Special Event Listings 11.09.17


Take the Lead Conference at McVinney

PROVIDENCE — Take The Lead Conference (TTL Conference), will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. The conference is an experience for teams and youth groups that works to “empower a generation to step out of the shadows and into the forefront of shaping the culture through an encounter with Jesus.” The conference offers spontaneous worship and prayer times, dynamic national speakers and an overall intense encounter with God. For more information or for tickets, visit

Knights to host Turkey Raffle

RIVERSIDE — The Bishop Hickey Council Knights of Columbus, 20 Crescent View Ave., will hold their annual Turkey Raffle on Friday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. Five complete Thanksgiving dinners will be raffled. There will also be free hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza and coffee. All are welcome.

Special events planned at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle parish, 500 Metacom Ave., will host its annual bazaar, country store and pie sale on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Homemade pies, handmade crafts and holiday specialties will be featured. Malassadas, cacoila and chourico and pepper sandwiches will also be sold. The Roman Catholic parishes of Warren will celebrate their annual Thanksgiving Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. All are invited to participate. Please bring two canned goods for the needy.

Christmas Bazaar at St. Robert Bellarmine Church

JOHNSTON — St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Avenue, will host the fundraising Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11 from noon - 4:30 p.m. and from 6:15 – 8 p.m. The bazaar will feature food, games, crafts, raffles, a silent auction and vendors and will benefit St. Robert’s Food Shelf, which provides food to all neighbors in need, regardless of religious affiliation. For general information, contact Sandy at 946-3262. To inquire about a vendor table, contact Carol at 233-2330.

Knights to host breakfast

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The menu will feature, eggs, sausage patties, pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin butter, baked beans, hot and cold cereal, orange juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $10.00; children 6 and under are free.

Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Craft Show

SLATERSVILLE — St. John’s 32nd annual Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Craft Show, 63 Church St., will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The event will feature crafts, raffles, gifts, food and games, with something for everyone. All are invited to attend.

Immaculate Conception Church Family Festival and Craft Show

CRANSTON — Immaculate Conception Parish will hold its annual Family Festival and Craft Show on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the school, 235 Garden Hills Drive. The event will feature Friday night BINGO, a penny social, wine pull, raffles, food, the Immaculate Conception Café & Bake Shoppe, more than 20 vendors and Saturday kids crafts. Free admission.

Christmas on the Hill Bazaar at Saints Peter and Paul

WEST WARWICK — Saints Peter and Paul Church, 48 Highland St., will hold its annual Christmas on the Hill Bazaar on Nov. 11 in the church hall from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. The bazaar will include homemade food and baked goods, raffles, knit goods, children’s games, jewelry, gift certificates and themed baskets. Kitchen will be open all day. Santa will visit from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call Ginny at 828-1713 or Mary at 821-1611.

SS. John and James Holly Berry Bazaar

WEST WARWICK — SS. John and James will hold its Holly Berry Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the church, 17 St. John St. The bazaar will feature crafts, wreaths, knit and sew, gifts galore, Pot-o-Gold, jewelry, a lottery tree and much more. Kitchen will offer breakfast and lunch. There will be plenty of parking available. All are welcome.

Annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair at Queen of Martyrs

WOONSOCKET — Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Woonsocket will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Norm Malo Hall at Msgr. Gadoury School, 1371 Park Ave., which is handicapped accessible. The event is organized by the OLQM Holy Name Society and Outreach Ministry and will feature a gift certificate raffle, themed baskets, split-the-pot, vendors, homemade pastries, fudge and a candy booth. Santa will also be on hand to take photos with the children. Kitchen will offer breakfast and lunch including dynamites.

Christmas Bazaar slated at St. Kevin’s Parish

WARWICK — St. Kevin’s 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, a 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.

St. Eugene to host Christmas Bazaar

CHEPACHET — St. Eugene Church, at 1251 Putnam Pike, will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event will feature fine food and drinks, baked goods, penny social, straw game, and craft, basket and white elephant tables, plus, music, pictures with Santa and face-painting. There will be free door prizes and free raffles throughout the day. Major and special money raffles begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call 568-5102.

Harvest Bazaar at St. Vincent de Paul Church

COVENTRY — St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6 St. Vincent de Paul St., will host a Harvest Bazaar on November 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will feature handmade items, Grandma’s attic, baked goods, raffles, pot-of-gold, kid’s games as well as breakfast and lunch.

