Special Event Listings for 03.21.24


Family-friendly Eucharistic Adoration
WARREN — Saint Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will host a family-friendly period of Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays in Lent from 6-7 p.m., helping children to learn about and grow in reverence for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Come for as long as you’re able or stay the whole hour. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jen Smith at

St. Alexander hosting weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration
WARREN — St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will hold a 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration Vigil each week of Lent through March 27 on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. For more information, email

Stations of the Cross being held on Fridays 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 being offered at Church of the Holy Ghost
TIVERTON — On Fridays in Lent, the Church of the Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., is hosting 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.
Providence College lecture: ‘We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care’
PROVIDENCE — Amy Finkelstein, Ph.D., will be the speaker for this year’s 2024 Rodney K. Delasanta Lecture on Thursday, March 21, 4:30 p.m. in ’64 Hall in the Slavin Center on the Providence College campus. The title of Dr. Finklestein’s talk will be “We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care.” Dr. Finklestein is the John & Jennie MacDonald Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the co-founder and co-Scientific Director of J-PAL North America, a research center at MIT that encourages and facilitates randomized evaluations of important domestic policy issues. She is also the founding Editor of American Economic Review. The lecture, sponsored by the Providence College Honors Program, is free and open to the public.
Chesterton Academy Open House
WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope, 610 Jefferson Boulevard, will host an open house on March 23, 9 a.m. For more information, please contact 401-287-2280, or visit

ASL interpreted Masses for Holy Week and Easter

PROVIDENCE —ASL interpreted Masses for Holy Week and Easter will be held as follows beginning Sun., March 24 through Sun., March 31 at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St.: 9:15 a.m. - Palm Sunday; 7 p.m. - Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper; 7:30 p.m. - Good Friday; 7:30 p.m. - Holy Saturday Easter Vigil; 9:15 a.m. - Easter Sunday. For more information, please contact Irma Rodriguez, Director, Office of the Apostolate with People with Disabilities, 401-278-4578 or

St. Joseph to hold Tenebrae service
NORTH SCITUATE — “The Fisherman,” a powerful Tenebrae service through the eyes of St. Peter of Jesus’ ministry and Passion featuring readings and sacred music, will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., in St. Joseph Church, 144 Danielson Pike. Music will be presented by Stephen DeCesare and the St. Joseph Vocal Ensemble.
Good Friday Walk planned through streets of Narragansett
NARRAGANSETT — St. Thomas More Parish invites all parishioners and friends as the cross is carried though the streets of Narragansett as a re-enactment of Jesus’ final journey to Calvary, noon on Good Friday, March 29 at St. Thomas More Church on 53 Rockland St. The walk will be outside via Ocean Road, along the sea wall and under the Narragansett Towers. This is a rain or shine event, all are welcome to join. For more information, visit

39th annual Good Friday Walk
PAWTUCKET — The 39th Good Friday Walk will take place on March 29, 9 a.m., beginning with a blessing at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, 69 Quincy Ave., and end back at the church hall to enjoy a delicious lunch of grilled cheese, chowder and water. Proceeds from this annual four-mile walk through Pawtucket and Central Falls will support Project Hope/Proyecto Esperanza, Hospitality House Soup Kitchen, and Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, aiding the elderly and those with low income or working poor with food, rent, utilities, and prescriptions. This is a family-friendly event. Reminder to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. For more information call Project Hope/Proyecto Esperanza, 401-728-0515.
Divine Mercy at St. Martha Church
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 7. The schedule includes exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 2 – 4:30 p.m.; confessions from 2 – 3 p.m.; chaplet of Divine Mercy in song at 3 p.m., Rosary and Benediction 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m.
Divine Mercy Holy Hour
PORTSMOUTH — St. Barnabas Church will host a Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Sunday, April 7. The Holy Hour will begin at 2 p.m. in the main church and will be led by Deacons John Silvia and Paul St. Laurent. The Holy Hour will include the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany to the Divine Mercy, Gospel readings, music, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. All are welcome.
Divine Mercy at the Shrine of the Little Flower
NASONVILLE — The Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, invites everyone to come celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 7, beginning at 2:45 p.m. Devotions include exposition, the chaplet of Divine Mercy and adoration. Multiple priests will be available for confession throughout the afternoon. The day ends with 5 p.m. Mass. For more information, call 401-568-8280.
Are you discerning the priesthood?
PROVIDENCE — Are you discerning the priesthood? Or do you know a young man discerning the priesthood? The Vocations Office of the Diocese of Providence hosts “Frassati,” a discernment group for young men ages 17-28 every second Tuesday of the month. This is an evening of prayer and fraternity for high school and college-aged men who are discerning God’s will. Join us Tuesday, April 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, 485 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. For more information, visit

Bilingual Votive Mass for Bishop-elect James T. Ruggieri
PROVIDENCE — All are invited to a bilingual Votive Mass of Saints Peter and Paul, in thanksgiving to Almighty God and promise of prayer for Bishop-elect James T. Ruggieri on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Most Rev. Richard G. Henning, S.T.D., Celebrant and Homilist. All are welcome. Parking supervised by security.
Knights to hold chicken dinner
RIVERSIDE — Bishop Hickey Knights of Columbus Council 3623 will host a chicken dinner on Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m. at the council hall, 50 Crescent View Ave. For tickets call Ken Maynard 527-3010 or Joe Sullivan 533-3343.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat: a healing, confidential, post-abortion opportunity
PROVIDENCE — Many women and men have walked down the same path as you and have experienced the mercy, compassion and healing power of Jesus through a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is an opportunity for any woman, man, couple, grandparent or sibling struggling with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. The weekend provides the time and space to enter the grieving process, to identify effects of the abortion, and to release deep feelings of anger, shame or guilt. The next retreat weekend is Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21, and is offered in English and Spanish. Registration required. Call 1-888-456-HOPE for the retreat in English, contact Lisa, 401-278-2518; retiro en español contacto Loren, 401-742-1510 o Rosa 401-688-4687 on this confidential retreat or for a confidential consultation.
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.
Open House and Family Fun Day at Mother of Hope Summer Day Camp
CHEPACHET—Bring the whole family to the Mother of Hope Camp Open House on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to tour the camp and meet the staff. All attendees are eligible to enter for a chance to win a free week of camp. Located at 1589 Putnam Pike, Mother of Hope Camp offers many fun and exciting outdoor experiences for children age 5-12, including archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, challenge course, basketball, exploring, field games, fishing, hiking, nature and pet education programs, swimming on Mother of Hope Camp’s private beach, volleyball. Information at