Special Event Listings for 02.23.23


Bring a NET Ministries Retreat to your parish
WAKEFIELD — NET Ministries, a national evangelization organization that ministers to teens through powerful retreats, will be coming to the Diocese of Providence in the fall of 2023, sometime during the months of October - December. Any Catholic school or parish interested in scheduling a retreat during this time period can contact Diane Castro at Multi-parish retreats are encouraged as well. For more information on NET retreats, visit

Eucharistic Adoration planned at Our Lady of Fatima Church
CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Church offers traditional Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday. The schedule is as follows: 2-5 p.m. — Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament; 5 p.m. — Holy Hour; 6 p.m. — Mass; 6:30 – 9 p.m. — Adoration and Benediction.
40 Days for Life 2023 Lenten Campaign
PROVIDENCE — This Lenten season, the Diocese of Providence Office of Life and Family Ministry invites the community to peacefully pray to end abortion, to convert hearts and minds, and to speak for the voiceless, with 40 Days for Life daily now through Sunday, April 2. Sign up to pray at Sign up with a friend or your parish pro-life committee. If you have questions or would like to learn more about the campaign that calls for prayer, fasting and community outreach, please contact Lisa Cooley, coordinator, Office of Life and Family Ministry, 401-278-2518,

Fish ‘n Chips every Friday during Lent
NASONVILLE — St. Theresa’s Church and Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, will hold its annual fish fry on Fridays in Lent beginning February 24, 4 – 7 p.m. Once again, offering dine-in as well as take away service. The menu includes small and large portions of fried fish with fresh hand-cut fries, house made tartar sauce, a choice of beverage, with the Shrine’s own grape-nut pudding available for dessert. For telephone orders call 401-568-3057.
St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church plans Rosary prayer service for peace in Ukraine
WOONSOCKET — St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold a Rosary prayer service with the Knights of Columbus for peace in Ukraine on Friday Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the church on 394 Blackstone St. Coffee and pastries will follow in the church hall sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This event marks the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Pastor Father Michael Dosyak and his nephew Marian, who recently migrated from Ukraine, welcome all to pray for peace in Ukraine. For more information visit or contact the rectory at 401-762-2733.
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. 25, (snow date of Sunday, Feb. 26) from 4:30 – 7 p.m., in its Father Brindamour Hall. The meal includes salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. Tickets will be available at the door. The proceeds from this event will benefit the parish’s social ministry programs.
A Rosary for America
WARWICK — A Rosary for America will be prayed for nations, states and elected officials on Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., at Saint Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Ave. The evening will include Exposition, Adoration, recitation of the Holy Rosary followed by Benediction.
“Consecrations: What Does This Mean?
PROVIDENCE — All are welcome to attend a discussion at St. Pius V Church, entitled, “Consecrations: What Does This Mean?” on Wednesday, March 1, 7 – 9 p.m., in Caffe Lepanto Hall. This event will be led by Matthew Cuddeback, Ph.D., assistant professor, Philosophy Department, Providence College.
Lenten Fridays at St. Pius V
PROVIDENCE — Prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday by joining the parish community of St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St., on Fridays during Lent. The schedule is as follows: Confession from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Rosary at 11:35 a.m.; Mass at 12 p.m.; Stations of the Cross following Mass; Lunch (Bring your own) at 1:15 p.m. in the church hall, concluding with presentation; Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m., in the church. A religious sister from Saint Faustina’s order to speak on Friday, March 3. For more information, call 401-751-4871 or visit

Jim Bertrand to speak at St. Mark Church
JAMESTOWN — St. Mark Church will host a lecture by Jim Bertrand, an expert on the Shroud of Turin, on March 5, at 2 p.m. Bertrand has appeared on EWTN and has given more than 260 talks across the country to more than 26,000 people. Admission is free. A free-will donation may be given at the door.
The Visitation of the Image of Our Lady of Fatima scheduled
PROVIDENCE — The Image of Our Lady of Fatima will be visiting the diocese at various parishes throughout Rhode Island from March 10 - March 20. The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima has been traveling since 1947, bringing the message of Fatima to a world in need. The purpose of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to those many millions of people who may never have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima itself. The schedule and locations will be available beginning March 1 by contacting the diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry at 401-278-2518,, and by visiting

St. Thomas the Apostle Church to host dance
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will host a dance on March 11 in the church hall. “The Goat Roper Band” will provide entertainment from 5:30-9:30 p.m. There will be a minimal admission fee at the door. Pastry, coffee and tea are included in the admission fee. The kitchen will be open selling food and soft drinks, or you may bring your own food and beverages. There will be a silent auction and a raffle. If you can, please bring a pastry to share. For more information, call 401-263-3594 or 401-245-4469.
Father Michael Champagne to lead Lenten Mission
NARRAGANSETT — St. Thomas More Parish will host a Parish Mission on March 12, 13 and 14 with Father Michael Champagne, of the Jesus Christ Crucified Community in St. Martinsville, La., titled, “Jesus Crucified and Eucharistic Revival.” All three evenings will begin at 6 p.m., at St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. All are welcome to join in-person or via Livestream from Choose Watch Live/St. Thomas More Events.
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater to be performed at St. Joseph’s Church
CUMBERLAND — On Sunday, March 12, from 2 - 2:45 p.m., in a tribute to the Lenten Season, Jeanine Belcastro Went, soprano, will perform with Esther Zabinski, alto, and Daniel Zabinski, pianist in this rare concert performance at St. Joseph’s Church, 1303 Mendon Road. As is tradition, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater will be sung in Latin. English translations will be provided. All music lovers are urged to attend. Admission is free.
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and fundraiser
SEEKONK — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence will hold its 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at The Old Grist Mill Tavern, 390 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk, Mass., on Thursday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This annual event supports the Little Sisters’ mission of serving the elderly poor and will include a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner along with a “Pot of Gold” drawing and homemade scones for sale. Dine-in or carry-out. Tickets must be purchased in advance at or by calling 401-723-4314.
Diocesan 2023 Faith Formation Convocation
SMITHFIELD — The 2023 Faith Formation Convocation will be held in-person at Bryant College on March 18. This special event is an opportunity to grow in personal and missionary discipleship and to encourage one another for the mission of evangelization. The keynote speaker will be Steve Ray, a national Catholic presenter, Bible teacher, pilgrimage leader, documentary producer and convert to the Catholic faith. His talk will be entitled, “Is the Mass Really a Sacrifice?” Ray will offer dynamic testimony in his presentation on the biblical truth of the Real Presence of the Eucharist and its true nature as a sacrifice. Visit to view schedule and purchase tickets.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
PROVIDENCE — A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will take place April 21-23. The retreat offers healing for anyone who has been touched by an abortion. This weekend retreat provides participants an opportunity to process their pain and sorrow, to form spiritual connection with their child(ren), to experience the compassion and forgiveness of Jesus and to begin a journey toward healing. Retreats are offered in English and en español. All services provided by a team of trained individuals, a Catholic therapist, and trained clergy. Contact 401-278-2518 for more information and/or to register. All inquiries are strictly confidential.