Special Event Listings for 02.29.24


Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils
WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. Alexander’s Church, 221 Main St., will hold weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration Vigils. For more information, email

Stations of the Cross at St. Ann’s Church
PROVIDENCE — Stations of the Cross will take place at St. Ann’s Church, 280 Hawkins St., on Fridays during Lent, from 6:30 – 7 p.m. Stations are held in the upper church, which is handicap accessible, please use the side elevator door on Russo Street.
Fish and Chips dinners at Church of the Holy Ghost
TIVERTON — On Fridays in Lent, the Church of the Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., will host Fish and Chip dinners in Holy Family Hall, from noon–7 p.m. The menu will feature baked or fried fish with veggies, mashed potatoes, French fries, bread and butter, drinks and desserts. Eat in or take out. For more information, call 401-624-8131.
Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry Fridays
PROVIDENCE — On Fridays in Lent, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St., will host a fish fry, from 5–8 p.m., in the church hall. The menu will feature fish and chips with coleslaw, tartar sauce and smelts with potatoes. There will be a cash bar for beverages. For more information, call 401-440-3253.
Knights to serve chowder and clam cakes on Lenten Fridays
PAWTUCKET — St. John Paul II Council #12613 and Delaney/St Teresa Council #57 will be serving chowder and clam cakes on Fridays during Lent from 5-7 p.m., except for Good Friday, and will be held at St. John Paul II Parish, 745 Central Ave. Cups of red or white chowder, half-dozen or dozen clam cakes will be available for dine-in or curbside pick-up. Please call 401-551-1282 to place your order. Leave your name, phone number; indicate your preferred time of arrival and if you prefer the dine-in or take-out option. All orders should be placed by 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Lenten Fish Fry at the Shrine of the Little Flower
NASONVILLE — On Fridays in Lent, the Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, will hold their annual Lenten fish fry from 4-7 p.m. The menu will feature fish and chips, coleslaw, tartar sauce and grapenut pudding and will be available for dine-in or take out. Call 401-568-3057 to place your orders beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Knights plan Lenten Fish Dinners
PORTSMOUTH — The Knights of Columbus Council 3618 will offer baked fish dinners for Lent in the St. Barnabas Social Hall on Fridays starting February 23 and continuing March 1, 8 and 15, starting at 5 p.m. The menu includes New England clam chowder, baked Atlantic cod, coleslaw, rice or mashed potatoes, roll with butter, dessert, water, soda, coffee or tea. In addition, a lobster salad dinner will also be offered. Children under 6 eat for free. Take-out will be available. Ticket sales are in advance only and will be sold up to 2 p.m. on the Thursday before each dinner. Tickets can be purchased at St. Barnabas and St. Anthony’s parish offices, and after all Masses. In addition, the Portsmouth Senior Center will be selling tickets for this event. For additional information, call 317-432-6227.
First Friday Holy Hour at Chesterton Academy
WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope invites you to come spend an hour in prayer and adoration of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Friday, March 1, 5 p.m., in the chapel, 610 Jefferson Blvd. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit or contact 401-287-2280,

Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles
CRANSTON — St. Paul School, 1789 Broad St., will host the Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles on Sunday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., featuring a talk and first class relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis., and on Wednesday, March 6, from 7-9 p.m., featuring a talk and first class relics of St. Manuel Gonzalez Garcia.
Lenten mission at St. Veronica Chapel
NARRAGANSETT — On March 3, 4 and 5, St. Thomas More Parish will welcome Father James Sullivan, O.P., and Father Jonah Teller, O.P., to present the parish mission titled, “Lent Matters.” All three evenings will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road. All are welcome to join in-person or via Livestream from Choose “Watch Live/St. Veronica Chapel Special Events.”
2024 Providence Catholicism & Culture Symposium
PROVIDENCE — “Pax Romana: Vatican Diplomacy in an Age of War” will be held on March 5, 5:30 p.m., at the University Club, 219 Benefit St. Panelists include Father Roger Landry, former attaché to the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations; Lucas Koach, director, Office of International Justice & Peace, USCCB; Father Benedict Kiely, founder of, and personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. For more information and to register visit Seating is limited. Registration required. This event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Institute for Faith and Culture and the Brown-RISD Catholic Community.
St. Pius V Next Chapter faith sharing group to meet
PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., St. Pius V Parish will hold a talk in Caffe Lepanto, St. Pius V Church Hall, entitled, “Sanctity of Life,” addressing the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life, with particular attention to contemporary societal issues, including abortion, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization and artificial contraception. The speaker will be Father Anthony VanBerkum, O.P., J.C.L., parochial vicar, St. Pius V Parish, and judge, diocesan tribunal.
Dr. John Bruchalski to speak at St. Pius X
WESTERLY — Dr. John Bruchalski, author of “Two Patients,” will speak at St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., on Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. Two Patients is the story of how a physician who practiced abortion came to question the medical status quo and to pioneer an approach to reproductive medicine that respects female fertility, honors the dignity of unborn children, and offers care to patients regardless of their financial situation. Such health care, writes Dr. John Bruchalski, is merciful medicine, and his memoir gives a glimpse of just how merciful the relationship between a doctor and his two patients - mother and child - can be. There will be a free-will offering at this event. For more information, email Valerie at or visit

