day Shelter. The event will be held in St. Brendan Church Hall, 55 Turner Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is being provided by The 1149 Restaurant, and tickets are $40 person. Tickets can be obtained by calling 433-0045, or from the Goodneighborsri.org website. All proceeds will benefit the work of Good Neighbors.

Multicultural Ministry and Office of Black Catholics to host Day of Empowerment

PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence Multicultural Ministry and Office of Black Catholics will host “Rooted in Faith, Guided by Love” Day of Empowerment in St. Patrick’s Church Gym, 244 Smith St., on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The presenters include Sister Patricia Chappell and Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN, of Pax Christi, USA, and Therese Wilson Favors of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The focus of this day will provide information and education that will empower Black Catholics and all those in attendance to become more active in the work and mission of their respective parishes and the Church as a whole. The cost for the day is $15 per person and will include morning coffee, pastry and lunch. For more information contact, Patty January, Coordinator of Office of Black Catholic Ministry, 278-4552 or visit https://dioceseofprovidence.org/black-catholic-ministry.

Blessing of the Animals to be performed at St. Bartholomew Church

PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., will host a Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Bring your pet, a photo of your pet, or children can bring their favorite stuffed animal to be blessed. For more information, visit www.stbartschurchri.org or call the parish office at 401-944-4466.

Fall Family Fun Festival at Woodlawn Catholic

PAWTUCKET — Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St., will hold a Fall Family Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A giant yard sale begins at 8 a.m. featuring games, face painting, Touch-a-Truck, raffles, food and more. All alumni signing in at the alumni table will receive a complimentary raffle ticket.

Indoor flea market scheduled at Saint Joseph’s Church

CUMBERLAND — Saint Joseph’s Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will host an Indoor Flea Market October 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. A refreshment stand will be available. Drop off items at the Parish Center starting Tuesday, October 10. No shoes or clothes except those that are in new condition. For table information, call Maureen at 401-658-4449.

October devotions in honor of Mary

PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will celebrate special October Devotions on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. in the church. The evening will include the Scriptural Rosary, music, homily, Litany to Mary and will conclude with Exposition and Benediction.

Sacred Heart Parish to host Marian Holy Hour

WEST WARWICK — Sacred Heart Parish, 820 Providence St., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour on Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, Litany of Loreto, homily and Benediction. All are welcome.

Electro Hip-Hop Violinist from NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’

PROVIDENCE — SVET, the Electro Hip Hop Violinist from “America’s Got Talent” performs for one night only at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. This special concert will also feature the instrumental talents of the students from two Providence schools — the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and LaSalle Academy. For tickets and more information visit mcvinneyauditorium.com. Presented by McVinney Auditorium and Advanced Production & Design and funded in part by Navigant Credit Union.

Holy Family Parish to host annual parish bazaar

WOONSOCKET — Holy Family Parish will host their annual parish bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., in the church hall at 414 South Main St. The bazaar will feature a “Gift Certificate Penny Social” as well as a theme basket raffle, “Split the Pot” and major raffle prizes. Also, the event’s many crafters will include a vintage booth, jewelry, “Grandma’s Attic Treasures,” book nook, handmade items and a wonderful baked goods booth featuring homegrown local organic honey, breads, pastries and jams. There will also be games for children and a kitchen offering dynamites, French meat pie, homemade soup and meatball sandwiches.

Autumn Angel Bazaar at St. Mary Church

WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church, 68 Church St., will host its Autumn Angel Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The bazaar will feature raffles, themed baskets, penny social table, roll-up tables, handmade crafts, children’s booth, baked goods, jewelry, a Christmas table and stocking stuffers. The kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch.

Saint Philomena School to hold Open House

PORTSMOUTH — Saint Philomena School, 324 Cory’s Lane, will be holding its annual Open House on Sunday, Oct. 22, from noon - 2 p.m. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 683-0268 ext.118 or visit our website at www.saintphilomena.org. All are welcome.

Saint Jude Triduum/Parish Mission

PROVIDENCE — Saint Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will offer Masses and Novenas for three evenings in honor of Saint Jude from Sunday, Oct. 22 - Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. A reception and raffle drawing will follow Mass on the last evening of the St. Jude Triduum.

