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Special Event Listings 11.7.19

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Sacred Heart Church plans Christmas Bazaar
WEST WARWICK — The annual Sacred Heart Church Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 from noon – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The event will feature, arts and crafts, a penny social, roll-ups, jewelry, homemade pastries, a wine booth, special raffle and more. The kitchen will be open throughout with a variety of hot and cold sandwiches. Friday night will feature clam cakes and chowder. For information, call 821-4184.
Knights of Columbus to host turkey raffle
RIVERSIDE —The Knights of Columbus Bishop Hickey Council #3623 will host a turkey raffle on Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Complete Thanksgiving dinners to be won. Win turkeys and many other raffle prizes. There will be free hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza and coffee. The event takes place on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at 50 Crescent View.
Knights of Columbus to host pasta dinner
BRISTOL — The Bristol Knights of Columbus Council 379 will host a pasta dinner in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6- 8 p.m. All proceeds from the dinner will support the cross country team’s purchase of new uniforms at the school. Please contact Past Grand Knight Warren Rensehausen to reserve tickets by email at wrensehausen@hotmail.com or by cell 401-200-1047.
Lincoln Knights to host breakfast for veterans, first responders
LINCOLN — In honor of their service to the country and community, the Lincoln Council Knights of Columbus will host breakfast for veterans and first Responders on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. The breakfast will be prepared and served by members of the Knights of Columbus at the Council Home at 171 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln. All veterans and first responders in the community are welcome to attend. There is no charge for this full breakfast. The Knights of Columbus are also collecting brand new items in support of Operation ROVAC (Remembering Our Veterans at Christmas). The items collected will be donated to men and women at the RI Veterans Home in Bristol, RI. Suggested items are winter hats, gloves, and scarves, shirts, pajamas, underwear, khaki pants, jeans, sweatpants, sweaters, and jackets. (Sizes medium - 4X). Also DVD movies, CD’s, greeting cards and full size Dove soap, stick deodorant, shaving cream and cologne/perfume.
Pizza on the Patio at OLP Seminary
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Vocations will host a pizza night on November 9 at 6 p.m. It is a great opportunity for men interested in the priesthood to share in fraternity and to visit Our Lady of Providence Seminary at 485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Providence. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Father Brian Morris, Director of Vocations at rev.brian.morris@gmail.com.
St. Robert Bellarmine Christmas Bazaar
JOHNSTON — A fundraising Christmas Bazaar featuring food, games, crafts, raffles, a silent auction and vendor tables will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church Hall, 1804 Atwood Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon - 4:30 p.m. and from 6:15 – 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit St. Robert’s Food Shelf, which provides food to all neighbors in need, regardless of religious affiliation. For information, contact Sandy at 946-3262. To inquire about a vendor table, contact Carol at 233-2330.
Pro-life film ‘Unplanned’ to be shown at St. Luke’s
BARRINGTON — A celebration for life including the showing of the hit movie, “Unplanned: The Abby Johnson Story” will take place in the St. Luke School gymnasium, 10 Waldron, Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the film screening and learn about the area’s pro-life resources. Doors will open following the 5 p.m. Mass. Parking is available in the church lot. Admission is free and includes light refreshments. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. R.S.V.P. is appreciated, but not required to attend. For more information or questions please call Jean at 401-310-0352 or jernster7@gmail.com. This event is being sponsored by the St. Luke’s Respect Life Committee and the St. Luke’s Council Knights of Columbus.
Holly Berry Bazaar
WEST WARWICK — SS. John & James & St. Mary’s Parish will hold their annual Holly Berry Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event takes place in the cafeteria of the school building at 17 St. John St., West Warwick. The bazaar features raffles, jewelry, baked goods, crafts, knit and sew, gifts roll-up, candy Santa and Lulu’s famous pork pie.
Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair planned at Holy Trinity Parish
WOONSOCKET — Holy Trinity Parish (formerly Our Lady Queen of Martyrs), will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Monsignor Gadoury School, Norm Malo Hall, 1371 Park Ave. The bazaar will feature many vendors and many parish booths including baked goods and fudge. There will be a gift certificate raffle, split-the- pot, themed baskets and special raffles. Activities for the children will also be available, as well as Santa for photos. The kitchen will be open for continental breakfast, and lunch will include dynamites. The bazaar is organized by the Holy Name Society and Outreach Ministries.
Catholic Underground at St. Patrick Church
PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. Holy Hour begins at 7:30 p.m. Afterward please join Catholic evangelist, Amanda Vernon in concert at 9 p.m. Vernon will share original music and share the faith-filled stories behind the songs. For more information, visit amandavernon.com.
Saint Vincent de Paul Church Harvest Bazaar
COVENTRY — Saint Vincent de Paul Church, 6 St. Vincent de Paul St., will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the school auditorium. Admission is free. There will be breakfast and lunch available as well as baked goods and pork pies for sale. Specialty basket raffles, cash raffles, roll-ups, craft booth, grandma’s attic, candy booth and children’s games. For more information, please call 401-821-8719 or visit olcsvp.org.
Knights of Columbus Book Sale slated
PROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual book sale fundraiser following all Masses on the weekend of November 9 and 10, at St. Augustine Church, 639 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Mass times are 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to the previous books written by parishioner and Knight Paul Caranci, the sale will feature his newly published and released work, “Heavenly Portrait: The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.”
Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat
PROVIDENCE — If you have experienced an abortion, there is hope and healing. Come back to Jesus with all of your heart and experience his healing power as you begin your journey to wholeness once again. The next retreats will be held on the following dates: November 9, 10, 11 in English and November 15, 16, 17 in Spanish. For English retreats, call Carol at 278-2528 or Judy at 351-7730 and for the Spanish retreat call Loren at 742-1510 or Rosa at 688-4687. This is a ministry offered by the Diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry. All calls are confidential.
Craft Fair to be held at All Saints STEAM Academy
MIDDLETOWN — All Saints STEAM Academy, 915 West Main Road will hold its annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Many local artisans and vendors will be there featuring handmade crafts, jewelry and other items. Free parking and entrance. For more information, call 848-4300.
Knights schedule breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN —The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the Council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Children 6 and under are free.
Mass for healing offered at St. James Chapel
CHARLESTOWN — A Mass with prayers for healing will be offered at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd., on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. by Father Paul Desmarais, pastor of St. Mary/St. James Parish. Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass. This Mass will be offered the second Sunday of each month through June 2020. For more information, call 401-364-7214 or visit stmjparish.org.
Knights to host annual Game Dinner
CRANSTON — Scalabrini Council Knights of Columbus will host the annual Game Dinner at Santa Maria Di Prata Club, 29 Walnut Grove Ave., at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. The 8 course dinner prepared by Ralph’s Catering includes: Venison calzone, antipasto, venison chili, wild boar and peas, pasta with venison meatballs and sausage, venison teriyaki, rabbit cacciatore and venison meatloaf with potatoes. All dishes served family style. Proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island, Providence Canteen and local charities. Ladies welcome. Contact Peter Lentini for tickets and reservations at 401-944-2613.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Church to host Holiday Bazaar
EXETER — Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the parish hall, 84 Exeter Road.
Christmas Wonderland 2019 at St. Eugene Church
CHEPACHET — St. Eugene Church will hold a Christmas Wonderland Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., featuring a huge sleigh filled with gifts; plus, major and special raffles, including Dinner with “Chef” Father Dandeneau, hourly door prizes, a money tree, straw game, gift baskets, many craft tables, and fine food: clam cakes and chowder, pulled pork sandwiches, meat pies, sausage and pepper and meatball sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, and a wide variety of baked goods; and special guest: Santa. For information, call 401-568-5102.
Little Sisters of the Poor to host Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge the one-day event will feature the ever-popular basket bonanza as well as a selection of Christmas wreaths, table top décor, and crafts, all hand-made with love by the Sisters, residents and staff. The event will also feature a bargain boutique, crystal palace, grab bags, games for children, bake sale and lunch in the dining room. For more information, call 401-723-4314 or visit www.littlesistersofthepoorpawtucket.org.
