Special Event Listings for 03.28.24


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

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.

St. Pius V Church to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St., will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 7, beginning at 2 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 2 – 4 p.m.; Confessions (Spanish confessor available) 2:15 p.m.; Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary 2:45 p.m.; O Blessed Host Litany (composed by St. Faustina) 3 p.m.; Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 3:35 p.m.; Litany of the Blessed Sacrament 4:15 p.m.; Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 4:30 p.m. Mass — Celebrant and Preacher: Father John Maria Devaney, O.P., Papal Missionary of Mercy. Following Mass, veneration of a first-class relic of Saint Faustina.

Divine Mercy at the Shrine
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 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.

Chicken dinner planned
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. 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.

Alpha Returns to St. Francis of Assisi
WAKEFIELD — The Alpha program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish will return on April 4, 6:30 p.m. in Father Greenan Parish Center, 114 High St. Alpha is an opportunity to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you in exploring life’s biggest questions through our Christian faith. It’s a series of interactive sessions that begin with a meal followed by a short film and small group discussions to intentionally create space for the Holy Spirit to lead people to a personal encounter and relationship with Jesus. Alpha is free-of-charge and anyone is welcome to join.