Hope & Cope Group meetings scheduled

PORTSMOUTH — The next meeting of the Hope & Cope Group is Sunday, October 22, at 5 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road. Hope & Cope is a faith-based support group intended for those struggling with or supporting a family member or a friend struggling with alcohol or drug addictions or mental distress. Hope & Cope is open to everyone interested in this ministry. Meetings are held in the Chapel Meeting Room (under the small Chapel) from 5 – 6 p.m. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information, please email Deacon John Silvia (deaconjohn@jsilvia.com). For the balance of 2017 and through 2018 the upcoming scheduled Hope & Cope group meeting dates are: October 22; November 26; December 17; January 21, 2018; February 18; March 18; April 22; May 20; June 17; July 22; August 19; September 23; October 21; November 18; and December 16, 2018.

Woonsocket community seeks to ‘Get Better’ through prayer

WOONSOCKET — The faith community of Woonsocket will unite once again at the 5th annual Woonsocket Day of Prayer. The event will be held at River Island Park on Saturday, October 28 under the theme “Better Together,” and begin at 11 a.m. Representatives from more than 25 Woonsocket-based churches will be coming together to call out to God on behalf of the city in the belief that one does not pray separately as a Pentecostal, Baptist or Catholic Christian. Rather, all are united by our common belief in the name of Jesus and the power of unity. According to Bishop Herson Gonzalez, spiritual leader of Woonsocket’s Calvary Worship Center, “It takes more than smart planning and brave leadership to bring a city like ours out of its current woes. We believe that Prayer can make a difference. Planning without prayer is presumptuous.”

Masses for Recovery scheduled

PORTSMOUTH/WEST WARWICK — The next Mass for Recovery will be offered on Sunday, October 29 at 5 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to seek God’s loving kindness and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for those in recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information about this Mass, ways in which you may offer assistance, or with questions about what the St. Mathias Ministry is doing around the Diocese, please contact Deacon John, deaconjohn@jsilvia.com. All Masses are offered on Sundays at 5 p.m. at either St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth or at St. Mary’s Church in West Warwick. The entire schedule of Catholic Masses for the intentions of those in recovery for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 is as follows: St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth: October 29; January 28, 2018; April 29; July 29; and October 28, 2018. Masses at St. Mary’s Church, 70 Church St., West Warwick (including the offering of the sacrament of the sick), will be offered on November 19; February 25, 2018; May 27; August 26; and November 11, 2018.

Season Opener of the Narragansett Bay Symphony planned

PROVIDENCE — The Narragansett Bay Symphony opens on Sunday, Oct. 29, beginning at 3 p.m. at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Kevin Owen, Principal Horn of the Rhode Island and Boston Philharmonic for 25 years, joins the orchestra for an unforgettable rendition of Strauss’ “Horn Concerto no. 1” and more. For tickets and more information visit mcvinneyauditorium.com.

St. Brendan Parish to host a three-part series on salvation

RIVERSIDE — St. Brendan Parish will host a three-part series, “The Story of Salvation.” Using Scripture as a guide, it will offer a grand sweep of God’s work in history, focusing on major themes, significant figures, and pivotal events. The program will span three consecutive Thursdays: October 19, October 26, and November 2. Sessions will last from 6:30 - 8 p.m., with light refreshments available afterwards. Session I is entitled “From Adam to Moses.” For any questions, please contact Philip Primeau at philipatstbrendan@gmail.com. See the parish Facebook page to RSVP.

Crafters Needed

SLATERSVILLE — St. John the Evangelist Church of Slatersville is looking for crafters of homemade products for their 32nd annual Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Craft Show. This year the event will be held on November 11-12. For more information or to download an application, visit the parish website at stjohntheevangelist.weconnect.com and click on the Bazaar link, or call 401-762-0946 during office hours (Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – noon).

Saint Bartholomew Church to host Parish Bazaar

PROVIDENCE — Saint Bartholomew Church will host a Parish Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the parish hall located downstairs from the church, at 297 Laurel Hill Ave. There will be handmade items, crafts, baked goods and a religious table. The kitchen will also be open with a limited menu. For information please call the rectory office at 944-4466.