St. James Church to host Bazaar, Flea Market
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 33 Division St. will hold its annual parish bazaar and giant flea market on Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Father. Brindamour church hall, (bazaar and kitchen) and the Father Brouillette Center (flea market). Parish crafts such as wreaths, centerpieces, handmade ornaments, handcrafted jewelry, crochet and knit goods will be for sale as well as gifts for adults and children and baked goods, raffles, penny social, split-the-pot, gift certificates, and gift baskets. For more information, call St. James Church Rectory at (401) 766-1558.
St. Thomas More Parish  to show ‘Unplanned’
NARRAGANSETT — A celebration for life including the showing of the hit movie, “Unplanned: The Abby Johnson Story” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16 at St Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road, following the 4 p.m. Mass, with the movie beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and snacks provided. Come, bring a friend to learn about the area pro-life resources, and see “Unplanned.” Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have a signed permission slip. For more information or questions, please call the rectory at 401-789-7682.
Turkey Raffle at St. Brendan Parish
RIVERSIDE — St. Brendan Parish, 60 Turner Ave., will host a Turkey Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchen opens following the 5 p.m. Mass, raffles begin at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the parish at 433-2600 or stbrendan@cox.net for more information.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Holiday Bazaar
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 500 Metacom Ave., will have its annual holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The bazaar will feature a wide array of holiday items, the country store and the annual pie sale. The kitchen will be open to sell malassadas and other food.
Saints John and Paul Church Snowflake Bazaar
COVENTRY — Saints John and Paul Church, 341 South Main St., will host the 62nd Snowflake Bazaar on November 16, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and November 17, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Booths will feature handmade holiday crafts, homemade cookies, bingo, snack café, baked goods, children’s games and crafts, sports memorabilia, religious gifts, jewelry, raffles, gift baskets, a visit from Santa and more.
2019 Carmelite Monastery Benefit Concert
BARRINGTON — The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Barrington will host the annual benefit concert of “Sacred and Seasonal Music,” on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at 3 p.m., performed by the Gregorian Concert Choir. The concert will take place at the Carmelite Monastery Chapel, 25 Watson Ave, Barrington. Tickets can be purchased (or are available with a free will donation) at the Monastery office, or at the chapel door before the concert. For more information, call the Carmelite Monastery at (401) 245-3421.
St. Mary of the Bay Turkey Roll
WARREN — St. Mary of the Bay, 645 Main St., will host the annual Turkey Roll on Sunday, Nov. 17, noon- 4 p.m. The event will include turkey raffles, many specialty raffles, lottery pull-tabs, children’s games, door prizes, French meat pies and more.
Little Sisters of the Poor accepting donations for annual ‘Turkey Drop’
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor are accepting donations for their Annual Turkey Drop every day from November 17-23, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main Street. Each year the Sisters appreciate the generous offerings they receive of frozen turkeys which fill their refrigerators with future meals for their residents. For more information or to make special delivery arrangements, please call 401-723-4314.
Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional and Msgr. Gadoury Schools to hold open houses
WOONSOCKET — Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School will hold an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Monsignor Gadoury Catholic Regional School, 1371 Park Ave., for Pre-K 3 year – Grade 2 and at Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School, 1210 Mendon Road, for Grades 3 - 8. For more information please call 401-762-1095 or visit www.gwcrs.org.
Coping with Grief during the Holidays
EAST PROVIDENCE —The Office of Life and Family will offer a special workshop, “Coping with Grief during the Holidays,” which will be held at Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., on Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the rectory (side door, downstairs). Coping with grief during the holidays can be a time of great sorrow and apprehension. Many struggle with pain, loss, and feelings of emptiness, as well as countless other difficult thoughts and emotions. This workshop is designed to help those who are grieving to begin to heal and establish healthy ways to cope during the holidays with meaning, love and purpose, all within the light of the Catholic faith. This workshop is free and for adults only. Pre-registration is required. Please contact: Peter A Magnotta, LICSW at 421-7833, ext. 217, or email at pmagnotta@dioceseofprovidence.org.
