Around the Diocese 07.28.16


Celtic Cultures: An evening of Irish and Scottish music

PROVIDENCE — Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, 99 Camp St., will host a free evening of Irish and Scottish Music on Saturday, August 13, at 6:30 p.m. Mezzo –soprano Elizabeth Walsh and pianist Jacob Stott will perform a program of Scottish and Irish classics including “Star of County Down,” “Ye Banks” and “Braes O’Bonny Doune,” and “Danny Boy.” The program will also include the popular Mummers’ Dance. Donations will be accepted to support the evangelization efforts at Holy Name.

Catholic Women’s League to host luncheon

CRANSTON — The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Ghost Church, will sponsor a luncheon on Saturday, August 13, at Vesuvio, 1401 Park Ave., Cranston at noon. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information call 421-3551.

Blessed Sacrament Parish to host concert

PROVIDENCE — Blessed Sacrament Church, 239 Regent Ave., presents Michael James Mette in concert August 21, from 6 - 8 p.m. He and his family will be sharing music, songs, prayer and spiritual joy for all ages. Light refreshments will be served. For tickets call Blessed Sacrament Rectory 401-751-7575. Proceeds go to Blessed Sacrament School.

Mass for the deaf, hard of hearing

PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: St. Charles Borromeo, Woonsocket, 9 a.m., held on the first Sunday of every month; St. Jean Baptiste, Warren, 9 a.m., every Sunday; Christ the King, South Kingston, 11 a.m. (11:35 a.m. after Labor Day) held on the second Sunday of every month; St. Michael’s, Providence, 9:30 a.m., lower hall, held on the third Sunday of every month. For more information, call 278-4578.

The annual SPRED Mass and picnic

EXETER — All are invited to attend the 27th annual SPRED Mass and picnic on Saturday August 6 at 10 a.m., at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community, 84 Exeter Road. For more information, call 278-4578 or 837-8836.

St. Bartholomew Church to host Feast and Festival

PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., will hold its annual Feast and Festival on Friday, August 12 from 5 - 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 from 3 - 10 p.m. There will be Italian, American and Spanish foods available for purchase, as well as rides and games and nightly entertainment from 6 – 10 p.m. The Vini Ames Duo will perform on Friday, Gemini Band on Saturday, and DJ Eddie the Fixer on Sunday. A trilingual Mass in honor of St. Bartholomew will be held on Sunday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. with the traditional religious procession following. For more information please call 944-4466 or visit

Saint Rocco’s Church to celebrate Feast and Festival

JOHNSTON — Saint Rocco’s Church, 927 Atwood Ave., will host its annual Feast and Festival on August 15- 21, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 6-10 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will take place on Saturday, 9:30 p.m., and there will be live entertainment under the big tent featuring Christiana Rodi & Derek Capobianco; RNJ Review; Abrosiani; Gemini; R. I. Veterans Band; and the Reggie Centracchio Quintet. There will be religious articles for sale, games, food court, beer garden, raffles with Grand Prize: 2016 Lincoln MKZ for 2 years and 21,000 miles. The feat Mass will be celebrated Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m.; followed by procession and festival. For details, view the church bulletin at

Holy Hour in honor of St. John Vianney

WOONSOCKET — A Holy Hour in honor of St. John Vianney will take place on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St. There will be recitation of the Rosary as well as a special talk. Confession will be available.

Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille weekend

FALL RIVER, Mass. — An upcoming New England Retrouvaille marriage renewal weekend will be held on September 16-18. Retrouvaille is a worldwide program sponsored by the Catholic Church for married couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriages. The weekend is designed to save troubled marriages by equipping couples with the proper tools to develop effective communication skills which are critical for a successful marital relationship. To register for this weekend or for more information, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit

St. Philomena School Accepting Applications, Offering Tours

PORTSMOUTH — St. Philomena School is accepting applications for its early education and primary programs for the 2016-17 school year. All grades are full day and include foreign languages, technology, with exciting after-school activities as well as an after-school care program. Please call 683-0268, ext. 114, to make an appointment for a tour.

SS. John and James Parish to host healing service

WEST WARWICK — SS. John and James Parish invites all to celebrate a Mass with healing service on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served in the school cafeteria following the Mass. Both areas are handicapped accessible. Please RSVP no later than August 13 to Jacki, the parish secretary, at 821-7661.

Parish hosts weekly ‘Cruise Night’

CHEPACHET — St. Eugene Parish, 1251 Putnam Pike, will host a weekly ‘Cruise Night’ in the church parking lot each Friday from 4:30 p.m. to dusk. The event welcomes all classic and antique vehicles, cars or trucks and will feature music, food, raffles and door prizes.

Second annual Altar Boy Camp

TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., is proud to announce the second annual Altar Boy Camp. This is a three-day event, August 8-10, with prayer, training, food and fun, closing with a Solemn Mass and family cookout. All boys who serve at the altar, as well as non-parishioners are gratefully welcome. For more information and registration form, visit or call 624-8131.

Summer Vespers to be held

BARRINGTON — The Holy Angels Choir invites all to join in a series of Summer Vespers performances. “Evensong” is typically an evening service focusing on the singing of hymns as a reflective and prayerful act of devotion. There will be singing of beloved and well-known hymns, old and new. Donations will be accepted at the door for the Holy Angels Social Outreach Ministry. Come to listen, meditate and sing along on the following evenings August 6 and August 13 from 6 – 6:40 p.m. For more information, contact Nicholas Rocha at

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Retreat to be offered

WARWICK — Called By Name Ministry for Spiritual Life will offer The Full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius - Retreat in Everyday Life at St. Catherine’s Church from September 15, through May 11, 2017. For information call Deborah Notarianni at 401-742-7637 or email: Register at Called By Name Ministry offers Spiritual Direction, Silent Directed Retreats, and The Full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Everyday Life.

Jesus Saviour Church to host annual summer bazaar

NEWPORT— Jesus Saviour Church, 1 Vernon Ave., will hold its annual summer bazaar on Thursday, July 28 – Saturday, July 30, from 7-11 p.m. each evening. The bazaar will feature popular bingo, pull tabs and assorted game booths. Homemade fava, chourico sandwiches and pastries are the specialty of the kitchen every night. Thursday and Friday evenings there will be a raffle drawing of $250. The major raffle drawings totaling $2,500 will be drawn Saturday evening. For more information call 847-1267.

The East Bay Hope and Cope Support Group to meet

PORTSMOUTH — The East Bay Hope and Cope Support Group will meet Sunday, July 31at 5 p.m. in the Chapel Meeting Room (CMR under the Chapel) at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road. This program is free. No registration is required. If you are dealing with a loved one or friend in need of recovery or currently in recovery from addiction, alcoholism or mental distress, then this group is for you. For more information email Deacon John Silvia at


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