Autumn Leaves Bazaar at St. Theresa’s Church

HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa’s Church, 35 Dion Drive, to hold their annual Autumn Leaves Bazaar on November 3, from noon – 7 p.m.; November 4, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and November 5, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The bazaar includes a penny social, more than 40 gift certificates, a silent auction, gift baskets, sweets booth, homemade goodies, raffles, including a cash raffle, and a hand-crafted mosaic garden globe and attic treasures. The kitchen will be serving fish and chips or baked fish on Friday; and on Saturday afternoon and evening chowder and clam cakes. The kitchen will be open throughout the weekend as well. For more information, call 568-8280.

Christmas Bazaar scheduled at Holy Family Parish

PAWTUCKET — Holy Family Parish will host their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., in the parish hall, 195 Walcott St. Highlights include a large cash raffle with prizes totaling $500, a large gifts raffle with items valued at $75 or more; a gift basket raffle valued from $20-$40, and jewelry and crafts for sale, with a children’s booth and kitchen open all day. Proceeds from the bazaar affect parish ministries as local services to the poor.

All Saints Parish to host Christmas Bazaar

WOONSOCKET — All Saints Parish, 323 Rathbun St., will host their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the church hall. Featured will be a gift card wreath worth $1,000, theme baskets, a penny social, pick-a-card, pick-a-straw, a 50/50 drawing and bake sale, breakfast, lunch, vendors and much more. Bring your letter for Santa, who will be at the bazaar all day. There will also be pre-made Christmas gift baskets for sale, as well as a children’s gift table with gifts that kids can buy — each for under $5. To purchase raffle tickets or more information, please call the rectory at 762-1100.

Magnificat Women’s Breakfast scheduled

PROVIDENCE — Magnificat, Our Lady of Divine Providence, an International Women’s Ministry, will hold its next breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. - noon, at the Providence Marriot, Orms Street. The guest speaker will be Linda Perry. Perry will speak about many events in her earlier years which resulted in her making the wrong choices and dabbling in the occult. Her conversion to the faith was ongoing over the years. She will also share the practice and traditions of her “Native American Heritage.” The day will be an inspiring one of faith-filled praise, worship and sharing. Tickets are $25. For further information and reservation contact Linda at 864-7731.

St. Brigid’s 20-Week Club tickets available

JOHNSTON — Tickets for the 20 -Week Club will be on sale in the foyer of St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., after weekend Masses until November 5. There are 38 chances to win, with a total of $3,320. Members that have paid in full will be entitled to a full-course dinner at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston for an additional $10. Guest tickets are $35 and children’s tickets $15. Dinner is scheduled for April 22, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. For tickets or information is available by calling Louisa at 401-942-0576 or Richard Boehm at 401-641-3048.

Christmas Bazaar at St. Kevin’s Parish

WARWICK — St. Kevin Parish will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Ave. The bazaar will feature a big cash raffle, handcrafted items, baked goods, turkey trot, attic treasures, books, penny social, basket raffles, Christmas decor, and much more. Youngsters can play in the Children’s Corner while parents shop. Santa will visit from noon - 2 p.m. for photos and requests. Twenty vendors will also offer specialty items for sale. Snacks and meals will be available all day in the cafeteria, and musical entertainment will be offered during lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ample parking is available in the lot off Oakland Beach Avenue.

Fall Rosary Novena for Life

PROVIDENCE — Join Servants of Christ for Life on Saturday mornings from now until November 25 for the annual Fall Rosary Novena. Mass will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and then, the group will meet in front of Planned Parenthood at 8:30 a.m. to pray three Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. At Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad St., just a short walk or drive from the cathedral, innocent children are being murdered in the womb. For more information, call Tyler Rowley, 401-290-7201.

Masses for the deaf, hard of hearing

PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: First Sunday of every month, 9 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Woonsocket; every Sunday, 9 a.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren; second Sunday of every month, 11:35 a.m. at Christ the King Church in South Kingston; third Sunday of every month, 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church in Providence, lower hall. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578.