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Special Event Listings 10.07.21

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Nominate an individual/group for Diocese of Providence 150 Acts of Charity
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has launched a diocesan initiative to recognize 150 unsung individuals/groups from among the diocesan family who will perform new or increased volunteer efforts in diocesan parishes, Catholic schools and organizations or in their wider communities during the Diocese of Providence’s celebration of its 150th anniversary. Those who are selected for the honor will receive a personalized plaque with the diocesan logo of the 150th anniversary celebration. The motto for the sesquicentennial: “The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy,” will also be inscribed on each plaque. Recognition forms are now available on the diocesan website at https://dioceseofprovidence.org/150-acts-of-charity for anyone wishing to recognize an individual or group. Awards will be bestowed on individuals and groups throughout the 150th anniversary celebration, which concludes with a Mass at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on June 26, 2022.

Haunted Labyrinth to benefit Rejoice in Hope Youth Center
CRANSTON — The Haunted Labyrinth, located at the Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, 804 Dyer Ave., will take place from 7 - 10 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 8-10; 15-17; 22-24; and 29-31. For more information, visit hauntedlabyrinth.com. All proceeds to benefit Rejoice in Hope Youth Center.

Gregorian Concert Choir is seeking singers
PROVIDENCE — The Gregorian Concert Choir is seeking singers for its 2021-2022 season. For more information, please call Monsignor Anthony Mancini at 331-2434.

Covid-19, Youth and Mental Health
PROVIDENCE — St. Augustine Knights of Columbus Council #10557 will host a talk entitled, “Covid-19, Youth and Mental Health,” presented by Dr. Daniel Harrop, medical director associate of Anthem HealthCare and past president of the RI Catholic Medical Society. The evening will take place on Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at St. Augustine Church, 639 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Remote access live streaming is available on YouTube “St. Augustine Church Providence” or the parish Facebook page.