Saint Anthony Church to host annual Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Saint Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave., will host its annual Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will feature entertainment, games for children, gift baskets, a penny social, jewelry and handcrafted items. The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. The grand raffles will offer more than $4,000 in cash prizes. All proceeds will benefit youth ministry and religious education programs. For more information, call 401-353-5215.

St. Jean Baptiste Church to host annual Turkey Roll

WARREN — St. Jean Baptiste Church, 328 Main St., will host its annual Turkey Roll on Sunday, Nov. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature turkey raffles, cash raffle, lottery pull-tabs, children’s games, door prizes, and other special raffles. The kitchen will be open all afternoon serving hot foods and soft drinks.

Knights of Columbus to host blood drive

WOONSOCKET— Knights of Columbus Council 113 will host a blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1200 Mendon Road.

St. Anthony’s Chapel to Host Deanery Holy Hour

WEST WARWICK — St. Anthony’s Chapel, 17 Woodside Ave., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life on Monday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m., and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, homily, silent adoration, and Benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

New Catholic Group for Mothers scheduled

PROVIDENCE — A new “Catholic Moms Group” in Rhode Island will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Holy Ghost Church. The group will meet in the church hall located in the basement. The group is intended to provide support, friendship and the affirmation of our role as Catholic mothers. Fathers and children are also welcome to attend the group meetings. 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: or

Mass for Health and Healing planned

WARREN — On Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 324 Main St., the community will celebrate the monthly Mass for Health and Healing. This Mass takes place on the second Tuesday evening of each month. All who are experiencing emotional, physical or spiritual challenges are encouraged to receive the sacrament of the sick and be prayed with. Following Mass the sacrament of reconciliation will be available. All are welcome.

Annual Turkey Trot at St. Bartholomew

PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Parish will host its annual Turkey Trot on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the church hall, 311 Laurel Hill Ave. with doors opening at 6 p.m., and will feature plenty of prizes, turkey giveaways and free refreshments. There will also be a menu of food items available for purchase from the kitchen. For more information, please contact the rectory at 944-4466.

St. Margaret School plans ‘Drop In Day’

RUMFORD — St. Margaret School will host ‘Drop In Day’ for parents to visit the school in session on Nov. 15, 9 a.m. – noon. Call Principal Lee Ann Nunes for further information at 434-2338.

St. John Paul II Parish Christmas Bazaar

PAWTUCKET — St. John Paul II Parish, 697 Central Ave., to host a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature gifts, tools, handmade items, baked goods, penny social, books, children’s games, giant raffle and split the pot. The kitchen will be open both days. For more information, call 726-7197.

Columbiettes to host Turkey Raffle

RIVERSIDE — Columbiettes #3623 are hosting a Turkey Raffle Fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the East Providence Knights of Columbus Council, 3200 Pawtucket Ave. The event will also feature raffles, bake sale, free hotdogs and chili, cash bar for those 21+. Please bring non-perishable, unexpired food items and get free tickets to be entered into a raffle. All food items collected will be donated to Hope and Faith Food Drive. Proceeds to benefit the Columbiettes charities.

St. Pius V to host Grill the Priest event

NORTH PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Young Adult group and parish to host Grill the Priest event on Thursday, November 16 from 6 – 10 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Dillon Council, 1675 Douglas Ave. Come ask questions to a lively panel of priest-experts including Father John Vidmar, OP (Providence College), Father Christopher Murphy, Father Leo Checkai, OP and Father Nicholas Fleming. This is a young adult event open to anyone in their 20s and 30s. $5 at the door. Dinner will be provided by the Knights of Columbus and cash bar available to those 21+. For more information, visit

Annual bazaar scheduled at St. Brigid’s Church

JOHNSTON — St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., is holding their annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the church hall. Vendors have an array of homemade crafts, popular knitted items, jewelry, holiday articles, handmade cards, rosaries, journals, holiday wood crafts, homemade pastries, wine corking, theme baskets, silent auction and a food court serving hot Italian sandwiches, pizza, drinks, miscellaneous snacks and hot dogs. On Kangaroo Joey from Launch Trampoline will visit on Saturday to greet the children and adults. Admission is free.

Thanksgiving Family Bingo at St. Adalbert

PROVIDENCE — St. Adalbert’s Parish, 866 Atwells Ave., will host a Thanksgiving Family Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:15 p.m. The evening will also feature basket raffles, a penny social, Polish and American foods with takeout available. The Vigil Mass for Sunday will be at 4:30 p.m. Please call 351-9306 for more information.

