Celebration in honor of Black History Month
PROVIDENCE — In honor of Black History Month the Office of Black Catholic Ministry for the Diocese of Providence and St. Patrick Church community will host a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event, entitled “A Dream of Unity: One Nation Under God” will take place, Sunday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, contact the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, 401-278-4552.
La Salette Retreat Center to host support group for separated, divorced persons
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The La Salette Retreat Center will host a support group for separated and divorced persons on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. For more information or for directions, please contact Dottie at 508-642-1928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Church, the World, and Father Hesburgh: Legacy and Lessons’
PROVIDENCE — Providence College’s 2020 Randall Lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, in the Fiondella Great Room in the Ruane Center. Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C., this year’s Rev. Robert J. Randall Professor in Christian Culture, will deliver a lecture entitled “The Church, the World, and Father Hesburgh: Legacy and Lessons.” This event is free and open to the public.
From Temptation to Transfiguration and beyond
MIDDLETOWN —All are invited to a lecture about the journey through Lent to Easter with the Sunday Gospels with Father David Reid, SSCC, scripture scholar and author, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., St. Lucy Parish Center, 909 West Main Road. Bring your bible for the best experience. Free will offering appreciated. For more information, contact Sister Marie Cooper at 909-728-0090.
Bingo to benefit those attending Steubenville East Youth Conference
PASCOAG —Bingo Night to benefit those attending Steubenville East Youth Conference will be held on February 21, at St. Joseph Church in the parish hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 6 p.m. Must be 18 years and older to play.
Mardi Gras Comedy Night Supper
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its third annual Mardi Gras/Comedy Night on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The event features John Perrotta and his Comedy Troupe and includes a pasta dinner and penny social. Tickets are now available after the Masses or at the rectory during office hours. All are welcome. For more information, call the rectory at 861-7265.
Day of Retreat in Spanish for Legion of Mary, family and friends
PROVIDENCE — The Legion of Mary will host a retreat in Spanish on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 538 Broadway. The retreat will be facilitated by Father Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, a graduate of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Priest Fraternity of St. Peter. The retreat is free and open to all Spanish speaking parishioners and friends of the Legion. Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee and drinks will be provided. For more information call Elvira 401-286-8290 or Marissa 516-808-8342.
All-you-can-eat Pasta and Meatball Supper
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 33 Division St. will host an all-you-can-eat pasta and meatball supper on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4 – 7 p.m., in Father Brindamour Hall. The meal includes salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. There will also be a raffle for a stainless steel over-the-range microwave oven (replacement installation is included). The snow date is Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the parish office at 766-1558. They will also be available at the door. The proceeds from this event will benefit parish social ministry programs.
Annual Tea Party at St. Elizabeth Church
BRISTOL — The Holy Rosary Sodality of St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St., will sponsor their 5th Annual Tea Party on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 – 3 p.m., in the Tea Room, located in the parish auditorium next door to the church. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. For tickets, reservations or more information, call Pauline 253-7488. Many kinds of hot tea will be available, along with mini-sandwiches and sweets, served by the “Tea Cup Girls.” There will be a “Hat Contest” (wearing hats is optional). Prizes will be awarded for hats that are: Most Original, Most Beautiful and Most Likely to be seen at Buckingham Place.
St. Anthony Church to hold a Malassadas sale
WEST WARWICK — St. Anthony Church will hold a Malassadas sale on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. – noon.
40 Days for Life Lenten Campaign
PROVIDENCE — The Lenten Campaign will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 and conclude on Saturday, April 4. The diocese is asking parishes to adopt a day (7 a.m. / 7 p.m.) or individuals to adopt an hour for a peaceful and prayerful vigil at Planned Parenthood, Providence during the 40 Days of Lent. If you are interested in learning more about the campaign that calls for prayer, fasting and community outreach to pray to end abortion in our nation, contact Carol Owens, Office of Life and Family Ministry, at 278-2518.
St. Brendan Parish plans Mardi Gras celebration
RIVERSIDE — On Saturday, Feb 29, from 6 - 9:30 p.m. St. Brendan Parish will celebrate Mardi Gras with a night of authentic Cajun food, drinks, dancing and raffles. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This is a 21+ event. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 433-2680 or email email@example.com.
‘Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community’
PROVIDENCE — Suzanne Belote Shanley & Brayton Shanley will present on“Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community, 42 Years of Nonviolence,” on Sunday, March 1 from 2:30-4:00 p.m., in O’Brien Hall, behind St. Augustine Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Ave. This event is sponsored by Pax Christi RI. For more information, call 401-323-1136.
First Saturday Devotions to Our Lady
PROVIDENCE — Please join Relevant Radio, the St. Augustine Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Men of St. Joseph for the First Saturday Devotions to Our Lady of Fatima at St. Augustine Church on March 7. Devotions begin with the Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:45 p.m. (continuing until 5 p.m.), the Holy Rosary in music and song at 4 p.m. private meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Mass with Holy Communion beginning at 5 p.m. All are invited on each of the five first Saturdays for this very beautiful and special devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary.
St. Bartholomew Church to hold Parish Dinner Dance
CRANSTON —St. Bartholomew Church will hold its annual Parish Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. A Silent Auction will be held for those who wish to participate and bid on the many great items. For ticket information or for further details, please call the rectory at 944-4466.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend
PROVIDENCE — There are four post-abortion retreats scheduled for 2020. The Spanish retreats will be held on March 20, 21, 22 and October 16, 17, 18 and the English retreats will be held on March 27, 28, 29 and October 23, 24, 25. To learn more about the retreat weekends and how you can participate, call Carol at 278-2518 for the English retreat and Loren at 742-1510 for the Spanish retreat. This is a ministry offered by the Office of Life and Family Ministry. All calls are confidential.
First Saturday Mass honoring Our Lady
PROVIDENCE — A Mass will be held each First Saturday of the month to honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The Recitation of the Rosary and prayers to Our Lady will follow immediately after Mass. All are cordially invited.
Free Income Tax Preparation
PROVIDENCE — Amos House, a fully handicap-accessible agency at 460 Pine Street in Providence, prepares free income tax returns for those who earned $56,000 or less in 2019. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening appointments from 4 p.m. on may be made through April 15 by calling 401-272-0220. Amos House will also host Saturday walk-in-only sessions from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on February 8, March 14 and April 11. Other free tax sites in R.I. and M.A. may be found by calling the number 211.
New time for St. Jude Novena
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., has recently changed the St. Jude Novena time to noon on Tuesdays. The parish will resume the 6 p.m. time slot on Tuesday, March 10 after Daylight Saving Time begins.
Masses for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing in ASL
PROVIDENCE / WARREN — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites the community to take part in the following Masses: Every Sunday at 9 a.m., at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Providence; and every Sunday, at 8 a.m., at St. Mary of the Bay, Warren. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the reopening of The Museum of Family Prayer
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — The Museum of Family Prayer is restored and reopened following damage as a result of a fire in the chapel in December. Staff are ready to greet families and have special activities and fun food planned to celebrate the museum’s restoration. Come on in and share the power of family prayer through state of the art interactive, educational, reflective and immersive opportunities, museum exhibits, graphics and media content creating a lively, interactive and unique experience. Daily Rosary and Mass are held at the Museum chapel from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. For more information visit www.MuseumOfFamilyPrayer.org.