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Special Events Listings for 09.05.19

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Chowder, clam cakes and burger night
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will open the kitchen in the church hall on September 6 for chowder, clam cakes, burgers and fries from 5 – 7 p.m. The parish will host this event every first Friday of the month. For more information, call the rectory at 861-7265.
St. Agatha Church to host yard sale
WOONSOCKET — St. Agatha Church, 34 Joffre Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, call 767-2950.
St. Ambrose Church to host annual Clambake
ALBION — St. Ambrose Church, 191 School St., will hold its annual Clambake on Sunday, Sept. 8, on the church grounds from noon – 5 p.m. There will be clam cakes and chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs, dynamites, doughboys, home-baked goods and more. The event will also feature games for children and adults, music and raffles. Free admission. For more information, call the parish office at 401-333-1568.
Knights of Columbus to host breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Breakfast at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, September 8, 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 celebrated at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd., on Sunday, Sept. 8 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.
First Annual Car Show at the Villa
NORTH SMITHFIELD — On September 8, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., the Villa at Saint Antoine will host their First Annual Car Show. The event is free and open to the public. To register your car, contact Kristen, 767-2574 or check-in on Sunday morning between 9 - 11:30 a.m. The event will offer music, raffles, breakfast sandwiches, burgers, sausage and peppers, a variety of snack items, and a beer and beverage tent for 21+. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. to Best In Show, People’s Choice, Community Classic, Best Engine, Best Truck, and Top 15 Picks. Visit Saint Antoine Community’s Facebook page for more information or call 767-2574.
Indoor Yard Sale at Woodlawn Catholic Regional School
PAWTUCKET — Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St., Pawtucket, RI, will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. The items to be sold include desktop computers, file cabinets, cafeteria tables, book cases, children’s desks and chairs, holiday decorations, and more. Visit WCRS one last time and find a great bargain.
Catholic Underground
PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will be held at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning with Holy Hour with Vespers at 7:30 p.m. in the church.
African Catholic Community to celebrate CD launch
PROVIDENCE — The African Catholic Community of Rhode Island will host a music album launch on September 14, 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall, 21 Traverse St. Admission is free. Support the African Catholic Community by purchasing a CD. The evening will be a rich variety of African traditional music and delicious African dishes. For more information, call 391-2230 or 996-1602.
Car Show to benefit Father John V. Doyle School
COVENTRY — Father John V. Doyle School will host a Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be more than 70 cars on display, along with food, vendors and games for children.
Knights to sponsor Blood Drive
PROVIDENCE — The St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Council 11684 will be having a Blood Drive on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Ave. The drive is in memory of Francesca Illiano who passed away at 5 months old. The blood drive will feature Star Wars characters; Star Wars books; a reading circle for the children while the parents give blood; pizza strips, Spanish pies and calzones, cookies, juice and coffee. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also register at www.ribc.org/drives to make an appointment.
Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 5 - 6 p.m. in the chapel meeting room, under the chapel, at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E. Main Road. If you know someone who is supporting a loved one or friend in need of recovery or currently in recovery yourself, then this group is for you. This program is free and provides a wonderful focus on Catholic Spirituality to support recovery. No registration is required. For more information, send an email to Deacon John Silvia at deaconjohn@jsilvia.com.
Regina Coeli Society meeting scheduled
CRANSTON — The next meeting of the Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary’s Church, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Mass will be held at 6 p.m. in the upper church. A meeting will follow at 7 p.m. in the parish center. New members are always welcome.
Presentation and Discussion of pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’
PROVIDENCE — On Friday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., St. Augustine Parish, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., will present the pro-life movie “Unplanned.” “Unplanned” is the real-life story of Abby Johnson who was a Planned Parenthood executive before having a conversion to the pro-life movement and Catholic Church. A discussion will be held downstairs in O’Brien Hall following the movie. Please note that due to the “R” rating, children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or have written permission to view the movie. For more information, call 401-831-3503 or email staugprov@verizon.net.
Auction event to benefit Mustard Seed Community
NARRAGANSETT—St. Thomas More Parish will host an evening to benefit the disabled orphans in the Dominican Republic. Parish missionaries will visit the Mustard Seed Community in February 2020. The event will be held at The Dunes Club on September 20 with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are available in the parish office. Please call 789-7682 for more information or to donate to the auction. The Dunes Club is located at 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Business casual attire - valet parking will be available.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass
PROVIDENCE — A Mass with prayers for healing will be celebrated at St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11:30 a.m. by Father Joseph Pranzo. 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 every third Saturday every other month. For more information, call 401-944-4466. Prayer shawls will be available free of charge. Donations are appreciated. All are welcome.
St. Eugene Church to host yard sale
CHEPACHET — St. Eugene Church will host the annual yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the parish parking lot on Route 44. There will be themed raffle baskets as well as a special raffle of a 5-Burner Gas Grill. Refreshments will include hamburgers, hotdogs, baked goods, soda and more. The rain date is September 28. For more information, please contact the parish rectory at 401-568-5102.
Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support Group
PROVIDENCE — The Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support Group, offered by the Office of Life and Family, will be held at St. Pius V Rectory, 55 Elmhurst Ave., Saturday mornings 10 – 11:30 a.m., October 5 through November 16. This seven week support group provides a peaceful and healing environment for people to learn about grief and to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings, all with the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. This group will be facilitated by the St. Pius V Bereavement Ministry, and is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call Pat Owen at 401- 274-3854.
Seasons of Hope Grief Support Group
WESTERLY — Seasons of Hope will offer a six-week support group for those searching for comfort, hope and peace after losing a loved one. Each meeting includes prayer, Scripture reading and reflection, a video and discussion. Meetings will be Saturdays October 19 – November 23, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly. For more information, please contact the St. Pius X rectory at 401-596-2535.