St. Joseph Church to host a holiday bazaar

HOPE VALLEY — St. Joseph Church, 1105 Main St, to host a holiday bazaar and quilt raffle to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society and other local charities, on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the church hall. The bazaar will feature the children’s choir, free pictures with Santa, breakfast, silent auction, free children’s crafts, white elephant table, homemade pastries and crafts by parishioners. Quilt raffles tickets will be sold all day, with a drawing at 1 p.m. For more information, call 539-8311.

St. Catherine Church plans bazaar

WARWICK — St. Catherine Church, 3252 Post Road, will hold its annual bazaar on November 18 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the church basement. The event will feature crafts, homemade items, books, a white elephant table and raffles, as well as a penny social along with baked goods. Lunch and coffee will be available.

Sisters to host annual Christmas bazaar

PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., will host its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offerings will include handmade crafts, baked goods, split-the-pot, spin-the-wheel money drawing, Christmas items and “nearly-new” tables. All proceeds will support the mission of the Little Sisters to serve the elderly poor.

Annual Christmas Bazaar at Fruit Hill Day Services for Elderly

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Fruit Hill Day Services for Elderly, 399 Fruit Hill Ave., will host an annual Christmas Bazaar in the Peace Barn on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be many raffles and baskets. For more information, call 353-5805.

Bazaar on Broadway scheduled

PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., St. Mary Church will present its annual Bazaar on Broadway, at Paul Cuffee School, 30 Barton St., located behind Church of St. Mary. Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of St. Mary Church. The bazaar will feature unique gifts and decorations including creative holiday greenery, personalized ornaments, home and hostess gifts, “upcycled” crafts, fine knitted fashions, handcrafted jewelry, stylish accessories, a children’s boutique and homemade confections. More bargains will be found in the gently used Christmas items. The Christmas Café will feature coffee, pastry, soup, chili and specialty of the house, authentic Korean dishes prepared by parishioners. For more information, visit or call the parish office 274-3434.

Stage play ‘The Tuckers’ comes to McVinney

PROVIDENCE — “The Tuckers” is the latest stage play by local artistic director, Helen Baskerville-Dukes. In this episode, Mack Tucker overhears that his mother-in-law will be staying at his home for two weeks, and he will find it difficult for his controlling and meddling mother-in-law not to discover the secret he’s been keeping from his wife. One night only at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. For more information or for tickets, visit

Intentional Discipleship: Moving from Maintenance to Mission

MILTON, Mass. — The Archdiocese of Boston is hosting Intentional Discipleship: Moving from Maintenance to Mission, an evangelization conference, at Fontbonne Academy in Milton, MA on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Keynote speakers include Sean Bryan, a.k.a. “The Papal Ninja,” from the NBC series American Ninja Warrior and director of the Lay Mission Project; and Bobby Vidal, director of Lay Formation and Evangelization at St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Santa Clarita, Calif. Breakout sessions on evangelization strategies and exhibits featuring formation resources from national Catholic publishers offered. To register, visit For more information, call Margaret Wakelee at 617-746-5746.

Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar at Christ the King

WEST WARWICK — The Church of Christ the King will host its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the church hall at 124 Legris Ave. The event will have something for everyone including crafts, jewelry, wine & dine, candy, a kid’s booth, pick-a-straw, social scene, major raffle, lottery, baked goods and more. The kitchen will be open during the bazaar for breakfast and lunch both days. Flu Shots will also be offered on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our Lady of Good Help Christmas Bazaar

MAPLEVILLE — Our Lady of Good Help, 1063 Victory Hwy, to host a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year’s bazaar will feature a wide variety of hand-made items including graham cracker house kits, chocolates, holiday treats, and baked goods for sale, special raffles including split-the-pot, penny social. Santa will also visit on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 am. to noon. The kitchen will be serving light lunch items and refreshments as well.

Memorial Mass to be held for Eileen George

WORCESTER, Mass. — On November 26, 3 p.m. in St. John’s Church, 44 Temple St. Worcester, Mass., Meet-the-Father Ministry will host a Memorial Mass marking the sixth month anniversary of Eileen George’s passing. Following Mass there will be prayers for healing and a reception follow in the church hall. For more information, visit

Gregorian Concert Choir to perform at Carmelite Monastery

BARRINGTON — On Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m., the Gregorian Concert Choir of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul will perform at the Carmelite Monastery, 25 Watson Ave. Admission is $10 at the door on the day of the event. For more information or directions, call 401-245-3421 ext. 1.