Special Event Listings 08.24.23


Take-Out Thursday
BARRINGTON — Take-Out Thursday will return to Holy Angels Church on August 31. A delicious carryout menu offering options of baked stuffed clams, eggplant parmigiana sandwiches served with potato chips, and a chicken and sausage tortellini served with a tossed salad garden and dinner roll is available. Chocolate chip cookies and a blueberry cheesecake delight will be sold for dessert. For more information and to order, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104 before Saturday, August 26 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Holy Angels Social Outreach Ministry, whose mission is to provide for those in need.
Our Lady of Fatima Feast
CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Feast will take place on Sept. 1–3 and will feature food, music, games for the children, raffles and more. Holy Mass will be celebrated Sunday at 6:30 p.m., at the outdoor sanctuary followed by a candlelight procession to honor the Blessed Mother. There is no entrance fee. Visit for the full schedule of events.
Polish-American Festival
CENTRAL FALLS — St. Joseph’s Parish, 391 High St., will host their annual Polish-American Festival, Friday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. – midnight; Saturday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. – midnight; and Sunday, Sept. 10, noon – 5 p.m. The event will feature music by Polka Baltic Boys Band and DJs, Polish-American food, games and various attractions.
Holy Name of Jesus Church to host yard sale
PROVIDENCE — Holy Name of Jesus Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will include religious items, books, pictures, frames, and household items.
Knights to host Clam Boil
RIVERSIDE — Bishop Hickey Council Knights to host a clam boil on Sunday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. at 20 Crescent View Ave. For tickets contact Gus 401-465-2488 or Ken 401-527-3010.
Professor to speak on workers’ rights
PROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Church Knights of Columbus will host Professor Dana Dillon on Thursday, Sept. 14 in recognition of Labor Day. Dillon will speak on workers’ rights and social justice as taught in Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum. The event will be at 7 p.m. in the church basement located at the rear of the church. Parking is available via either Smith Street or Mount Pleasant Avenue behind the church.
Mother of Life Pregnancy Center Annual Rose Gala
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Center will host its biggest annual fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at scenic Quidnessett Country Club, 950 North Quidnessett Road. The event features a cocktail hour and appetizers, two brief and touching client testimonies, a delicious sit-down dinner, a paddle raise, and dancing. Tickets may be purchased by September 3 online at or by phoning 401-421-0821.
Little Sisters plan indoor yard sale
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual indoor yard sale at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 - 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two-day sale will include home décor, jewelry, housewares, a small selection of furniture, holiday items, and more! All proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters’ mission of caring for the elderly poor. More information at

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
WEST WARWICK — Called By Name Ministry will offer the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola: A retreat in daily life, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. starting Sept. 20 - May 15. This is a lived experience of praying, meditating and reflecting on Scripture in order to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. There will also be a silent, directed retreat February 23-25, 2024. It will take place at St. Anthony Parish Center, 17 Woodside Ave. For more information, contact Deborah Notarianni at 401-742-7637 or Sue Geraghty at 508-479-3841
Speaker to discuss work toward elimation of nuclear weapons
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Peter Metz will speak on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m., in the Welcome Center of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, 947 Park St. Metz is a retired MIT educated engineer and Massachusetts Peace Action Nuclear Disarmament Working Group member who is motivated by his Catholic faith to work toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the La Salette chapter of Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for justice and peace. For additional information, please contact Elaine at

Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage
PROVIDENCE — The Dominican Friars will be taking part in a Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in traveling with a group from St. Pius V Parish, Providence, please contact Father Anthony VanBerkum, OP,

Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope Gala
WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope will host their first fundraiser dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Crowne Plaza. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner and program will follow at 6 p.m. The gala is an exciting evening for families and supporters to gather in community, celebrate the kick-off of the school’s inaugural year, and learn more about the vision of a classical Catholic education. Featured speakers will include Dr. Robert Duffy, headmaster, and Michael Casey, co-founder. Please visit to purchase tickets.

St. Francis Xavier Academy Homecoming
WARWICK — St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association (SXA) Homecoming celebration will take place October 22, 2023, with 11 a.m. Mass at St. Timothy Church, followed immediately by lunch at the Crowne Plaza. The class of 1973 will be honored for the 50th Anniversary. Gold rosaries are blessed and distributed to graduates during Mass. Scholarships for students attending Catholic high Schools will be announced during lunch. For more information contact Margaret Mathias 401-232-9006.
Bereavement support group
PROVIDENCE — The Bereavement Ministry of St. Pius V Parish will sponsor a monthly bereavement support group for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will give participants a safe and sacred space in which to learn about grief and to share their grief experiences. Meetings will be held at St. Pius V Church on the first Thursday of the month from September through February from 7-8 p.m. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Deadline to register for the first session is Aug. 31. There will be a different topic each month. In the first session, participants will identify common feelings, coping skills, self-care in dealing with feelings. We will also introduce the process for giving supportive feedback to each other. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please contact Dr. Guy Alba at