St. Francis Xavier Parish plans Mass and Candlelight Procession
EAST PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, Oct. 13, there will be a Mass at 6 p.m. [bilingual] at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Following the Mass, there will be a candlelight procession through the streets of East Providence in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. All are welcome to join in the procession and prayer for the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima.
Evening honoring Our Lady of Fatima
WEST WARWICK — St. John the Baptist Church will host an evening honoring Our Lady of Fatima with prayer of the Rosary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of roses to the Blessed Mother. Mario Marchese will be available to provide information on America Needs Fatima and Fatima Rosary Prayer Groups.
St. Philip to host Holy Hour for the Unborn
GREENVILLE — The Respect Life Ministry at Saint Philip Church will host a Holy Hour for the unborn, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., at Saint Philip Parish, 622 Putnam Pike Greenville. All are welcome to join in the prayers for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The holy hour will consist of adoration, prayers and the Rachel’s Rosary. For more information, contact Ashley Codding at 401-533-3455.
Public Square Rosary to take place in Arctic
WEST WARWICK — All are invited to join in a Public Square Rosary on Saturday, Oct. 16, at noon, rain or shine, at the Majestic Gazebo in Arctic. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by the America Needs Fatima organization in conjunction with the Legion of Mary of St. Anthony Parish, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States. For further information, please contact Kathy Sawey at 330-6257. Covid safety protocols in place, please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated and keep a safe and respectful distance.
Gloria Purvis to speak at Diocese of Providence 150th Anniversary event
PROVIDENCE — As part of the Diocese of Providence 150th Anniversary celebration, Gloria Purvis will visit McVinney Auditorium, on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m., to speak on “Born and Unborn: The Integrity of the Human Person in The Womb and Society.” Purvis, a national pro-life speaker as well as a radio personality and Catholic commentator, will speak on confronting enduring evils such as abortion and racism. She will examine the reasons for and remedies to these evils in light of our faith. Prior to the presentation, all are welcome to attend the Human Life Guild Mass for Life at 9:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence. Security will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the diocesan Office of Life and Family. For more information or to register, visit www.dioceseofprovidence.org/events/gloria-purvis.
St. John Neumann Church to host Barn Sale
EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church, located at 157 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, Mass., invites all to their “One Day Only Barn Sale” being held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Walk for Life
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., will host the annual Walk for Life, on Sunday, Oct. 17, at noon. Gather at St. Pius X Church for a one-mile walk and brief prayer service at the Tomb of the Unborn at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery. For those unable to walk and/or would prefer to pray in silence, there will be Eucharistic Adoration at noon ending with Benediction. Following Benediction, an outdoor collation will be held outside (weather permitting). Children are welcome to walk and pray with us. For more information, please email spxreslife@gmail.com.
Knights to host breakfast at council hall
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Free for children 6 and under.
Women of Grace Study Program
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Martha’s Church will host the Women of Grace Study Program, "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life” starting on October 20. The group will meet once a month on Wednesday morning after the 9 a.m. Mass. Discover the gift of authentic femininity, holiness of life and God's awesome purpose and mission for you in the world today. Join and find out how you can fulfill your calling as a woman of grace in the world today. For more information, contact Roberta Morency 401-245-6623 or email robertamar30@hotmail.com.
A Night of Music
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church will host a night of music on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Well-known singer and songwriter Gary James Farias will perform. The kitchen will be open selling sandwiches, pizza, favas with chourico and soft drinks. If you prefer you may bring your own food and beverages of your choice. There will be an admission charge at the door, but coffee, tea and pastry are included. A silent auction, 50/50 and raffle will be held. If you can, please bring a pastry to share. For more information, call Linda 263-3594.
Annual Snowflake Bazaar planned
COVENTRY — Saints John and Paul Parish will hold the 64th annual Snowflake Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the parish center, 341 South Main St. The event will include a variety of holiday booths featuring gifts, jewelry, knitted items, religious items, sports memorabilia and more. The event will also feature many raffles and themed baskets. Children may also have their photo taken with Santa, make arts and crafts and play games. The kitchen will also be open for breakfast and lunch.
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast
GREENVILLE — Magnificat Women's Ministry invite all to a Prayer Breakfast at St. Philip's Parish Center, 622 Putnam Pike, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The theme "For Such a Time As This"(Esther 4:15-16) will be presented by team members and music provided by John Polce. Registration is required for breakfast. Contact Linda Gatta, coordinator, at 401-864-7731.
Saint Jude Triduum
PROVIDENCE — Saint Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold a Novena for three evenings in honor of Saint Jude on Sunday, Oct. 24, Monday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Oct. 26. Mass and Novena prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. The theme of the St. Jude Triduum is “The Law of Prayer is the Law of Belief.” The raffle drawings will follow Mass on the last evening of the St. Jude Triduum.
Saint Joseph's Church to hold indoor Flea Market
CUMBERLAND — Saint Joseph's Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will hold an indoor Flea Market, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parish center. A refreshment stand will be available. Drop off for items at the parish center will be on Monday, Oct. 25. No shoes or clothing, except new. For table information, please contact the office at 401-333-4013
St. Robert Bellarmine Church to host Trunk or Treat event
JOHNSTON — St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Ave., will host a Trunk or Treat on Oct. 30, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., with free admission. The event will include food, music, games and prizes for most creative costume, funniest costume, best saint costume and best decorated trunk. To enter your decorated car, contact Dina Veiga at srbccd2020@comcast.net, by Oct. 27.
Harvest Festival at Holy Ghost Catholic Church
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Judson Street will hold a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The festival will feature holiday and handmade items, books, themed gift baskets, an assortment of raffles, Children’s Corner — games and face painting, a café serving food and lots more. Purchase raffle tickets for a grand prize of $2,000, second prize of $750 and third prize of $500 at the festival or by calling the Parish Office at 624-8131 or visit www.holyghostcc.org.
Museum of Family Prayer reopens
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — The Museum of Family Prayer provides an immersive, inspiring, educational and unique experience of prayer. Come for a few hours or the entire day and learn about the power of daily family prayer and be “The family that prays together stays together.” For more information, call 508-238-4095 or go to www.MuseumofFamilyPrayer.org.

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