Special Event Listings for 03.09.23


‘40 Cans for Lent’
BRISTOL — Knights of Columbus Bristol Council #379 is holding a “40 Cans for Lent” program for families, from now through April 9. All donations can be placed in the large chest in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 141 State St., entryway.
Image of Our Lady of Fatima to visit parishes throughout R.I.
PROVIDENCE — The image of Our Lady of Fatima will visit various parishes throughout Rhode Island March 10 - 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 by contacting the diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry at 401-278-2518,, and by visiting the diocesan website at
40 Days for Life 2023 Lenten Campaign
PROVIDENCE — This Lenten season, the Diocese of Providence’s 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,
Knights to host Lenten baked fish dinners
PORTSMOUTH — The Knights of Columbus Council 3618 will offer baked fish dinners for Lent during the month of March at the St. Barnabas Social Hall on March 10, 17, 24 and 31, starting at 5 p.m. Children under the age of 6 eat for free. The menu includes New England clam chowder, baked Atlantic cod, coleslaw, rice or mashed potatoes, roll with butter, dessert, water, soda, coffee or tea. Take out will be available. Ticket Sales are in advance only up to 2 p.m. on the Thursday before each dinner and can be purchased at St. Barnabas and St. Anthony’s Office, and after all Masses. In addition, the Portsmouth Senior Center will sell tickets for this event.
Catholic Athletic League plans March Madness event
CRANSTON — The Catholic Athletic League of the Diocese of Providence is gearing up for this year’s basketball edition of “March Madness.” The annual Diocesan Basketball Championships will begin play beginning on Saturday, March 11, with more than 40 boys and girls teams of student athletes in grades 5 through 10 qualifying to participate. Games will be played on Sunday, March 12, as well as the following weekend March 18 and 19. This month the New England CYO Basketball Championships will also be held in Providence beginning on Friday, March 31, and continuing Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2. Visit for more information.
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, Louisiana, 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.
Knights plan Irish breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN —The Knights of Columbus will host a full traditional Irish breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, March 12, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. The menu will include scrambled eggs, Irish bangers, home fries, rashers, baked beans, corned beef hash, grilled tomatoes, Irish bread, orange juice, coffee and tea. Children under the age of 6 eat for free.
St. Philip Life Teen to host Holy Hour, talk on the crucifixion
GREENVILLE — On March 13, St. Philip Life Teen and Edge will hold a special Holy Hour for youth in grades 6-12 and their parents at St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike. The evening will include 7 p.m. adoration and talk on the crucifixion by Father David Mary Engo, followed by an 8 p.m. reception.
Three-Night Lenten Mission
GREENVILLE — St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike will host a Three-Night Lenten Mission, presented by Father David Mary Engo. The schedule is as follow: March 14 — 7-8:30 p.m. — adoration and talk on “God the Father and Divine Adoption;” March 15 — 7-8:30 p.m. - adoration and talk on “Mary, Our Mother;” March 16 — 7-8:30 p.m. -Mass with extended homily on “Forgiveness.”
Grow in your faith by attending an ALPHA course at St. Francis of Assisi
WAKEFIELD — St. Francis of Assisi parish will host an ALPHA course, a series of eleven meetings where you and friends can enjoy a meal, which is followed by a short video and small group discussions of the basics of Christian faith. All are welcome on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:15 p.m., downstairs in St. Francis Church for the first session of faith, food and friendship. For more information visit
Eucharistic Revival Lenten Mission by Coadjutor Bishop Henning
RHODE ISLAND — A Eucharistic Revival Lenten Mission will be presented by Bishop Richard G. Henning. The schedule is: Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket; Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., North Kingstown; Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 141 State St., Bristol; Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, 244 Smith St., Providence, in Spanish. For more information, contact Rev. Phillip J. Dufour, Coordinator, Eucharistic Revival, 401-949-1500, or visit
A discussion on the Theology of the body
PORTSMOUTH — St. Barnabas Respect Life Ministry will host a discussion on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, led by Dr. Peter J. Colosi and Deacon Timothy P. Flanigan, on March 22, 6:30 p.m., in St. Barnabas Church Hall, 1697 East Main Road. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. A donation of any size of diapers will be gratefully accepted to benefit St. Gabriel’s Call Ministry. RSVP to Caroline at
Saint Joseph to hold All Day Confessions for 20th Year
WOONSOCKET — All-Day Confessions will be held at Saint Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, on Saturday, March 25, 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. More than 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.
Search Retreat weekend scheduled for high school youth
CRANSTON — The Rejoice In Hope Youth Center in Cranston will sponsor a Search Retreat weekend on March 24-26. Any high school youth (grade 9 +) is welcome to attend. Please contact the Rejoice in Hope Youth Center at 401-942-6571 or visit for any additional information or to register.