Daughters of Isabella meeting
WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will hold their next meeting on November 18 at 7 p.m. in Father Lawless Hall. Please bring non-perishable food items and/or gift cards for Thanksgiving baskets. If interested in joining the organization, please call Regent Shirley Mello (401) 821-8461 with any questions.
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. 18, at 5 p.m. The evening will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, homily, silent adoration and benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Office of Life and Family to offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program
JOHNSTON — The Office of Life and Family will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Ave., downstairs in lower church (not handicap accessible). The meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8 p.m., November 19, through January 21, 2020, except for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. This support group provides a peaceful place to share and learn about grief with the spiritual comfort of the 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.
Christ the King to host annual concert
KINGSTON — Christ the King Church will host its 31st annual concert, featuring Tom Kendzia and the Christ the King Youth Choir — conducted by Heather Skidds — with special guest David Haas, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., at Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road. Tickets are available after Mass or in the parish office during the week. A free will donation will be taken at the concert, with all proceeds to benefit parish outreach programs.
Christmas Bazaar at St. John Paul II Parish
PAWTUCKET — Games, raffles, food, shopping, and more will be enjoyed in Saint Cecilia Church Hall, 750 Central Ave., on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a silent auction, numerous vendors, books, crafts, tools, plants and much more. The big cash raffle features a $5,000 grand prize! For more information call 401-722-1220.
St. Teresa Church Bazaar
PAWTUCKET — St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., will host a bazaar on November 22, from 5 – 8 p.m., and November 23, from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event will include raffles, thanksgiving baskets, entertainment basket, kitchen open both days, penny social, baked goods, wine cork game, outside vendors, children’s room, split-the-pot. All are welcome.
Christmas open house at Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Book and Gift Store
COVENTRY — Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Book and Gift Store, 477 Washington St., will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A large assortment of religious greeting cards, ornaments, books and children’s items will be available in addition to beautiful nativity sets, gift and Advent items. Children are welcome to participate in making a holiday craft. Free gift wrapping and refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Donna Perry at 401-556-5424.
Thanksgiving Family Bingo
PROVIDENCE — St. Adalbert’s Parish at 866 Atwells Ave., will host a Thanksgiving Family Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 23. It will start at 6 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5:15 p.m., games will begin at 6 p.m. The event will also feature cash and basket raffles and delicious Polish and American foods with takeout available. For more information, please visit www.stadalberts.us or call 351 – 9306.
St. Augustin Parish to host Christmas Bazaar
NEWPORT — St. Augustin Parish, 2 Eastnor Road, will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the parish hall.
Christmas Bazaar Christ the King Church
WEST WARWICK — Christ the King Church, 124 Legris Ave., will host a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will include many booths, baked goods, breakfast and lunch, visit and take photos with Santa, crafts, jewelry, pick-a-straw, raffles, lottery tree and more.
Woonsocket area Ecumenical Thanksgiving observance
WOONSOCKET — The annual Woonsocket area Ecumenical Thanksgiving observance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St. Free will offerings at this service will benefit the Harvest Community Church Men’s Shelter on North Main Street, Woonsocket. The public is invited. A reception will be held in the lower church after the ceremony.
Celebrating Deacon Lapierre’s 25th anniversary of diaconate ordination
MAPLEVILLE — On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. there will be a special Mass at Our Lady of Good Help, 1063 Victory Highway, for Deacon Richard Lapierre as he celebrates his 25th anniversary of Diaconate Ordination. A dinner will be hosted following the Mass at Bella’s Restaurant. For ticket information, please contact Cindy Manning at 401-568-8280.
Saint John the Baptist to host Christmas Bazaar
PAWTUCKET — Saint John the Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Ave., will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a money raffle, gift baskets, raffles, baked goods and food for purchase. New and used items will also be sold.