Women’s retreat with Danielle Bean planned
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., will host a women’s retreat with Danielle Bean, on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The day will include Holy Mass, confessions and talks. Pre-registration is required. Visit  to register by March 1. For more information, contact Debra Carey at 401-596-2535 x3 or

The Vigil Project to host Lenten True Presence Night
EASTON, Mass. — All are welcome to attend a one-night multimedia Lenten program by The Vigil Project, the True Presence Night will lead you and your family to an encounter with the living God through a time of Eucharistic Adoration. The evening includes live music by professional Catholic musicians, dynamic speakers, video, prayer and testimony taking place at Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase St., Easton, Mass., on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. More information about this free event can be found at

St. Francis de Sales to present “Whispers in the Darkness: A Lenten Reflection”
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The St. Francis de Sales Music Ministry will host “Whispers in the Darkness: A Lenten Reflection,” on Sunday, March 10, or Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m., in the parish center, 381 School St. This theatrical evening focuses on the temptation of sin during our quiet moments when we feel as if no one is watching. The night will consist of dramatic monologues coupled with both Christian and secular music that complement the theme of the evening. Join us in what should be a powerful and moving experience.
Lenten Mission
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., will hold a Lenten Mission, “The Light of the Holy Spirit,” preached by Father David Gunter, MIC, on March 10-13. Father Gunter’s talks provide instruction to deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit. For more information

McVinney Presents: The Vigil Project
PROVIDENCE — Elevate your Lent with the Vigil Project, a collective of musical artists dedicated to leading people to an encounter with God through music performing in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This group of internationally known musicians are featured on the Hallow app and are set to perform at the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress! This promises to be an inspiring concert for your Lenten journey! This family-friendly concert is free to attend - free will donations accepted. More at

Saint Joseph to hold All Day Confessions for 21st Year
WOONSOCKET — All-Day Confessions will be held at Saint Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The day provides local Catholics the opportunity to go to confession on a day specifically designed to alleviate any uneasiness they may have about confessing. The all-day confessions event is designed to address the fears that many people have about returning to this sacrament after years away. Volunteers will be available to answer questions, written instructions will be provided, and up to four priests will be available at all times. Over a dozen local priests in total take part in the day. Each confessional is equipped for both screen and face-to-face options. Signs will be posted to clearly indicate where to wait, and music will be playing to ensure that voices will not be heard by others. Call the church at 401-766-0626 for more information.
Little Sisters of the Poor plan 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser
SEEKONK, Mass. — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence of Pawtucket will hold its 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser at The Old Grist Mill Tavern on Monday, March 18, 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 are limited and must be purchased by March 1 at or by calling 401-723-4314. The Old Grist Mill Tavern is located at 390 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk.
Candlelit praise and worship hour for vocations
NARRAGANSETT — All are welcome to join the St. Thomas More Parish community as they gather for a candlelit praise and worship hour to pray for vocations in the Archdiocese for the Military Services on Sunday, March 10 from 6- 7 p.m., in St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road. Join in-person or via Livestream from Choose ‘Watch Live/St. Veronica Chapel’.
2024 Faith Formation Convocation
PROVIDENCE — The 2024 Faith Formation Convocation will be held at Bryant University on March 16. The event will feature more than 20 speakers, including keynote speaker Matthew Leonard, and breakout sessions in both English and Spanish, Holy Mass with Bishop Robert C. Evans, an Exhibitor Showcase, Adoration and Benediction. The annual convocation is a wonderful opportunity for Catholics throughout Rhode Island and surrounding areas to be inspired, renewed, and engage in conversations with other Catholics about the best practices for evangelization. For more information, including a full list of speakers and topics, schedule, or to register, visit This event is sponsored by the Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Providence.
St. Rocco School to hold 60th Anniversary Celebration
JOHNSTON — St. Rocco School, 931 Atwood Ave., will host a 60th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 4, with Mass 5 p.m., followed by a reception in Café Rocco. Alumni, family, and friends are all welcome. For more information, call St. Rocco school office at 401-944-2993.